Google HE Academy 2019

I had a fantastic experience this week at Google HQ in London for the Higher Education Academy two-day event. This special event is a pilot which is taking place three times across the globe; the London event was the second run of this. I got to experience various technologies on

Expansion of Responsibilities

The new academic year of 2018-19 has got off to a busy start at college. I continue the programme leadership of our university-level RQF HND in Computing; this is a higher education course equivalent to the first two years of degree study. For the first time I am also leading

Successful EV for HND Computing 2018

Another busy year has passed in the world of further and higher education teaching. This week has been particularly busy as the External Verifier from Pearson (BTEC) has been in to assess my legacy QCF HND in Computing and new RQF HND in Computing. The verification process was positive and

Successful EV for HND Computing 2017

Another year has passed at New College Stamford. The external examiner and former principal lead of Pearson BTEC IT qualifications has approved the HND Computing programme once again in its 5th consecutive year. As programme leader since the academic year 2012/13, I am very proud of this and thank all

Ofsted Grade 2 at NCS 2017

After a very long week, Ofsted have awarded New College Stamford a grade 2 classification. This means we are classed as a good college and have no areas for improvement. Many colleges in the area have not managed to get a grade 2 since the Ofsted criteria was tightened a

Successful EV for HND Computing 2016

Another year and another successful outcome from the external verifier from Pearson Edexcel. The HND Computing and Systems Development programme (level 4 and 5) which I lead has been cleared for its fourth consecutive year since it launched in 2012/13. Assignment briefs, learner work, programme standards and verification have all

Leading the NCS LGBT Group

I am now leading the LGBT group at New College Stamford alongside another colleague. The group supports those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other. It is a community group for discussions, organising activities and promoting equality and diversity. February is an important month as it is LGBT history

Website Refresh

Hi there. My e-portfolio/CV website has had a refresh for August 2015. I hope you enjoy it. The site now uses the WordPress 2015 theme combined with the ‘Shortcodes Ultimate’ and ‘Contact Form 7’ plugins for additional functionality. Sadly, the premium theme used previously (called Socialite) ceased production and was

Industry Update Day: NetSupport

Had a great day with the team at NetSupport. In my teaching, we are encouraged to go out on industrial updates so we can ensure our lessons include the latest information about how things are done in the outside world. NetSupport are an international software development company that have been