David Mitchell

David has a passion for real learning opportunities. Over the last 12 months, David has not only introduced blogging at Heathfield Primary School but has led the development of class blogging resulting in Heathfield becoming world leaders in edu-blogging. Heathfield Primary School was recently awarded the Toshiba ICT Award through the SSAT and David was awarded the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award 2010 for his work on blogging and engaging pupils through Web2.0 tools. Writing result went from 9% Level 5 to 63% Level 5 in just 12 months with that Year 6 class making 6.6 points progress per child on average (approx. 2 years progress). Engagement levels from pupils are at an all time high and the real audience pupils have stretch the globe.

David talks passionately about his subject, a fact which viewers of BBC Breakfast and BBC Northwest Tonight will have noticed when their cameras visited Heathfield recently.

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