Since 1996, I have been teaching, having made my flight from commerce. As a geography teacher, pastoral and senior manager, I have had the fortune and privilege to teach with many inspirational people and to work with many great students.
What ever school is about, it is about the journey of learning not the race of assessment. Using iPads in the classroom has been transformational in the way that I think about teaching and learning. The device has given me the opportunity to re-think the ways in which I teach and to question what I do. I have presented on this at various events such as the Apple European Education Leadership Summit, London 2014 and I am booked for occasional INSET training sessions on behalf of the Geographical Association.
I am the author of Approaches to learning and teaching Geography – a toolkit for international teachers (CUP, 2017) which is written in collaboration with Cambridge International.
I joined the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge, UK in September 2007 as Director of 6th form and IB Coordinator and then from 2013, as Director of Communications. I was Director of Guidance from 2015 to 2016 and Head of Sixth Form and Guidance from 2016 to 2017.
In October 2017 I joined The Perse School, Cambridge as Assistant Head (Educational Opportunities).
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Simon Armitage, 2017