David Barrett


I am a fully qualified teacher with over 30 years’ experience of teaching Lower Secondary and GCSE Science. I’m eager to share this experience with you. I have worked in Secondary schools, both in the UK and also in Madrid, and I’m presently Head of Science in a Secondary school in Somerset.

I have taught Physics, Chemistry and Biology and I have a comprehensive knowledge of the current Science curricula and syllabi. I am still passionate about Science education and how it is key to an understanding of the world around us. I have always strived to make Science engaging for my students, so they can be inspired by the amazing world we live in!

Science is a process of discovery that allows us to develop new technologies to improve lives and deal with all sorts of problems. Science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe, and as it does, it leads to new questions for future investigation.

I have a keen interest in sport, particularly cricket and rugby. I still play cricket for my local club and am a supporter of the Gloucester rugby team. I also love to get out and about walking our two dogs.

Science will never be “finished.” This is what has sustained my love for Science, and why I hope to continue to inspire scientists of the future.