Education Business Associates

Derek Jones established Education Business Associates in 1977 and delivers many of the RSC’s Junior and Secondary Chemistry at Work events. Derek lives in Princes Risborough and is a school teacher who has always been interested in science and languages.  He is a Licensee of Le club Français, he speaks Spanish and teaches French to 4 to 16 year olds and adults and is a STEM Ambassador. As a manager in the Local Authority’s Careers Service he ran the Work Experience scheme in the Aylesbury Vale. He is I.O.S.H. trained for approving work experience placements for school and college students and he has worked as a consultant for the Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Education Business Partnerships. He also gives demonstrations on eco-friendly health, fuel and water treatments. His eldest son Phil, a software engineer who gained his MSc in Computer Science at Buckinghamshire New University, designed and maintains of this website.

Event Organising

Following a steady increase in demand, Derek now organises more than a dozen “Chemistry at Work” days annually, in local venues and in schools. Thanks to the many demonstrators who are now taking part, these events involve over 2,000 students age 10 to 15 annually. Derek also gives scientific demonstrations at other “Chemistry at Work” events.

Language Teaching

As  a Licensee of Le Club Français, Derek teaches French to groups of children age 4 to 9 at Longwick C of E Combined School, through songs, games and “fun” activities using audio-lingual methods supported by Le Club Français. More recently he has employed the services of another teacher and opened new clubs in the local Primary Schools. He also tutors students to GCSE level and works with adults seeking to begin or improve their French.

Heath & Safety Checking for Work Experience

Derek is trained to the “Managing Safely” standard of the “The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health” and for many years visited organisations offering Work Experience placements to pre-16 and post-16 students for the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Education Business Partnerships to assess the placements offered.

Effects of Magnetism

Derek has studied some of the surprising and well documented effects of magnetism on different elements and he occasionally gives scientific demonstrations showing possible explanations as to why it is known to reduce domestic and commercial gas bills, increases vehicle fuel efficiency and help healing in people and animals.

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