• Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Director of One Life Learning
  • Steve Beswick

    Steve Beswick

    Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft
  • Jonathan Bishop

    Jonathan Bishop

    Headteacher and CEO, Cornerstone
  • Teresa Cavallo

    Teresa Cavallo

    Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone
  • Michael Cronk

    Michael Cronk

    Colyton Grammar
  • Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Chloe Farrant

    Chloe Farrant

    Art and International Projects Coordinator, Cornerstone
  • Trevor Finlay

    Trevor Finlay

    Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance
  • Abigail Flemming

    Abigail Flemming

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Sarah Gomersall

    Sarah Gomersall

    Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Kate Griggs

    Kate Griggs

    CEO, Made by Dyslexia
  • David James

    David James

    Head of Education, Cornerstone
  • Will Jordan

    Will Jordan

    Co-Founder, IMP Software
  • Jennifer King

    Jennifer King

    Microsoft UK Schools Engagement Lead
  • Dale Lawson

    Dale Lawson

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Anthony Lees

    Anthony Lees

    EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Lees

    Lucy Lees

    Phonics Lead and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Ben McGinnes

    Ben McGinnes

    Teacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Headteacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Murillo

    Sarah Murillo

    Education Consultant, GL Assessment
  • Chris Nash

    Chris Nash

    Head of Community, Discovery Education
  • Sam Parsons

    Sam Parsons

    Cyber Protect and Prepare Officer with the SWRCCU
  • Tony Phillips

    Tony Phillips

    SharePoint and Teams Consultant
  • Nicole Ponsford

    Nicole Ponsford

    Co-founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK
  • Alex Pulfer

    Alex Pulfer

    Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Runham

    Lucy Runham

    Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple
  • Anthony Salcito

    Anthony Salcito

    Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft
  • Bethany Schoter

    Bethany Schoter

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Mark Sparvell

    Mark Sparvell

    Education Leader, Microsoft
  • Rob Taylor

    Rob Taylor

    Black Lives Matter Advisor
  • Sally-Anne Taylor

    Sally-Anne Taylor

    Speech and Language Therapist
  • James Weatherill

    James Weatherill

    Chief Executive, Arbour Education
  • Bronnie Williams

    Bronnie Williams

    Teacher and Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    School Nurse, Cornerstone
  • Paul Edge

    Paul Edge

    Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High School

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    Fiona Aubrey-Smith - Director of One Life Learning

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith - Director of One Life Learning

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith - Director of One Life Learning

    Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith is a former teacher, school leader and advisor and is now Director of One Life Learning specialising in strategic education consultancy. She is also an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and sits on the board of a number of multi academy and charitable trusts

    Steve Beswick - Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft

    Steve Beswick - Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft

    Steve Beswick - Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft

    Steve Beswick is the Business Development Director for Surface technologies in EMEA and based in the UK. He has been working for Microsoft for 26 years. He graduated from Lancaster University in 1984 with a Bsc. Hons in Environmental Science. He started his career in IT working for a computer reseller just when the IBM PC became popular for use in business.

    Steve’s career began at Microsoft in 1993 when he accepted the role of NHS Account Manager. With 26 years’ experience in Microsoft, Steve has gained a wealth of experience in various sales management roles, including managing the finance sales team. For six years Steve was a Partner Director working with the likes of HP, Accenture, Dell etc.

    Steve then progressed to be the Director of Education between 2006-2016. Steve was responsible for implementing Microsoft’s worldwide vision for education: “Enable every student on the Planet to achieve more.” He was responsible for developing Microsoft’s strategies for UK schools, colleges and universities. This included sales, marketing, channels, programmes and investments, working with Government, and working closely with partners that develop solutions for the Education sector.

    In 2017 Steve moved to a new role within the worldwide Education team. Based in the UK he is responsible for developing the Surface device business within the Education vertical for EMEA.

    In 2009 Steve received the Microsoft Chairman’s Award for the UK, presented by Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corporation, for his contribution to the Microsoft Education business in the UK.

