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From 2010, my professional practice has spanned pedagogical approaches to the self-directed principles of andragogy.

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Paul Powers

Lecturer - Computer Science / Business / Project Management / Interactive Design

Phone:

+44 (0) 78 777 333 91

Email:

Office Address:

Computing Powers Ltd

Suite A, 82 James Carter Road

Mildenhall, Bury St. Edmunds

Suffolk, England

IP28 7DE

Adventures of an Academic

Paul Powers' journey in education began at Lancaster University/B&FC as a Computing Lecturer (2014-2016), where he played a pivotal role in the development of new qualifications and achieved a 99% success rate in undergraduate project management education. Paul then transitioned to a Computer Science Teacher role in various high schools (2016-2019), contributing significantly to curriculum development and school success. From 2019 to 2022, he excelled as a Course Director/Computing Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University/CWA, managing courses through Covid-19 lockdowns and establishing vital STEM connections. Currently, he is a Skills Bootcamp Tutor at The Skills Network, specializing in cyber security, IT infrastructure, project management, and more, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to delivering quality education in computing and technology.

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Teaching Experience

November 2022 - Present
The Skills Network
Skills Bootcamp Lecturer

June 2019 - July 2022
Anglia Ruskin University / CWA
Course Director / Computing ICT

September 2017 - July 2018
Blackburn Central High School
Computer Science Teacher

September 2016 - July 2017
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Computer Science / Business Teacher

March 2014 - July 2016
Lancaster University / B&FC
Computing Lecturer

September 2011 - July 2012
Lancaster University / B&FC
Computing Lecturer Placement

September 2010 - July 2011
St. Teresa's RC Primary School
Storytime Reader / Classroom Assistant

Currently teaching and supporting learners in skills bootcamps, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace or gain new employment. Delivering cyber security, IT infrastructure, project management, digital marketing, and data analysis. Contributed to compliance with GDPR practices. Conceptualised and currently contributing to an AI project for the composition and assessment of curriculum materials.

Directed courses through Covid-19 lockdowns, with private tutoring for students, participated in internal and external processes, helped plan and coordinate the introduction of new students to pertinent courses, and contributed to student evaluations, achievement records, and references. Established connections with STEM and won awards in the region of £50k+ for the college and computing department.

I conducted traditional classroom lessons, workshops, lab sessions, and various assessments for high school students. My efforts significantly contributed to positive Ofsted reports and enhanced the school's reputation. I also initiated a film and arts festival, coordinating with directors and building a sustainable network of professionals. This network has been instrumental in enriching the curriculum development process.

Delivered conventional classroom lessons, workshops, labs, and formative and summative assessments to high school students. Contributed to the success of Ofsted reports and school status. Developed a film and arts festival, liaised with directors, and established long-lasting network of professionals who inform curriculum development.

Conducted the development of new qualifications, contributed to the counselling, advising, and guidance of students, and contributed to student evaluations, achievement records, and references. Contributed directly to the college being awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Award for special contributions to project management 2014. Oversaw a 99% cohort success rate in project management education at undergraduate level. Won multiple award nominations from Governors for the quality of teaching and learning.

From September 2011 to July 2012, I embarked on a pivotal phase of my career as a Computing Lecturer at Lancaster University / B&FC. This placement was an enriching experience where I dedicated myself to teaching and inspiring students in the field of computing. My responsibilities included developing and delivering comprehensive lectures, conducting engaging lab sessions, and assessing student performance. This role was instrumental in shaping my teaching approach and reinforced my commitment to education in the realm of technology and computing.

In 2011, at St. Teresa's Primary School, I served as a Storytime Reader, a role that allowed me to foster the social and emotional growth of children. My duties extended beyond reading; I engaged the children with puppet activities and arts and crafts, creating a nurturing and imaginative environment. This experience was not just about storytelling; it was about cultivating a love for learning, creativity, and emotional intelligence in young minds. My time there was an enriching chapter in my journey, combining education with empathy and creativity.

Subject Delivery Experience

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