Francis Lemon is a Lecturer in Education for the Secondary PGCE at UEA. He is a chemistry-specialist teacher educator and teaches on the Secondary Science PGCE course.

Since 2018, Francis has been Course Co-Director for the Secondary PGCE. His additional leadership responsibilities have included Quality Assurance, NQT Coordination, and Resource Development.

Before joining UEA as a teacher educator, Francis taught secondary science and A Level chemistry in 11-18 schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. He was Lead Teacher and Head of Chemistry.

Francis wanted to be a teacher to inspire young people to the awe and wonder of science. In short, he believes that the very best science teachers meet two key requirements: they want to help young people and they have an enthusiasm for science. Francis really enjoys helping PGCE trainee teachers navigate the start of a challenging, but incredibly rewarding career!

He has been Director of Admissions for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning since 2019.

Francis is a Fellow of the HEA and a Founder Member of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Academic Background

Francis completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex, where he achieved a First Class MChem (Hons) degree. He then completed an MS degree in Chemistry at New York University, USA. He has a PGCE(M) in Secondary Education (Science) and a PG-Cert in Higher Education Practice.

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