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Name

Mrs Lynn Giles

Specialisation

Computing & IT

Role

Subject Leader of Computing and ICT

School

Queen Marys High School

Areas of Support

  • Curriculum Development
  • Raising Achievement
  • Development of Teaching & Learning

Mrs Lynn Giles | Computing and ICT

I qualified as a computing teacher in 1993 and have worked in three very different schools. Currently I am at Queen Mary’s High School (QMHS), a selective girls’ grammar school, in Walsall.

During my time in my previous school I gained Advanced Skills Teacher status and was employed in that role one day per week, offering support to other schools.

I have previously worked for Wolverhampton University, School of Education where I taught and assessed trainee ICT teachers. I am committed to the teaching of computing/computer science. I have enjoyed teaching this again after a number of years where I focussed upon ICT. I enjoy supporting other teachers, especially those who are ‘up skilling’ to the teaching of computing. Python is the language I currently focus on at both GCSE and A level. I currently deliver the GCSE and A level courses offered by OCR.

I enjoy supporting other teachers on both an informal and more formal basis. Having indentified a need I recently planned, organised and ran a whole day course at my school for teachers from other schools. This focussed upon GCSE level Python programming and was an intensive but successful day, with very positive evaluations. I hope to deliver further sessions in the future in addition to working with individual staff and departments.

Impact

During my role in my current school I have transformed the Computing and ICT curriculum and have a proven track record of excellent examination results at both GCSE and Alevel. I am looking forward to further development of KS3 at QMHS and developing further computing topics.

In 2015 the computing/ICT results were among the best in the school at GCSE and A level. I am often contacted by other teachers for help and advice relating to teaching and delivery of theory and non-exam assessments and look forward to developing further the support I offer.