Andy Colley

Andy Colley

Andy Colley teaches Computing at St Mary's Catholic High School in Astley, Greater Manchester. He is in his 11th year and is an advanced skills teacher of ICT, a lead practitioner of teaching & learning, a trained coach/& facilitator and an untrained dad. Active on Twitter as @MrAColley, he shares his lesson resources at, has trained over 500 teachers from all backgrounds, organised and presented at various teachmeets as well as the SSAT National Computing Conference.

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I teach Computing. This means that, at least twice per day I get asked this question:

“Are we going on the computers today Sir?”

As an NQT, I was flattered by this, thinking that it displayed an enthusiasm for the subject. However I soon learned that it was, in the wise words of Admiral Ackbar, a trap.

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