CV

Andrew M. Brown BD (Hons), PGCE

Change. Education. Development. The Art of Presenting. Simplicity. Guitar Making. Sometimes, one box alone just doesn’t quite fit.

Experience:

Present –
Education Service Manager, West Dunbartonshire Council

Responsibilities –

  • Curriculum & Assessment 3-18
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Transitions
  • Learning Technologies
  • Building Learning Communities
  • Parental Involvement

Past –

Education Manager, Education Scotland, 2012 – 2013

Responsibilities –

  • Lead the work in relation to the ‘Great Learning’ project.
  • Manage the ‘identifying a programme’ work in relation to Knowledge Management
  • Document the Glow Privacy Impact Assessment
  • Produce the Directorate B Staff Handbook

Past –

Programme Director for Emerging Technologies, Learning and Teaching Scotland / Education Scotland, 2011 – 2012

Responsibilities –

  • Direct the work as managing agent on behalf of Scottish Ministers for the Interconnect, providing high-speed broadband to all 32 local authorities in Scotland.
  • Direct the work as managing agent on behalf of Scottish Ministers for Glow, the Scottish Schools Digital Network
  • Direct the work in relation to innovative use of technology in education
  • Direct the work in relation to Internet Safety and Responsible Use

Past –
Head of Glow, Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2009 – 2011

Responsibilities –

    • Direct the work as managing agent on behalf of Scottish Ministers for Glow, the Scottish Schools Digital Network
    • Direct the work of the technical and Development Officer Glow teams

Past –
Glow Development Manager, Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2008 – 2009

Responsibilities –

    • Manage the work of the Development Officer team
    • Development of the Building Glow Communities initiative
    • Educational liaison with RM Educationalist team

Past –
Glow Development Officer, Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2008

Responsibilities –

    • Working as the Development Officer link with five local authorities in relation to their implementation and rollout of Glow
    • Development of the National site in Glow
    • Development of the Glow Scotland blog and web presence within the LTS online estate

Past –
Education Support Officer, Argyll & Bute Council, 2003 – 2008

Responsibilities –

    • staff development across 93 schools (primary, secondary, special learning centres) relating to ICT
    • central in-service calendar
    • Masterclass coordinator
    • Management of Local Authority public folder system

Past –
Teacher of RMPS, Hermitage Academy, Argyll & Bute Council, 1998 – 2003

Responsibilities –

    • Teaching of Religious and Moral Education S1-4
    • Teaching of Philosophical Studies S5-6
    • First level guidance teacher
    • Teacher of guitar

Qualifications:

PGCE –University of Strathclyde

BD (Hons) –Glasgow University

 

Additional Qualifications:

Managing Successful Programmes (Practitioner)

PRINCE 2 (Introduction)

Clean UK Driving Licence

 

References:

A number of testimonials from people I have worked with are given in the portfolio section of this site. However, references are available on request.