An outstanding team
Twig creates thousands of resources every year. We have an outstanding team in-house working to produce content that is perfect for use in the classroom.
We assess the curricula from over 16 reference countries and create a core curriculum that covers the key learning points for each subject in Science, Maths and Geography with input from top academic consultants (see below). Our films are created using many different sources of footage to produce original bespoke films tailored to the needs of learners.
Sitting in our production house in Glasgow and our office in London, our award-winning team consists of a range of experts from a variety of different fields.
- Researchers and subject experts who research curricula worldwide at the start of the process, and ensure our content has the most up-to-date information
- Film makers who create carefully balanced films that are fascinating to watch
- Designers who build a classroom experience that is stunning and so easy to use
And the biggest part of our team is...
- Hundreds of teachers writing support materials, reviewing content as it is made, and sharing decades of experience in what students and teachers need!
Supervising science editor
Karl Frearson - Head of science, Berkshire
After a career at S.G.Warburg Investment Bank, Karl moved to teaching. He has been teaching biology for 16 years, being Head of department for 12 years.
As a teacher I know the frustration of trying to find trusted and accurate short films which can be easily accessed during lessons. We are all proud of our work at Twig creating films to inspire children with the wonder of science and still fulfill the learning requirements of the curriculum. I am sure these films will excite the brightest children and engage those that struggle with textbooks.
Senior editor - Chemistry
David Wright - Kendrick School
After graduating in Chemistry from Cambridge University, David taught Science as a VSO volunteer in Papua New Guinea.
He has been teaching Chemistry in UK schools since 1973, and was Head of Chemistry at Kendrick School for a number of years.
Senior editor - Physics
Iain Houston - St. Joseph's College
Iain studied Physics at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities, and then spent two years conducting research into materials for use in thin film solar cells at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands.
Since 2005 he has taught at St Joseph's College in Dumfries and in 2009 was named Scottish Teacher Of The Year.
Lead adviser - Geography
Alan Parkinson FRGS, CGeog
Alan is an award-winning teacher and author who has spent 20 years teaching and 3 years leading curriculum development in the UK. He has written learning materials for use in schools across the UK and US. Recent projects have included work with Google, National Geographic, Royal Geographical Society, Ordnance Survey and the BBC.
Lead adviser - Maths
Paul McDonald - St Paul's Girls' School, UK
Paul has a degree in Maths and Philosophy from Oxford University, and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics. He spent 20 years in business before becoming a teacher, working variously as a strategy consultant with Deloitte, an education consultant to the Russian government, a programme manager for the World Bank, and a financial services consultant with Oliver Wyman. Since 2002, he has been teaching Maths at St Paul's Girls' School London, where he has also served as Head of Middle School.
- Matthew Abernathy (Physics)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Glasgow
- Dr David Beel (Human Geography)
- University of Glasgow
- Dr Rosie Coates (Chemistry)
- University College London
- Melissa Duncan (Maths)
- University of Oxford
- Dr Alex Hayward (Biology)
- Imperial College, Edinburgh University, University of Oxford
- Chris Gray (Physics)
- University of Oxford
- Thomas Herrington (Chemistry)
- University of Oxford, Imperial College London
- Dr Dan Hobley (Earth Science)
- University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Virginia
- Neil Thomson (Chemistry)
- University of Strathclyde
- Clementine Cheetham (Physics)
- Imperial College
- Benjamin Bleasdale (Biology)
- Imperial College
Inta has over 15 years of marketing and commissioning experience in book and journal publishing. At Elsevier Health Sciences she was latterly Executive Publisher, heading the medical textbook publishing group.
After retraining as a primary teacher in 2005, Inta worked in a South London school across Grades 1 to 5.
Natasha is a world-class producer who has filmed in all four corners of the globe – from the slums of Burkina Faso to the red carpets of Hollywood. An experienced broadcast journalist, Natasha has reported for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and The Times newspaper.
In some five years based in North America, Natasha hosted and produced shows for Discovery and The Science Channel, combining creativity with sharp editorial judgement to both critical and award-winning acclaim.