Chris Mayoh is an education writer, speaker, podcaster and independent consultant. He is best known for his award-winning work around student digital leadership, online safety and film literacy. He works with schools, colleges and other organisations around the world.
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He is particularly interested in supporting institutions on such things as curriculum design, developing ICT and Computing departments, embedding technology across the curriculum, staff development, empowering student digital leaders and implementing robust e-safety practices throughout institutions.
Since January 2016, Chris has been Head of ICT/Computing at Manchester International School, an all-through school in Cairo, Egypt, leading a small department of teachers and delivering lessons to students in Key Stages 2-4. Chris has also been responsible for driving improvements to the school’s Positive Behaviour Policy and will be leading on staff training in this area in 2016/17. Chris will also take on responsibility for the Secondary School Pastoral Programme in 2016/17, planning and delivering KS3-5 assemblies, tutorials and running the Secondary School Student Council.
From October 2014 to December 2015, Chris was Computing Leader at Fagley Primary School, Bradford, supporting the school to embrace the new Computing Curriculum and to raise the profile of new technologies for learning across the curriculum. He taught students across the primary age range and supported class teachers and support staff to embed the use of new technologies into lessons across the curriculum.
In 2013-14, Chris was ICT Development Coordinator (Head of ICT Department) and Student Leadership Coordinator at The International School of Moscow, Russia, and spent his time working with students, teachers, school leaders and members of the Board of Directors to overhaul the learning technology provision throughout the school. From direct class teaching (across EYFS to KS4) to staff training, policy implementation to parents’ information sessions, Chris was responsible for the rapid improvement in the use of technology for learning.
From October 2011 to July 2013, Chris was seconded to the role of Curriculum Innovation Consultant with the Curriculum Innovation Team, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership support to schools wishing to embrace the use of new technologies. He also devised and delivered a hugely successful student Digital Leaders project, which was rolled out to sixty Bradford primary and secondary schools.
Chris spent five years at Bowling Park Primary School, Bradford, as ICT Development Manager, during which time he introduced a school radio station, a new pupil tracking system, blogging across all KS1 and KS2 classes, a 1:1 iPod Touch project in Year 5, a whole school iPad rollout, Digital Leaders and much more. He provided staff training, workshops for parents and taught across the whole school.
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Chris has also previously been ICT Coordinator at Penarth Group School, Stockport, as well as supporting ICT developments at Medlock Primary School, Manchester, and Gorton Mount Primary School (now Gorton Mount Primary Academy), Manchester.
He was involved in the birth of the worldwide Digital Leader Network, has been a staff governor at Bowling Park Primary School, Bradford, a community governor at Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, and a management committee member at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.