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Oli Trussell

YEARS AT PRS: 4 years SUBJECT: Maths

TRAINED AT: Oxford Brookes University CURRENT ROLE: Lead Practitioner in Education Technology STARTING ROLE: NQT - Maths SUMMARY:

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Princes Risborough School

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I started at PRS in 2010 as an NQT. The support I received in my first year here was amazing. I had a professional development tutor, a subject mentor and a coach from a different department. Whenever I needed anything, I always knew exactly how and where to get help from. I’ve since gone on to be Second in Maths, where I was given lots of opportunities to develop new systems which have been readily implemented by a keen department. We have now implemented a ‘flipped’ learning model across all key stages, and have developed an extremely successful pre-topic testing model of all students. We also collaboratively plan medium term lesson plans which enables us to deliver consistently good lessons whilst also reducing the workload! As a self-confessed bit-of-a-geek, I’ve been keen to encourage all students and staff to use technology to enhance pedagogical practice. The school recognised this passion and offered me the role of Lead Practitioner in Education Technology. I’ve been given lots of chances to seek further professional development, and was fortunate enough to be recognised by Google and awarded Google Certified Teacher status in 2013. I am proud to be leading the school through exciting new times involving advancements in technology. We are adopting a BYOD policy which will enable us to transform the way in which we teach and students learn. We have a wonderful staff here at PRS who are always willing to adopt new pedagogy and just try stuff out! My job has been made so much easier as a direct result of this. Our students are becoming increasingly digitally literate, and we are on a journey which could see massive impacts on their learning capabilities. We have many students who have volunteered to be ‘Digital Leaders’ and, along with our staff ‘Digital Champions’, are keen to support the adoption of technology across the whole school.



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