We are the Aspire 2Be
Ryan has been teaching and supporting children with additional learning and emotional needs for 10 years. It is his firm belief that when learners are presented with inspirational positive teaching and learning experiences it enables all learners at all stages to engage in the learning process and to achieve their full potential.
His teaching career began as an ICT teacher at Ysgol Bro-Dinefwr (formerly Ysgol Tregib) in Llandeilo before going on to become a Head of Faculty (ICT, Maths, Science and PE) at Rhydygors SEBD school in Carmarthen. Ryan developed several whole school policies and strategies to support a wide range of ALN needs, impacting at whole-school level. Ryan was deemed a lead practitioner at the school by ESTYN when they inspected in 2015.
Whilst in these roles, Ryan worked with undergraduates from several Welsh Universities. This involved delivering workshops focusing on ALN, in particular behaviour, emotions, attachment and engagement.
Ryan is a Google Certified Innovator, an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, a Microsoft Certified Educator and is also constantly trying to improve his Welsh skills.
There are many ways in which technology can be used in, or outside a classroom to engage students and facilitate exciting, engaging and interesting lessons. From filming peer assessments and green screen edited videos to uploading group discussions and radio shows to podcasts, Ryan has primarily used technology in the classroom to aid independent learning. Motivating both colleagues and pupils to try out a wide range of emerging technologies has lead to great experiences across all subjects under Ryan’s supervision.
Whilst working at Aspire 2Be, Ryan has lead many digital transformation projects, in schools across the world. These experiences in supporting institutions during their period of change, has ensured Ryan has a deep understanding of what the design of a 21st century school consists of and what classrooms should look like to ensure the most effective teaching and learning are facilitated.
Outside of the classroom, Ryan is a UEFA affiliated coach working with Swansea City Academy youngsters and at Welsh League level with seniors.
Ryan is committed to sharing his knowledge and experiences with staff and students in order to create a positive learning environment where both teacher and student achieve goals with confidence, achieve a growing mutual understanding and where both are fulfilled.