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Alan Wheelhouse, deputy headteacher
Alan Wheelhouse is deputy headteacher at Hartshill School, Nuneaton in Warwickshire and is heavily involved in all things ICT. He mentors the 'Geek Squad' (their term, not ours) – a small group of ICT-savvy students that Alan brought together to promote positive uses of IT at Hartshill. He mentors them, they torment him. It's a relationship that works.
When Alan offered us the services of his Geek Squad, we were thrilled. We've got lots of great feedback from Adam, Beth, Blake, Daniel, Jet and Luke but this is Alan's page.
Alan heard about Kite because Hartshill School has an e4education website. Knowing how good an e4education website is, Alan correctly assumed that a learning platform from the same organisation would be better than anything else he had seen.
He believes that Kite will be a big hit with schools because of its simplicity and reliability. It just works. Alan thinks the cleverest parts of Kite go back to basics, delivering services in ways that fit with tried and tested teaching methods.
Alan imagines a day when teachers share lessons and schemes of work in Kite, with each teacher adding their own little bit of magic to create the ultimate teaching resource. He imagines the truly outstanding teachers inspiring those who aim to be outstanding, through Kite.
Yes, he's an idealist. A dreamer.
But he also imagines a day when he has to cover class 4C for an hour, with ten minutes' notice and no lesson planned. He knows where he'll go. Kite.