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  • BWA and CTS students visit web design company

    Published 11/02/20

    Year 13 Computer Science students from Brooke Weston Academy and Corby Technical School had an insight into a leading web design company when they visited MMT Digital.

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  • Ray Chambers judges National Teaching Prize

    Published 25/04/18

    Ray Chambers, Brooke Weston Academy’s computer science teacher, is one of the judges for the IT category of the Pearson Teaching Awards 2018.

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  • BWA staff members celebrate 20 Years in Information Technology

    Published 19/02/18

    Congratulations to two of our longest-serving IT staff who are celebrating 20 years of service at Brooke Weston Academy and the Trust.

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  • Mr Chambers becomes an SLE​​​​​​​

    Published 07/02/17

    Congratulations to Mr Chambers who is one of three teachers from across the Brooke Weston Trust to have recently been accredited as a Specialist Leader in Education.

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  • Mr Chambers launches Young Game Designers competition in London on behalf of BAFTA

    Published 31/01/17

    IT teacher Ray Chambers was invited to attend the BETT education show to launch the 2017 Young Game Designers competition on behalf of BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

    Ray who previously won the Young Game Designers for mentoring students in coding was asked by BAFTA to assist them with the content of this years YGD and launched the competition nationally with The Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury.

    BAFTA is the leading British charity that supports, promotes and develops the film, television and games industry. YGD gives an insight into the gaming world as well the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers through their annual competition.

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  • Brooke Weston teacher shortlisted for $1m global education award

    Published 14/12/16

    Brooke Weston computer science teacher Ray Chambers has been named as one of four UK teachers to be included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017. Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind.

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  • National media interviews computer science teacher​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Published 18/11/16

    Computer science teacher Ray Chambers is being interviewed by national media about the imminent release of an educational version of Minecraft. The game, which allows users to construct virtual structures, is already popular with students, but the new release is specifically aimed at school use. Mr Chambers has been approached by The Sunday Times and TV show Good Morning Britain to talk about how the software can be used to enhance lessons.

    The telephone interview with the Sunday Times should appear in this weekend’s paper and Mr Chambers is due to be live on ITV some time between 06:30 and 08:30 on Tuesday morning.

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  • Mr Chambers accredited as Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator

    Published 08/09/16

    IT Teacher Ray Chambers has been accredited as a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator so he will network with other teachers in the area and share best practice.

    Microsoft said: ‘MIEs are educators that are using Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of some of these tools. This is the first step on a journey of joining a professional learning network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share and grow.’

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  • BBC Click Team films at Brooke Weston

    Published 02/09/16

    A film crew from BBC News’s Click filmed at Brooke Weston for a ‘back-to-school’ educational feature that will be broadcast tomorrow.

    Presenter Spencer Kelly and director Talia Franco interviewed our Year 10 students who have used Minecraft in their technology lessons to bring abstract concepts, such as logic gates in programming, to life. IT teacher Ray Chambers, who has been invited by Microsoft to become an Innovative Expert Educator, was also interviewed about technology in the classroom.

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