The main aim is to provide free, creative and useful resources to share with the teaching community and parents who teach at home. Follow and browse our blog posts for ideas and thoughts on the latest technology, trends and research in primary education.
Tom can help advise and support:
IPad technologies. Introducing staff to iPad features. One-to-one pupil devices. Feedback and marking.
Recommended educational apps for schools and at home.
Accessibility features for EAL and SEND children. There are many wonderful tools to help support different learning needs.
Creative hooks. Using Virtual Reality, sound, film and imagery to transform a boring lesson to something that will create excitement, discussion and wonder.
Video. IMovie, Apple Clips, DoInk, Video Leap and Green Screen.
Photo. Using your iPad camera to teach National Curriculum objectives from art, wellbeing, design and technology.
Drawing. How tools like Markup can help children be creative when completing activities and how Sketches School can unleash the powerful potential of children’s creativity.
Music, audio and podcasting. How you can record, edit and share pupil work and ideas easily including how to set up a school radio and podcast show.
Online safety. Download and read the Be Internet Legends pupil workbooks created by Tom specifically to support ages 7-11 years old.
Reading comprehension using music and songs. Download the Streaming for Reading packs to get started in your school.
Podcast. The Teacher TLC podcast aims to reach out to highly motivated educators and share positive and inspiring stories. Worth sharing with any new teachers starting at your school.
Tom’s training is based where he lives in the East Midlands and currently consists by working alongside partners and educational institutions across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He is happy to visit schools but can often provide support virtually by sharing resources and information online. If you would like to find out more about Tom’s training please get in touch via email or DM on socials.
We work closely with Jigsaw24 technical and sales to help schools understand and experience educational technologies.
Tom currently runs two ICT leader networks across the East Midlands. He works as an SLE for George Spencer Alliance in Nottingham and as a Network lead for Nottinghamshire and Mansfield district schools. If you are interested in any ICT subject leader support please get in touch.
Documents, resources and books
Tom has authored a range of useful documents for school leaders, computing subject leaders, teachers and parents.
There are a range of high quality and up to date subject leader documents for online safety and the computing framework of skills progression available to download. If you would like to gain access to an editable version for your school please get in contact.