• Craig Allen

    Craig Allen

    Consultant, Scomis
  • Margaret Allen

    Margaret Allen

    Curriculum and Education Specialist, Renaissance
  • Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Director of One Life Learning
  • Clare Barclay

    Clare Barclay

    CEO, Microsoft UK
  • Paul Beavis

    Paul Beavis

    Scomis
  • Steve Beswick

    Steve Beswick

    Education Business Development Director - Surface Education
  • Jonathan Bishop

    Jonathan Bishop

    Headteacher and CEO, Cornerstone
  • Geoff Broadbent

    Geoff Broadbent

    2Build a Profile / Evidence Me
  • Teresa Cavallo

    Teresa Cavallo

    Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone
  • Sarah Clark

    Sarah Clark

    Biology and Science Teacher, Queen Anne High School
  • Fiona Collier

    Fiona Collier

    Senior Governance Advisor, Babcock LDP
  • Ken Cornish

    Ken Cornish

    Online Safety Director and SMT Member, SWGfL
  • Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    School Nurse, Cornerstone
  • Michael Cronk

    Michael Cronk

    Colyton Grammar
  • Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Paul Edge

    Paul Edge

    Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High School
  • 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
  • Jim Gardner

    Jim Gardner

    ICT Advisor, DfE
  • Sarah Gomersall

    Sarah Gomersall

    Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Kate Griggs

    Kate Griggs

    CEO, Made by Dyslexia
  • Andrew Hammond

    Andrew Hammond

    Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education
  • Gary Henderson

    Gary Henderson

    Scomis Consultant
  • Becky Keene

    Becky Keene

    Director of Operations at insight2execution
  • Jennifer King

    Jennifer King

    Microsoft UK Schools Engagement Lead
  • Matt Koster-Marcon - EdTech Evidence Group

    Matt Koster-Marcon - EdTech Evidence Group

  • Dale Lawson

    Dale Lawson

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Anthony Lees

    Anthony Lees

    EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Lees

    Lucy Lees

    Phonics Lead and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Claire Lowe

    Claire Lowe

    CEO and Executive Principal, Inspire Learning Partnership
  • Annie Maciver

    Annie Maciver

    Head of Capability, DfE
  • Mark Martin MBE

    Mark Martin MBE

    Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science
  • Ben McGinnes

    Ben McGinnes

    Teacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Headteacher, Danesfield School
  • Kath Moulds

    Kath Moulds

    Deputy Director, Dfe
  • Sarah Murillo

    Sarah Murillo

    Education Consultant, GL Assessment
  • Chris Nash

    Chris Nash

    Head of Community, Discovery Education
  • Mark Nicholls

    Mark Nicholls

    Literacy Development Manager, Literacy Planet
  • 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
  • Alexandra Randle

    Alexandra Randle

    English Teacher and Head of Engagement at Bedrock
  • Jo Richardson

    Jo Richardson

    Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
  • Nik Rorke

    Nik Rorke

    Head of Chemistry, Colyton Grammar
  • Lucy Runham

    Lucy Runham

    Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple
  • Kevin Sait

    Kevin Sait

    Surface Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Anthony Salcito

    Anthony Salcito

    Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft
  • Dan Sandhu

    Dan Sandhu

    CEO, Sparx
  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Aspire2B
  • Mark Sparvell

    Mark Sparvell

    Education Leader, Microsoft
  • Chris Spink

    Chris Spink

    Senso.cloud
  • Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor

    CEO Robin Hood MAT
  • 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
  • Mark Rowland

    Mark Rowland

    Education Product Manager - Surface

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    Craig Allen - Scomis Consultant

    Craig Allen - Scomis Consultant

    Craig Allen - Scomis Consultant

    Having worked in secondary schools previously, Craig joined Scomis in 2003 and has provided schools with advice and support across a range of SCOMIS services, from technical networking to MIS systems.  In the latter years Craig has focussed on exploiting the MIS in schools to track attainment and progress, support behaviour policies and interventions, and has worked with large MATS on reporting systems. As a school governor, Craig continues to work on having fast, effective access to data.

    Margaret Allen - Curriculum and Education Specialist, Renaissance

    Margaret Allen - Curriculum and Education Specialist, Renaissance

    Margaret Allen - Curriculum and Education Specialist, Renaissance

    Passionate and enthusiastic, Margaret has a great depth of understanding in the field of education and is uniquely qualified to speak about a variety of topics on the subject with measured authority. With more than 25 years’ experience, Margaret’s roles have ranged from a Primary school teacher to Head of Training and Professional Development. As the Curriculum and Education Specialist within Renaissance she has supported several initiatives including working with the Seychelles Government to support English reading across all of their Primary schools. Her favourite subject is reading with picture books and as a grandmother of 6 children she is particularly enjoying revisiting books that she shared with her own children.

