I am Pathway Leader for the Secondary Computer Science PGCE and Schools Direct initial teacher training courses. Former roles include: lead tutor for Teach First Computer Science/ICT for the West Midlands, Head of ICT and Business Studies/Economics with oversight of all IT within a large secondary school, Pastoral roles within secondary school. I have also held roles as a National Strategies Consultant and ICT Advisor for a local authority leading a team of primary and secondary consultants. I chaired the WMNet teaching and Learning Group, e-Safety Group and sat on the WMNet Management Board.
I have research interests with e-safety and regularly run CPD and training courses for teachers, parents and governors as well as for pupils in both primary and secondary. I also have an interest in pedagogies for teaching computing effectively. I have been involved in developing a unit for the ICT National Strategies and more recently working with the ASFI examination organisation as a lead developer with the 'Computing for Teachers' qualification which is the only Ofqual accredited CPD course in this area. I have extensive experience of supporting trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers, experienced teachers and support staff in using ICT/computing in innovative ways to effectively support learning and improve progress.
I am the Computing at School (CAS) Hub Leader for the Walsall Hub, a Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) Ambassador and am an ICT Mark assessor.