About Us

 

Click here to see a video of innovative computing technologies being used in a Junior school

Peter Barrett

Following a successful career as a director in television and film production, Peter diversified and became ICT leader in a large primary school.  He significantly developed the pupils' learning of ICT across the school, creating projects such as Domex 2000.  He became ICT project manager of Kings Cross Educational Action Zone implementing a laser network connecting schools across the EAZ. He initiated many inspiring projects such as Virtual Carmen and the Genesis Project. Other exciting initiatives involved NASA, Expresso Education and the BBC. As well as managing projects using handheld learning devices, he organised and delivered customised ICT training for all the teachers in the schools in the EAZ. Peter has presented at many conferences including the Guardian ICT conference.  Currently a Specialist Computing Teacher at an Outstanding School, he excels in visualising how emerging technologies can be used in children's learning.  Peter owns Computing Clubs and will be running Innovation Club with Lorraine.

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine had a career in finance before re-training to work with children in 1999. She has worked across Key stage 1 to 3 and ran a thriving business as a Private Tutor supporting core subjects. Her training in SEND supports her work to inspire children to achieve their personal best. Lorraine has initiated and developed a children's digital newspaper in an Outstanding School in Kent, working with Peter to explore more complex digital media & film, developing an online news programme. This has earnt praise from Adobe, the BBC, children's authors, Bexley Borough, the London Marathon and artists from Aardman Animations, as well as the national children's newspaper; First News. Lorraine has combined her knowledge of learning, creativity and technology to develop and run Innovation Club with Peter.

Consultants who helped devise the clubs

Leon Cych

Leon has been an ICT leader for over 20 years in London schools and has been at the forefront of innovation in this field.  He taught coding for many years before it was introduced into the latest computing curriculum. He has been the editor of NAACe (National Association of Advisors for Computers in education) magazine for 2 years. He is currently a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) ambassador. He created the online niche Company L4LTV which streams live educational events and conferences to teacher communities. As a computing consultant he is involved with leading the research and development of emerging technologies.  His clients include BBC, TES, OU, University of Hull and Futurelab.

Paul Greenwood

Paul has been an ICT leader at several primary schools for over 15 years.  He is a Google certified teacher and has won many awards for the innovative use of new technologies. Notable awards were from London Grid for Learning (LGfL), BBC TV and the House of Commons.  He has led many computer training sessions for teachers in his local authority. He has a specialist knowledge of teaching programming and all aspects of filming and editing video in a range of formats. Paul is a specialist computing teacher introducing the latest emerging technologies into schools. 

Mike illuminated the way for all of us. His CV is in present tense as he was.

Mike Jupp (unexpectedly passed away 14/1/19 R.I.P.)

Following a career with British Telecom in developing Digital Telephone exchanges and specialised equipment, Mike left to pursue a career in education. He became ICT trainer and network support officer in Bexley Council. He was appointed Development Manager for the ICT group in the council and managed the introduction of LGfL networking to schools and libraries. Mike currently develops micro computers and other innovative resources for use in the advancement of coding in the classroom. He is a specialist in installing and operating Minecraft servers in schools. He has the knowledge and skills to appraise a curriculum network and advise on optimising its capabilities. Mike holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering, a MSc in Distributed Computing and a PGCE, all from the University of Greenwich.