Teacher Scientist Network (TSN)

Registered Charity Number: 1096208
Norwich, Norfolk

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    Children's views of scientists depicting 'crazy old men'

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    Challenging the negative stereotypes associated with scientists

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    TSN's Kit Club of science resources available for loan to members



Who are we and what do we do?

The Teacher Scientist Network (TSN) is a science education charity, established in 1994, and registered with the charity commission in 2002. We strive to enhance science teaching in schools across Norfolk and North Suffolk by bringing 'real-life science' closer to the classroom. To do this we focus our efforts on working closely with teachers via our activities that take an inter-related 3-pronged approach:

1. Linkng teachers and scientists together in long-term sustainable partnerships.

2. Offering access to a large collection of high-quality science resources, working as a lending library; our Kit Club

3. organising high-quality, subject-knowledge focussed Continued Professionsal Development (cpd) for both primary and secondary science teachers

Our challenges:

Our activities address three key issues faced by science teachers - a lack of teacher confidence to teach the science effectively (<10% of primary school teachers possess even a science A-level), a lack of resources for science teaching and problems of storage and upkeep, and teachers feeling 'out-of-date'

All these issues affect how effectively science is taught and ultimately impact on young people's perceptions and enjoyment of science lessons.

Contact us if you want to know more or come to visit us and see the high-quality support we offer our schools. TSN is hosted by the John Innes Centre on the outskirts of Norwich.

Contact Us

Teacher Scientist Network (TSN) John Innes Centre
Colney Lane


Phone: 01603 610415


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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2015 March 2014
Total Income £49,070 £38,017
Total Expenditure £51,430 £53,546

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