Our three ICT Lead Teachers, Emma, Phil and Carol, have a vast range of experience in ICT in Hampshire schools, from graphics and multimedia to learning platforms, eSafety and the new computing curriculum.
Many of you will have met them already and benefited from their expertise. They are now available to come to your school for a day or half day, to support and train you in ICT and computing, including running INSET sessions. Their skills encompass all aspects of ICT in school. Take a look at the descriptions below.
The ICT Lead Teachers were formerly known as ICT Advanced Skills Teachers (ASTs). As funding for ASTs has been withdrawn, we have to make a charge for their services of £450 per day or £250 per half day.
To book one of the ICT Lead Teachers, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. The ICT Lead Teacher will then contact you directly to arrange the date and content of the session.
A keen ICT enthusiast, Emma has been teaching in Key Stage One and EYFS in Hampshire since 2001, and currently teaches at Kings Copse Primary.
At her previous school she created their first website and led ICT from a time when there was just one PC, supporting staff to become confident to introduce a wider range of ICT, eventually achieving ICT Mark with ICT embedded across the whole curriculum."
She became a leading ICT Teacher for Hampshire and in February 2006 qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher specialising in Primary ICT. Within this role Emma has supported infant, junior, primary and special schools in Hampshire through a wide range of projects and training, including:
- ICT to personalise learning in the primary curriculum
- ICT to enhance learning and enrich the wider curriculum
- using interactive whiteboards to engage learners
- use of multimedia programs such as Clicker, Animate it, Hue Animation, Movie Maker and ActivInspire to enhance learning
- use of ICT in the Early Years
- using learning platforms and blogging to extend learning beyond the school and engage parents
- strategic planning and assessing of ICT
- developing children’s computational thinking and programming skills at Key Stage 1 through the use of Beebots and other control technology.
Emma was one of the consultants on the Hampshire Wizkid project and during this time she completed her Masters dissertation, exploring the impact of learning platforms on children’s learning. Emma has gained a distinction in an undergraduate diploma in computing from Oxford University.
Emma is able to support schools to identify their next steps in ICT development and move learning and teaching forward.
Phil has been a class teacher at Abbotswood Junior School for over twenty years. He now works at five schools teaching computer science and helping teachers make the most of technology. He chairs the CAS (Computing at Schools) primary group. His planning and video help files are used nationally.
He has been a leading ICT Teacher for Hampshire until he became an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) specialising in Primary ICT. As an AST, Phil has supported many primary phase schools in Hampshire in a range of different ways.
Phil is able to offer ICT support for schools including:
Running full or half day inset training on any aspect of the new computing curriculum, including (but not limited to) writing programs that include sequence, selection, repetition and variables.
How small and large networks work and how we can communicate this in an exciting way.
Working with the senior management team or computing manager on KS2 curriculum design with emphasis on how to adapt the current ICT curriculum into a computing one.
Evaluating and reporting on schools' current hardware provision for all stakeholders, including pathways to improve provision economically. This is a process Phil has gone through with many infant, junior and primary schools. If a school lacks technical expertise he can also hand-hold through major upgrades including quote evaluation and sharing plans with governors.
Running eSafety briefings for parents. Normally these last for an hour and include advice on social networking, cyber-bullying and protecting children from online predators.
Working with schools on how to best use mobile devices including setup, management, curriculum integration and training.
Phil has also been involved in organising and supporting several 'Cake and Computing' sessions with Southampton University and with the CAS Wessex Computer Science Workshop.
Carol is Assistant Director of ICT at The Wavell School.
She has been an ICT Advanced Skills Teacher for several years and has been involved in supporting schools as well as running training sessions and workshops at the Hampshire ICT Conference.
In her role as an ICT Advanced Skills Teacher Carol has been running Robotics workshops and film making workshops with primary schools. In secondary schools support has been mainly curriculum development, moderation and software training.
Carol is able to offer support for schools on
- Premiere Pro
- podcasting using Garage Band
- stop frame animation/claymation.