Hi! My name is David Andrews and alongside my colleague Chris Williams we formed Mr Andrews Online back in 2012 with a vision to deliver better learning experiences for children using mobile technology.
Our journey began, as Year 6 teachers, sharing our ideas and approaches to global audiences on our award wining blog ‘Mr Andrews Online‘. The blog influenced classroom practice both here in the UK and around the world and went on to win an award at the UK Blog Awards 2014 for its ‘Impact in Education’. In 2016 we won an award for a module we run in partnership with Hull Children’s University.
Since 2012 we have worked alongside hundreds of schools, teachers and delivered classroom experience days for children (4-11 year olds) up and down the country. We have been lucky enough to be invited to present our work in the US on two occasions. In 2014 we began working alongside the National Association of Headteachers to deliver courses.
I’ve had articles published in the Guardian and sold our publications ‘Rapid Progress for Boys’ Writing (Girls’ Too) and ‘Programming Made Easy’ to countries across the world and written articles for various education magazines and publications.
So what will the future bring? Our most exciting work yet! I was contacted by Lee Wilson, the Executive Principal (Outwood Primaries) back in March (2017) as their current ICT scheme of work wasn’t working for them and had become stale and didn’t allow the teachers to exploit cross-curricular opportunities. When asked by Lee “To write a scheme to wow the children and be aspirational” the Mr Andrews Online Creative Computing Curriculum was born.
In September 2018, I’m very excited to be working with a leading Multi Academy Trust 3 days a week as Director of Curriculum. This will be to develop a World Class Creative Curriculum as well as continuing to innovate in the world of Ed Tech.