Roger Higton

Roger Higton taught science (Biology and Chemistry) and ICT in secondary and comprehensive schools for 37 years and held a number of senior posts, both subject based and pastoral. A graduate of The Open University, he gained a Masters degree at Reading University and subsequently his doctorate at the University of Oxford.

He was recognised as one of a group of lead ICT teachers in Oxfordshire where his focus was e-learning and the use of ICT as a tool to overcome time and place as a barrier to student progress. Roger was also a member of the Kings College, Medway and Oxfordshire Formative Assessment Group and this reinforced his belief that good questioning lies at the heart of good teaching.

As well as writing about e-learning and formative assessment, Roger has contributed to a number of ICT textbooks at KS3 and KS4 level. He retired from teaching in 2008.

Roger believes that the Oxford Education Society (OES) presents an ideal opportunity for teachers, wherever they are and whoever they teach, to be able to share knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and, therefore, enhance not only their own pedagogy but the life chances of their students. As Membership Secretary, Roger hopes to be able to support the members of OES in breaking down barriers and encouraging the development of both formal and informal networks. As part of this process Roger would like to hear from members with any ideas that they may have to encourage this process. OES may be the central hub, but it will be the input from its members across the globe that will be its success.