Hi there! This is me in a nutshell:
Welshman, Geographer, Assistant Headteacher, Primary School Governor, ultra marathon shuffler, Beer Lover, Author, Pedagogic Trouble Maker
Assistant Headteacher at Patcham High School in Brighton
. Interested in education, creative pedagogy and the use of technology. Trying my best to push boundaries and empowering others. I don’t believe that ‘the’ answer to teaching and learning exists, just a collection of powerful (and often simple) tools and approaches. The skill of the teacher is to select the best tool for the job.
My work has attracted some bling over the years. In 2013 I was recognised with the Ordnance Survey Excellence in Geography Teaching Award by the Royal Geographical Society. I am a Fellow of the RGS and Chartered Geographer. Proud to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator, Jamie Oliver Dream Teacher and Best Teacher Blog of 2011 in the Education Blog Awards. From 2011, I was responsible for developing and implementing a Bring Your Own Device Policy at Priory School and as Curriculum Leader for Geography I increased the headline A*-C GCSE grades by 32%. The department was accredited as a Geographical Association Centre of Excellence.
I consider myself an education activist, organising a number of TeachMeets and speaking at a range of conferences and events.
I’m not a fan of desks, but have sat at one long enough to develop a range of textbooks and award winning resources including the award winning classroom study aids from Discover the World, a GCSE Revsion Resource for Philip Allan and am currently working on projects for Hodder, Bloomsbury and Routledge.
When not working I take mountains, coffee, real ale and running fairly seriously. I’ve completed the Lakeland 50 and hope to finish the 100 mile version in 2017.
I’m always on an adventure and can be found knocking around in Goring by Sea in West Sussex or bright and early on Hove Lawns with OTTTraining