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Marc Richardson

Primary ICT/Computing Advisor

Personal Statement

I am a professional, committed and qualified teacher who hopes to use the experience I have gained through my 10 years in education by developing my tutoring skills in both 1:1 sessions and small groups. I am qualified to teach Key Stage 2 children and although my day job involves focusing on the teaching of ICT/Computing, much of that teaching, as well as my tutoring experience, is through other subjects such as Literacy and Mathematics.  I would also be confident teaching Mathematics at KS3+ as that would complement my Degree-level studies.

Work experience

Oct 2002Jul 2003

Learning Support Practitioner

Shireland Hall Primary School

EAL support for individuals and groups of children ranging from nursery through to Year 6.

Sep 2007Jan 2009

Project Leader - Primary FiTS

Walsall Children's Services

Project leader supporting Walsall schools with the implementation of Primary FiTS including:

  • providing consultancy support and advice to Senior Leaders and key ICT Staff
  • preparation and leading of relevant courses and materials
  • providing e-mail and telephone support
Jan 2009Apr 2010

Senior Learning Platform Analyst

Walsall Children's Services

Principal support for all Walsall schools in regard to the use of Learning Platforms including:

  • leading, teaching and supporting Learning Platform focussed projects in schools
  • supporting staff with their use of Learning Platforms through training
  • prepartion and leading of Learning Platform courses and materials
  • providing e-mail and telephone support
Sep 2010Jul 2012

KS1/2 Tutor

Cohort Tuition and Alpha Tutors

Tutored small groups (5/6) Year 4-6 pupils with general KS2 English and Maths support.  Also had a couple of 1:1 tutees for similiar support (Y2, 4 & 6).

May 2010Present

Primary ICT/Computing Advisor

Walsall Children's Services

Providing Curriculum ICT support to Walsall Primary, Nursery and Special schools including:

  • leading, teaching and supporting ICT-based projects in schools
  • supporting staff with their use of ICT through training and/or team-teaching
  • organising collaborative projects with both staff and students
  • preparation and leading of ICT-based courses
  • providing telephone and email support

References

Lucy Jayes

Mohammed Hussain

Portfolio

Skills and Interests

  • Google Certified Teacher - Attended the Google Teacher Academy in London 2012.  Supported schools and delivered courses on the use of Google Apps for Education in schools.
  • Apple - Designed and delivered training support for the Apple iLife suite, iBook Author and the use of iPads in the classroom.
  • Football - Player (1997-current) and Manager of Birmingham Citadel Football Club (2007–2011)
  • App Design - Designed and published Android App on Play Store
  • Music - Grade 7 music on Eb Tenor Horn & Grade 5 music theory
  • Member of Birmingham Citadel Band of the Salvation Army

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Education

Sep 1998Jul 2002

BSC (Hons) 2:1

Aston University

Mathematics and Business Administration

Sep 1996Jul 1998

A Levels & GCSEs

Dartmouth High School & VIth Form

A Levels                                                 GCSEs                                                                         

Mathematics & Statistics - B             10 GCSE's from A-C (including Maths & English)

Economics - B

Music - B

General Studies - B