The aim of the ICT Department is to prepare boys for the future. It is without question that they will be entering a workplace where IT skills are essential, no matter which career they choose to follow.
Being a confident and competent user is important but we also aim to inspire boys to look ‘under the bonnet’ of technology, understanding what it is they are using and how it works. Programming has always been part of the curriculum and helps to develop many skills including creativity, logic, patience and the ability to solve problems to name but a few.
Where possible the boys are taught in real life contexts and lessons are by nature cross curricular. We take the education of E-Safety very seriously, and this is embedded throughout the curriculum.
Head of ICT & Deputy Head (Academic)
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I find education fascinating, and have wanted to be a teacher since around the age of five. I graduated from Rolle College, University of Plymouth in 2001 with a BEd (Hons) in Music and have been lucky enough to have worked in some fantastic, and often challenging, schools throughout the past 18 years. It is a privilege to have taught children from Reception up to Year 8, as it has given me a deeper understanding of how children develop and learn over a long period of time.
Coming from a technical family, from the start of my career I have been involved in technology in education. I spent a period of time as a Local Authority Consultant for ICT, supporting a variety of schools many of which were in Special Measures. This role also involved training teachers to teach effectively using technology and helping to run conferences, which disseminated good practice.
Music has always been a passion, and over the years I have been in many bands as a singer, guitarist or keyboard player. I am married to Richard Squire who runs Forest Schools at Moulsford, and our toddler Sylvester and dog Bosun take up most of our free time!