West Scotland (Argyll & Bute, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North, East & South Ayrshire)

Drew Burrett
Location: KA3
Email: drewburrett@gmail.com

Career
1995 - BSc (Hons) Technological Physics, University of Glasgow
1996 - PGDE (Secondary) Physics, General Science & Mathematics, University of Strathclyde
1996-2000 - St Anne’s School, Madrid - Teaching iGCSE Physics & Mathematics
2000 - 2002 - Head of Physics, Pent Valley School, Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent.
2002 - 2005 - Teacher of Physics, Langholm Academy, Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway
2005 - 2013 - Teacher of Physics, Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
2013 - Present - Teacher of Physics, Ardrossan Academy, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire
2013 - Present - Physics Network Coordinator for West of Scotland Network Area

Professional interest
I have particular interests in:

  • the use of ICT in teaching and learning; the use of applications for performing practical demonstrations and experimental work; the use of online learning platforms for supporting and enhancing students’ learning
  • alternative approaches to assessment and certification
  • Supporting and developing teacher leadership initiatives, with a view to participating in the SCEL
  • Teacher Leadership Programme

Workshops

  • SQA Higher Physics Assignments (until session 2018-19)
  • Expanding Universe (Red Shift & Hubble’s Law - based on Perimeter Institute materials & activities)
  • Everyday Einstein - GPS (Special & General Relativity & Outdoor Learning - based on Perimeter
  • Institute materials & activities)
  • Particle Physics (Standard Model & Collisions - based on Perimeter Institute materials & activities)
  • Salad Bowl Particle Accelerator Make & Take