David Mitchell is a former Headteacher of two schools and now an Educational Consultant working across the UK and beyond. He’s better known to most people as @DeputyMitchell as Twitter is where he spends much of his time if not in school or not on blogs!
David introduced blogging to Heathfield Primary School in December 2009 and from that time, Heathfield saw a vast amount of interest from the media but more importantly other schools who were looking for a new tool to engage their learners. Heathfield featured live on BBC1, you can watch the footage below:
David has been lucky enough to have been presented with some awards from the work he has done with blogging with pupils. In November 2010 Heathfield Primary School received the Toshiba ICT Redesign Award through the SSAT, that same month, David was awarded a Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award and in March 2011 he was thrilled to have been awarded the NAACE ICT Impact Award in Primary Education. QuadBlogging also won the NAACE Global Partnership Award in 2013.
The Year 6 blog David led received 1,000,000 hits in 12 months, giving his pupils a truly global audience, which for a one form entry Primary School, was just brilliant.
Now working as a Freelance Education Consultant, David’s mission is to now spread the power of an audience on pupils to teachers everywhere. It is projects like this that have enthused and engaged learners at schools that he supports. SATs levels in writing shot from 9% Level 5 in July 2009 to 60% Level 5 in July 2010 in which blogs played a huge part in engaging and enthusing the pupils allowing them to write to an international audience each night.
Along with keynoting conferences, the bulk of his work is IN schools teaching pupils and teachers all about how blogging can have impact on writing standards.
You can find out more about the work he does with groups of schools HERE!
You can find out more about the work he does with individual schools HERE including BBC press coverage and other press coverage.
If you are interested in working with David, please either use the contact form HERE or email him on mailto:DeputyMitchell@me.com