Claire Payne


As Science is a quest for answers and a search for evidence, it seems fitting that I become a Global Perspectives Tutor. The subject of Global Perspectives is all about asking and answering ‘big’ questions. The skills that are developed throughout the course are the skills that are needed to make informed decisions about important areas of life.

I have always enjoyed learning new things and feel that this should not just be in the classroom. I believe that we should all strive to be lifelong learners. I attended Huddersfield University, where I studied Microbial Sciences. I worked in a Pathology department at a hospital for a short time before attending Manchester University to gain my PGCE.

I then taught all three Science subjects for 15 years, during which time I was Head of Department and Lead Practitioner. I love teaching, and I now Tutor and support trainee Science teachers.

I have marked Science exam papers for different exam boards and moderated Global Perspective reports for many years. I have more recently started to write for examination boards and author textbooks. I am enjoying this as it is a new challenge, and it involves me continuing my learning in topics I have not met before.

The majority of my free time is spent with my husband and two young daughters. We love having days out and exploring new places, as well as walking our dog Humphrey. I enjoy being part of the Wolsey Hall Oxford team and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this exciting subject with you.

Lower Secondary online Tutor Claire Payne