I have been a Computing teacher for over 15 years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing both the subject’s changes and how the progression of technology has altered teaching. It is a genuinely fascinating process, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it. It has certainly given me some practical experiences that inspire interesting discussions in my classroom.
I have spent most of my career as a Head of Department, and it has been my privilege to teach GCSE and A Level for the entirety of that time. However, whilst I always appreciate the importance of examination level teaching, I also cherish teaching my younger students, as the development of their computing skills provides the building blocks to their success later on in their education.
On a more personal note, I am the third generation of teachers in my family, so it must be in our genes (although I’m sure our Biology Tutors would disagree with me!). Teaching is a wonderful profession that allows the sharing of facts, ideas, theories, and contains all of the world’s possibilities.
I have two daughters, and their curiosity and questions are an endless source of joy and entertainment for me. Education is something to embrace throughout your life, as there is always something new to learn or experience. When I am not teaching or spending time with my family, I am an avid bookworm with a soft spot for ancient texts such as The Iliad or The Aeneid, or I equally enjoy more modern writers such as Stephen Fry. I have also been a fan of photography since I was a teenager, although I suspect I am more focused on capturing a moment in time than developing my technique.
I look forward to sharing my passion for the ever-changing subject that is Computing with you.