About Marc

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Marc is a teacher in Nottingham, England working in the Early Years with 3 to 5 year olds. He trained in Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University for 4 years and graduated in 2010. After teaching for 3 years in the north of Nottinghamshire he made a move to a new school, in the south of the county. Marc now teaches at Burton Joyce Primary School in the Foundation Stage and has done since September 2013.

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In May 2014, OFSTED inspected Burton Joyce Primary School finding the school to be ‘Good’ overall, with ‘Outstanding’ achievement in the Foundation Stage. This is a huge success for the school as it had been placed in to special measures only 2 terms earlier. Marc joined the school in September 2013 and worked as part of the current team which turned the school around in this short time.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, achievement is outstanding in all areas of the curriculum because well-planned activities in a very attractive environment stimulate all the children to learn. Children’s skills in using information and communication technology are a particular strength.” Burton Joyce Primary School, OFSTED, 2014

In the very large majority of lessons, teachers hook pupils’ interest with such stimulating activities as turning the classroom into a crime scene, working on local maps with a town planner or using social media to exchange messages with real astronauts travelling in space. Most pupils are, therefore, keen to learn.” Burton Joyce Primary School, OFSTED, 2014

The full report can be downloaded here.

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Marc is a leader. He leads computing across the Acorn Federation and works closely with the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance schools. Marc is the manager of the Apple Regional Training Centre Nottingham which provides free CPD for teachers in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Loughborough. His practical workshops and presentations have featured at regional events in the East Midlands for Nottinghamshire County Council and he coordinates the iPad and Curriculum Networks. He works nationally, sharing his ideas at events such as the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT) and the Education Innovation Conference (EIC). In 2013 Marc was successful in his application to become an Apple Distinguished Educator. Since then he has travelled to Apple Distinguished Educator Institutes to collaborate on projects with other ADEs from around the globe.

To contact Marc to discuss his work in greater detail or talk about possible projects and collaborations, visit this page.

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