9 October 2019


There are three new additions to the Science Department at Priory.

Mr Bedford is the new Head of Science, taking over from long-serving Ms Young.  Mr Bedford was second in his department at Sutton Academy in St Helens where he spent 10 years.  

“Being Head of Science has extra responsibilities and it’s an exciting new challenge for me,” said Mr Bedford, who completed a Science Degree at Liverpool John Moores University and then a PGCE.  “I was always good at science at school, especially chemistry, and I enjoy the variety of working in a school environment.”

Mr Wade is the new biology teacher and Mr Barron teaches chemistry – both did their PGCEs together at Edge Hill University.

Mr Wade is from Penwortham and went to Hutton Grammar School before completing his PGCE at Albany Academy and Fleetwood High School.  “I always enjoyed science, I had good and bad teachers when I was at school and the good teachers pushed me and made me want to be a teacher,” said Mr Wade.

Mr Barron completed his PGSE in Blackpool and Burnley and is enjoying his time at Priory so far.

“When I was at school, my science teachers were really good and their creativity and enthusiasm rubbed off on me.”

At the end of the summer term, Science teacher Mrs Massey was also successful in her promotion to Assistant Head of Science.

Photo - Mr Bedford (main photo), Mr Barron (left), Mr Wade (right).