Creator of the Woodlands Junior Website
I started the world famous Woodlands website from scratch fourteen years ago and still work on the website today, spending at least an hour every evening working on it. I do all the work in my spare time and make no money from it for myself.
Not only is Woodlands Web the most visited school website in the country (by far) but it regularly hits the number three spot for all educational websites in the UK.
I have a great passion for ICT and know first hand how the tools we have today can make learning fun, enjoyable and interactive for both pupils and teachers.After leaving Woodlands Junior School in 2003, I worked for the local education authority as an ICT Consultant for seven years.
I now work part time at The Granville School, an independent school in Sevenoaks, teaching ICT to 3 year olds up to 11 year olds.
I also work part time in two state schools, where I am an e-learning co-ordinator. I work alongside teachers in these two schools helping them embed ICT in their lessons, as well as running both schools websites.
I am an Akela. I run a very popular Cub Scout pack for 24 boys and girls aged between 8 and 11 years. I love teaching the Cubs about the world around them through games and activities. The Woodlands website, especially the calendars, help me alot with my program planning. In fact, I wrote the calendars so that I had a resource at hand and ideas for every week.
I am also Geocacher. I enjoy spending many weekends geocaching – a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. I have discovered much from the places I have visited through geocaching.
I am very keen to capture the treasures of today that may not be here tomorrow.