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Hester Binge

Mental Wellbeing Expert

Hester comes from the strong grounding of the primary classroom where she was lucky enough to teach Science, her personal favourite, in every year group. She was able to share her great love for science with teachers and children alike in order to enthuse and support them to experience the science in their everyday lives.

Her teaching experiences have allowed her to teach children all over the country both in the school setting and in Science centres .She has had a variety of roles from Science Subject Leader, Senior Management team,  Behaviour manager, Associate lecturer for Primary Science Teacher Training and  Primary Science Teaching & Learning Consultant for Bolton LA .

She has a wide variety of experience, from creating bespoke support for a wide variety of schools, writing & delivering courses for Teacher CPD across the country, writing transition units and schemes of work, writing & running workshops for children & teachers to attend, working with LAs and Alliances to support teachers’ science knowledge, organising and delivering Science Conferences and delivering courses in the various Science Learning Centres across the UK.

Throughout her teaching career, Hester has had an interest in well-being and mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and other mental health issues that are barriers to teaching and learning. She’s been involved in the design and delivery of a number of well-being programmes in schools and behavioural units. As a Behaviour manager, she has used techniques such as guided meditations and breathing to successfully help children cope.

She runs her own consultancy business called Education Guru.