After a number of years of being involved in Naace I would now like the opportunity to increase my participation to help shape the future of the organisation. As a Naace Fellow I actively involve myself in the work of the Association, recently Chairing LearnLive sessions at Bett and regularly attending Naace Conferences. I would now like to see Naace build on its excellent work empowering schools and individuals to share practice. I believe that the recent initiative to encourage schools to join ICT Mark Networks is a positive step to ensure that collaboration and sharing of ideas is at the heart of all that we do to promote the benefits of new technologies. I would like to see Naace reach out even further to pupils to encourage them to lead on innovative uses of technology too. I will also work to help further promote recognition of Naace amongst educational establishments.
I am currently a Computing and ICT Adviser at Havering School Improvement Services (London) providing advice and support to educational establishments across England. I have recently been part of the development team with Rising Stars to create ‘Switched on ICT’, new curriculum resources for Early Years to Key Stage Three. I am part of the Havering team that was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2013 BETT Awards for ‘ICT Service and Support’ and was Winner of the 2009 Becta ICT Excellence Awards for ‘Support for Schools’. I was also awarded Runner-up in the category of ‘Leadership, Management and Collaboration’ whilst Leader for School Improvement Through ICT at Engayne Primary School. I was a facilitator for the Strategic Leadership of ICT programme and have been personally involved in supporting schools in achieving ICT Mark. I am also a BETT and AV Awards’ Judge.
Prior to being at Engayne Primary, I held the position of Senior National Tutor/Assistant Marketing Director at mPowerNet ICT Training for Teachers at Anglia Ruskin University. Before this I held senior leadership positions teaching in two London schools. From 2008-2012 I was Chair of the Visualiser Forum, leading manufacturers, schools, local authorities and independent consultants to promote the effective use of visualisers, which led to Becta recognising visualisers as a transformational technology. I have been involved in a variety of research projects and was recently given a MirandaNet Senior Fellowship for international links through ICT, building on a MirandaNet Fellowship for research with visualisers. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in ICT in Education and make regular overseas visits to explore how new technologies support teaching and learning. I have strong links with the Japan Association for Educational Technology, which has involved me researching the use of technology in the classroom with Toyama University and being invited to address the ‘New Education Expo’ in Tokyo.
With the above information in mind I would very much welcome the support of Naace members and if elected will promise to listen to and represent the views of members.