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SUPI Advisory Board

The SUPI project is supported by the SUPI Advisory Board (SAB), convened to provide strategic insights and advice to the project, and to ensure it links to other important initiatives relevant to engagement between researchers and schools/colleges.

What does the SUPI Advisory Board do?

The SAB is responsible for advising the NCCPE, RCUK and SUPI project leads on a range of topics pertinent to the SUPI project including:

  • Ways to maximise the learning from the SUPI projects

  • Sources of learning and insight that could be drawn on to influence the work of SUPI projects

  • Opportunities to raise the profile of the work of the SUPI projects

  • Ways to sustain the projects once the funding period is over

  • Shaping the questions and approach for a learning project associated with SUPI

  • Identifying other sources of funding to build on the learning from this project

  • Advising funders on future funding calls relevant to SUPI, including ways to stimulate innovation and effective practice in the interface between researchers and schools

The SAB also serve as champions of the project within their own institutions and relevant networks.

Who is invoved?

The SAB is chaired by Sir John Holman (University of York). Current membership of the Board includes:

  • Juliet Brookes (National College for Teaching and Leadership)
  • Jenni Chambers (RCUK)
  • Sophie Duncan (NCCPE)
  • Naomi Gibson (British Academy)
  • Mat Hickman (Wellcome Trust)
  • Beth Jones (Gatsby Foundation)
  • Sharmila Metcalf (Nuffield Foundation)
  • Becky Parker (Director, Institute for Research in Schools)
  • Martin Post (Regional Schools Commissioner for South-Central England and North-West London)
  • Shaun Reason (Association for Science Education)
  • Stephen Stanton (DfE)
  • David Swinscoe (City and Islington College)
  • Ellen Travers-Gaisford (The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College)
  • Susannah Wiltshire (BIS)
  • Penny Woodman (Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC))