Recommendation by DAVID STEPHENSON
I have worked with Boubacar as a friend and colleague for several years now and have long been inspired by his boundless energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of computing. His calm bearing supports excellent behaviour management skills and a rare talent of convincing even the most challenging of learners to try their best, this is something reflected in the results of his learners at all levels.
Within the sixth form at Highdown his in-depth knowledge of e-learning and computing technology has enabled him to push the brightest learners far further than they imagined possible. Many of the learners who have attained an A grade under his tutelage entered the course with only the minimum of requirements and their progress in computing has outstripped that of their other A-level subjects by some magnitude.
I feel his greatest success at Highdown would be the implementation and development of our superb learning platform, Boubacar has overseen this project from start to finish and thanks to his leadership it is now used effectively across the entire curriculum. To ensure the success of this development he has liaised with the creators to ensure it meets our exacting needs, developed learner voice giving our learners a say in how it will be developed and trained representatives of staff from all departments from beginner (how to find your work) through to advanced (how to develop social networking resources and integrate custom SCORM components).
Boubacar leaving will be a great loss to Highdown School, however given his success, ambition, determination and drive it is inevitable that he will soon be moving on to greater things.