It’s rather odd to be sitting here on the train to London finally having a moment to take stock and reflect on what’s happened to me and my teaching in the past 18 months.
My journey has been a roller-coaster to say the least, new school 1-1 computing, new classroom and learning spaces collaborative approach, new build school complete blank canvas and 3 months to get it all organised.
This has been a fantastic ride so far, but like all the great rides it involves fear, risk and at some point saying ‘bugger it let’s do it!’. I have to be honest though that this next stage of the journey is the most daunting yet as it really means that my Headteacher and I really have to put our money where our mouths are in terms of our belief that this collaborative Ict experiential learning really does make a difference to children’s lives and futures.
There are clearly going to be huge challenges ahead, my to do list after a single day is already frighteningly long, and I’m not sure how we’re going to get everything done by September, bu one things for certain – the school will be opening in September and there will be nearly 500 children walking through the doors.
I’m just hoping that what they walk into is one of the most amazing and creative experiences that they will ever have.
To some degree my own journey and the huge amount of change that I’ve been through is in a small way reflective of the changes that they will face out there in the big wide world, so I’m confident that our vision is right.
This blog however also needs to go through a period of change too. Whilst I still intend to use it to promote excellent teaching with technology, I also intend to blog about the challenges that present themselves when setting up what must, and will be on of the first purpose built 21st Century schools in the country.
Bugger it here we go…