    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

    Clare Barclay - CEO, Microsoft UK

    Clare Barclay - CEO, Microsoft UK

    Clare Barclay - CEO, Microsoft UK

    On October 1, 2020, Clare was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK where she is responsible for all of Microsoft's product and service offerings in the UK for our commercial customers and partners.

    Previously, Clare was Microsoft UK's Chief Operating Officer for four years where she orchestrated the direction and success of the sales, marketing and services resources in each of Microsoft UK's business groups. In this role she also led strategy and planning for the UK subsidiary, while overseeing the central marketing function for the subsidiary.

    With nearly three decades in the IT industry, most of them in diverse roles across Microsoft, Clare was previously General Manager of the Small, Medium Enterprise & Partner Group at Microsoft UK. In this role she led a team driving sales and marketing efforts, and providing comprehensive solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and Microsoft's partner community.

    Before joining Microsoft, Clare held many business development and marketing related roles within the IT and distribution channel.

    In 2019, Clare was appointed to the Advisory Council of the British Heart Foundation. She is also a member of the CBI's Economic Growth board. Clare lives in London with her husband and two young sons.

    Paul Beavis - Scomis

    Paul Beavis - Scomis

    Paul Beavis - Scomis

    Paul has over 25 years of EdTech experience from working within the Youth, Community and Mainstream Education sectors; including 9 years working as an ICT Systems Manager for a Learning Trust in the South West of England.  He is familiar with many of the unique challenges that schools face with the use of educational technology. Paul has a wealth of knowledge in leveraging the power of Digital Education Platforms as a teaching tool - and cloud solutions in general.

    Steve Beswick - Education Business Development Director - Surface Education, Microsoft

    Steve Beswick - Education Business Development Director - Surface Education, Microsoft

    Steve Beswick - Education Business Development Director - Surface Education, Microsoft

    Steve Beswick is the Business Development Director - Microsoft Education (Corporate) at Microsoft based in United Kingdom.Driving Education transformation with Office 365 and Surface. I am responsible for developing solutions in the Education market for our Surface hardware products including all Surface devices (Surface Pro, Surface Studio, Surface Laptop and Surface Hub) and our mixed reality device, HoloLens. I work directly for the Education organisation based at our HQ Seattle but I am based in the UK. My work develops solutions in the UK market which I will then take to other countries across EMEA. Currently I am developing solutions for deep collaborative environments in universities and also looking at different business models for selling devices to students at university. More and more schools and universities are looking at the importance of digital inking with Microsoft OneNote in combination with Office 365 with Surface devices to drive change and enhance teaching and learning. outcomes. Clearly we are focused on teaching and learning solutions across all education organisations but we also do a lot of work on other areas which i believe are overlooked like teacher productivty and running a schools/College/University using intgreated technology solutions

    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.

    Jess Boyce - Educator Innovation Lead, FlipGrid | Microsoft

    Jess Boyce - Educator Innovation Lead, FlipGrid | Microsoft

    Jess Boyce - Educator Innovation Lead, FlipGrid | Microsoft

    Jess Boyce is a former secondary maths teacher, who now serves as an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid. She is passionate about technology in education and trying new things. She works with teachers to make their classrooms as fun and innovative as possible! She lives in Florida, USA and loves reading and spending time at the beach!

    Geoff Broadbent - 2Build a profile, Evidence Me and Inspection Coach Coach

    Geoff Broadbent - 2Build a profile, Evidence Me and Inspection Coach Coach

    Geoff Broadbent - 2Build a profile, Evidence Me and Inspection Coach Coach

    Geoff Broadbent is a Foundation Stage teacher and author of several multi-award winning software tools for teachers including 2Build a profile, Evidence Me and Inspection Coach Coach. His passion is to make teachers' lives easier by reducing paperwork and administration.

