Theresa Conlon has been a Physics teacher in state schools since 1974. She taught in a trial Nuffield Physics project school in the 70s; later she taught in a large co-ed comprehensive for 16 years. Subsequently, for the last 13 years, she has been at Kendrick School, a girls’ selective academy where she has been Subject Leader of Physics. In 2016 she received an IoP Teacher Excellence award for Kendrick’s outstanding number of girls progressing to A Level Physics. She continues to provide a real excitement and enthusiasm for the subject and she is also an IoP coach, passing on her expertise to other teachers by delivering regular CPD courses at Kendrick, which is a Lead School for outreach projects.