    Steve is married to Naomi with 2 children Billy (24) and Hattie (28) and Leon (Grandchild) . Outside of work Steve enjoys golf, football and fishing.

    Jonathan Bishop - CEO, Cornerstone

    Jonathan Bishop - CEO, Cornerstone

    Jonathan Bishop - CEO, Cornerstone

    Jonathan Bishop is CEO and Executive Headteacher of the Cornerstone Academy Trust. Its founding school, Broadclyst Primary School, is a Microsoft Showcase School and as a Microsoft Innovative Educator, Jonathan pioneered the use of digital technologies in the classroom for many years. His schools employ the use of one-to-one Microsoft Pro Surfaces to deliver a project-based curriculum that fully utilises the power of Office365 tools. He runs the Global Enterprise Challenge with thousands of children working together in teams to run a company, collaborating and competing to make their ideas the most successful globally. Digital technologies underpin the management of the Academy Trust, the collaboration between staff and the teaching and learning; at school and beyond the school day.

    Jonathan is a National Leader of Education, leads the Cornerstone Teaching School, BCPS Edtech Demonstrator Programme, English Hub, Science Learning Partnership and is opening a new Free School that will be a Microsoft Flagship School.

    Bernadetta Brzyska - Head of Research, GL Assessment

    Bernadetta Brzyska - Head of Research, GL Assessment

    Bernadetta Brzyska - Head of Research, GL Assessment

    Bernadetta Brzyska has worked in education for over 13 years. Her main experience in education research stems from six years at the National Foundation for Educational Research, working on developing assessments, national evaluations, and international surveys. She has a BSc degree in Psychology and a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education. She has since worked internationally for Nord Anglia Education. Her current role sees her heading up research at GL Assessment looking at new and exciting ways to use data from a host of assessment tools supporting primary and secondary schools in the UK and internationally.

    Teresa Cavallo - Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone

    Teresa Cavallo - Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone

    Teresa Cavallo - Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone

    Teresa Cavallo has taught within Cornerstone Trust for 14 years and is currently on the Senior Leadership Team and assumes the role of Head of Children’s Services across the Trust. As such, she is responsible for leading the SEND Team which includes two additional SENDCos, School Nurse, Educational Psychologist, and a Speech and Language Therapist.

    She brings a depth and breadth of teaching experience including the support of children with SEND and parental engagement. She contributes to the strategic development of the school with a focus on inclusion and equality, ensuring that the standards of teaching and quality of support for children with SEN is high on the agenda.

    Teresa has worked closely with Tracey Wills, School Nurse to develop the PSHE and RSE policies and offer across the Trust. She develops the SEND and Mental Health CPD programme delivers SEND CPD to staff, alongside the SEND Team

    Michael Cronk - Teacher Co-ordinator, Royal Academy of Engineering

    Michael Cronk - Teacher Co-ordinator, Royal Academy of Engineering

    Michael Cronk - Teacher Co-ordinator, Royal Academy of Engineering

    Originally trained as a product designer, I worked as a Design and Technology teacher for seven years. I have been Head of Computer Science at Colyton for almost six years and I have moved the department from ICT to CS, introduced an A Level course and expanded the GCSE programme. These experiences have naturally led me towards robotics, and I have a great passion for using robotics in the as a way of introducing engineering and computer science to students. I have also been a Teacher Coordinator for the Royal Academy of Engineering Connecting STEM Teachers Programme for five years.

    Tonia Dudley - EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Tonia Dudley - EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Tonia Dudley - EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Tonia has been a teacher for 15 years and her passion for teaching the youngest children, has been the backbone of her career and where she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience of children and their early development. Tonia is the Early Years Phase Lead for the Trust and has become an SLE and a Lead Practitioner in Early Years, specialising in supporting the transitions of children in their first years at school. She recognises the importance of establishing a curriculum that is engaging and purposeful, whilst ensuring that assessments and observations are used effectively to ensure good progress. She is passionate about the need for effective communication and relationships between parents and teachers and acknowledges that allowing parents access to their child’s learning and development, is key to effective collaboration. Tonia is also one of our Literacy Specialists and supports the English Hub in delivering conferences, network events and supporting schools in delivering their Phonics Programmes.

