How are you recruiting your Digital Leaders?

I was wondering if any of our fellow Heywood schools had decided on, or started, their recruitment process?

We have created our job description and application form ready to present Heywood Digital Leaders to the Year 5 children tomorrow. They will then have the weekend to complete their application forms, which will have to be in by the deadline date of Tuesday 31st March. Then we’ll be able to shortlist on Wednesday and interview pupils on Thursday before we finish for our Easter break.

Really looking forward to it!

Mrs Atherton.

Welcoming Heywood Digital Leaders

Hello everybody and welcome to the brand new Heywood Digital Leaders blog. I am delighted that you are joining us on what I hope to be an exciting journey.

To help me to support you better, please leave a comment on this post answering the following questions:

  • What is your name and the name of your school?
  • How have you enjoyed your initial cluster meeting?
  • What are you most looking forward to regarding our new Heywood Digital Leaders project?
  • How do you think you might recruit your new Digital Leaders?
  • How many Digital Leaders do you think you will appoint?
  • Are there any Digital Leaders challenges you think would be most helpful?
  • What priorities do you think your Digital Leaders will support you with this year?
  • Once you have commented on this post, and I have approved it, why not spend some time replying to others in your cluster?

    Start a Digital Leaders Project

    One of my greatest passions in the world of education over the last few years has been in developing pupil Digital Leaders projects in primary and secondary schools.

    In fact, between 2011 and 2013 I was fortunate enough to support approximately 60 Bradford schools to roll out such projects! I am now delighted to have launched this Heywood Digital Leaders blog. We are welcoming a group five schools as part of this cluster.

    Participating Heywood schools are:

    Hopwood CP School
    Heap Bridge Village School
    Harwood Park County Primary School
    All Souls C of E Primary School
    St. Luke’s C of E Primary School

    Digital Leaders are pupils who hold responsibility for helping Computing Leaders to embed the use of technology across schools by attending regular meetings, supporting other pupils, teaching other members of staff, running assemblies and other whole school events, leading on improvements in e-safety provision and much more.

    If you would like to start a Digital Leaders project at your school, local cluster of schools or across a Local Authority, please read contact me using the details here.

    Digital Leaders

    Examples of how I could support you include:

    • Full training for participating teachers;
    • Training sessions for pupils;
    • In-school progress review meetings with the pupils and supporting adults;
    • Access to a series of fortnightly Digital Leader challenges;
    • Digital Leader Kidsmeets;
    • Access to a collaborative online learning space;
    • Full email, phone and Twitter support.

    Please let me know if you would like to get involved or if you have any questions. Individual school projects are great, but the impact of cluster projects (such as this one on the Heywood Digital Leaders blog) is even greater, so if you know of any other schools that might be interested then please do let me know.