Greg Hughes

Trust Leader for Digital Strategy

BSc (Hons.) in Astronomy and Physics, University College London / Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Secondary Physics/Science, University of Liverpool

“Working at The de Ferrers Trust has allowed me to develop my passion for learning technologies and become a global leader and advocate for change.”

I’ve been a physics teacher since 1990, continuously teaching both GCSE and A level Physics and an advocate for harnessing ICT in Education for nearly as long, working in comprehensive and grammar schools. I’ve also been a Beacon Schools Manager, Assistant Science College Director and Head of Physics.

In 2005, I received the Salters-Horners A-level Physics Teacher of the Year award. I’ve worked alongside Birmingham Advisory Schools Service supporting struggling inner city Science Faculties/Heads of Science and also Birmingham ICT Services as an early adopter/researcher into Virtual Learning Environments, video conferencing and Interactive Whiteboards.

I am also an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Apple Distinguished Educator, CEOP Ambassador, National Geographic Certified Educator and EdTech50 nominee (2020). I’ve been fortunate to work with several dozen schools in the UK and overseas on digital strategy, leadership of education technology, STEM integration and several Erasmus+ research projects.

For the last 13 years I’ve been able to oversee and grow digital strategy at The de Ferrers Academy and now The de Ferrers Trust and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.

Like a few other people born and raised in Liverpool, I also play guitar, write songs and grew up next to Penny Lane!