    Paul Edge - Assistant Headteacher, Ribblesdale High

    Paul Edge - Assistant Headteacher, Ribblesdale High

    Paul Edge - Assistant Headteacher, Ribblesdale High

    Paul has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Ribblesdale High School since 2011 and has fulfilled a range of different jobs, whilst continually leading the use of technology across the organisation. However, he is a ‘technology pragmatist’, try it, measure the impact, evaluate it, adopt or drop!

    Paul continues to hold the position as leader of Curriculum and EdTech at Ribblesdale, which has encompassed the successful rollout of Office 365 and a parental supported Windows 10 one-to-one device scheme, for over 1300 students. He also now fulfils a dual role, working closely with Microsoft, and also holds the position as Project Lead, within Ribblesdale, for the DfE EdTech Demonstrator Schools Programme.

    Chloe Farrant - Art Teacher and Global Projects Lead, Cornerstone

    Chloe Farrant - Art Teacher and Global Projects Lead, Cornerstone

    Chloe Farrant - Art Teacher and Global Projects Lead, Cornerstone

    Chloe Farrant is a Lead Teacher with 15 years’ experience, Art Specialist and International Lead at Cornerstone Academy Trust. Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for The Cornerstone Teaching School, SSAT Lead Practitioner and ETP facilitator. She Coordinates the Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) and the Global Communities Project (GCP), Leads and develops the Creative Arts Curriculum, and mentors new teachers coming into the profession.

    Chloe supports the growth of global learning, sustainability and using new technologies to bring schools together across the globe. She has led the schools through the British Councils International Schools Award accreditation and re-accreditation and has developed international partnerships with multiple schools through various projects, securing funding to enable mobilities to Ethiopia, Bangladesh and India. She has led on the GEC, with the support of Microsoft since it went global in 2014 each year connecting over 1000 pupils, across 4 continents in the competition.

    As a primary teacher with a passion for visual art and as practising artist herself, Chloe has led in the development, support and design of the Art curriculum across the Trust. She leads in Artsmark and is an Arts Award adviser for Explore & Discover. Chloe is interested in the visual language of Art and how it brings people together across the world. She recognises the potential for using digital technologies within the teaching of art to increase pupil engagement and its importance and relevance within the wider curriculum and an increasingly digital world.

    Trevor Finlay - Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance

    Trevor Finlay - Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance

    Trevor Finlay - Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance

    Trevor Finlay is the Managing Director at Vision Asset Finance. Trevor has over 20 years of experience in setting up ICT Leasing arrangements for schools throughout the UK and Ireland.

    Abigail Fleming - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Abigail Fleming - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Abigail Fleming - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Abi Fleming is a Year 5 teacher and a music teaching lead across the Academy Trust. She has taken a lead on music within the trust teaching the curriculum across Key Stage 1 and 2 and has taken responsibility for the school choir at Yeo Valley. She has developed the choir through weekly curricular and extracurricular sessions and has provided the children with many opportunities for performance. Using online composition tools, resources and virtual teaching has greatly helped. This effective use of technology creates a better learning environment and improves student outcomes.

    Sarah Gomersall - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Sarah Gomersall - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Sarah Gomersall - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Sarah Gomersall has taught within Cornerstone Trust for 8 years and has spent time in both KS1 and KS2. For the past 3 years she has been working in year 1 as well as leading Modern Foreign Languages across the trust.

    For the past year she has also been working as part of the English Hub as a Literacy Specialist. Her experience of working in year 1 has given her a strong grounding in reading and phonics which she is keen to share with other schools, to help raise standards across Somerset and Dorset.

