About Me

I have been teaching since 1992, after having read Chemistry at Exeter University.
After six years of teaching science in an all-girls comprehensive school in Southampton, I moved to the newly formed Southampton Unitary Authority IT support team as the SIMS Support Officer. With NGfL, I quickly moved into teacher training and soon missed the classroom.
After a move to Penzance to join an all through, non-selective day and boarding school as Director of IT, I discovered Apple. Everyone thought I was mad when I purchased our first suite of iMacs (Summer 2000!) and with OS9 wondered why I had slaved over Windows for so long. With OSX, the improvements continued and I developed my iWorkFlow to teach students from Year 1 to Year 13 using a core set of apps, moving from AppleWorks and finally to the full iWork and iLife suite.
In 2010 I moved to Mounts Bay School, soon to become Academy, and am still there.
TheFreeMac.com started in 2005 and in 2006 I was made an Apple Designated Educator. In 2014 I became a Specialist Leader in Education for Computing.
One of my interests is the education of students on the Autistic Spectrum. You will find my research into this area on the “Research” tab.
Simon Elliott