As of the start of the month I’ve taken up a part-time advisory role with Frog Trade Ltd. Frog are a Halifax based medium-sized company which specialises in developing learning systems for schools and the wider education sector
both in the UK and abroad. Within the role of Education Director i will be helping create an educational drive and focus within the company and help with product design and product implementation. The UK has many innovative software companies and Frog have always been at the forefront and so its an exciting opportunity and one which will keep me jumping from lily pad to lily pad with a little frog grin on my face.
Frog is used in more than 600 schools and academies across the UK and is recognised as a fast growing innovative company. Frog was ranked 32 in Deloitte’s UK Fast 50 Technology Awards 2011 and 174 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Perhaps the thing which will keep me awake at night will be the fact that I will also be helping Frog put their innovative technologies into ten thousand Malaysian Schools. In what will be a radical transformation of learning in Malaysia, a whole nation will attempt to develop the first genuinely personalised learning approach based on the principles of assessment for learning and learning to learn. To be given a chance for your career thinking to impact directly on six million young people is thrilling.