    Kate Griggs - CEO, Made by Dyslexia

    Kate Griggs - CEO, Made by Dyslexia

    Kate Griggs - CEO, Made by Dyslexia

    David James - Head of Education, Cornerstone

    David James - Head of Education, Cornerstone

    David James - Head of Education, Cornerstone

    As the Head of Education David has played an integral role in providing the outstanding education that the Cornerstone is known for, and has overseen the embedding of technology for both teaching and learning, developing a rich learning platform in Microsoft365 and Teams. David has used his rich Edtech experience to lead an Edtech team from Cornerstone to support hundreds of schools and trusts across the country over the past 9 months through the work of the EdTech Demonstrator Programme and the Microsoft Showcase School.

    Will Jordan - Co-Founder, IMP Software

    Will Jordan - Co-Founder, IMP Software

    Will Jordan - Co-Founder, IMP Software

    Will Jordan FCCA has worked with Academies and MATs since the first ‘phase two’ Academies opened in September 2010. As a Qualified Accountant and Financial Technology specialist, Will now works with established Multi Academy Trusts to strengthen their financial planning and reporting processes by replacing legacy software with MAT specific, agile tools.

    Victoria Kennard - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Victoria Kennard - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Victoria Kennard - Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone

    Vicky is a Year 2 teacher and the Key Stage 1 lead across our Academy Trust. As a Literacy Specialist she has supported the English Hub’s strategic plan for sharing best practice across a network of schools focusing on; developing language and closing the word gap, developing early reading through systematic synthetic phonics and promoting a love of reading. Integrating the use of online resources and virtual learning has been an integral part of this agenda.

    As an MIE Expert Vicky understands the importance of integrating technology into the classroom and building resources that support student-centred learning aligning to 21st Century Skills. She has first-hand experience of using Office 365 technologies to support learning and problem solving, with this being an integral part of both her own and the Trust’s vision.

    Jennifer King - UK Schools Engagement Lead at Microsoft

    Jennifer King - UK Schools Engagement Lead at Microsoft

    Jennifer King - UK Schools Engagement Lead at Microsoft

    Jennifer King is an award-winning, international thought leader in Education with 20 years of experience in the education sector from classroom to corporations. She is passionate about the success of students and their teachers and how the power of technology can transform the way they work and learn. Jennifer was previously the Head of Film and Media at Strode’s College in Surrey before starting her own education consultancy. JKES was a Microsoft Education Partner with a focus on digital transformation, project based learning, and teacher professional development. Jennifer is also the creator of the Student Teacher Education Program. She has been the Schools Engagement lead for the UK since October 2019 after returning from Microsoft Corp in Seattle, where she was the Director of Education in the 21st Century Jobs, Skills, and Employability.

    Dale Lawson - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Dale Lawson - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Dale Lawson - Teacher, Cornerstone

    Dale Lawson has been teaching within the Cornerstone Academy Trust for over 5 years, having also trained with the Trust on their School Direct program. As well as having predominantly taught within Year 4, Dale's enthusiasm for linking the natural world and digital resources helps him lead Humanities (History, Geography & Religion) and support on the growing Outdoor Learning program in the role of Forest School Leader.

    From VR Tours and Virtual Field Trips to Minecraft for Education lessons and Digimap Fieldwork, Dale endeavours to utilise the breadth of digital resources available when educating the children of his class. He shares new technologies through CPD sessions with the Trust and is a keen advocate for using technology in the classroom, supporting in the continued development of the EdTech demonstrator school.

    Anthony Lees - EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone

    Anthony Lees - EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone

    Anthony Lees - EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone

    Anthony is Deputy Head of School for recently opened Westclyst Community Primary School, Devon, within the Cornerstone Academy Trust, where he also leads on EdTech strategy for the Trust. As a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for The Cornerstone Teaching School he supports schools across the region in the areas of computing, online safety and as well as his other passion; music.

    Anthony continues to support teachers' wider professional development as an SSAT Lead Practitioner and ETP Facilitator, and specifically in the areas of computing, EdTech and online safety as a Computing Associate for Babcock International and CEOP Ambassador. He trains and leads on the NCCE Computing Hub, for Broadclyst School as the Primary Phase Lead within the Westcountry Computing Hub.

