New Addition to the SCEL Team – Lise McCaffery


We are delighted to announce that Lise McCaffery has joined the SCEL team as a Lead Specialist for Professional Learning.

Having completed her Masters in education with a specialism in mathematics pedagogies, Lise was Regional Director of Primary Engineer delivering STEM professional learning throughout Scotland. She led their professional recognition and Master’s-level programmes, partnering with the University of Strathclyde, to build enquiry-based approaches to improving STEM teaching and learning. She was recognised with an Excellence Award in Professional Recognition by GTCS in September 2017.

Lise was the lead practitioner of a family learning centre for five years and went on to become a Senior Curriculum Manager within Explore Learning, a network of learning centres in the UK and US. She was responsible for professional learning of staff across the UK and recruited and lead a team of practitioner experts who co-designed and co-delivered that learning.

Her passion in education stems from her parents who established the first Integrated schools in Northern Ireland (Hazelwood Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools) in the 1980s, educating Catholics and Protestants together during The Troubles.