Mr Greg Shilton

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Computer Science

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3094 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Computer Science


I am a Senior Lecturer in Secondary Computing.  My professional experience comprises a 13 year teaching career in Secondary Education, where I have formerly been a Head of Department of a large IT/Computer Science team, and prior to that I have held various teaching and learning responsibilities in Birmingham comprehensive schools.  I am a fully trained teacher training mentor and I am now actively involved in the training of new Computing teachers on a range of ITT programmes, including both undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes. I also deliver Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses in Secondary Computing, as well as providing CPD to schools in both the primary and secondary sector on a range of IT/Computing related themes, including e-Safety, 14-19 qualifications advice and subject knowledge support.  My other role within the Secondary Education Department is the Pre-ITE Recruitment Lead, where I oversee all aspects of new recruitment, including applicant nurturing, conditions, professional skills tests support, and admissions liaison.  I have worked with the University of Wolverhampton on their teacher training programmes for several years, and have been able to contribute to previous OfSTED inspections as well as acted as a teacher moderator for the PGCE programme. Prior to my appointment, I also worked part time for 3 years as a Visiting Lecturer at the University during the summer months. My research interests include Digital Literacy, e-Safety, mentoring and teacher resilience.


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education & Professional Practice - April 2017

Beginning Practice in Mentoring – Masters Level Module - June 2016

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of CAS (Computing at School)

Previous professional experience

Head of IT/Computing, Great Barr School, Birmingham - Sept 2008 - Dec 2015

Visiting Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton - Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

Assistant Curriculum Leader, Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College, Birmingham - Jan 2007 - Aug 2008

Teacher of ICT/Head of Year, Kingsbury School & Sports College, Birmingham - Sept 2003 - Dec 2006