TAKE YOUR DIGITAL STRATEGY TO NEW HEIGHTS
MULTI AWARD WINNING STRATEGY, CHANGE MANAGEMENT, TRAINING & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
"Sonny has made that difference. Digital innovation has woven, most notably through the introduction of the Trust Hub (our staff intranet), across almost all aspects of the Trust’s work during the last 24 months."
Digital Strategy & Transformation ~ Sean McClafferty, CEO @ St Ralph Sherwin CMAT (25 school MAT)
30K+ educators trained
2500+ schools supported
Sonny is the Founder of New Ways to Learn and has over 28 years experience of working in schools, with his last 6 years as Assistant Head at the multi-award winning Djanogly City Academy.
We provide school and college leaders and teachers with the ideas, tools, practice and knowledge to enhance learning, raise standards and improve outcomes. Our team of associates and experts work hard to bridge the growing gap between IT spend and impact with engaging workshops, in-class team-teaching and online training.
We work with Learning & Development providers to supercharge their hybrid training approaches to leverage technologies like AI, VR, AR and the Metaverse.
More recently Sonny founded the multi-award winning Spongy Elephant. Spongy Elephant is now the UK's leading platform for online training and coaching with over 100 engaging courses and 1000+ bite-sized videos.
"He impressed, packed a punch, opened eyes, and motivated my colleagues, and they are still talking about him weeks after..."
Glasgow Festival of Learning
"Sonny was fantastic - approachable, extremely professional and inspirational!"
Headteacher @ Avanti Fields Secondary School, Leicestershire
OUR MOST POPULAR TECH WORKSHOPS
We offer hybrid training and CPD across everything edtech in education with the nine core areas listed below. Our approach is the totally flexible with delivery across INSET days, twilights and in-class training on offer. All our experts are fully qualified teachers with decades of classroom experience.
In-class means no need for cover or supply - your staff learn on the job, alongside students!
Microsoft & Office 365
G Suite & Chromebooks
Apple iPad & Mac OS
Mixed Reality - VR & AR
Computing & Coding
Art of the Possible
Online Safety & Cybersecurity
e-Learning & Online Courses
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Spongy Elephant offers over 1000 bite-size videos for you to choose from, organised into over 100 Edtech and IT courses for schools, trusts and colleges.
"Feedback from staff was once again fantastic and this is really helping us to change the culture..."
Digital Strategy ~ Wendy, CPD Lead @ Dudley FE College, Midlands
REAL SUCCESS STORIES
"Sonny is a true professional and is in a league of his own when it comes to devising and implementing digital strategy."
Digital Strategy ~ Jeremy Spencer, Senior Director of Standards & Improvement, SRSCMAT
"We very much enjoyed having you here and your input and time was very much appreciated!"
Tablets in Education ~ Emma, Deputy Headteacher @ Peponi Prep School, Kenya
"Very dynamic, with a comprehensive knowledge of the technology and pedagogical applications of it..."
Google G Suite ~ CPD Lead @ Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Sussex
Since 2010, we've developed concise IT strategies and IT visions for many schools, colleges and trusts. Our approach is multi-stakeholder and includes audits, surveying staff, team reviews in-class with teachers, "Art of the Possible" kick-off days and more.
We don't agree with creating countless pages of "lip service" to what IT can do for your organisation, or to baffle you with fancy unproven tech. Instead, we create a live, workable strategy to ensure you get buy-in from staff, students, parents and governors.