What was the most beneficial part of the workshop?

  • It was nice to have explored programmes that would be useable with the children. Thank you.
    — Good pace and manner from the trainer.
  • Being shown a few apps in a simple way.
    — A beneficial staff meeting, Thank you
  • To be able to use adapt some of the contents to my teaching and learning.
    — Excellent delivery and very knowledgeable trainer.
  • It is a great reminder of how we can integrate IT into our lessons to make them more effective. Like all training, it is how you apply it that matters!
  • Tom is very approachable and answered any queries. Also gave lots of ideas on how to use apps etc.
    — Very useful course
  • Being shown how to use keynote more in more detail, I've personally only used it briefly so the workshop gave me some great ideas in the classroom.
    — Excellent course yet again. Thank you Tom.
  • Familiarisation with the 'Pages' app, and using 'Keynote' to make powerpoints to engage/enhance learning.
    — Great pace and allowed everyone to engage in what they were being shown.
  • Going through the apps in detail and collaborating with others to solve issues or generate ideas.
    — Very friendly and approachable trainer.
  • Basic understanding of coding has improved greatly !!!
    More confident at delivering this to the children in my year 5/6
    — Very enjoyable!
  • Looking at the variety of coding apps and how they can be used within the classroom.
    — Enjoyed! Happy days
  • Finding out how easy some of the apps can Be used to develop coding in the class room
    — A well structured afternoon - easy to follow and understand. Thank you
  • Understanding the types of apps available for coding and how suitable they are to put in place across the school.
    — Great session again Tom!
  • Learning about coding. It has been really helpful and I will be exploring the apps used a bit more.
    — Would like opportunity to go over it all again
  • Showing how simple it is to develop the instructional process
  • Extra help and information for book creator which I'm using in class.
  • Learning about the different apps. I really enjoyed learning about the final app, quiver. I see that this would be useful to use at nursery level to bring children's work to life.
  • Having to play the coding games. Tom was very useful giving tips and help throughout the short course.
  • Tom was very informative and worked in such a wonderful way that everybody understood what they were being taught. This left us feeling very confident in using the google apps.
  • Discovering the usefulness of Google Drive
 
 
Tom and Mark have had a huge influence on how Herbert Thompson has moved forward in the use of ICT across the school. From the huge amount of iPad support to myself who started with very little knowledge and confidence, asking every question thinkable to training and advice for staff and digital leaders. A job/question is never too big or small and your response time and commitment has been invaluable in our busy environment. Our staff feel upskilled and confident in using iPads, apps and Google Classroom and that’s due to all the support given to us by yourselves. Thank you!
— ANGELA JONES - DEPUTY HEADTEACHER/ICT LEADER - HERBERT THOMPSON PRIMARY SCHOOL
 
 
Tom has provided invaluable iPad training to groups of pupils and staff at Bryncethin Primary School. This has contributed to increased confidence of both teachers and pupils in effectively using the iPads and a variety of applications across the curriculum.
— Richard Bailey - Headteacher - Bryncethin Primary School
 
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Tom’s knowledge and enthusiasm has been fundamental in the implementation of Google Classroom at St.Helen’s. He has provided bespoke support which has enabled us to develop a workable and creative approach to using Google Clasroom. Tom’s dedication to providing a first class service has been unfaltering
— Michelle Clawson - Acting Headteacher - St. Helen's R.C. Junior School

Tom and his team are an invaluable support to any school. We have called on his support for a range of things, from which apps are useful to how they can be implemented through one to one support or whole staff training.

His knowledge of computing has meant that we can call on him if we have any issues and he will try to find a resolution that is appropriate for our setting.

The support that Tom has given us has allowed our school to develop a clear understanding of ways to use apps within the classroom for all levels of abilities and confidence.
— Beki Benson - IT Coordinator - St. Helen's R.C. Junior School
 
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Tom has provided high quality training sessions on a number of different aspects of IT delivery and provision – these have included Google Apps, Google Suite of productivity software , a comprehensive training package around iPads usage and an introduction to Chromebooks.

The training has been relevant , concise and well presented.

A particular strength of the way that Tom presents subject matter is the way in which he is able to relate to varying levels of skills in the context of IT usage in school. The more adept members of staff are challenged to expand on their already good knowledge of IT , whilst the less confident members of staff are always well supported and encouraged by Tom.

I can categorically state that we as a school have been positively influenced by his input , and the standards in IT have risen accordingly. As we are a A1Green category school , our standards are already recognised as being excellent , but Tom has enhanced our provision further.
— Alun Williams – Headteacher - Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Rhyd y Grug