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How’s the mission going?

I left Heathfield Primary School in December to follow a dream and a mission to get more children and teachers blogging whilst using new Web2.0 tools. I knew I was starting a temporary Headship at the beginning of February so took the plunge and resigned from Heathfield on December 31st.

Since then, my world has inextricably changed. From having a completely free diary for January, this quickly filled up. In fact, it filled up in a matter of weeks from going public with my news in November 2012. January saw partnerships struck up with:

St. Cleopas Schools in Liverpool
Worsbrough Common Primary School in Barnsley
Heather Garth Primary School in Barnsley
St. Bernard’s School in Ellesmere Port
Wroxham Teaching School in Potters Bar
Francis Baily School in Newbury

I have been working with the above schools for a number of days over a number of weeks developing blogging and the use of Web2.0 tools to engage learners with the ultimate goal of improving standards in writing. I have also been lucky enough to work with a number of people including:

Pie Corbett and the Nelson Thornes team at BETT
John Sutton with a host of blogging roadshow days
Rising Stars
Oxford University Press on their Tablets and Apps project
ECM Consultancy based in the NW of England.
National Literacy Trust with Cliff Manning, Kate Wilson and John Sutton.

All in all, it has been the hardest 7 weeks of work I have ever done. However, it has been the most rewarding 7 weeks in my professional life. Over the next few months I will be working with:

Oxford University Press
Rising Stars
Nelson Thornes
John Sutton with our Embed with Mitchell and Sutton
Pie Corbett on a number of conferences
Bedford Hall Primary School in Wigan
Leigh St. Peter’s Primary School in Wigan
Hull LA
Heather Garth Primary School in Barnsley
St. Mary’s in Shenfield Essex
Worsbrough Common Primary School in Barnsley
Leamore Primary School in Walsall
Optimus Conference
NATE Conference workshop
UKLA Conference in Manchester delivering a Keynote
Education Innovation
First News in London
Italian Ministry of Education
Schools in Moscow.
CatonCPS in Lancaster as their part time Headteacher!

Believe it or not, I still have some dates to work with schools developing writing through blogging and new Web2.0 tools. If you are interested in working with me, please fill in the form below to begin discussions:

February 19, 2013

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