CONSULTANCY BY SUBJECT/EXPERTISE

Computing and ICT

Royden Gothelf

Royden Gothelf is a chartered IT professional providing independent advice to Primary, Secondary and Academy school leaders on cost management and strategic IT planning, linking the use of technology to whole school outcomes such as improve teaching and learning.  The approach gives the school a platform for moving forward, reducing spending in areas.

Royden is based in Barnet having over 30 years experience on the use of technology to deliver innovative changes in the workplace and in teaching and learning.

Royden provides advice and training to senior leaders, governors and trustees on: comprehensive strategic plan linking IT to whole school plans, use of technologies in the classroom, management of documents meeting GDPR and Safeguarding, data analysis and management, emerging technologies for use in education and how to be ready to benefit from them - e.g. AI (Artificial Intelligence), Procurement of IT - getting the best from suppliers. 

Jeff Howson

Jeff Howson has worked with Primary and Secondary schools across the UK and internationally for over 35 years as a teacher, HOD, senior teacher, examiner, trainer, project manager, adviser and education consultant. Specialising in innovation within education, Jeff passionately believes that ICT can be used in new and exciting ways, sharing ideas resources and best practice, making a difference, raising standards and maximising opportunities and achievements for all. Jeff can provide a range of consultancy guidance and support that includes:
Strategic ICT Leadership; ICT Reviews; ICT Procurement; E-Safety; Project Based Learning; E-Learning; Change Management and CPD workshops for all staff; Learning Platform development; Curriculum Development; ICT Curriculum development; Vocational and Community links; AFL; saving money using ICT; policies and procedures; G&T projects; international links; national projects (e.g Making the News / Myths and Legends etc); accessing free resources and how to create them; implementing the latest communication and collaboration tools; using tablets in the classroom; innovative classroom practice e.g. the flipped classroom and design thinking; ICT and Literacy, Numeracy and Science; developing e-books and e-libraries.

Susan Mehmet

Susan Mehmet has been in education for 32 years, teaching Early Years to Year 6. During these years she has gained experience as Subject leader for Literacy, Science, Art and Foundation Subjects, Key Stage 1 leader and Deputy Headteacher.  She has also gained significant experience of working with outside agencies, local authority managers and consultants as well as senior leaders, classroom teachers and support staff within schools and Early Years settings. She has been involved in designing an E Safety scheme of work for all London schools and has trained as a CEOP Ambassador, providing Internet Safety talks to staff and parents within Primary schools. Susan has been involved with other Local Authorities in creating resources for ICT Assessment for the London Grid for Learning. 
Her role as a Primary ICT Curriculum Adviser has supported schools in developing ICT plans and vision, providing In service training for all school staff centrally and within schools. Specialist areas include Interactive whiteboard, Barnet ICT Framework, and ICT support for SEN and embedding ICT into a creative curriculum.

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