Hello! I am

Sam Hankin


About Me

I am passionate about education, new technologies, outdoor education & kayaking.

I graduated from Bournemouth University with a first class honours BSc degree in Forensic Computing and Security. In my 3rd year I completed a year long placement in industry at GlaxoSmithKline.

During my last year at University I worked for The Professional Fundraiser, designing and implementing their first CMS, before moving onto Teacher Training at Bedford University.

I currently teach GCSE and A Level Computer Science, and I am Lead Practitioner for Blended Learning. I also help support other schools in the area as a Specialist Leader for Education and Google Certified Trainer.

In my spare time I'm busy in the outdoors; climbing, hiking and kayaking, or keeping my software developing skills up to scratch with some interesting projects!

Do you need extra support for Computer Science? Tutoring in South Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire for £40 an hour - find out more.

  • Address: North Hertfordshire/South Bedfordshire
  • Email: contact@hank.in
  • Twitter: @hankin
  • Instagram: sam_hankin
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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

University of Bedfordshire

From September 2015 to July 2016, I completed a Secondary Computing PGCE course at Bedford University supported by a scholarship from the BCS (British Computer Society).


Bachelor of Science (BSc) Forensic Computing and Security

Bournemouth University

First Class Honours graded 70% (1st) and higher in all units over all 4 years. Placement year at GlaxoSmithKline in year 3 as a European Project Manager.


2020 onwards

Lead Practitioner for Blended Learning

The Priory School

Pioneer of Digital Teaching & Learning; piloting, launching and running whole-school CPD on the use of G Suite for Education (Google Classroom) over the last 4 years. Google Certified Education Trainer from January 2020. Responsible for project managing and leading a 1:1 Chromebook program for 1000 students across 18 months, with project costs over £300k.


Acting Head of Faculty (Design, Technology and Computing)

The Priory School

Responsible for Design, Technology and Computing during maternity cover. Key focus areas: budgeting, behaviour, support staff roles, health & safety, new Food Tech room, SWOTs, Rewards.

2017 onwards

Specialist Leader of Education - Computing

North Herts Teaching Alliance

SLEs are the leaders of school-to-school support, helping other teachers at various stages in their career to develop their own team and classroom practice.


Teacher of Computing & Head of Department

The Priory School

Newly Qualified Teacher in 2016 responsible for multiple GCSE and A Level groups. Before taking on further department responsibilities from 2017. Key focus areas: schemes of learning, SWOTs, timetables, behaviour, IT improvements.


Software Development and Data Administration Manager

The Professional Fundraiser

Created and developed a purpose built content management system (in C#/ASP.net) now valued at over £500k, to record supporter details, run a welcome call program and support venue organisation. I also provided IT support to over 12 staff, solely overseeing the IT systems for the whole company.


European Infrastructure Project Manager


Helped organise the deployment of servers, firewalls and networking equipment to 24 factories in 15 countries across the world to allow systems to put unique serial numbers onto drug packets. International travel to factories in Poland and Italy for meetings.

Volunteer Experience

2014 onwards

The Scout Association

Various roles over a number of years including Scout Leader, Assistant District Commissioner for PR and a County Unit Leader for an International World Scout Jamboree in 2019 to America.


Assistant Call Centre Manager

Children in Need

Volunteered in a call centre on BBC Children in Need night with the responsibility of assistant call centre manager for 5 years.



Google Certified Trainer

Please get in touch if you need support with G Suite for Education.


BCAB Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor


AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid


Youth MHFA One Day - Mental Health First Aid


Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Ambassador


Site Specific Climbing Wall Instructor


Countryside Leader Award


Archery GB Instructor


PADI Open Water Diver



I'm available for
Computer Science tutoring...

Do you need extra support for GCSE or A Level Computer Science?
£40 an hour, face to face or online.

I can tutor for AQA, OCR, WJEC or any other similar exam body.

Available to tutor around North Hertfordshire or South Bedfordshire.

Contact me



Class of 2021 Yearbook

74 page Year 11 yearbook, produced in Affinity Publisher and printed to hardback.

Digital Prospectus & Video Series

A digital school prospectus and set of 8 edited videos.



