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 of England.
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