Denise Smith PGCE
Advanced Skills Teacher
Author of 'Brilliant Trainee Teacher', published by Prentice Hall.
Denise Smith is in her eighth year of teaching Science. She has an honours degree in Biology and did her PGCE in Science at Oxford University. During her NQT year in Bicester, she entered the Fast Track Teaching programme, designed to provide more professional development than is otherwise ordinarily available and to get the teacher involved in wider school issues. During her fourth year of teaching, she was accredited with the Advanced Skills Teacher status. She thoroughly enjoys her job and has said that she would only leave teaching if Kate Humble’s job became available!
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