Isaacs UK is your creative science education consultancy, helping schools bring science to life for every pupil. Isaacs UK was established in 2002 as a solo consultancy practice. Since then, we have steadily built a broad but solid team founded on knowledge, experience, sector specialisms, a dedication to working with transparency, trust and rigour, and of course, a sparkle of imagination in everything we do!
Isaacs UK’s Director, Patrick Dower, has a superb track record in education spanning over 30 years. During this time, he has built a significant depth of expertise in science education through roles such as:
- Teaching Science in secondary schools since 1980
- Middle and Senior Leadership in three large secondary schools
- Local Authority School Improvement Manager
- Participation Strategy Manager (14-19)
- Teaching and Learning Consultant
- Curriculum Designer and Writer
- Government Advisor, Trainer and Sector Expert
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With a focus on strategies for unlocking and releasing potential for professionals and students alike, Patrick’s extensive expertise in leadership development has led to an impressive track record in whole school change and sustained improvement in results.
As the Local Authority lead on increasing participation in further education and training, Patrick has led (and enabled heads to lead) continuous change and improvement in a number of settings.
An accomplished presenter and author, Patrick has led on writing curriculum standards, teacher guides, student guides, textbooks, evaluation reports and comprehensive assessment materials for both the UK and Saudi Arabian governments. He has designed science education training materials, toolkits, handbooks, assessment and guidance materials, as well as designing frameworks for exam and assessment management and leadership briefings.
Patrick achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Process Consultancy from Manchester University (College for Educational Leadership) in 2009. He enjoys working collaboratively on strategic programmes to develop the best possible provision for all types of learner. He brings specialist expertise in leadership learning styles and transformational coaching with senior leaders and innovators.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Isaacs UK to discuss how we can meet your needs and help raise standards in science education as well as across whole school teaching and learning.