I have been teaching for over 16 years, 8 years of which were in Redbridge, East London. As the ICT coordinator at Cleveland Junior School I had the privilege of being a part of the Redbridge Games Network and alongside other schools used games to enhance the curriculum. With the RGN I presented work at BETT, Teachmeets and various other meetings.
After getting married in 2011, my wife and I decided that a change was as good as the rest so we moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I was the ICT Specialist at iCAN International British School. The school had never had an ICT Specialist before so creating a complete curriculum for year 1 to 9 was a challenging but rewarding experience. I enjoyed being given free rein to bring fun and innovative learning to the school and loved seeing the children being creative and using software to enhance their learning.
My wife and I moved back to England in the Summer of 2013. After teaching in London for a further two years, we decided to finally live the good life and move to the countryside with our baby daughter. Since then we’ve been blessed with another daughter, which keeps my wife and I on our toes.
I worked in Kent at a wonderful school and, as well as being a year 4 class teacher, I was the Future Technologies specialist, a role that allows me to experiment with exciting and innovative technologies. A short while later, I became the Maths Lead and threw myself whole-heartedly into the role, introducing many new initiatives to encourage independent learning.
At present, my life has undergoing some exciting changes as my wife , children and I have moved to the Middle East where we are teaching at an exciting well—established school which has a big emphasis on cultures of learning mixed with elements of the American Common Core. It’s something I have never personally done before but am embracing and loving. Keep following the blog for more cool articles, ideas and reviews!