'Over the past two years Ian has played an integral part of introducing and embedding the use of Accelerated Learning within the classrooms at King Harold Academy. Teaching staff have embraced wholeheartedly Ian's CPD sessions and the resources he has created in order to promote its regular use within lessons. As a result many staff are now systematically using the Accelerated Learning cycle resulting in more engaging and challenging lessons. As always Ian's sense of humour and love of Teaching and Learning has encouraged teaching staff to use innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning'.
Ian is currently Deputy Headteacher at Debden Park High School. Previously he led the Humanities team, his teaching specialism is History but has taught a number of different subjects. Over the past six years Ian has led teaching and learning at Debden Park High school, introducing and embedding the Accelerated Learning cycle. Ian has also developed an in-house training programme “Debden Minds” which is a forum for teachers to learn about and discuss “Visible Learning” and effective pedagogy. Ian gained SLE Accreditation in 2011.
Areas of expertise:
- Whole school CPD
- Visible learning
- Accelerated learning
- Embedding Assessment for Learning
Recent deployment/outreach work:
- Creating a “vision for learning” through the Accelerated Learning Cycle at Chichester High School for Boys
- History Moderation and support at Hylands School
- Leading Learning at King Harold Business and Enterprise Academy
Currently involved in:
Ian is leading learning across both Debden Park High School and King Harold Business and enterprise academy. His work involves using similar but bespoke training, monitoring and evaluation practices for both schools. Ian has recently completed his training as an OFSTED inspector.