Jack Richardson is a chemistry graduate hailing from Stoke-on-Trent. Jack obtained a PGDE from Teach First in 2021 and possesses proficiency in biology, chemistry, and physics, having taught science for three years at both KS3 and GCSE levels. Over the past year, Jack has been employed as an English Language Assistant in France, where he taught pupils with English as a secondary language (ESL).
Jack’s teaching style combines patience, humour, and high expectations, with a focus on motivating pupils to meet these expectations in each lesson. His lessons encompass the delivery of complex concepts through the use of diagrams, thorough explanations, practical demonstrations, and scientific videos. Throughout his teaching, Jack integrates numerous assessment and feedback opportunities. Recognizing when concepts require alternative explanations, he adjusts his approach accordingly, ensuring that the pace of student progression matches their needs. Jack also has experience working with students with various special educational needs, including visual/auditory impairments, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, and ASD.
Outside of the classroom, Jack is an active sports enthusiast, participating in tennis and volleyball for local clubs. He also enjoys running and cycling during his spare time. Growing up on an organic farm in the countryside of the West Midlands, England, has instilled a strong passion for environmentalism in him, particularly in the realms of conservation and sustainability.
With two years of teacher training and four years of teaching experience, Jack has become a highly effective practitioner, equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills to enhance pupil learning and achievement. He eagerly anticipates embarking on his journey in Penang and aspires to ignite a passion for science in the students at Stonyhurst next year.