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Ally Davies

Ally Davies
Teacher Network Coordinator in Cambridgeshire




Current position
Hub Events Manager, Isaac Physics Partnership, University of Cambridge

Initial training
MA in Natural Sciences at Cambridge, followed by PGCE also at Cambridge.

Apart from a two year stint in Italy, I taught Physics from 1991 to 2014 in comprehensive schools in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. For most of that time I worked as Head of Physics or Head of Science.

For the last few years, I have organised SPEED - Stimulating Physics East of England Day - and annual training day for teachers and technicians.

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Personal Interests
I am a keen cyclist (commuting, leisure riding and occasional time-trials and long distance rides.

I also enjoy skiing and walking (preferably in Italy!) in the holidays.

I aim to support all Physics Teachers in the local area - students, new teachers, non-specialists teaching physics and the more experienced - from Primary School upwards.

Cambridge has a well deserved reputation as a support centre for teachers of Physics. I wish to build on this strong base.

Central workshops I can deliver

Delivered successfullyRockets
New ideas?
Happy to deliverShocked and stunned
Son of new ideas?
Software for skint schools
Games laboratory
What happens next?
Lights, camera, images

Specialist workshops I offer

  • Introduction to the National Schools Observatory
  • Radioactivity
  • Encouraging group work

Related information

CPD sessions

The Teacher Network offers a number of CPD sessions that can help put a little extra sparkle into your teaching