Tim Cross – Leigh Academies Trust
Tim has been an ICT teacher, Director of Technology and is now the Strategic Leader for the use of technology for the Leigh Academies Trust, who are fully committed to a mobile learning strategy for all its academies. Tim is passionate about using technology to bring transformation in teaching and learning and exploring how to change learning environments to meet the needs of 21st century learners. He leads on large scale iPad and Chromebook rollouts and training teachers in using Google and Apple tools for learning.
I have been involved with the team as one of their first research pilot schools. When we first launched our iPad scheme no one in Europe had done a project on the scale we were planning, so it was a hard road. There was no one to ask for advice, no place to get information so we guessed, bluffed and stumbled our way through the first year. Things have moved on since then but Techknowledge now fill a crucial role of providing independent and quality advice in an increasingly over-crowded and confusing landscape of technology in schools”