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David J Paterson

Aldenham School / CLEAPSS
Head of Digital Learning / Teacher of Chemistry / Chemistry Adviser
David is Head of Digital Learning and a Teacher of Chemistry at Aldenham School, Elstree. He is also a part-time chemistry adviser at CLEAPSS.
During his teaching career, David has been head of chemistry, physics and science at state comprehensive schools in Hertfordshire. He was chemistry subject advisor at the UK exam board OCR before returning to the classroom in 2017. 
David has a particular interest in the use and improvement of practical work in effective science teaching, assessment, and in teacher training and development. He is an active member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Association for Science Education (11-19 Committee). He was awarded the RSC Schools Education Award in 2020 for his work on integrated instructions.