About

About Anthony Lees

About

I am a primary educator from Devon, UK and currently deputy head of a large primary school, within a multi academy trust. I lead on EdTech and computing for the trust, as well as music, and on the primary branch of the regional NCCE Computing Hub, CAS group and EdTech Demonstrator School.  I am very lucky.

Over the years, I have been a primary class teacher, specialist teacher, whole class instrument teacher, course facilitator, musician and trainer.

In my own time I like to create, write, film courses and YouTube videos and make things. From the areas of this site, you can contact me for any of my professional roles, and also to follow or engage in any of my personal projects as well.


Current Roles

Specialist Leader of Education

SLE through Cornerstone Teaching School for Music and Computing.

STEM Learning CPD Mark Lead Facilitator

STEM accredited lead facilitator. I deliver courses and CPD in computing, science and facilitation through the STEM and NCCE Computing Hub programmes.

Deputy Head

Deputy head of school at a large primary school in Devon, UK.

Computing at School Community Leader

I run a primary level CAS community for Exeter, Devon. I organise and facilitate half termly meetings for local primary teachers to exchange knowledge, information and resources for primary computing leads. We host a guest speaker most sessions.

SSAT Lead Practitioner Trainer

SSAT qualified trainer for their lead practitioner and enhancing teacher programmes.

OLEVI Outstanding Facilitator

Certification through OLEVI to deliver their outstanding teacher programme and improving teacher programmes.

Noteworthy

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

MIEE within the Microsoft educator community, which is a measure of technical and pedagogical skill using Microsoft tools for teaching and learning.

Microsoft Certified Educator

Microsoft exam-based qualification covering use of Microsoft tools in the classroom, but also 21st century learning design and pedagogical principles for curriculum design fit for future learning.

Microsoft MIE Master Trainer

MIEE certification to train other educators as MIE and MIEEs.

Microsoft Global Learning Mentor

Previously called the Skype Master Teacher programme,  accreditation within Microsoft’s educator programmes.

Adobe Creative Educator (Level 1)
CEOP Ambassador

Qualified to deliver the CEOP online safety courses.

Wakelet Community Leader

Wakelet is a fantastic online content curation tool to create collections of links and resources and add detailed rich-media notes and commentary around.

Why?

‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek is a great read, and one of my top ten books for developing your career and life direction, and has really helped me identify my core beliefs and how they can be achieved. His book helps guide you from your ‘why‘, to your ‘how‘ and finally to the ‘what‘. Here’s mine:

I strongly believe in the power of technology to democratise education, and in so doing provide opportunities for learners of all ages beyond their immediate situations.

To do this, I focus on training, to support the teachers of the future whilst also helping existing teachers  embrace new tools, pedagogies and thinking. I love to create.

I am currently a deputy head in a teaching school in the south west of the UK. Around this I maintain a range of projects that also further the above purpose, which you can find detailed on this, my catch-all site.


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Currently I am…

I am always looking to learn and improve. Here’s what I’m doing at the moment

National Professional Qualification of Senior Leadership
NPQSL
Learning Basic HTML and CSS
Adobe Certified Educator
Wakelet Ambassador
FlipGrid Ambassador

Press Packs

Very Short Biography (<40 words)

Anthony is a Deputy Head and SLE as part of the Cornerstone Academy Trust, and leads (and trains) on EdTech as part of the Teaching School, NCCE Computing Hub, Microsoft Training Academy and DfE Demonstrator School programmes.

Short Biography (<100 words)

Anthony is Deputy Head of School for recently opened Westclyst Community Primary School, Devon, within the Cornerstone Academy Trust. As a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for The Cornerstone Teaching School, with a focus on EdTech and online safety, as well as Computing Associate for Babcock International, SSAT Lead Practitioner and ETP Facilitator and CEOP Ambassador. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Skype Master Teacher and Surface Expert.

Medium Biography (<200 words)

Anthony is Deputy Head of School for recently opened Westclyst Community Primary School, Devon, within the Cornerstone Academy Trust, where he also leads on EdTech strategy for the Trust. As a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for The Cornerstone Teaching School he supports schools across the region in the areas of computing, online safety and as well as his other passion; music.

Anthony continues to support teachers’ wider professional development as an SSAT Lead Practitioner and ETP Facilitator, and specifically in the areas of computing, EdTech and online safety as a Computing Associate for Babcock International and CEOP Ambassador. He trains and leads on the NCCE Computing Hub, for Broadclyst School as the Primary Phase Lead within the Westcountry Computing Hub. He is also a Microsoft Certified Educator and Master Trainer, MIEExpert, Skype Master Teacher and Surface Expert; which he utilises to deliver staff development and training through both the Microsoft Showcase School Programme and the DfE EdTech Demonstrator School programme.


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