Helen Pollard

Consultant in Extreme Physics

Helen’s teaching career spanned 30 years, teaching physics in both state and independent sectors. Whilst teaching, she has been supporting other teachers in her role as IOP Physics Network Co-ordinator, a role she continues to fulfil. She is also an IOP Teaching and Learning Coach (East Midlands) and a mentor to new physics teachers. Helen has worked for the Science Enhancement Programme funded by the Gatsby Foundation, providing CPD for science departments, individual teachers and students.

Helen devised and runs Extreme Physics, a residential course for Year 10 students, which involves sixth-formers and undergraduates in its planning and organisation, and in which many Ogden schools have participated. In her role as an Ogden Consultant, Helen also provides school-based CPD to teachers and technicians.