Kayleigh Axford

Senior Lecturer - PGCE Secondary Science


Starting out in Brighton as an NQT, Kayleigh worked with 11—16 underachieving students to develop their progress in vocational and core Sciences’. Following this Kayleigh went on to teach Year 3 to develop skills in students coming into secondary through transition and develop the KS2 Science curriculum in an underachieving school. Working with the local authority, Kayleigh led workshops for Science practitioners starting out in their career.

For the last 5 years Kayleigh has been working at Midhurst Rother College, through various roles including Director of Science and Senior Lead Practitioner of Teaching and Learning across the college. As a Chemist, Kayleigh has worked with numerous trainees to develop their classroom practice and develop the skill of delivering a core subject. Kayleigh has led training workshops across the Southern groups of United Learning Schools, developing intervention within Science.

Kayleigh is also an examiner for 2 exam boards for Chemistry and specialises in Foundation Chemistry learning and student development.


Kayleigh is currently undertaking her NPQSL qualification around the concept of student data being used effectively for teacher planning, to enable the highest value progress.

With a background in Archaeological Science’s, Kayleigh supports those entering the profession with a variety of Scientific backgrounds. Following an internship at British Museum during her degree, she believes creating opportunities for young people to aspire into various Sciences’ and providing them with the skills to try new things.

Other department members

Francisco Melara Gutierrez
International Short Programme Unit Coordinator

Francisco is a Senior Lecturer who coordinates the International Provision in Education.

Dr Duncan Reavey
Professor of Environmental Education, National Teaching Fellow

Duncan is Principal Lecturer Learning and Teaching, working in both Adventure Education and the Institute of Education and promoting best practice in learning and teaching across the whole university.

Dr Julia Potter
Programme Coordinator PE and Sports Coaching Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Julia is the Programme Coordinator for Physical Education and Sports Coaching, which sits within the Institute of Sport at the University of Chichester.

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