Scott Charlesworth

Doctor of Chemistry, aims to help inspire disadvantaged young people. Works in the independent school sector, has worked in state sector.

Scott is a Doctor of Chemistry who decided to leave academia and go into teaching because he wanted to help inspire disadvantaged young people. He started his mission as a teacher in the state sector, but came to realise that he was fighting a losing battle given, amongst other things, bureaucratic constraints and Ofsted nonsense. Having grown up himself in an area blighted by economic deprivation, Scott is concerned that state education perpetuates rather than reduces class divides, and is fundamentally inadequate for purpose. He now works in the independent sector, with the aim of using the associated freedom and autonomy to bring about real, meaningful change.

Curiosity, Autonomy and a Teacher's Faith Restored

I began as a boy from a home broken by divorce and raised within the deprivation of one of the UKs poorest areas, where half the adult population has a primary school level of numeracy. Now I have a PhD from a Russell Group university and teach chemistry in a top independent school - I might be considered a poster boy for the importance of education to social mobility.
12/01/2016 08:48 GMT