Despite good intentions, I'm way behind here with things I've been wanting to write about. The last few weeks have been busy: teaching (of course), two conferences, family matters … and a job application. I'm delighted that the latter went well: come January I'll be based in London as Director of ICT at St Paul's (Wikipedia entry; for overseas friends, St Paul's is academically very successful, but do read all of this page — there's rather more to life than league tables).
Many things lured me to apply for this post: in particular, 'There will be plenty of opportunity for the successful candidate to be creative, experimental and innovative'. To this end, the teaching timetable (ICT and Eng Lit) will be around 40–50% of a full load, leaving me with much more time in which to work with departments (faculties) and colleagues on the ways in which the read-write web can be used in education … on the ways in which it will change education (and schools).
It would be an understatement to say that I am really looking forward to this new role. I have benefited greatly from my time at Radley, but this opportunity will allow me to build on and develop so much that I have been working on over the last four years with my colleagues here — in particular, Ian.