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Rob Ellis

Website: www.southernelearningassociates.co.uk

Blog: http://icttalk.wordpress.com/

Personal Statement | ICT Details


Personal Statement

Rob Ellis has more than 30 years experience as a teacher and senior leader in schools. More recently he has worked as a local authority officer before starting ICTTALK Ltd.

When last inspected by Ofsted when teaching the report identified both his “co-ordination and management of ICT” and “arrangements for recording pupils’ ICT capability” as “excellent” and schemes of work as “high quality”. Leadership was described as “outstanding”.

The report also made reference to “very positive” pupil responses. Attainment was “high” and achievement varied from “very good to excellent” by the time children left the school and was “well above the national expectations”.

As well as ICT Rob had previously led history and mathematics as well as being an advisory teacher for mathematics and is well placed to advise on effective use of ICT as a learning tool. He has taught every subject in the curriculum at one time or another.

His breadth of experience ranges from delivery of INSET, both short and long courses, with a wide variety of foci to substantial procurements such as an LA wide VLE.

He has worked with an array of organisations both public and private such as Ultralab as a teacher researcher, QCA on onscreen testing and the South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL) as his LA's representative on its steering group.

Over the different periods of his career he has been involved with data (and its transition to information) in a number of ways, both as a school data manager and at LA level.

Over the last few years a major focus has been e-safety and as a ThinkUKnow Ambassador Rob has delivered training to colleagues, school staff and governors, parents and more than 6,500 young people. He was a member of his Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) Executive Group working to develop a strategy and action plan.

His interests include:

ICT Interests

In a time of economic hardship I have become more and more interested in how free applications and websites can be used in innovative and exciting ways particularly to demonstrate learning or tell other stories. I am also interested in the use of ICT to enhance anytime, anyplace learning and to give learners an audience for their work beyond just their teacher.

Among a vast range of areas that nudge my curiosity is that of information literacy. I see this as a life skill that as well as ensuring that a student is not misled in a search for information for a homework project will guide them through dangerous areas of the web like, say, dietary fad sites. As an adult it's also the skill that will help you avoid buying a nonexistent timeshare!


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