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Gregory Anderson


Personal Statement

Personal Statement

A born Brummie currently living in Yorkshire, I enjoy exploring how web tools can engage and inspire all learners in a literate and creative classroom. I have been teaching in various roles for five years, although I qualified last year in my current post as an English teacher in a Catholic secondary school, serving a mixed 11-16 catchment.

While I accept it is possible to achieve academically without ICT, I believe that ICT can offer a different - and somewhat enhanced - learning experience in the secondary school.

Like so many, I started out with a flashy whizz-bang approach to ICT. This may have succeeded in entertaining the pupils for a time, and offered an accidental learning value too. However, it was only through my work with NATE that I realised that it is how the pupils engage with the ICT that leads to deep-learning.

Still, I enjoy the playful aspect of teaching English with ICT, and I feel rather fortunate that I essentially get paid to pursue my hobbies. Above all, I subscribe to the belief that if a pupil is engage and empowered in their learning, then they will invariably succeed.

My reflections on how to achieve this with ICT are recorded in my blog at

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