    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

    Sarah Clark - Science Teacher, Queen Anne High School

    Sarah Clark - Science Teacher, Queen Anne High School

    Sarah Clark - Science Teacher, Queen Anne High School

    Sarah Clark is a Biology and Science Teacher at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline Scotland which is a Microsoft Showcase School. With 20 years experience in the classroom she is always looking for innovative ways to engage her students and add value to her lessons using technology. For this, she was a finalist for the Education Scotland Digital Innovator of the Year 2020 and also recognised in the EdTech 50 yearbook. Sarah has been on the MIE Expert programme for 7 years and is one of the MIE Fellows for Scotland. Sarah is also a Merge Ambassador and a Wakelet Ambassador.

    Fiona Collier - Senior Governance Advisor, Babcock LDP

    Fiona Collier - Senior Governance Advisor, Babcock LDP

    Fiona Collier - Senior Governance Advisor, Babcock LDP

    Fiona is a Senior Governance Adviser within the Babcock LDP Governance Consultancy Team in Devon, which is a joint venture with Devon County Council. Fiona is the chair of the South West Co-ordinators Of Governor Services (SWCOGS) group and represents the SW region on the National COGS board, where she is vice-chair.

    In addition to her advice and training role Fiona is the editor of Governance Today Magazine and has recently collaborated on the NCOGS Clerking Handbook, a national resource for clerks and governance professionals.

    Ken Cornish - Online Safety Director and SMT Member, SWGfL

    Ken Cornish - Online Safety Director and SMT Member, SWGfL

    Ken Cornish - Online Safety Director and SMT Member, SWGfL

    Ken is Online Safety Director and SMT member with South West Grid for Learning Trust drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education Adviser with Plymouth's ICT Team.

    Ken's broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies. He has trained all Education, Social Care and Early Years HMIs in aspects of online safeguarding ands contributed in shaping inspector guidance and training in online safety. He also regularly contributes to online safety guidance and policy for UK Government.The Online Safety standards he wrote with AQDAR for schools in UAE  won a prestigious United Nation WSIS Award. He developed and wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review suite of tools including the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children's settings and was responsible for spearheading the UKCCIS framework "Education for a Connected World”. He is ProjectEVOLVE creator and lead.

    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 - Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High

    Paul Edge - Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High

    Paul Edge - Deputy 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.

    Jim Gardner - ICT Advisor, DfE

    Jim Gardner - ICT Advisor, DfE

    Jim Gardner - ICT Advisor, DfE

    Jim is an ICT advisor at the Department for Education. He leads the current Digital Platforms programme that was launched in April 2019 to support remote education provision. He is also the Technology Lead for the GenZero project and wider sustainability work being undertaken by the DfE ICT and Design teams, exploring how design of solutions can support low energy use and NetZero targets within schools’ construction programmes.  Jim joined the Department in 2012 after 20 years of working in education as an English teacher, SENCO and education technology consultant, including a spell with Intel UK. He has worked in the UK, the US, Estonia and Uganda supporting ICT initiatives. He ran the Free Schools ICT procurement programme for the DfE  for 5 years from 2013. He left the DfE briefly to work for Oasis Community Learning as Head of Strategic ICT Projects and returned to DfE in 2019, just as the pandemic started, to take on GenZero work and then the Digital Platforms programme. He lives in South Devon with his wife and three daughters in between the sea and the moors.

    James Garnett - Director of IT at United Learning

    James Garnett - Director of IT at United Learning

    James Garnett - Director of IT at United Learning

    James Garnett is Director of IT at United Learning, a Multi-Academy Trust of over eighty academies and independent schools; currently he is the programme lead for the EdTech Demonstrator Delivery Partner managing the EdTech Demonstrator programme on behalf of the DfE. He began his career in education as a teacher of maths 25 years ago before moving on to lead on IT, EdTech and systems in schools and then for United Learning. He has led their Cloud First strategy and developed the Group Digital Strategy prior to his secondment. James has recently been appointed a Trustee of Sheffield Theatres Trust and the City of Sheffield Theatres Trust. He also volunteers as a school governor and Explorer Scout leader, underlying his belief in the importance of education and wider experience for young people.

    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

    Kate Griggs is a British social entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, founder and CEO of the transformative global charity, Made By Dyslexia. She is one of the world’s leading voices in Dyslexia advocacy who is successfully redefining dyslexia. Kate was the first person to define the 6 Dyslexic Thinking skills in adults and the 7 Dyslexic Thinking skills in kids. Her first book for children, Xtraordinary People, was a #1 Amazon bestseller. Together with Microsoft, she has created free dyslexia training – available to every parent and teacher online. Made By Dyslexia’s ground-breaking reports, produced with partners including EY and Manpower, have transformed the way workplaces, schools, and society sees dyslexia, for good.   

    Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education

    Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education

    Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education

    Andrew Hammond has worked in schools for over twenty years, as a Classteacher, Head of Department, Deputy Head and Headteacher in both independent and maintained sector schools. He is currently Senior Director of Learning & Community at Discovery Education.

    A prolific author, Andrew and has written over thirty titles for a range of educational publishers, including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hodder, Harcourt, Sage, Rising Stars, Galore Park and John Catt. He is the author of CRYPT, a five-book horror fiction series for young adults published by Hodder Headline. Andrew is a regular contributor to educational magazines, newspapers and blogs.

    Andrew was Lead Author of the Independent Curriculum (Galore Park) and has served as a 13+ Common Entrance Setter for ISEB and as an English Subject Leader for IAPS. He is a regular keynote speaker and CPD provider in schools across the UK and abroad.

    Andrew is Lead Author and Series Editor of Discovery Education Pathway, a new online CPD programme, developed in partnership with the NAHT.

    He holds a BA (Hons) QTS from Bath Spa University and an MA from King’s College London. He is currently studying for an Ed.D at Buckingham University, specialising in the power of culture to develop positive attitudes, behaviours and capacities in students.

    Gary Henderson - Scomis Consultant

    Gary Henderson - Scomis Consultant

    Gary Henderson - Scomis Consultant

    Gary joined Scomis in 2018 after 34 years of working in and with schools. Gary Henderson has over 14 years’ experience at a senior level in three Cornish Secondary schools where he has led Curriculum, Assessment, Strategic Data and Timetabling. These schools have ranged in size from around 640 to over 1400.  He is familiar with many of the day to day challenges that schools face. Gary has also worked as a Local Authority Adviser working alongside a variety of  Primary, Secondary and Special Schools.

    Becky Keene - Director of Operations for insight2execution

    Becky Keene - Director of Operations for insight2execution

    Becky Keene - Director of Operations for insight2execution

    Becky Keene’s current role is Director of Operations for insight2execution, an education consultancy company based in Redmond, Washington. She oversees the team of managers and professional learning specialists developing content for worldwide edtech companies as well delivering training engagements and implementation planning for systemic change with major school systems around the United States.

    She focuses her own professional growth on learning new things and expanding her practices by holding a position as board member of a games-based learning non-profit, Phygital Labs, and by actively engaging with the educator community for tools she loves, as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Fellow, Minecraft Global Mentor, Flipgrid Student Voice Global Ambassador, and champion for OneNote, Wakelet, Peardeck, Genially, Buncee, ScreenBeam, and Novel Effect.

    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.

    Claire Lowe - CEO and Executive Principal, Inspire Learning Partnership

    Claire Lowe - CEO and Executive Principal, Inspire Learning Partnership

    Claire Lowe - CEO and Executive Principal, Inspire Learning Partnership

    Claire has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Principal of Inspire Learning Partnership (formerly The Inspire Learning Federation) since October 2014. Her deeply rooted values of innovation, nurture, passion, integrity, responsibility and excellence to make  Learning Irresistible  for all learners young and old are borne out in the work that she carries out with schools and the teams that make them magical places to learn and work. Finding that  Ordinary Magic  so that every child and adult can enjoy success.

    Prior to this she was the Executive Headteacher of Blackfield Primary and Fawley Infant Federation. She moved to the Federation in September 2008 after holding the Headteacher role at a small village primary school in the New Forest. She is an LLE and supports the leadership teams of several schools across the primary phase and also has been seconded to schools to act as an Interim Executive Headteacher and Headteacher roles. She is also a  mentor to new CEOs  of Multi Academy Trusts.  

    She holds an MA(Ed) in  Education Leadership and more recently was appointed as a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, recognition of her total commitment to the profession over the past 25+ years.    

    Claire adores being a mum to two teenagers and has a sense of adventure and  a passion for fitness, food and nutrition. She loves travelling in the UK and beyond, her favourite places being the Lake District and the Middle East after time spent living and teaching in Riyadh in the late 90s.

    Annie Maciver - Head of Capability, DfE

    Annie Maciver - Head of Capability, DfE

    Annie Maciver - Head of Capability, DfE

    Annie is currently Head of Capability, leading development of capability strategy to increase effective use of technology by educators in England alongside overseeing the EdTech Demonstrators Network. She recently joined the Department for Education following a series of high-profile roles in the Cabinet Office and Cities and Local Growth Unit. Prior to joining government, she taught Maths in St Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington and is an ambassador of the Teach First programme with a Masters in Educational Leadership. She is a trustee for Tutors United and researching retraining in rural communities as a Churchill Fellow. 

