Claire Payne

BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS

I have always enjoyed learning and feel that this should not just be in the classroom. I believe we should all strive to be lifelong learners. I attended Huddersfield University, where I studied Microbial Sciences. For a short time, I worked in a pathology department at a hospital before attending Manchester University to gain my PGCE.

I then went on to teach all three science subjects for 15 years, during which time I was Head of department and lead practitioner. I love teaching, and I now tutor and support trainee science teachers.

For the last 15 years, I have marked science exam papers for different exam boards and moderated global perspective reports. I have more recently started to write for examination boards and author textbooks. I am enjoying this as it is a new challenge and involves me continuing my learning and developing new skills.

As science is a quest for answers and a search for evidence, it fits nicely with global perspectives, which is all about asking and answering ‘big’ questions. I am delighted to be tutoring both subjects at Wolsey Hall.

Most of my free time is spent with my husband and two young daughters. We love having days out, exploring new places, and walking our dog Humphrey. When I have some quiet time, I love reading and cooking new dishes.

I am delighted to be part of the Wolsey Hall Oxford team and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for these exciting subjects with you.

Lower Secondary online Tutor Claire Payne