My name is Paul Adams. I am, first and foremost, a teacher. I have spent most of my career teaching in Primary Schools. I have been an ICT co-ordinator in two different schools, leading Buckingham Primary School into achieving the ICT Mark on two occasions. I featured in Becta's 'Learning Platforms in Action' and the National Strategy 'Learning and Teaching using ICT' training materials. I completed an MSc in Computing in 2011, with my efforts graded as 'Distinction' and receiving a prize from Oxford Brookes University for my achievements.
As part of my final dissertation, I created Planet: Number, on online resource for developing pupils' skills in mathematics. Planet: Number has been successfully used by hundreds of pupils since its creation.
In December 2013, I became a Google Certified Teacher following attendance at the Google Teaching Academy in London.
I was Headteacher at Great Horwood Combined School between 2011 and 2014, leading the school to its first 'Good' rating from Ofsted in over ten years.
I currently teach at Furze Down School in Buckinghamshire.
Feedback from recent training:
"The most I've learnt in a training session in years!"
"It is just what teachers need as we enter the world of computing!"
"I would have loved a whole day session instead of just the three hours!"
"Speed and manner of introduction of new skills and ideas was great."
"This training was very motivating, and tailored to the learners' needs and requirements. I can't wait to get going with my year 5s!"