    He is also a Microsoft Certified Educator and Master Trainer, MIEExpert, Skype Master Teacher and Surface Expert; which he utilises to deliver staff development and training through both the Microsoft Showcase School Programme and the DfE EdTech Demonstrator School programme.

    Lucy Lees - Teacher and Literacy Specialist

    Lucy Lees - Teacher and Literacy Specialist

    Lucy Lees - Teacher and Literacy Specialist

    Lucy has worked for ten years in education, teaching across all three Primary stages. Having been part of the Cornerstone Academy Trust for many years, she has direct experience of integrating 21st Century IT skills into everyday teaching, in an engaging, purposeful, real-life way.

    Lucy’s passion for reading has now lead her to become Reading Leader for the Trust; a role which involves overseeing and supporting the delivery of the Trust’s systematic synthetic phonics approach. She works closely with teachers, teaching assistants and phase leaders to deliver outstanding reading provision. This includes facilitating the delivering of day-to-day phonics teaching, supporting the lowest 20%, putting in place tutoring provision and providing personalised and relevant CPD for staff.

    Ben McGinnes - Teacher, Danesfield School

    Ben McGinnes - Teacher, Danesfield School

    Ben McGinnes - Teacher, Danesfield School

    Ben McGinnes has been a teacher at Danesfield School for the last 4 years and has taught in Year 1 and Year 3. He is currently leading the schools’ EdTech strategy and has been pivotal in embedding technology across the curriculum, leading training to bring the staff on the journey with him and feel confident to use a range of technological resources they would not have otherwise considered. He has played a key role in ensuring the transition to remote learning was successful and as a result, Danesfield has a very effective system for home learning in place using Microsoft Teams. As part of the EdTech program, he is supporting a number of schools to develop their remote learning strategy.

    He has also been instrumental in setting up the schools’ YouTube channel, where teaching staff regularly post videos to assist teachers far and wide, sharing imaginative lesson ideas and how these can be easily planned and implemented. He is an incredibly creative teacher, especially when it comes to using technology to enhance learning, and has supported staff to use software such as FlipGrid and Minecraft to engage children in innovative and exciting ways to extend their learning.

    Dr Alice Mills - Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Exeter Science Centre

    Dr Alice Mills - Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Exeter Science Centre

    Dr Alice Mills - Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Exeter Science Centre

    Alice has a PhD in Astrophysics from Durham University and has been an active science communicator for more than 10 years. From 2015-2020 she worked as the Science Outreach Officer for the University of Exeter, running many outreach events and workshops for schools and the public.

    Sarah Morgan - Headteacher, Danesfield School

    Sarah Morgan - Headteacher, Danesfield School

    Sarah Morgan - Headteacher, Danesfield School

    Sarah Morgan has been the Headteacher of Danesfield School, in Marlow, for the past 6 years and has driven huge improvement in all areas of the school since gaining her Headship. Her passion for technology to be embedded in all areas of school life has enabled the school to go from strength to strength, becoming and Microsoft Showcase School and now an EdTech Demonstrator School as well. Sarah places great value on ensuring that children have the skills necessary to be successful in the next phase of their education, as well as beyond and, through learning with technology, emphasises the importance of team work, collaboration, communication, perseverance and resilience. She also works closely with the DfE to provide in-sight on how to continue to develop the use of technology to improve outcomes for children.

    Sarah has worked within the education sector for 17 years, starting as a primary school teacher and has always had an eye for detail and a determination to be the best she, and her school, can possibly be. As a PiXL school, she works closely with the PiXL team to plan future conferences and often presents as these too. Sarah supports a number of schools through the PiXL Partnership to enable them to continue to develop and improve in order to raise their attainment, improve the learning experience for children and ensure they are prepared for transition to secondary school.

