Teaching

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Dulwich College

Paul began teaching at Dulwich College Junior School in 1994 as form teacher to a Year 6 class. Being particularly interested in ICT he found himself helping other staff and soon became the ICT co-ordinator. The ICT department was very forward thinking and even back in the mid-1990s they were using early digital cameras such as the Apple Quicktake (that took images at a whopping 0.3MP) and building simple websites with photos, text and hyperlinks with Year Five and Year Six pupils. 

In the winter he coached rugby and in the summer coached rowing to pupils in the senior school, taking a crew to the National Championships in Nottingham in 1998. Although triathlon was still in its infancy, he also took a group of Year Six pupils to an early children's triathlon event. 

As a senior school boarding house tutor his responsibilities included getting everyone up and over to breakfast once a week, over to dinner in the evenings, supervising prep and ensuring pupils were in their rooms at night, as well as weekend duties every fortnight.

Main Responsibilities:

 

  • teaching the curriculum to Y6 class

  • developing ICT schemes of work for the Junior School.

  • teaching ICT to two other classes

  • supporting other teachers

  • liaising with the middle school and senior school ICT coordinators to ensure progression.

  • Senior school boarding house tutor

With the iMacs came exciting software such as iMovie for video editing and film making was introduced to Year 6. For the summer term project the classes would work in small groups to create a 30 second short movie from storyboard to completed product and including their own music as well. Younger pupils also had the opportunity during summer holidays to make stop-frame animation films. 

​In 1998 Paul moved to University College School Junior Branch in Hampstead as ICT co-ordinator, but this time as a full time teacher of ICT to every class, as well as supporting, training and enthusing staff to use technology in their teaching. He also developed and built a brand new ICT suite. This was just after the early "candy colour" iMacs came out and he was able to create a wonderful work space. The following year he created a fully wireless network throughout the school and began to roll out laptops to staff and classrooms, creating one the first wireless school networks in the country.​ 

University College School

As staff became more confident in the use of technology, AV equipment was introduced into every classroom as well as a school-wide report database for teachers to write reports on their own laptops.

Film Making

Main Responsbilities:

 

  • developing and updating the ICT curriculum and schemes of work

  • assisting in the integration of ICT into other subjects

  • supporting and training staff, including after school workshops

  • keeping up to date with the latest technological developments and attending BETT each year

  • maintaining ICT equipment and a rolling programme of replacements 

  • managing the ICT budget

  • teaching all pupils in the school

 

Alongside teaching at UCS Paul worked with an ex-colleague (previously head of ICT at Dulwich College) who set up a company called "Macs In My School" supporting small schools’ ICT with technical advice, installations and server management, teaching after school workshops and helping to run the stand at BETT. 

Photography

In 2006 Paul left teaching to pursue a career in photography and he has been running his own business since then in Brighton and Hove. 

Specialising mostly in weddings and portraits, he has twice been shortlisted from over 5000 entries for Professional Photographer of the Year, once in the portrait category and once in the wedding category.  He has also continued to teach and enjoyed running introduction to photography courses for adults. 

Solutions Inc.

In 2012 Paul joined Solutions Inc. as an Education Consultant. Solutions are a Premium Apple re-seller and provide Apple computers and iPads to schools in the South of England. He attended several courses at Apple HQ on the use of technology in education, created online "how to" video clips for teachers and reviewed hundreds of educational apps to help teachers find the best support for their needs. He also developed programmes of study for staff.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • developing programmes of study for training staff in schools and colleges using Apple Macs and iPads

  • teaching workshops in schools and colleges

  • discussing deployment and integration of technology with clients

  • managing client accounts

  • attending regular training as part of Apple’s Professional Development programme, taught by Apple Distinguished Educators

  • acquiring new clients

 

 

Knightsbridge School

Paul joined Knightsbridge School part-time in June 2017 and from September 2017 spent a year as Head of Digital Learning. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • developing and updating the ICT curriculum and schemes of work

  • assisting in the integration of ICT into other subjects

  • supporting and training staff, including after school workshops and e-Safety

  • keeping up to date with the latest technological developments and attending BETT each year

  • teaching all pupils from Year 3 to Year 8

  • Managing the School VLE

  • Managing the school Chromebooks

Lancing College Prep, Hove

Paul is currently teaching Computing and Design & Technology at  Lancing College Prep, Hove.