Gary Spracklen (@Nelkcarps)
Gary Spracklen is Headteacher at The Prince of Wales School in Dorset. He is Innovation Director at the Association for Learning Environments – UK and Europe and a member of the Department for Education’s ETAG (Education Technology Action Group).
Gary is a Champion of #AmazingLearningSpaces and #DisruptiveInnovation.
It was at the Prince of Wales School in Dorset where Gary first developed a reputation for his drive, enthusiasm and the innovative use of technology to both challenge and support all children to reach their full potential. It was as a result of his work using iPads with children with physical disabilities that Gary won the South West Digital Educator Award in 2012.
Gary moved from The Prince of Wales School to IPACA (Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy) in the Autumn of 2012. At IPACA, Gary led a highly progressive programme of innovation in learning which saw the school adopt a stage-not-age, all-through approach to learning and teaching.
In September 2013, Gary led IPACA to become the first large-scale 1:1 deployment of Google Chromebooks in Europe, the programme built on IPACA’s strong vision to see technology transform learning.
Gary has experience of working on several new build school projects and most recently was the lead eductor on a £24M refurbishment programme. Gary believes in developing effective, sustainable and stimulating future learning spaces and is at the forefront of turning a vision into reality.
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