    Sarah Murillo - Education Consultant, GL Assessment

    Sarah Murillo - Education Consultant, GL Assessment

    Sarah Murillo - Education Consultant, GL Assessment

    Sarah Murillo is an Education Consultant for GL Assessment and a former Primary Assistant Head with more than 10 years’ experience teaching within primary schools. Sarah has worked in a diverse range of schools, implementing successful strategies to improve mindset and wellbeing, attendance, and smoother transition for pupils from EY to Year 1. Sarah works to support Trusts, but also leads on Primary Strategy for GL Assessment to help Trusts and schools identify best practise with regard to assessment.

    Chris Nash - Head of Community, Discovery Education

    Chris Nash -  Head of Community, Discovery Education

    Chris Nash - Head of Community, Discovery Education

    As Head of Community at Discovery Education UK, Chris Nash has been involved in education for over 30 years, previously working as a classroom practitioner, local authority advisor, senior education consultant for Steljes Ltd. and freelance consultant supporting schools across London. He has lectured in ICT, Computing and Teaching and Learning at Roehampton, Brunel and Kingston Universities, as well as various training providers including Schools Direct and SCITT.

    Chris has spent much of the last 20 years pioneering teaching and learning through the use of technology and has a passion for innovating along with a deep pedagogical understanding of how technology can have a profound impact on the way we teach, learn, work and live our lives.

    He works closely with educators at all levels, focusing on best practice in digital learning. He is currently immersed in transforming teaching and learning through the use of XR technologies and is proud to have built the foundation for the Immersive team at Discovery Education.

    Chris has been successfully funded by Arts Council England for a number of creative projects utilising cutting edge technology for performance and audience interaction.

    He regularly speaks nationally on the topics he is passionate about.

    Sam Parsons - – South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU)

    Sam Parsons - – South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU)

    Sam Parsons - – South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU)

    Sam is a Cyber Protect and Prepare Officer with the SWRCCU. The SWRCCU are a specialist capability of the Police who investigate cyber crimes impacting organisations across the South West. Sam supports victims and helps them to build their cyber resilience after an incident. Sam also has a proactive role, delivering nationally recognised guidance to organisations across the South West on how to protect themselves from cyber crime, and how to prepare themselves to ensure that they can recover should an incident occur.

    Tony Phillips - SharePoint and Teams Consultant

    Tony Phillips - SharePoint and Teams Consultant

    Tony Phillips - SharePoint and Teams Consultant

    Tony founded Cloud Design Box in 2015 with the aim of transforming Microsoft 365 in education and business. Tony takes an active role in the SharePoint and Teams community sharing and promoting M365 on his blog.

    Nicole Ponsford - Co-Founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK

    Nicole Ponsford - Co-Founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK

    Nicole Ponsford - Co-Founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK

    Nic is Director (Innovation) at Edtech UK and Co-Editor of Edtech UK magazine. She was on the national central team for Edtech Demonstrator Programme, a national network of over 50 schools and colleges, supporting remote education from the first lockdown in March 2020. This resulted in support for 4,000 schools and colleges across England - helping over 200,000 classroom staff and 2 million learners in just one year.

    Nicole is now a Fellow of the RSA due to her work in #DiversityandInclusion and as co-founder of the Global Equality Collective (GEC). Previously an award-winning Media, Film and New Technologies teacher, examiner and writer; Nic is recognised as an edtech 'expert' #TechForGood and thought-leader.

    Her editorial and writing portfolio includes The Guardian, The TES, TeachWire. Nic is also a published Harvard author of TechnoTeaching: Taking Practice to The Next Level in a Digital World, is regular panelist and keynote speaker. Nic is currently a Doctorate researcher at Bournemouth University #CEOP.

    Alex Pulfer - Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone

    Alex Pulfer - Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone

    Alex Pulfer - Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone

    Lucy Runham - Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple

    Lucy Runham - Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple

    Lucy Runham - Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple

    Lucy Runham is the Regional CPD Manager for 2Simple covering the South West and Wales. Lucy has extensive experience working in educational technology - teaching primary, developing resources and delivering high quality CPD in her area. She works hard supporting schools with their use of Purple Mash to ensure they get the best value out of their investment.

