We have a highly experienced team of curriculum, technical and administrative staff with an in depth understanding of schools and learning settings. The team has the expertise to support you in delivering better outcomes for children. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you – the key contacts and their areas of expertise are listed below:
Andy Wynne, Lead for eLearning & Capital Strategy:
Andy is the manager of the e-Learning Service. Andy has worked in education for more than 30 years, starting as a teacher in Adult and Further Education before moving into the schools sector 15 years ago. In recent years Andy was head of a City Learning Centre and he is currently the ICT Lead for the Sheffield Building Schools for the Future Programme. He is also closely involved in leading and developing the Sheffield schools broadband network. Andy has a wide experience of school-focused ICT and Learning Technology projects and programmes. He is a Sheffield primary school governor.
Catherine Elliott, eLearning Consultant – SEND Lead:
Catherine taught for many years in secondary schools as a teacher of Modern Languages, with a responsibility for the development of ICT. She followed her interest in learning technologies, working first in the South Yorkshire eLearning Programme Content Team, creating interactive educational content, then at the Sheffield South City Learning Centre. She has worked with a number of special schools in the city and beyond during the last 10 years, supporting the use of learning and assistive technologies. Since the publication of the new Computing Curriculum she has worked on adapting the content for learners with a range of special needs and disabilities and has recently completed the Sheffield SEND Computing Scheme of Work.
She has co-written the new 2017 Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work and has worked extensively with primary, secondary and SEND settings to embed computing as a subject, including teaching a number of exemplar lessons. She is on the committee for CAS #include, the Computing At School working party ensuring computing is accessible to all young people, and is currently leading on a piece of work to revise the P Scales for Computing.
Sue Finnigan, eLearning Consultant – Primary Lead and eSafeguarding:
Sue is a teacher with almost 30 years of experience in the classroom, in subject leadership and a variety of whole school middle leadership roles. Beginning as a secondary Physics teacher in a large 11-18 school Sue always had an interest in cross phase work and she has worked extensively in primary schools since joining the City Learning Centres as Assistant Manager in 2005. This experience leaves her uniquely placed to develop the Computing curriculum in Sheffield schools and she has co-written the new 2017 Computing Scheme of Work for Sheffield primary schools.
Sue’s interest in eSafety really developed when she joined the Sheffield East CLC. She felt that as she was promoting the use of technology so widely with teachers and young people she had a moral obligation to strive to keep them safe. Sue works closely with the City Council’s eSafety Strategy Manager and together they have recently produced an eSafety curriculum . Sue is a member of CEOP’s Education Advisory Board.
Sue is also passionate about the use of technology to assist learning in core skills e.g Literacy and Numeracy and to engage children and young people and has worked with schools on projects which demonstrate impact in these areas.
David Houston, eLearning Technical Service Manager:
David has an extensive background working in educational settings starting his IT career managing school networks in 1994, and moving to the role of technical manager of South Sheffield City Learning Centre and later as assistant manager of the centre. David has a wide experience of ICT in schools, including provision of strategic advice for head teachers and governors on key decisions involving IT investment, staffing and resource management
Current projects involve delivery of ICT health checks to support Senior leaders in schools, migrating ICT infrastructures in new purpose-built schools and virtualizing school servers. David’s main responsibilities are to lead the service’s technical support offer for schools and he contributes to the development of new programmes and services within the curriculum service.
Toby Wilson, IT & eLearning Consultant – Secondary Lead:
Toby has more than 10 years experience of working as an IT and eLearning consultant with a wide range of Sheffield schools. He has advised and supported schools senior leadership teams throughout his time in the team delivering the Building Schools in the Future programme for Sheffield City Council. His experience includes sitting on the design board for the Sheffield University Technical Colleges (UTCs), advising schools on expansions of existing buildings and assisting schools to change the way they deliver the ICT curriculum when making changes to their accommodation.
Toby can assist schools looking to increase their use of IT within the curriculum, advising on procurement of both network infrastructure and end user equipment as well as ways of making the most of the investment. Having worked with most of Sheffield’s secondary schools and academies, along with several of the Primaries and Special schools, he has a broad range of experience and expertise that can be applied to any school technology project.
He is a parent governor at a Sheffield Infant school.