Educational Technology Consultant

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Educational Technology Consultant

Our Education Technology Consultant, Richard Skidmore, has a wealth of experience gathered over 17 years as a primary school teacher. Using technology to facilitate independent learning and creativity has been a key focus for him during his career so far and we are delighted to have him on the team!
 
Richard will be available to enable you to:

  • Use Google Workspace for Education effectively in the classroom, enhancing teaching and learning through its use.
  • Apply Google Workspace for Education throughout your school or Trust.
  • Give staff the confidence and skills to utilise technology in the classroom.
  • More specifically Richard can cover Google Docs, Sheets, Meet, Classroom, Forms, Sites and much more!

Delivering the computing curriculum

If you require any support with aspects of the computing curriculum or using technology to develop teaching and learning then please get in touch.  Here are some of the ways we have helped schools in recent months:

  • Working 1:1 or in small groups with teachers to develop skills
  • Bespoke staff CPD meetings
  • Working alongside computing leads to develop computing across the school
  • Support in developing the use of technology to impact teaching and learning
  • Developing the teaching of computer science across both key stages
  • Using technology to support children with SEND

Find out more about delivering the computing curriculum, please click here.

About Richard

Richard Skidmore, has 17 years experience as a primary teacher and latterly an Assistant Headteacher. In addition to being the Computing Lead for a large multi academy trust, he is also a Google Certified Educator and a Seesaw Ambassador. He has vast experience in using technology innovatively in his own classroom as well as developing its use by other teachers. He says:

“Hi, my name is Richard Skidmore and I am the Education Consultant here at Vital.  I joined the team in April 2022 after 17 years of teaching in primary education. During that time I led many subjects but was given the role of ICT coordinator during my NQT year. The subject has changed beyond recognition since then and I have enjoyed the challenge of adapting and also seeing the wider influence of technology within teaching and learning. 

“As an assistant headteacher in my previous school, I was able to roll out the use of chromebooks and GSuite to transform the way learning took place. I have vast experience in using technology innovatively in my own classroom as well as developing its use by other teachers. 

“During my time as computing lead for Ebor Academy Trust, I worked alongside teachers, computing leads, and headteachers to develop the use of technology within their schools. This involved working 1:1 with teachers, preparing and delivering bespoke CPD, and helping subject leaders with developing their computing and technology strategy. I am really enjoying the opportunity to continue working within schools and ensuring that the children get the most out of the technology within school.”