Ollie's career in education spans over twenty years. During this time he has been a teacher, head of department, senior government adviser and school leader. In recent years this has included a four year secondment to the Scottish Government as their National Adviser on Emerging Technologies for Learning. He is currently Headteacher at Kingussie High School located within the Cairngorms National Park. He is also a Member of the Board of Management at Inverness College: University of the Highlands and Islands as well as well as serving on several other advisory boards including the BBC’s Educational Broadcasting Council for Scotland. Under Ollie's leadership Kingussie has been rated one of the most improved schools in Scotland. At a systems level, most recently, he has been responsible for co-designing the deployment of 22,000 Chromebooks across his education district. For over a decade Ollie has worked regularly in schools and school systems around the world advising about whole school improvement, technology for learning and learning space design (both digital and physical). When he is not working he enjoys riding his bike (very long distances), paddling his canoe and wandering in the mountains.
In his keynote Ollie will reflect on new trends in learning, teaching and school leadership and talk about how technology can improve outcomes for children and young people by transforming the learning landscape. Register here, on our Conference page, for the SchoolNet SA conference – taking place at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng between 5-7 October 2017. If you register before 31st August you qill qualify for the early bird rate.