    Mark Martin - Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science

    Mark Martin - Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science

    Mark Martin - Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science

    Mark Martin aka @Urban_Teacher is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science. Mark is a thought leader in #EdTech and a hugely popular speaker, sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In February 2019, he was awarded the London Business Award for Paying It Forward. A few months later, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology and diversity in UK technology.

    Jane McFall - Scomis Consultant

    Jane McFall - Scomis Consultant

    Jane McFall - Scomis Consultant

    Scomis Consultant, Jane McFall has many years of experience leading and managing administration teams in schools, and at Local Authority and regional level, introducing systems and processes to enable business efficiencies. 

    Jane has delivered workshops and CPD to Senior Leaders, Governors, Administration and Teaching staff on Managing Support Staff Performance and Effective Administration in schools, locally and nationally.

    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.

    Kath Moulds - Deputy Director, DfE

    Kath Moulds - Deputy Director, DfE

    Kath Moulds - Deputy Director, DfE

    Kath Moulds is a deputy director at the Department for Education, leading on the development of a new digital strategy for education, building on the government’s investment in devices, platforms, training and digital services during the pandemic. Kath joined the Department in 2009, after 10 years teaching in inner-London secondary schools and (briefly) in France and Malawi. She taught French and Spanish, occasionally branching out into Music, Maths and English, and ended her teaching career working as a head of department in North London. Since joining DfE she has worked in a number of areas including leading the teacher workload, wellbeing and impact on schools team. Kath has two children who keep her busy and happy, and in between parenting and working tries to spend as much time as possible in the sea.

    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.

    Mark Nicholls - Literacy Development Manager, Literacy Planet

    Mark Nicholls - Literacy Development Manager, Literacy Planet

    Mark Nicholls - Literacy Development Manager, Literacy Planet

    Mark is the Literacy Development Manager for LiteracyPlanet. Mark has worked in the education sector for the past 12 years, with roles both in and out of schools. He now helps schools with their digital literacy development strategies, discussing with them their current digital resources for English and literacy and how LiteracyPlanet might be able to help meet their objectives. 

    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

    Alexandra Randle - English Teacher and Head of Engagement at Bedrock

    Alexandra Randle - English Teacher and Head of Engagement at Bedrock

    Alexandra Randle - English Teacher and Head of Engagement at Bedrock

    Having worked at an outstanding academy in Hackney, a comprehensive in Essex and taught iGCSE (Cambridge examiner), AQA, Edexcel, OCR A level and International Baccalaureate and led numerous literacy CPD sessions across the UK, Alex focused her Masters in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University on school-home partnerships to further support schools with a collaborative outward-facing approach to T&L.

    Jo Richardson - Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

    Jo Richardson - Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

    Jo Richardson - Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

    Jo is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and owns and runs the South West based company called "Space Detectives" whose primary aim is to inspire everyone in the topic of Space and Space Exploration. Since 2016, Jo has also been one of the 10 European Space Education Office Ambassadors and has worked on high profile school space education projects such as the Tim Peake Primary Project and Mission X. In 2019, Jo was part of the UK Team who won the International Arthur C Clarke Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Space Outreach and Education across the country.

    Jo lives at home with her Astrophotographer husband Pete, their 2 children and cat called "Herschel."

    Mark Rowland - Education Product Manager - Surface

    Mark Rowland - Education Product Manager - Surface

    Mark Rowland - Education Product Manager - Surface

    Mark Rowland is Microsoft UK’s Senior Product Marketing Manager for SMB and Education. Having worked for Microsoft for nearly 8 years, he is a strategic product leader and creative marketer with strong analytical skills and deep commercial awareness.

    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.

    Kevin Sait - Surface Evangelist, Microsoft

    Kevin Sait - Surface Evangelist, Microsoft

    Kevin Sait - Surface Evangelist, Microsoft

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Dan Sandhu - CEO, Sparx

    Dan Sandhu - CEO, Sparx

    Dan Sandhu - CEO, Sparx

    CEO of Sparx, Dan has an extensive career in the education and technology sectors, both in the UK and internationally. Leading and guiding education teams around the world, Dan has previously been voted as one of Education Technology’s top 100 most influential leaders globally.

    As a member of BESA’s Executive Council (UK Education Industry Body) and having joined the Brooking Institution’s Center for Universal Education’s Leadership Council in the US, Dan is influencing the education and EdTech landscapes beyond his role at Sparx. He is a regular speaker at education and technology forums and has authored numerous articles.

