Matt Stanford, Primary STEM Director, PhD, MChem (Hons), QTS
Primary Science Trainer / Primary STEM Trainer
Matt has been trainer for us for nearly 3 years and delivers on a wide range of courses. His experience from teaching has given him a wide range of skills that he has adapted for Eary Years training. Courses he delivers include Paediatric First Aid, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Maths in Early Years and the subject he is most passoinate about – Science in Early Years.
Matt has been working in education for 10 years, teaching science to all ages from preschool to degree. Before he became a teacher he studied chemistry at Masters level and completed his PhD at The University of Warwick. It was during his time at university that he got involved in outreach work in local primary schools and found his passion for inspiring learning.
Matt Stanford joined the MBK Training / Primary Practicals team in January 2015 and has been the main driving force behind Primary Practicals since its inception, his passion for science and knowledge of the area being the inspiration behind the training courses. He is also a regular contributor to our blog, with interests across the world of Early Years. As our main primary science trainer and primary STEM trainer he is keen to get as many children as possible interested in his favourite subject, science, through creating engaging resources and by sharing exciting and accessible ideas!
Courses Matt delivers:
- Autism and ADHD Awareness Course
- Basic Safeguarding: Child Protection Training
- Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training (DSL Refresher Training)
- Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (DSL Training)
- Early Years Paediatric First Aid Training
- Effective Supervisions – Doing Your Homework
- Effective Supervisions and Peer Observations
- Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training
- Everyday Explorers – Early Years Science
- Everyday Explorers – Outside
- Everyday Maths in Early Years – Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- First Aid at Work Training
- Importance of Practical Work in Science
- Peer Observation in Early Years Settings
- Questions: The Heart of Science
- Risky Business