United Learning is very pleased to welcome Dominic Norrish as our new Group ICT Director.
Dominic now heads up our ICT and eLearning Team which supports all our schools make best use of the educational opportunities offered by ICT. From creating and managing the Group’s extensive collection of learning resources to the use of handheld ActivExpression devices in the classroom, the ICT and eLearning Team helps teachers deliver inspiring and interactive lessons and enhances the education all our students receive.
Dominic is an experienced teacher, school leader and educational researcher with a career spanning the private and public sectors, having taught a range of subjects from Key Stages 2 to 5. He joins United Learning having led the development of technology-enhanced cultures across two new-build academies as their Director of ICT, implementing Learning Platforms and a one-to-one tablet strategy.
Prior to this, Dominic spent five years working as an ICT Consultant alongside Becta on various academy and BSF projects nationally, supporting schools from Cumbria to the Isles of Scilly in the development and realisation of their visions for technology. This was preceded by ten years in schools, the last four as a Deputy Head Teacher. Dominic’s Masters degree in Education focused on School Leadership, with a research-based thesis examining the impact of ICT on pupil motivation.
Announcing the appointment, Group Chief Executive Jon Coles, said:
"We are delighted to have appointed Dominic as our ICT Director. Dominic brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in using ICT to support learning in schools. His experience of teaching in schools will ensure that all our eLearning initiatives are directly aligned with the learning needs of students and can be delivered easily by all staff."
Dominic Norrish said:
“I am thrilled to have joined United Learning. As a group of academies and independent schools located across the country, the opportunities to use ICT to support learning are incredibly exciting. As the world of technology moves on at pace, I look forward to working with colleagues across the Group to make sure we take full advantage of all the opportunities ICT offers our students and staff.”