During his time at the University of Wolverhampton Andrew has been deployed in a number of roles. His responsibilities have included the following:
- Co-ordination of the Primary Learning Network, a networked learning community of 12 primary schools working collaboratively on ICT and pedagogical related issue
- The role of Leading Teacher on the Sandwell LA, “Teacher of the Future” Project
- Learning Technologies Advisory Teacher to schools throughout the Black Country and wider region
- Manager of the Black Country Challenge Primary Teaching and Learning Team
- Project manager for national and international educational research projects
- Senior Lecturer in Education with responsibility for teaching on post graduate and undergraduate routes into primary teaching
- Cluster leader for Primary Mathematics within the Institute of Education -leading the development of specialist mathematics routes in primary ITT at the University of Wolverhampton.
- Lead Tutor – Primary PGCE and Primary PGCE with Mathematics Specialism
- Award Leader PGCE Programmes / SDT PGCE
- Employment Lead Tutor – ITT
- Marketing Manager – NPQ Programme – University of Wolverhampton and St John’s School Alliance
- Quality Assurance Panel Member - NPQ Programme – University of Wolverhampton and St John’s School Alliance
- Black Country Mastery Liaison Lead – North Midlands Maths Hub
- Institute of Education – Enterprise Catalyst
Prior to working at the University of Wolverhampton, Andrew developed his leadership, teaching and subject management skills whilst teaching in schools in Solihull and Shropshire LEAs for a total of thirteen years. He co-ordinated a range of core and foundation subjects, including ICT, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Humanities and PE, as well as taking a lead role in a variety of areas including Assessment and Record Keeping, Performance Management, mentoring of staff, Health and Safety and the Schools for Health initiative. He gained senior management experience in a number of his posts and has taken part in a wide range of high profile educational initiatives.
A further ten years of University led work has focused on school improvement, the development of Teaching and Learning, using ICT effectively and maximising outcomes in Mathematics. Andrew has great experience in bringing about positive change within schools and for individual teachers. He has wide experience in mentoring teachers and trainees, leading CPD sessions, staff meetings and professional development days where, by working collaboratively with colleagues, he has helped raise overall standards in the teaching and learning. Andrew believes in a supportive, sensitive and individual approach to teacher training and development. Since 2011, Andrew has taught across the full range of primary initial teacher training programmes, lead the PGCE and School Direct Tuition PGCE since 2015.
Andrew has led workshops and spoken at many high profile events in the United Kingdom and abroad. These include presentations at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, National College for School Leadership, the BETT Show, the ITIE Promethean International Symposium and the MLearn Conference. He also contributed to the Primary Strategy Support materials as well as a range of other written and media publications.
In 2017, Andrew was proud to be in receipt of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Student Support.