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Andy Kemp

Husband, Father, Deputy Head and Technology Enthusiast

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About Me

Dr Andy Kemp

As an educator I believe it is essential that we all strive to be better. That is true of the students I teach, the staff I lead, and most importantly myself! To achieve this it is essential that people take ownership of their work, and are empowered to take decisions themselves, whilst knowing support is always available.

I've been fortunate to work with teachers and educators across the world through speaking at conferences, designing and delivering INSET for schools, MEI, Texas Instruments and the IBO. I've written for lots of journals and magazines including Mathematics Teaching, Mathematics in Schools, SecEd, Professional Development Today, ICT for Education, Teaching Times and have been interviewed for articles in the Guardian. I've also written revision guides for the IB Mathematics course, published by Texas Instruments and Oxford Study Centre (OSC) as well as contributing a chapter to the Continuum Press book 'Mathematics Education with Digital Technology'.

I believe that technology has the potential to radically impact upon the way we do teaching and learning in schools. The exploration of this potential whether through the use of Computer Algebra Systems, tablets, laptops, mobile devices, VLEs, or cloud technologies has formed a constant part of my working life.

I'm always on the lookout for new areas and projects - If you are working on something you think might be of interest then get in touch!

Experience

Wells Cathedral School

Deputy Head

As the Deputy Head, I am responsible for the day to day operational running of Wells Cathedral School, including overall strategic leadership of the academic curriculum and its staffing.

August 2014 - Present
September 2012 - July 2014

Wells Cathedral School

Director of Studies

As the Director of Studies, I was a member of the Senior Team responsible to the Head for the leadership and management of teaching, learning and assessment in the school, including leadership of the academic curriculum and its staffing in the Senior School, and oversight of the curriculum in the whole School.

Taunton School

Director of Digital Strategy, Head of Mathematics & Timetabler

As Director of Digital Strategy I was responsible for the strategic direction of ICT across the whole school (2-18+).
As Head of Mathematics I oversaw the IGCSE, FSMQ Additional Maths, A- level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and IB Mathematics courses.
As Timetabler I was responsible for the development of the Senior School timetable.
Additionally I was Deputy IB CAS Co-ordinator, and a VIth Form Tutor in a boys’ day house.

September 2008 - July 2012
September 2005 - July 2008

Warwick School

Teacher of Mathematics & ICT

In addition to my teaching responsibilities I was also responsible for the Clubs & Societies and the House Activities Programme, which included management of staffing of these activities and co-ordination of the associated budgets. As well as working with the Marketing Department to promote these activities to parents. I was also the Treasurer of the Staff Common Room.

Henley College

Part-time Lecturer in Business Studies and ICT

This role involved teaching ICT, Business Studies and Accountancy in an FE College.

September 2003 - July 2004
September 2002 - July 2004

Stoke Park School & CTC

Adult Education ICT Tutor

This role involved teaching CLAIT, ECDL, and ECDL Advance to adults.

Education

MBA (Educational Leadership)

UCL - Institute of Education

2015 - Present

System leadership, Leading people for effective learning, Leading in diverse cultures and communities, Financial management, Strategy and marketing.

EdD in Mathematics Education

Warwick University

2009-2014

Dissertation title was 'A Critical Appraisal of the Differences between High-Stakes Terminal Mathematics Examinations that Require the Use of Computer Algebra Systems and those where this Technology is Prohibited'

MSc in Mathematics Education

Warwick University

2005-2008

Masters degree in the pedagogy and practice of teaching Mathematics.

Dissertation title was 'CAS and its place in Secondary School Mathematics Education'

PGCE in Secondary Mathematics

Warwick University

2004-2005

Enhanced PGCE and teaching practice for teaching Mathematics across KS3/4/5

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