Ben Golden

Chemistry Lead

From a young age I always wanted to be a teacher. After enjoying school and sixth form so much in my youth I never wanted it to end. I had fantastic teachers and I wanted to be just like them. During my A-levels I succeeded in both Biology and Chemistry which led me to study Pharmacology at The University of Manchester and graduate with a 2:1 BSc. Hons.

After graduating I immediately began teacher training at the University of Cumbria’s school direct programme, teaching in a range of schools in my hometown of Preston. After a successful 4 years teaching science in Preston, a colleague of mine knew I had moved to Warrington and encouraged me to progress my career at King’s. After a rigorous interview I decided to come to King’s due to the traditional values and ethos the school had which were in line with my own views on education.

This year at King’s I am carrying out many new responsibilities such as joint year 13 form tutor, year 11 mentoring and also teaching year 9 and 10 Biology. I am also the Chemistry Lead Practitioner at King’s. When teaching I just love the experiments and ‘hands on’ aspect of science combined with the academic rigour and challenge the sciences offer. It is rewarding to know you may have had an influence on the development of future doctors, dentists, vets, engineers and other young scientists.

In my free time I am very passionate about cooking traditional Chinese and Malaysian dishes. Sports-wise I love to play basketball and had success coaching in Preston. My other hobbies include playing the piano, learning Mandarin Chinese and collecting antiques.