Neil Atkin who has 20 years of teaching experience, the last 9 as an Advanced Skills Teacher in challenging schools and rated by OFSTED as ‘Inspirational’ , started exScites to transform learning and understanding. He discovered that the way to succeed was not to try to make the curriculum engaging, but to shift the paradigm and to find the engaging activities then add the curriculum. So rates of reaction can be taught using powerkites, momentum with rockets and the science of survival skills and surfing can hit a huge number of concepts! Having only left teaching recently due to a hearing loss, Neil’s experience is very current. He still regularly teaches and doesn’t deliver anything unless he knows it works.

Neil’s CV includes the following, either current or within the last three years

  • The Institute of Physics – Teaching and Learning Coach
  • Science Learning Centre – Triple Science Consultant
  • ASE – train the trainers
  • LSN – Coach the coaches
  • Vital – Online tutor
  • Hodder Murray – Author and digital learning advisor
  • Phillip Allan – Author
  • Dragonfly Training – Trainer
  • Lighthouse Education – Trainer
  • Fresh Science – Online facilitator
  • Southampton University – Mentoring PGCE and NQT students
  • Arsenal Football Club – Science of Football (IOP)
  • Adventure Learning Schools – Science advisor

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Neil,
    I love your concept of using the curriculum as an add on to engaging activities that young people enjoy.
    I’m of the view that we’re all more creative when engaged in activities that we have an emotional investment in and therefore the motivation for further development allows learning to be a natural progression.
    Your passion for what you do also came across strongly when we met at last Friday’s staff development day.
    It would be great to catch up and continue our discussion.

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