I am a keen and enthusiastic teacher of Computer Science and ICT and as Curriculum Leader I am dedicated towards motivating and challenging pupils, allowing them to succeed independently. I am passionate about education and supporting students to achieve their full potential. I am committed educating and supporting others and developing my practice. I have received consistent observation grades of outstanding and have a proven track record of ensuring the majority of students are hitting or exceeding their targets. I consider myself to be a proactive middle leader and endeavour to motivate and lead by example.
My key strengths are:
PGCE Secondary Education ICT• Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
NVQ Advice and Guidance Level 4 June 10 - Oct 10
Curriculum Leader Computer Science and ICT Secondary Community College with sixth form provision • September 2016 - Present
I am currently working as Head of the Computer Science and ICT Department for a successful and forward thinking community college. I have been consistently graded as outstanding and endeavour to maintain this standard and help other colleges develop. I have developed a department that is delivering multiple awards at KS3, 4 and 5. I have a passion to ensure that Computer Science is at the heart of the curriculum and ensure that the courses delivered are best suited to the students. I work to ensure all students can achieve their full potential. My management style is one that allows others to develop and expand their abilities while providing outstanding outcomes for learners. I have experience of team management and appraisals as well as leasing and directing external agencies in the best interest of the college.
Responsibilities during this employment:
Curriculum Leader Computer Science and ICT,(Current), Assistant Curriculum Leader ICT and Computing with responsibility for KS5 and Lead Internal Verifier Jan 2013 - Sep 2016
BCS Centre Manager Jan 2016 - Dec 20116
Acting Assistant Curriculum Leader ICT and Acting internal verifier ICT Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Placement 1 - Cams Hill, FarehamOct 10 - Dec 10
Cams Hill provided me with a good grounding in teaching secondary education and the delivery of ICT at Key Stages 3 and 4. I was able to build on my teaching style and finished with a grade 2 (Good) end of placement review.
Placement 2 - Swanmore College of Technology, SwanmoreJan 11 - June 11
Swanmore has allowed me to further develop my teaching styles and implement new innovations in the way I teach ICT. I have received outstanding formative feedback and am looking to complete the placement with a grade 1 very good review.
Supply ExperienceJan 11 - Dec 11
Quilley School of Engineering 11 - 16
Perbrook Park School Trust School and Language College 11-16
IT, Numeracy, Literacy Tutor • Feb 2010 - Aug 2010
As a Learndirect tutor and key holder I was responsible for the learning needs of all students within the centre. I was responsible for registering all users onto the Learndirect platform and ensuring that Individual learning plans are completed for all students. I registered and invigilated National City and Guilds GOLA tests for Literacy and Numeracy as well as Edexcel and ECDL and ITQ BCS tests.
Web Design and SEO Manager • April 2008 - Sep 2009
I designed and implemented web 2.0 designs and managed the SEO considerations of several sites including pay per click advertising campaigns and keyword analysis.This process includes the creation of detailed keyword maps and implementation of specific SEO techniques that conformed to Google standards. I was also responsible for the design and implementation of the website and client portfolio utilising, CSS, CSS-P, HTML, PHP and other fundamental web technologies e.g. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
Applications Engineer / Manager • 2004 - 2006
At Fltd I helped to design and manage an Intelligent Internet Management System that enabled ICT to be easily adopted by teachers. In addition I lead and project managed the team that built the servers and desktop equipment as well as diagnosed faults. I also successfully maintained the support desk and central management console which enabled centralised, remote management of all Freedom 2 servers within a Local Education Authority.
Design Consultant• December 2016
Consultancy and Design for J White; Head Teacher at Tanbridge House
Consultant Video Lecturer• April 2017
Content delivery for the National Computer Science ITT SKE - VidLearn; in association with the University of Sussex.
Watch this guide on how to provide differentiation through voice feedback.Differentiation
Micro:bit is here chck out my tutorials on youtube.Code
A comprehensive video on how to build a CTC clone.Video Tutorials
Development of elements of the Computer Science SKE was rewarding and a vital part of national CPD for my subject.National CPD Contributions
Sometimes the best way to understand a question is to be stepped through the answer. Making thes videos has proven to benefit my department results and allow students to take ownership of their learning and revision.Exam Walkthroughs
Python is a very easy lanuage to learn at a basic level and once you have the concepts of one lanuage you can easily learn another. These tutorials cover some of the basics of Python and more will be added to aid student learning and staff CPD.Learn to Code in Python
I am currently working on new projects and these will be here soon. However, you can check out my Blog.More Soon
Why I feel Education is important? Education is knowledge gain. Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life through new eyes. It helps us build opinions. There is debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say, education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. Information cannot be converted into knowledge without the catalyst of education. Education makes us capable of interpreting things in the right way. It is not just about lessons in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life. I have undertaken many educational routes and will continue my journey of Education.
Mr Connor has helped me with my computing work, and given me confidence with my schoolwork. He is a very fun teacher, and I always look forward to his lessons. He has inspired our whole class and encourages us all to try harder in the things we enjoy. He has helped me with my anxiety, and helps us all keep calm and enjoy our last few years at school. Cheers, Sir. You are a legend!Thank A Teacher Comment - 2015
Mr Connor has been a MASSIVE help to me in my computing and has shown me a better the way of working. he has supported me through my GCSE and helped me to gain an A*. I don't think I would have got such a good grade without his help. When I first started I was so confused by programming I thought I had made a massive mistake but I made it. He has been a big inspiration to me.Thank A Teacher Comment - 2015
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