Ruth Cunliffe


I have always been fascinated by the power of Science and how it affects every aspect of our lives. This led to me pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in London and a career as a Project Engineer in the petrochemical industry.

Following this, I was inspired by my love of craft and books and a desire to make a positive difference, to study fine bookbinding and book conservation. I worked for a while as a paper and book conservator in London – it was fascinating!

Eventually, I discovered my passion for teaching and completed my PGCE. I have taught KS3 and GCSE Sciences in a range of Secondary schools for the past 15 years, and I am also an examiner. I have always been keen to encourage students’ enthusiasm, using practical activities and working outside whenever possible.

I believe in the importance of everyone becoming Science literate regardless of whether they want to pursue a STEM career or not. Science affects us all, and we need sound understanding to make sense of the world and help us make important decisions in our lives.

I live in Chester, and in my spare time, I love cooking, dabbling in art, craft and dressmaking, and walking in and around my beautiful city.

I am really looking forward to working with you – remember, never be afraid to ask questions and that we are all different. If one strategy doesn’t seem to work, ask for help… there is always a way!