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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.