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Bethany Schoter - Teacher and MIEE, Cornerstone

    Bethany Schoter - Teacher and MIEE, Cornerstone

    Bethany Schoter - Teacher and MIEE, Cornerstone

    Bethany Schoter has taught within Cornerstone Trust for three years, in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Bethany is passionate about the inclusion of technology in education and developing 21st Century Learning Skills in learners.

    For two years, Bethany has been a member of the Ed-Tech team at Cornerstone, helping to shape and drive the latest initiatives in educational technology to the four schools within our Academy Trust. Recently, with Broadclyst Primary having been awarded Ed-Tech Demonstrator School Status by the Department for Education, their focus has become a national effort to support schools by offering advice and training in best practise.

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Rob Taylor - Black Lives Matter Advisor

    Rob Taylor - Black Lives Matter Advisor

    Rob Taylor - Black Lives Matter Advisor

    Rob Taylor, is a graduate of Modern History and Political Science at the University of Birmingham with 20 years experience in financial services and public advice work. Currently a full time father working part time with Black Lives Matter Exeter, the University of Exeter and Cornerstone Academy Trust on projects to diversify the curriculum and decolonise the classroom.

    Sally-Anne Taylor - Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

    Sally-Anne Taylor - Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

    Sally-Anne Taylor - Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

    Sally-Anne has worked as a speech and language therapist for 12 years, most of this time in mainstream schools and nurseries, but also in complex needs and acquired communication disorders from age 0-25 years. She is passionate about supporting children with communication difficulties, by upskilling school staff and parents, alongside implementing therapy programmes for these children. She is particularly interested in finding opportunities to integrate speech and language targets into everyday classroom activities. Currently employed by Cornerstone Academy Trust. Covid-19 related changes to ways of working have created an opportunity to further explore the use of digital tools and implementation of distance therapy through telehealth video calls.

    James Weatherill, Chief Executive Arbour Education

    James Weatherill, Chief Executive Arbour Education

    James Weatherill, Chief Executive Arbour Education

    James is the CEO of Arbor Education, a smart cloud-based Management Information System that transforms how schools work by automating admin to save staff time, and using intuitive analytics to improve student insight. Just over 5 years since launch, the company has become the fastest growing MIS in the UK and now works with over 1800+ primary, secondary and special schools, 180+ MATs and 50+ Local Authority Support Partners.

    Previously, James was a venture manager for one of Europe's leading design agencies, working with TomTom, Blackberry, Novartis and other blue-chip tech clients to spin out new products and services that scaled to millions of customers.

    Bronnie Williams - Teacher and Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Bronnie Williams - Teacher and Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Bronnie Williams - Teacher and Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    Bronnie Williams trained to teach a Cornerstone Academy Trust and has worked there ever since. She is currently a Year 6 teacher at Broadclyst Community Primary Shool and leads Key Stage 2 across the Trust. As English and Drama subject lead, she is also passionate about the Creative Arts and harnessing drama as a tool to support learning in the wider curriculum.

    Bronnie is an MIE and understands the role that technology plays in the classroom. Her use of Office 365 is embedded throughout her classroom practice and is integral to building independent, 21st century learners.

    Tracey Wills - School Nurse, Cornerstone

    Tracey Wills - School Nurse, Cornerstone

    Tracey Wills - School Nurse, Cornerstone

    Tracey is a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, (SCPHN) Specialising in School Nursing, graduating from Plymouth university, she has worked as a School Nurse across different schools in Devon for the past 19 years. Prior to this she qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) working in the Community, Accident and Emergency and Coronary Care. She also has a Masters Degree in Complementary Health Studies, graduating from Exeter University.

    Tracey has worked at The Cornerstone Academy Trust (TCAT) for the past 6 years developing and delivering the Relationships, Health and Education Programme, alongside supporting pupils, staff and parents with Emotional and Physical Health needs. Tracey is also part of the E-safety committee. She endorses the importance of educating children and young people to look after their Emotional and Physical health needs to promote their well being and long term healthy lifestyles and the importance of educating children around safe behaviours to promote safeguarding.