Home Staff Dewi Roberts

Having graduated in the social sciences from the University of Wales, Dewi completed a PGCE course at the University College of North Wales, Bangor before embarking on a career in teaching in a Welsh medium primary school (1984). His class of year 5 pupils achieved national success in two primary science competitions and in 1988 he became the school's science co-ordinator.

In 1989 he was seconded as a Primary Science Advisory Teacher with Clwyd LEA, subsequently becoming a Primary Science Project Officer for UCW, Aberystwyth. It was during this period that he set up a working committee to facilitate the establishment of a Welsh language magazine for primary teachers, entitled 'Arian Byw.'

Between 1990 and 1995 he gained valuable experience at management level in the primary sector as Acting Headteacher of Ysgol Bod Alaw, Colwyn Bay and Headteacher of Ysgol Henllan, Denbigh. He has taught science to children ranging from reception up to year 6. During this period his input at county level included membership of numerous steering committees and working parties, the provision of extensive in-service training for teachers and headteachers and lecturing to post graduate students.

In 1995 he was seconded to CRIPSAT to work as a member of the core-team developing the the Key Stage 2 Science tests for England and Wales, gaining considerable experience of writing and developing assessment items in the form of statutory and optional task and test material for national publication.

During the first part of 1999 Dewi became a freelance educational consultant and inspector, prior to his appointment as a Senior Lecturer in primary science and education at Liverpool Hope University College. During his period at Hope he contributed to BEd and PGCE Initial Teacher Training courses and became extensively involved in the writing and development of a new undergraduate joint honours pathway in Education Studies. He left his post to take on the role of Project Manager at CRIPSAT in June 2001.

A fluent Welsh speaker, he lives with his wife (a primary headteacher) and two sons in the village of Llannefydd situated between Denbigh and Colwyn Bay; a rural idyll which commands far reaching views of Snowdonia, the Vale of Clwyd and the Irish Sea.

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