Meet the team
Meet the people who make SEERIH what it is.
SEERIH Consultant: Eleanor has a wealth of experience in primary science education, teaching science for 16 years across mainstream and SEND schools. In 2015 Eleanor was awarded a Primary Science Teaching Award and became a lifelong Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust. She is also an Explorify Champion, an assessor and Hub Leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark, and co-ordinates a PSTT cluster of schools.
Professor Lynne Bianchi
Director of SEERIH: Lynne specialises in science and engineering education, with a specialism in the primary phase and student-led learning. She became Director of the SEERIH in 2014. She has a well-established profile in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment of school science and engineering, and cascades learning by working with in-service teachers.
Dr Jon Chippindall
SEERIH Senior Professional Development Champion (Engineering): Jon is a primary school teacher and Computing Leader at Crumpsall Lane Primary School as well as a visiting academic at The University of Manchester where he champions engineering for SEERIH and runs the Computing Primary PGCE.
SEERIH Specialist Officer (Projects): Jennie has always had a passion for science, completing a degree in biomedical health sciences. After completing her degree, Jennie decided to pursue primary teacher where, in her second year of teaching, she was made the science subject leader. In 2022, Jennie became involved in SEERIH as a Primary Teacher Champion, before joining the team as a Specialist Officer for projects in 2023.
SEERIH Specialist Officer (Campaigns): Aneta joined the SEERIH team in 2023 and is an accomplished educator with over 15 years of classroom experience across the primary, secondary and FE sectors. She has specialist knowledge in teaching and leading primary science and has a wealth of experience organising transition and outreach STEM projects through her previous role as Phase Transition Lead.
SEERIH Administration Assistant and Campaign Administrator for the Great Science Share for Schools; Kate joined the team in 2020 with a background in primary school and higher education administration.
SEERIH PhD Student: Nada is a qualified secondary school science teacher with a background in Biomedical Science. Additionally, Nada is a STEM Ambassador and often participates in STEM events, supporting local primary and secondary schools in Greater Manchester. She also works in the NHS as a Biomedical Support Worker.
SEERIH Specialist Lead: Grace has had roles in the youth and charity sector, leading projects including working with young carers, young offenders and multi-agency collaboration. Grace joined SEERIH to deliver subject leader networks and the ECT Mentoring Programme. As SEERIH’s Specialist Lead, Grace has the opportunity to bring together her strategic and pedagogic expertise and share her passion for teacher development and STEM.
SEERIH Senior Professional Development Champion: Tina has a wealth of experience in improving learning through effective teaching in primary science. She was the Director of the Regional West Midlands Science Learning Centre but more recently, is a freelance consultant. She contributes to SEERIH's strategic planning, action research and the interface between policy and practice.