Using tablets to teach programming in the primary classroom.
Neil is the Computing tutor on the Primary PGCE courses for both Brunel University, London and the University of Leeds. He also teaches Computing to children at Swanbourne House School, Buckinghamshire, where he has recently launched a free STEM activities programme for local primary schools. When working independently, Neil’s work is increasingly recognised at an international level and, most recently, he has been working as a consultant for Cambridge University in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the past year, Neil was also a lead contributor to European Schoolnet Academy’s (Brussels) “How to teach computing” MOOC.
Within the UK, Neil’s most recent work has involved preparing primary school teachers for the new primary Computing National Curriculum; as both as a consultant and for Rising Stars / Computing at School. He is an approved examiner / moderator for Cambridge International Examinations’ A-Levels and GCSEs, in addition to an assessor for the CAS / BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching. Neil is qualified as a CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Ambassador and has a particular interest in promoting e-Safety and preventing cyber-bullying.