My name is Nic Ford and I am currently deputy headteacher at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn, Lancashire. I spent 17 years teaching in London Comprehensive schools, firstly as a teacher of Geography, then as Head of Department and finally as Assistant Headteacher. As a senior leader for over 10 years I have a wealth of experience, but my main areas of specialism are teaching and learning, especially the use of technology to transform student outcomes. Two years ago, my team and I embarked on an ambitious scheme to give all learners an Ipad, and every teacher an Ipad and macbook Air. We have now been fully 1:1 for 18 months. As a school we have seen massive improvements, which is not only due to Ipads but also to the fantastic teaching and support staff who work tirelessly for the students. I suppose it is this experience and expertise that I will blog about. Hopefully someone might find it useful, especially if they are planning a similar venture or are going on a similar journey.
All views in this blog are my own, and not of the school.