Since returning from my Head of ICT role at The International School of Moscow in July 2014, I have been humbled to enjoy much success as a freelance consultant, for which chrismayoh.com has been, and will remain, the home.
However, it is with great excitement (and perhaps a little trepidation) that I will be relocating to Cairo, Egypt, in January 2016, where I will be taking up an initial six month teaching post at an international school, devising and delivering an ICT/Computing curriculum for students in Key Stages 2 and 3. I’m excited about returning to the world of full time teaching. It’s been four years since that was my job, so I’m looking forward to the challenge that that will bring whilst also alleviating some of the stresses of travelling up and down the country each week (though I have worked with some amazing schools, senior leaders, teachers, students and companies, so I am certainly not complaining about that).
As many readers of this blog will be aware, I am a huge fan of international travel and have been lucky to visit over 30 countries to date. It is my passion for experiencing other countries, languages and cultures that was one of the biggest drivers in my decision to accept this post.
For those wondering, this is not the end of my consultancy work. As I mentioned above, the post is only until the summer, so continuing with consultancy work in the UK in the new academic year is something I am already scoping out.
Additionally, I will be continuing to deliver a range of online courses and CPD for teachers across the globe, so do keep checking back for updates on those. In March and July I will also be back in the UK to complete some face-to-face consultancy that has been scheduled. A few days are still available for those of you interested. My brochure of support services can be found here.
I am still available to present at conferences and events, as keynote speaker, workshop leader or as a member of expert panels. You can get in touch in the usual way if you would like to discuss this further. Sadly, 2016’s annual BETT Show in London comes a little too soon into my time in Cairo for me to be able to attend. It’ll be the first time I’ve missed it in six years, so there’s no doubt I’ll miss it. If you haven’t yet signed up to attend for free, then here’s the link. If you’re unsure of why you should, then get in touch and I’ll tell you!
So, thanks to those I have worked with in the last 18 months – it has been a blast! Thanks also to friends, colleagues of old, readers of this blog and the many folk with whom I engage on Twitter. Your support, friendship and daily inspiration drives me forward in a way you may never quite realise. I look forward to sharing stories of my latest adventure with you all in the near future.