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

New Role as Teaching and Learning Coach (TLC)

I am delighted that I have got a new position at New College Stamford as a Teaching and Learning Coach (TLC). I will be providing help, support and developmental observations to teaching staff who require it. The role was appointed in December 2014 and started in January 2015. This new

Graduation of my HE Students 2014

My first round of higher education (University) students had their graduation ceremony this September (2014) after completing the HND in Computing and Systems Development that I coordinate. 3 learners have progressed on to the optional third year top-up course at mainstream Universities. 3 learners have gained full-time work, and 2

DTLLS Teacher Training Complete

I have completed by DTLLS Level 5 teacher training qualification which now qualifies me to teach in FE colleges and other centres. I will be applying for QTLS Qualfied Teacher Learning and Skills status in the near future which covers schools and colleges. Many thanks to my personal tutor Paula

Successful EV for HND Computing

I have been running the new HE course in Computing and Systems Development since September 2012. The external verifier from exam board Edexcel came down (Feb 2013) and cleared the course. I feel very proud of this and it has all been down to hard work and good commitments within

Higher National Computing

From September 2012 I became course co-ordinator for the brand new HND in Computing and Systems Development at New College Stamford. This is a higher national University-level course where learners can study locally within college as an alternative to moving away and enrolling at a large University. The HND naturally

3rd Academic Teaching Year

From September 2012 I have started my 3rd academic year in FE teaching. There are more student numbers this year along with a new higher education course which I am co-ordinating. I will also be completing the final year of the DTLLS teacher training programme, which ends in June 2013.

2nd Academic Teaching Year: Update

My 2nd academic year in teaching is going well. I am doing more hours compared to my first academic year, and am now teaching the following IT subjects at level 3: Computer Networks Database Design E-Commerce Digital Graphics Website Production Client-side Customisation of Web Pages I am also getting more