Custom built student homepage showing timetables, rewards & consequences, links to other apps and a badge tracking system. Web app built in PHP.


Herts Scouts Monopoly Challenge 2020

Custom built Monopoly challenge web app built in PHP.

Blended Learning Chromebooks

1 device per student Chromebook scheme for Year 7 starting September 2020.

Read Parent Pack Video

Blended Learning Website

A website about Blended Learning & G Suite for staff.


Google Workspace Training Video Series

A series of 6 videos for students and parents on how to use Google Workspace apps.

Video Playlist

Virtual Sports Day

2510 completed challenges, 26,785 page views, 6.5k video views and 25,835 points were scored across the week. Web app built in PHP.

Watch the Video

TPS Badges

Designed 18 new metal school badges & new school branding documentation.

Mr Blue Sky
(Charity Single)

Video and audio edited together provided by students and staff from the Priory School during lockdown.

Watch the Video Spotify

Survival Student Challenge

24 hour survival challenge for 12 Year 9 intervention students.


Psychedelic Squirrels - World Scout Jamboree 2020

36 young people from Hertfordshire travelled across to America to attend the World Scout Jamboree 2019.

Website Read the Book

Year 9 Life Skills Day

200 Year 9s on our #LifeSkills day now skilled in... CPR, vehicle checks, basic sign language, daily finances, saving water, looking after animals and lives not knives.


GCSE Programming & Algorithms

A unique activity booklet 32 pages long, over 120 questions, and follows the AQA specification for just £10 with answers.


Outdoor Ed Logo & Clothing

Branding for the new Outdoor Ed department.


Herts Scout MEGA Christmas event

130 Scouts, 2 months of planning, 16 different activities, 24 hours, 9kg of bacon, 22 chocolate logs, 200m of Christmas lights and about 6 hours of sleep in 72 hours...

Instagram Story

Google Workspace Training

Various INSET training activities helping staff learn how to use Google Workspace tools.

Twitter Slide Deck

2019 GCSE Comp Sci Spec Overview

31 pages, 108 questions, covering the whole of the specification Paper 1 & 2 for just £10 with answers included!


School Branded Banners

New branded banners for each department across the school.

Giant Window Pong

A school challenge to create a giant game of pong with help from a Year 11 who coded the game as a extra project.


Deputy Event Organiser. Over 640 Beavers, Cubs & Scouts in attendance + 200 adult helpers.

News Article Video

Year 9 Intervention Kayaking

5 Year 9 students completing their BCU Start award.

Twitter Video

Year 8 Intervention Outdoor Ed Trip

14 Year 8 students taken to the Peak District to complete a set of Outdoor Education challenges together.


World Challenge - Morocco

2 week expedition with 14 Year 9 students to Morocco including sumitting Mt. Toubkal (4167m).

Facebook Post Video


A purpose built CMS system (ASP.NET) now worth over £500k.

#SCOUTitOUT 2017

£7k lottery funded, recruitment and awareness project for Hitchin Scouts including a zipwire down the high street.

Website News Article


Deputy Event Organiser. Over 300 Beavers, Cubs & Scouts in attendance.

Twitter Review Video

24/48 Hour Survival Camp

A 24 hour & 48 hour survival camp challenge for Scouts.



A mock social media site for teaching students online safety with practical activities.


#SCOUTitOUT 2015

Over 25 hours of free activities for a recruitment and awareness project for Hitchin Scouts. Included the first ever campfire in the market square.

Website News Article



In case of a global pandemic, break glass

12 June 2020

A piece about teaching in lockdown published on the Phase website.

The media & teaching during COVID

27 April 2020

A Facebook post on how teaching is being badly reflected in the media during lockdown.

Virtual Reality: Learning for the future

1 May 2019

A piece about teaching with virtual reality published on the Hello World magazine - May 2019 edition.

Why we should be concerned about teacher recruitment & retention

21 May 2018

A Facebook post about my visit to Number 10.

Rubber Duck Debugging

11 December 2017

A blog about using a screen recording app to help improve lessons for ScreenCastify.


Contact Me

If you want to get in touch, please email me at contact@hank.in or fill out the form below.