I have been involved in primary education since 2003, having entered teaching after a career as a nurse and midwife, working in both the UK and the developing world for about 22 years. I obtained Qualified Teacher Status via the Graduate Teacher Programme route after completing a degree in Education in 2002. I have a keen interest in primary science and developed and refined many initiatives in schools, including involvement in a research project using drama techniques to teach science with Oxford-Brookes University and Entrust. This led me to take an active interest in action research. I was subsequently awarded a Primary Science Teaching Trust teaching award of Primary Science Teacher of the Year with a Geological Society endorsement, making me a Fellow in 2013. I have since gained Chartered Science Teacher status (2016) and led the school to attaining the Primary Science Quality Mark – Gold Award in 2015. I completed a Master’s degree in Education Leadership at the University of Manchester in August 2017 and now work as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
MA Education Leadership 2017 (University of Manchester)
Chartered Science Teacher 2016 (ASE)
Fellow of Priamry Science Teaching Trust 2012
BA Hons Professional Studies in Education 2002 (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Registered Midwife 1986 (Exeter School of Midwifery)
Registered General Nurse 1983 (Oxford School of Nursing)
French (Diploma, Les Cedres, Paris 1997)
C. Deller How to work with a science governor. ASE Primary Science Leaders' Survival Guide (V2017.2.1).
C. Deller (2018). Reflections on and analysis of the use of drama techniques and dialogic practices in teaching science in a primary school. Journal of Emergent Science. 15, pp.46-56.
CH. Deller (2017). Growing the seeds of scientific enquiry. Primary Science. 149, pp.31-33.
Primary Science Teaching Award with a Geoplogical Society Endorsement 2012
Primary Science Teaching Trust
Association of Science Education
Chartered College of Teaching (Advocate)
Primary Science Teaching Trust (Fellow)