St Helena : NEW ADVISORY TEACHER FOR ICT ARRIVES TODAY
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 08.09.2013 (Article Archived on 22.09.2013)
Arriving on the RMS today is new Advisory Teacher for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Andy Day (photo attached).
ADVISORY TEACHER FOR ICT ARRIVES TODAY
Arriving on the RMS today is new
Advisory Teacher for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Andy Day
Based at Prince Andrew School Andy
will teach ICT classes to students there but will also provide ICT curriculum
leadership across the whole of the Education Directorate.
Andy joins the Directorate from a
previous role as a senior teacher at a large rural Secondary School in the West
Director of Education and
Employment, Colin Moore said:
“We have recruited Andy to
lead on 21st century learning. It is vital that our young people
possess the skills to compete in an increasingly technologically driven global
economy. With the coming of the airport more and more of our young people will
need to have advanced skills in using information technology.
“Andy has worked
successfully for a number of years in different schools in the West of England
where he has introduced new teaching and learning styles and supported the
introduction of a range of exciting learning resources. I have no doubt that he
will help us take learning to new levels on St Helena.”
“I am very much looking
forward to this challenge, both professionally and personally. New technologies
are important as they will open new doors and possibilities to the young people
of St Helena.
“ICT is exciting because it
is always changing and developing, a subject in which we are all lifelong
learners, both students and staff. I am particularly interested in using ICT to
promote independent learning and encourage thinking skills.
“The Internet, when used
properly can be an amazing resource for learning, and I am keen to promote its
safe and positive use for all students.”
Andy is accompanied by wife Lucy
and sons, Toby (13) and Lawrence (9), all are looking forward to life on the
Island and enjoying all it has to offer.
2 September 2013