Hi! This is my personal blog. I mainly write about education, technology and running. By writing this column, I aim to explore, reflect on and evaluate my own learning; sharing my thoughts, ideas and experiences as an educator.
- What is Independent Learning? (…by far my most read post!)
- Thinking Space
- Ceci n’est pas une pipe and the death of Media Studies
- 3 things I do every school day that make me a better teacher
- Busting a hole in the wall (the purpose of education)
You can find every post that I have published in the archive or try using the search field in the sidebar.
I have been an educator for sixteen years, having completed a degree in American Studies (2001) and a PGCE in English and Media Studies (2003). I am currently Vice Principal at The St Leonards Academy in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. I completed a Masters in Education (2010-2013) through The School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. You can read more about it here.
I married Jennifer (my soul mate) in May 2004. We live in a flat, just a few minutes walk from the beach. I read a wide variety of books and blogs. I’m a film buff, music snob and avid podcast listener. I enjoy art, photography, theatre and I love to travel.
My blog is hosted on a European server by Reclaim Hosting and powered by the latest version of WordPress. The design is a moderately customised version of the standard ‘Twenty Fifteen‘ WordPress Theme. The font is IBM Plex Sans which is part of the open sourced IBM Plex™ typeface family. Maintenance and coding are managed with FileZilla and Atom.
All material on this blog is published under a Creative Commons license. The opinions that are expressed here are my own and in no way reflect the opinions of my employer. Comments will be subjected to moderation and remain the responsibility of those who posted them.