I am a former school leader with more than twenty years of experience in the classroom, leading successful faculty departments, being a local authority lead teacher for my subject and I am responsible for some of the world’s most innovative 1:1 programmes. For example, my work in 2010 – 2013 where I led on the teaching and learning and delivery on one of the world’s earliest and biggest 1:1 rollouts at Clevedon School.
My mission has always been to impact positively on the futures of children which has led to me leaving the classroom to pursue that aim on a larger scale. My ICT Evangelist blog won the Education Blog of the Year award in 2015 and I have picked up numerous other accolades over the years. Many know me from my blog and Twitter handle as @ICTEvangelist. In addition to my highly successful ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson‘ book which has topped the Amazon education charts on numerous occasions, I have contributed to many more books, such as the recent ‘There Is Another Way: The Second Big Book of Independent Thinking‘.
I am now one of the UK’s most in-demand keynote speakers, independent strategic consultants and trainers. I am a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology linked to pedagogy. There are few others that have such experience of classroom practice, teaching and learning, management and technical knowledge. My experience has led to me working with schools and keynoting at conferences all over the world.
My pedigree is further reinforced by my associate status with Independent Thinking Ltd; an organisation with such high regard attached to it with some of the most talented and in-demand speakers and authors from around the world. It is a privilege to be a member of this group of forward-thinking individuals in education.
With more than two decades of classroom experience, I know the power and importance of student’s voice in developing sound practice having co-founded the Digital Leader Network in the UK. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Certified Educator and expert in mobile learning and associated pedagogies.