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Subject Practitioner Panel – Secondary

Below you’ll find details of the current secondary panel members.

Our secondary focused panel is led by James Robinson, Senior Learning Manager for Pedagogy at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Secondary subject practitioners (KS3/4)

Claire Buckler
Claire is Director of Learning Commons at Devonport High school for Boys in Devon. This role focuses on the role out of digital skills to all students and staff and leading on their Google Reference School and edTech Demonstrator status. Claire also teaches Computer Science across KS3-KS5 and runs the maker space in school.
Dave Hartley
After a long career in the Software Engineering industry, and frustrated with increasing lack of young talent Dave decided to switch careers. In 2015 he started as a Computer Science teacher before moving into a Head of department role in a large 11-18 school. Dave is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, NCCE Facilitator and has set himself the mission of inspiring future engineers, particularly girls.
James Cracknell
James trained as a science teacher in 1998 with a specialism in Biology. As an NQT, he taught Computer Science and ICT at GCSE and A-level. James is employed as a Computer Science teacher at a small rural Norfolk high school, delivering the new NCCE scheme of work through Google Classrooms. He also co-runs the local CAS group and supports other schools across his MAT.
James Lea
James is a Head of Computing at St Bedes School which is a large secondary school based in Redhill, Surrey. James has been teaching since 2006 and has taught a range of subject including ICT, Business Studies and Computer Science. He has particular interests in teaching programming using a variety of languages such as Python, Javascript and Scratch.
Jenny Sharp
Jenny has been a key stage 3-5 Computing teacher since 2014. She currently works at All Saints RC School in York as a Computing teacher where she takes the lead in the year 9 curriculum. In addition to teaching, Jenny is an NCCE Facilitator, a key stage 4-5 Maths tutor and a volunteer women's counsellor. She is passionate about encouraging girls to take Computer Science at GCSE.
Julie Edwards
Julie is a CAS Community Leader for the Morpeth Mixed Community group, Barefoot Ambassador and Subject Leader of Computing at Morpeth Chantry Middle School which is part of The 3 Rivers Learning Trust. She is a very experienced teacher and has expertise in Key Stages two to four. Julie has recently completed the Computer Science Accelerator Programme. She loves technology and gadgets and likes to play golf, cycle, run and cook.
Katie Vanderpere-Brown
Katie has been a Computer Science teacher for over 10 years and was formerly a head of subject. She currently works at Saffron Walden County High as an Assistant Headteacher leading a Computing Curriculum Hub. Katie has a passion for ensuring a high-quality computing education is available for all students. She shares her work at events and conferences as well as authoring content for courses and teaching material.
Katy Teague
Katy has been teaching Computer Science for the past 6 years at key stages 3-5. She is currently Head of Computer Science at Grey Court School in Richmond, London. Katy aims to digitally up-skill her students and colleagues, throughout her MAT, using Google Classroom as well as manage an engaging and exciting curriculum allowing all students to access Computer Science.
Paul Scott
Paul is a Curriculum Leader and Specialist Leader of Education for Computer Science at Hessle High School. Paul worked in industry for Dunlop / Goodyear Tyres as an IT Analyst and later on in Cyber Security. He enjoys keeping fit, cooking and supporting his football team, Sunderland AFC.
Stasiu Kuczewski
Stasiu is a Head Of Computer at Wimbledon College and has been making a difference in education one pupil at time. His passion for teaching is infectious making sure that over the past 11 years he has made all pupils "Flap their wings" to meet their full potential. Stasiu champions his subject within the school, be it taking part in competitions or taking pupils to talks to widen their horizons.