About Paul Smith - CEO
Prolific business owner, philanthropist, and massive nerd with "get hands dirty" approach. I’ve been up to my neck in the evolving Internet, software and apps since 1997 at management and director level. I like to stay in touch with new tech, which means most of the stuff I learn is out of date by the time I perfect it. That’s just the way it is in this industry.
Married to a teacher, brother of a teacher, and highly experienced in edutech, I am passionate about education technology, and it's effect on parental engagement and community outreach.
Schoop is my baby. My dream is that it will, one day, reunite communities, engage people in the education of their kids, involve them in local issues, and ultimately make a difference.
This post first appeared on totaljobs.com Filling the UK’s ICT skills gap is one of the hottest topics for government and employers right now. When I was invited to a Tech Nation meeting at Downing Street in February with the UK alliance partners, the talk was all “skills-gap”. What’s good is that the UK recognises […]
via The Guardian Read more: While 82% of teachers say their workload is unmanageable, 97% believe school should be as much about encouraging a love of learning as exam results… When used properly by schools and other organisations, Schoop can significantly reduce the debilitating administrative workload that teachers and other educators face, which the above article […]
Rewriting the future: Raising ambition and attainment in Welsh schools is a 2014 report that “describes the Welsh Government’s programme and its four key themes to tackle the link between poverty and educational underachievement in schools, for use in developing interventions to raise the attainment of learners living in poverty.” Section 2 (pp. 20-22), titled ‘Family and […]
“Research indicates that effective family and community engagement can have a positive impact on outcomes for all, but especially for learners from more deprived backgrounds. Schools should identify interventions that are effective in supporting parental and community engagement from the earliest opportunity. In particular, those in Communities First (CF) areas should look for opportunities to […]