Supporting the teaching of Computing across the Trust “has opened new opportunities for me professionally"
James Radburn, The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust Computing School Champion and Class Teacher had the opportunity to work across the academy to support the teaching of Computing.
"As a teacher at Northwick Manor Primary School, in my fifth year of teaching, I had the opportunity to work across the academy to support the teaching of Computing. Previously, I had led the subject within my school and had led several local events and meetings outside of school. I wanted to broaden my horizons as well as having the opportunity to push myself, which I was ready for."
"In fulfilling this role for several years, it has given me opportunities to craft my skills as a teacher and as a leader. I find visiting other schools a real privilege and some of the best forms of professional development available; from leading staff meetings across other schools; planning, delivering a coherent curriculum, and supporting staff in its implementation. I have had the opportunity to talk to all levels of leadership, from coordinators to heads, to finance to Trustees to ensure our clear vision is heard and supported. This work has opened new opportunities for me professionally and has provided me with experiences outside of the academy too where I now lead training for the National Centre of Computing."
"In terms of a secondment opportunity, I could not speak highly enough about the positive experience I have had. I never wanted to leave the academy after the hard work I have done but wanted the experience of another school in a different year group. Every school has its own identity and moving from a large to a relatively small setting has been fascinating. It has honed my craft and even moving Key Stages has enabled me to see the progression across the whole primary age phase which will set me in good stead as I move through my career."