WELCOME

Welcome to Joe Broadfoot's website.

Journalism

After winning prizes for poetry at junior school, there was a bit of a lag between that initial promise and the appearance of my work in print. I wanted some experience under my belt to inform my writing before I embarked on a new career and, by the early 90s, I felt ready. I got my first, paid, writing jobs, working as a freelancer for one of Future Publishing's magazines which led to me returning to the UK as an online journalist for the website, Fromtheterrace (FTT).

Print and online journalism provided the platform for moves into radio and TV broadcasting, most notably with Sky News. More recently, I've taken to podcasting, vlogging and blogging on football.

Teaching

Current Position
Teacher of English and Drama

Recent Teaching Experience
IGCSE Cambridge English - First Language (0500)
IGCSE Cambridge World Literature (0408)
IGCSE Cambridge English as a Second Language (0510)
IGCSE Global Perspectives (0457)
IELTS
'A' Level Edexcel English Literature
GCSE Edexcel English Language (9-1)
GCSE Edexcel English Literature (9-1)
IGCSE Edexcel English Literature (9-1)
IGCSE Cambridge English Language (9-1)
GCSE AQA English Language (9-1)
GCSE AQA English Literature (9-1)
GCSE OCR English Language (9-1)
GCSE OCR English Literature (9-1)
GCSE AQA Media Studies

Previous Positions
Head of English & Media
Teacher of English, Creative Media & Film Studies & Business

Supply Teaching Experience
The Cottesloe School (Year 11 tutor, taught 'A' Level, iGCSE, AQA & KS3 English to Years 7-12, wrote schemes of work on HG Wells's 'The Time Machine' and Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' for Year 9 and Year 10)
Heston Community School (provided support for vulnerable & AEN students in the Learning Development Centre and elsewhere in the school; and taught iGCSE & KS3 English to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12)

Recent CPD Training
Teaching BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Creative Media: Designing Assignments
Child Protection
New Technologies
Accelerated Reader
Active Learning Strategies
Organisation and Time Management

Teaching Qualifications - PGCE & QTS with Kent & Medway Training (KMT)

1st placement: Dartford Grammar School
2nd placement: Leigh Technology Academy
Value-added placement: Grange Park School
Primary observation placement: Long Mead Community Primary

Other Qualifications
MA Victorian Studies
BA (Hons) Literature - 1st
CELTA - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Professional Certificate in Management
Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing
Certificate in Humanities
4 'A' Levels: Politics, Film Studies, History, Economics
5 'O' Levels: Maths, English Language, Physics, History, Greek Literature

Soccer & Coaching

• FA coaching experience at Farnborough Town
• Coached at KR&AC in Kobe, Japan
• Soccer City - professional coach
• AFC Guildford - reserve team manager
• Tung Sing - semi-professional footballer in Hong Kong
• Championship winner with Cowes Sports FC

Music

After singing in a number of bands and signing a publishing deal, the world of international DJing beckoned through a company called Bacchus International (later taken over by Juliana's). It was too good to turn down. What followed was 11 years of exile from the UK and gigs in: Norway, France, Dubai, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. The last 5 of those 11 years were spent producing dance music primarily for a subsidiary of Sony BMG.

Next stop was a return to the UK and DJ work with Luminar Leisure, before a switch to music TV and involvement in Channel U. The channel was the birthplace of acts such as N-Dubz, Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder, to mention but a few, so it was an exciting time to be there. However, the parent company's financial problems forced Channel U to re-launch itself as Channel AKA; my involvement in its more profitable sister channel, Starz TV (formerly Fizz), became more hands on as we tried to turn the company around. Despite Starz TV's success, the company incurred losses elsewhere and the new parent company was liquidated. However, I continued to keep my interest in artist development.
Named as one of the UK's most 'influential tastemakers'.



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