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Mr Tom Gove, Teacher of Science

Mr Gove grew up on the Isle of Wight, studying to A-Levels in Chemistry, Human Biology, and English Language and Literature at Sandown High School. He attended Plymouth University where he completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, graduating with first class honours. Mr Gove worked as a postgraduate researcher studying plant and soil chemistry, before working in a tungsten mine as a geochemistry technician. Mr Gove has had training experience at a boys’ grammar school and at a Co-operative Academy in Plymouth.

In his spare time, Mr Gove is also a long distance runner and folk musician, and his favourite insect is the hummingbird hawk moth.

Mr Gove’s goals…

I want to share my love of science and nature, and help make all The Island Free School pupils great at questioning the world around them.

Mr Gove

Mr Tom Gove

Teacher of Science

QTS – The Island Free School

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences – University of Plymouth

A Levels in Chemistry, Human Biology, English Language & Literature – Sandown High School

Pupil progress

A progress measure is a measure of improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. A progress measure of +4 or higher shows good progress and a measure of +6 or higher shows outstanding progress.

This information will be available soon.

Contact info

Got a question? Email Mr Gove

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