    Dan’s breadth of experience in education is demonstrated through his role as an investor in a number of education ventures such as Youth4work (a global vocational assessment platform), Edurio, Ecovation as well as his work with Emerge Education and Teachers’ Media International. Dan was also Chairman and CEO of Digital Assess and sat on their advisory board, supporting the international partnership strategy.

    Dan is focused on ensuring that Sparx will achieve sustainable impact in the delivery of maths education in the UK and internationally, focusing on the use of education technology to improve numeracy and therefore life opportunities for millions of learners around the world.

    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.

    Donna Shah - Assistant Digital Learning Advisor, Cognita and Microsoft Fellow

    Donna Shah - Assistant Digital Learning Advisor, Cognita and Microsoft Fellow

    Donna Shah - Assistant Digital Learning Advisor, Cognita and Microsoft Fellow

    I am an educator based in London who is passionate about EdTech. Since the beginning of 2020 she works with Cognita schools supporting with digital learning for staff and pupils. Previously I taught computing in 2 London primary schools whilst promoting the positive use of EdTech across the curriculum.  

    I am currently an MIE Fellow, developing and growing the Microsoft community across London through events, meets etc. I was selected to represent the UK for Microsoft at their E2 education meet in Paris, 2019 as well as presenting on their tools at events such as BETT.  

    Carl Sheen - Lead Trainer, InVentry Ltd

    Carl Sheen - Lead Trainer, InVentry Ltd

    Carl Sheen - Lead Trainer, InVentry Ltd

    Carl is the Lead Trainer at InVentry and has been with the business for over 2 years, training customers on all aspects of our software. Prior to joining InVentry, Carl worked as a secondary school Computer Science teacher for almost a decade and so has a strong understanding of education and its technology.

    Matt Smith - Aspire2B

    Matt Smith - Aspire2B

    Matt Smith - Aspire2B

    Matt is Learning and Development Business Partner at Aspire 2Be and joined the company after excelling as a senior teacher and Leader of Blended Learning. As an advocate of the power that technology can have on teaching, learning and professional development, Matt now works with organisations across Education and Business, helping them transform the way they work in order to facilitate increased outcomes.

    Matt was recognised for his approach to technology in the classroom through his selection as a regional winner in the Pearson National Teacher Awards, in the category ‘Outstanding use of Technology in Education’. He has since gone on to gain accreditation with Google, Microsoft and Apple, in the planning and delivery of transformational professional learning programmes.

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

    Chris Spink - Senso.cloud

    Chris Spink - Senso.cloud

    Chris Spink - Senso.cloud

    Chris has been in the EdTech industry for 8 years and has a vast experience when it comes to educational software for Classroom Management and Safeguarding! Senso.cloud is an All-In-One Software for Network, Classroom, Safeguarding and Asset Management. Perfect for managing and monitoring any Windows, Chrome and IOS devices from a centralised web portal.

    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.

    Steve Taylor - CEO, Robin Hood MAT

    Steve Taylor - CEO, Robin Hood MAT

    Steve Taylor - CEO, Robin Hood MAT

    Steve is the CEO of Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in Birmingham and has been in post since January 2016. Steve has a strong leadership background in education and, as well as being an NLE, has worked at a national level on a number of initiatives as well as at an international level.

    During the recent Coronavirus shutdown of schools, Robin Hood MAT created #TheLearningProjects - a national editable set of resources for any school in the country to build upon and improve. The team currently run #PodcastCPD, an innovative and free approach to CPD for anyone interested in education.

    Steve and the Robin Hood MAT team are interested in open, transparent leadership and collaboration within the education sector and have committed to sharing EVERYTHING the MAT does for others to use as a base to build from.

    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.

    David Wright - SWGfL / UK Safer Internet Centre

    David Wright - SWGfL / UK Safer Internet Centre

    David Wright - SWGfL / UK Safer Internet Centre

    David is Director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL; the national awareness centre and part of the European Insafe network.  David has worked extensively in online safety for many years with children, schools and wider agencies. David advises a number of Governments and school inspectorates on online safety strategy and policy, particularly with regards schools and curriculum.  He has recently been appointed as an expert adviser to the UN ITU.  David has presented at conferences nationally and internationally.  He is a member of UKCIS as well as the Twitter Trust and Safety Council and member of IEEE standard for Child Data Governance.