Hi there, I’m Claire and here’s the obligatory ‘about me’ section of my website.
I’m Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in south London, where I lead on teaching and learning, assessment, computing and enterprise.
As well as teaching, I’m also lucky enough to do a fair bit of writing. I’m the author of several books, published by the award winning educational publisher, Rising Stars: Switched on Computing: take your first easy steps with Microsoft and the Learn to Code series. I’ve had articles published in both TES and Teach Primary magazine and in September 2015 I started writing a bi-weekly ed tech column, for TES: Claire Lotriet’s world of ed tech – not all of the columns are online but you catch a few by clicking on that link.
Teachers taking control of their own CPD is something I believe is becoming increasingly important. I’ve taken part in several inspiring workshops and CPD events and hold the following certifications:
- Google Certified Innovator
- Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
I also returned to the Google Teacher Academy as a mentor in 2014 and received the NAACE Early Years and Primary Impact Award in 2015.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve spoken to a variety of audiences of about implementing the new computing curriculum and the use of technology in schools to enhance teaching and learning. These include:
- Microsoft’s Redefining Learning Conference 2015
- NAACE Conference 2015
- The Digitally Confident Conference 2014,
- The LGfL Schools’ Conference 2015
- bMobLe 2015
- The Capita SIMS Bloggers Breakfast event 2016
- The Animate2Educate conference 2016.
I’ve also appeared on BBC Radio London breakfast show several times to talk about technology and education related topics.
Some events coming up that I’m speaking at are:
- ICT for Education conference – November 2016
- National Enterprise Education conference – November 2016
If you’d like to talk about any of the above, or just say hi, feel free to get in touch via the contact page or tweet me!