The Association for Science Education

About the PLAN team

About Us 

Pan London Assessment Network (PLAN) was formed in Autumn 2015 as a collaboration between six North and East London local authority and independent consultants to explore ways of supporting schools with primary science assessment.

Who we are 

Naomi Hiscock is an independent consultant across London. She provides support for several London local authorities including Harrow, Brent, Haringey and Wandsworth. She is longstanding member of the Association of Science Education and is currently chair of the ASE Primary Science Committee. She is also a hub leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark and wrote for the Snap Science series.

Liz Lawrence is an advisory teacher in Barking and Dagenham specialising in primary science, D&T, health and assessment. She is a Chartered Science Teacher, past chair of the Association for Science Education and Co-Chair of the ASE Futures group. She is also a Senior Regional Hub leader for Primary Science Quality Mark and author of It’s not fair - or is it? and sections of the Snap Science series.
Roni Malek works as a Science Learning Consultant for the London Borough of Enfield with Primary and Secondary schools. He also works at the Institute of Education formerly on STEM subject CPD for teachers and currently on the Science PGCE.
Mina Patel, is Primary Science consultant for Havering School Improvement Services and Video Conference (VC) consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge. She is a former secondary school science teacher and has recently completed her MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning. She writes a blog about the use of VC for all subject areas.
Julia Weston has been a school improvement officer for Tower Hamlets for more than 8 years, specialising in science and English support and working with the NQT programme. She also works as an independent consultant and with a variety of different projects in both science and English. She is a member of the Association of Science Education.
Steve Marshall works as a Primary Curriculum Advisor for Barnet Partnership for School Improvement with Cambridge Education (BPSI-CE). He has been involved with Primary Science for 35 years, working as a consultant in most areas of the subject.