Julian S. Wood lives in Sheffield, UK is married and has twins Poppy and Isaac, who are in Y1 class in Primary school. He started his teaching career late aged 28, before this he has the benefit of working in retail for 10 years and really appreciates being in the teaching profession. He has been teaching for 15 academic years and has taught in 5 Schools in all year groups, including Nursery (Aged 3) and Year 6 (age 11).
He has been a Deputy Head for 5 years in three schools and has 10 years experience of being been part of a Senior Management Team. Julian is currently Assistant Head in an inner-city primary school in the top 2% most deprived areas in Europe.
He continues to look for opportunities to improve his knowledge of recent advances in education. He considers himself a life-long learner and he loves finding new ways to add to his pedagogy. He has researched, designed and implemented an innovative whole school creative curriculum that has been recognised at a city-wide and national level. Having also been the leader of five Creative Partnerships projects, a member of the National QCDA Creative Partners Development Group and creativity co-ordinator for 4 years.
He was awarded ‘Microsoft Innovative Educator Award’ in 2010 for his project using QR codes and iPods and was nominated for an International EduBlogs award in 2012.
Julian has presented at ten ‘Teachmeets’ at different schools around the country and is a passionate advocate of using new technology in education.
He is @ideas_factory on Twitter and is amazed at how his PLN has connected him to like-minded people from around the globe.
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