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Are you a teacher, senior leader or Administrator?

Are you looking for a unique professional development opportunity to use key personal & professional skills while usefully reflecting upon and exploring whole school impact evidence? The Social School Award recognises the impact of all your positive professional efforts in the form of one big reflective learning project whose theme is parental & community engagement through social media in schools.

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The Social School Award is rooted firmly in education to recognise the work of schools who are striving to claim and establish their own digital citizenship and is available globally.

Built on the shared knowledge & experience of two leading UK educationalists (below) this anytime anywhere course will also give you their direct support and advice as you journey toward achieving the Award for school and certified CPD for you.

john bidderJohn Bidder is a former teacher, advisory teacher & school improvement officer who has worked in and with schools for almost 20 years.  His work over the last seven years with schools, as founder of Blippit Social, in the UK has centred upon harnessing social media for parental engagement in particular with a focus on Facebook.  To this day John is in schools working with senior leaders to ensure they & their social teams can confidently & effectively use social media to improve what he calls the parent journey.


DAVID MITCHELLDavid Mitchell is a former Headteacher of two schools. His work with schools across the UK & beyond in the area of blogging to improve standards in writing is a source of great pride for David. He is also a great proponent of Twitter (where he is better known as DeputyMitchell) as a tool for professional development & curriculum enrichment. To this day David still works in schools all over the country through his ClusterBlogging projects to show good practice in blogging by showing the value of celebrating the writing process & how the role of an authentic audience can deliver valuable feedback to pupils of all ages.

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