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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteered in a call centre on BBC Children in Need night with the responsibility of assistant call centre manager for 5 years.
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Computer Science teacher for Secondary. Currently teaching AQA GCSE Computer Science and AQA A Level Computer Science. We also deliver 3 hours of Computing to KS3 per fortnight covering topics including CyberSecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Game Design.
Designed and implement multiple different pieces of software for various projects. Proficient in Python, C#, PHP, SQL, ASP.NET and more.
An ongoing hobby... spending way too much income on new equipment to get the best shot. At least one claim to fame with having a photo published on the Guardian. Also a fan of the GoPro!
A lot of the best learning is done outside on the fresh air... Currently working on some new exciting projects for students, as well as supporting international expeditions (the last to Morocco with a group of Year 9 students).
BCAB Level 1 Paddlesport Instructor & Foundation Safety and Rescue Training - helping teach students and Scouts how to kayak, canoe and SUP.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Ambassador. Delivering training to students, parents and staff across the County to help keep everyone safe online. Please get in touch if you wish to book a session.
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.
74 page Year 11 yearbook, produced in Affinity Publisher and printed to hardback.
Custom built student homepage showing timetables, rewards & consequences, links to other apps and a badge tracking system. Web app built in PHP.Video
Custom built Monopoly challenge web app built in PHP.
A series of 6 videos for students and parents on how to use Google Workspace apps.Video Playlist
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
Designed 18 new metal school badges & new school branding documentation.
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.Twitter
A unique activity booklet 32 pages long, over 120 questions, and follows the AQA specification for just £10 with answers.Shop
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
31 pages, 108 questions, covering the whole of the specification Paper 1 & 2 for just £10 with answers included!Shop
New branded banners for each department across the school.
A school challenge to create a giant game of pong with help from a Year 11 who coded the game as a extra project.
14 Year 8 students taken to the Peak District to complete a set of Outdoor Education challenges together.Twitter
A purpose built CMS system (ASP.NET) now worth over £500k.
A mock social media site for teaching students online safety with practical activities.Website
A piece about teaching in lockdown published on the Phase website.
A Facebook post on how teaching is being badly reflected in the media during lockdown.
A piece about teaching with virtual reality published on the Hello World magazine - May 2019 edition.
A Facebook post about my visit to Number 10.
If you want to get in touch, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.