Currently a Teacher of ICT at Dixons City Academy, Bradford, England. Dixons City Academy is a high achieving, outstanding school, where my current average Levels of Progress is 4.7 with year 10 students. As well as teaching, I hold the role of Technology Innovations Coordinator within the Academy. This includes staff training, running focus groups, developing and testing new technologies, co-ordinating with external organisations, presenting to parents and governors, working with senior management, assisting with the 1:1 tablet implementation and ensuring its on going success. In the past I have also been the Drugs Peer Education Coordinator, whereby I recruited up to 40 year 12 students who trained, planned and delivered drugs education lessons to year 8 students.

With a background in web programming, I have a great passion in how technology can be integrated across all curriculum, more specifically, its use in solving problems, breaking down barriers and collaboration. Using Windows and OSX (Apple) at home has helped me develop expertise, which is backed by my fortune to have taught on both platforms. Since being an NQT I have used several different Apple iOS devices to aid in my pedagogy, and am currently working with the Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching to coordinate the Academy's 1:1 Android tablet rollout, making me extremely well accustomed to both operating systems and how the related devices can aid learning and teaching.

My enthusiasm for developing technological solutions to aid both learning and teaching, assessment and productivity is a key interest of mine. App Share:EDU is a more recent website I have created whereby educators can register, share apps and ideas of how they use them. The Student Dashboard is a web based program that I have been working on since late 2012. This allows students to keep all of their feedback in one place, write notes and peer assess. The teachers side allows them to performs instant Afl for agile teaching, store grades, customise comment banks for quick, detailed, high impact feedback and post bulletins to their classes. This has had a huge impact not only within my department, but now throughout the academy. The most recent project is the Behaviour Logger. The academies move to instant whole school detentions required a quick, simple to use, secure system whereby staff could easily log in and add a student to a printable list. The admin staff can then tick to whether the students parents/carers have been notified.


Daniel Ibbitson

D.O.B: 01/1987
Nationality: British

Personal Statement


Personal Statement

Work Experience

Dixons City Academy - Teacher of ICT, Technology Innovations Coordinator (2010-Present)
North Halifax Grammar School - Second PGCE Placement (2010)
Brooksbank High School - First PGCE Placement (2009)
Ryburn Valley High School - TA (2009)

Other Responsibilities

Technology Innovations Coordinator - 2013 to present
Drugs, Peer Education Coordinator - 2011 to 2013
Form Tutor - 2010 to present
Running of the innovations in technology group
Member of the Behaviour for Learning development staff group
Computing Club support
Year 7 and 8 Schemes of Work
Assistance in the organisation of the annual Year 7 Residential - 2011 to present
Development of DCA Student Dashboard - 2012 to present
Development of the Behaviour Monitoring Logger - 2013 to present
Ongoing staff training and development sessions - throughout the entire year

Course Experience

Key Stage 3:
National Curriculum - Key Stage 3
Level 2:
GCSE ICT - Taught during my first PGCE placement
OCR Nationals - Three years
Cambridge Nationals - 2012 - present
BTEC Level 2 - 2013 - present years
Level 3:
A Level ICT - Taught during my second placement
BTEC IT Practitioners - 2010 - present


PGCE in Secondary ICT Teaching - The University of Huddersfield (2009-2010)
BA/Hons Interactive Multimedia - The University of Huddersfield (2005-2008)
GCSEs & A Levels - Rastrick High School (1998-2005)


HTML - Very Confident
PHP - Very Confident
SQL - Very Confident
CSS - Very Confident
Action Script - Confident
JavaScript - Confident
Python - Confident
Java - Adequate
Objective C - Adequate

Adobe Dreamweaver - Very Confident
Adobe Photoshop - Very Confident
Adobe Fireworks - Very Confident
Adobe Flash - Very Confident
Scratch - Very Confident
Office Suit - Very Confident
OSx Suit - Very Confident
App Inventor - Confident
Kudo - Confident

OS X - Very Confident
Windows - Very Confident
iOS - Very Confident
Android - Very Confident
Linux - Confident


Spoke at the iThink Therefor iLearn Conference, Education Innovations Conference - Manchester Central Centre.
Spoke at The Tablets workshop at the T4S 2013 Conference - QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London
Weekly drop in sessions staff training sessions as well as formal CPD training
Focused Technology for Learning workshops - Collaboration, flipped classroom, assessment etc...
Written blogs for The Educational App Store - -
Written a blog for Tablets for Schools -
Works with Tablets for Schools in their research on tablets in education
Attended the Google tablets in education workshop 2013 - Google HQ, London
Creator of App Share:EDU - share apps and ideas on how to use them in education
Creator of the Student Dashboard - online comment banks, feedback and assessment tracker


App Share:EDU

An online community for educators to sign up, add app profiles and share ideas on how they use them.

Pupil Dashboard

Teachers can create customised comment banks to feedback to students. Grades can also be documented and fed back on this. From their own 'Dashboard', students then action plan their next step/s from their feedback. Peer feedback can also be done from their own dashboards.

BFL Logger

A quick system to instantly log behaviours and the reasoning for them. Used to log detentions for the evening of the behaviour, the system instantly displays who is staying back and for what reason.

Revision Guide

A 67 page revision guide created to support KS4 students through their Cambridge Nationals exam.

Potential Projects?

Daniel Ibbitson