Hamish brings to his teaching a high level of awareness and experience in encouraging young people to break through their self-imposed boundaries so that they can take on a personal commitment to excel. As he teaches, he provides cutting-edge thinking to enable students to exceed their expectations.
Hamish has over 8 years professional experience gained within specialised educational environments and varied educational, practical, and managerial roles within outdoor and creative activities. His core educational experience is as a learning mentor for learners excluded from mainstream education ages 12 to18 and as an instructor for ages 5 to 50, including those with special needs, youth groups and has led team building activities. His relevant employment includes Skateboarding/Mentoring 360 Learning Dorset, Skateboarding Instructor John Cattle Skate Club Isle of Wight, Learning Mentor Respect4Us Norwich, 4 years Learning Mentor Avon Tyrrell Youth Achievement Foundation, and 2 years Outdoor Activities Instructor Tile Barn Outdoor Centre. He is particularly thoughtful about safety and puts this commitment at the heart of every teaching environment he creates.
Areas of Expertise:
Functional Skills Maths teaching
Core Communication Skills
Life Skills through activities
Health and Safety and Environment
Working with disadvantaged young people
Working with people with special needs
Syllabus Design/Work Books
Art, Design and Film Making
TLLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey)
GNVQ Art and Design Advance (Merit) (Brockenhurst College, Hampshire)
In-house training: – Night line (Tile barn BDC), Low ropes (Site Specific – Tile Barn BDC), Food Hygiene, Bike Maintenance, Restraint Training, Team Teach, CAS Trained, Jump Bike Training and Pump Track, Behavioural Art Training, Report Writing.
Other training: – Archery (GNAS), High ropes (Second), Climbing tower (CWA Training), Mountain Biking (MIAS) and (CTC Trail Leaders Award), First Aid (Up to date) (ITC level 1), Snowboarding (BASI) Level 1, Bushcraft Teaching Award, Canoeing (BCEU L1),
PCV Medical, full driving license.
ASDAN approved Centre Co-ordinator for:
* The Wider Key Skills – 26.7.2010
* The Qualification in Personal and Social Development – 22.4.2010
* The Short Courses – 26.7.2010
* The Certificate of personal Effectiveness – 28.7.2010
Poole Children & Young People’s Services, Common Assessment Framework CAF – 20.7.2010
Brockenhurst College, EDEXCEL Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1 – 24.9.2013
Artplan, Behavioural Management and Youth Arts – 26.4.2012
7KS South Park Enterprise College Mentor Training 3.2.2010 in:
* Priority & Social Skills
* Role of the Mentor
* Needs & Risk Assessments
* Strategies for Positive Behaviour & Attendance
* Child Protection
Team-Teach, Positive Handling Strategies within a Holistic Framework – 7.1.2013
Health & Safety
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering CIEH – 1.6.2013
First Aid At Work, Kingston Maurward College – 11.4.2013 (expires 10.4.2016)
London to Malta in 3 weeks by bicycle – see www.theroadtomalta.com
18 years skateboarding including co-building a professional quality ramp for a local skateboarding group.
9 Years Snowboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Climbing, Archery, Mountain Biking and Sailing, Wake-boarding, Slack-Lining, Circus Skills
Dec – April 14 Snowboarding season in France
Jan to Apr ‘07 Snowboarding season in France
Aug – Sept ‘04 Skateboarding and Snowboarding in Australia and New Zealand Photography,
Film-making, painting, drawing, printing t-shirts – spending time with family and friends.