Head of Computing & ICT, The Howard School
Education Advisory Teacher
Carol Allen is an education advisor for ICT and Inclusion in particular supporting LGFL and providing strategic inclusion advice to Local Authorities. Carol was named as one of the top ten educators for 2018 in the field of educational technology for her inclusion work, see #EdTech2018.
She has taught since 1980 in both mainstream schools – primary and high, and schools for students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. Recognising, as an English specialist, that communication lies at the heart of all effective teaching, the majority of her work has centred on creative and engaging use of technology to support communication in its widest sense.
Carol works in partnership with many companies in the educational technology field as she holds a strong belief in sharing and collaboration across all participants in order to maximise the potential opportunities for her students. In particular, she has designed products specifically for the Early Years market which are now in use in many schools world-wide – including 25 city tours of Australia.
Workshop/keynote presentations include FETC and ATIA Florida, Illinois District educators summer conference; Denmark , BETT, Birmingham, Manchester, Geneva, Cologne, London and most recently, a five city road trip round Australia.
Carol is list owner for sld-forum, an international mailing list for practitioners and educators interested in the effective teaching and learning for those with complex barriers to learning.
All work centres on easy to replicate practice which is fun, achievable and creates communication enhancement opportunities. Twin vices of caffeine and chocolate keep the energy sparky and the ideas flowing!
Chair of TPEA, Technology, Pedagogy & Education Association (TPEA)
Principle Lecturer, University of Roehampton
Over the years he has contributed to a number of computing related projects including: CAS’s computer science curriculum, the national curriculum computing programmes of study, the CAS / Naace guide to the computing curriculum for primary teachers, training of CAS Master Teachers, the BETT and ERA Award winning Rising Stars Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, Code Club Pro’s training materials, QuickStart Computing and resources for the BBC and Microsoft. Current projects include Hello World, a free magazine for computing teachers, and Project Quantum – a national item bank of computing questions.
He gives regular keynotes and CPD workshops on computing and education technology in the UK and abroad and has worked on a number of international consultancy projects involving curriculum development and CPD.
Primary Mandarin Project Consultant, Swire Chinese Language Centre London, Harris Federation
Lewis Bronze MBE
Chairman, Sensations English
Director, Consultant Publisher, Frattempo Ltd.
Andrea was BESA chairman from 2010-2013 during which time she oversaw the introduction of the BESA Launchpad service for fledgling edtech companies. She continues to supports a range of education technology businesses with their strategy and business planning. She has recently become chairman of Sumdog, an educational gaming platform and is now trustee of educational charity Causeway Education that supports more able disadvantaged young people. In her spare time she produced a new music festival in south London this summer.
Andrea was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the BETT Awards in 2017.
Director, The ETA
National Community Manager, The Chartered Institute of IT
Some of her recent achievements have been giving evidence to the House of Lords – All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence and being the BCS nominee for the Women in Engineering Society – Karen Burt Award (2018). She has also been the subject matter expert for a series of BBC Bitesize videos on Computational Thinking and has written for publications such as Hello World Magazine and TES.
With a keen interest in education and being a self-starter she set up the Artificial Intelligence in Schools programme aimed at providing free teaching resources on AI for key stage 3 teachers. Additionally, she is the author of the American Exploring Computer Science (ECS) – Artificial Intelligence Alternate Unit (2019)
Her book “Computer Science Teacher” – Insight Into The Computing Classroom is aimed at trainee teachers of Computing, attracting new entrants into the field of teaching computing and is also useful for anyone who wishes to know what it is like to teach Computing in a secondary school environment.
Beverly also regularly speaks at conferences promoting Computing education.
Education Consultant, Entrust Education Technologies
I also taught the PGCE ICT programme at Birmingham City University from 2005-2010. I support schools across the West Midlands to encourage them to use technology helping them make best use of technology in school.
Director of Digital Learning & Innovation, Wimbledon High School
Headteacher/Cofounder, Vita et Pax Preparatory School / BAMEed
Simon Griffiths MBE
Head Teacher, Lindens Primary School
Chair of Governors, Northern College
Bob is also Chair of Governors at Northern College and Vice Chair of Governors a Trafford school.
He has been Toshiba’s Education Adviser for 16 years and is a writer, presenter and researcher on mobile learning, digital technologies and next generation learning.
Bob regularly visits the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University to research current developments and is a participant in the “education’s digital future” project and is a judge at the Stanford Graduate School of Education Learning Design with Technology Masters programme.. Bob is also a judge for the BIS/Innovate UK Learning Technology-Design for Impact fund,
He is a Board member of the UfI Trust, YMCA Training and Awards and is a Judge for the BETT Awards and TES FE Awards.
Bob has recently been invited to join the BIS FE and Skills Area based review advisory group trying to reshape the FE landscape towards a more digital future.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Director, Teem Education
Ysanne works with schools, academies, local authorities and education suppliers helping to shape how technology can make a positive difference in the quality of children’s learning and the professionalism of teachers. Recent work has included evaluating new technologies and apps, teacher training, delivering professional development and creating peer-peer online collaboration opportunities using IT.
Ysanne is an experienced judge of EdTech awards including recent WorldDidac Awards and previously Becta and Bafta Education TV Awards. She often speaks at education conferences sharing experiences from classroom research and observation. She is a Director of Teem Education where she set up TEEM software evaluation service and is now a consultant delivering a range of EdTech projects in early years and beyond. She is a qualified maths teacher, governor of two schools and a Fellow of the RSA.
Academy Governor, Farnham Heath End School
Further roles included community and family learning, International School Links, Education Business Partnership steering group membership and a founding member of our local confederation of schools. I helped set up and manage the school’s Maths and Computing Specialist School programme. I am currently Learning Resource Centre Manager and Careers Coordinator. I am also a school Governor and Academy Director.
Lecturer, University of Derby
Head of Education Strategy, PwC
Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler
Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Institute of Education, University of Derby
Consultant, Phil Neal Consultancy
Director, Edtech Mark
Dr. Neelam Parmar
Director of Educational Technology/Educational Technologist, Ashford School/United Learning
Dr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of Educational Technology, Digital Learning and Innovation at Ashford School and as Educational Technologist at United Learning. She also works as Educational Technologist for the United Learning Group of Schools. Neelam draws on her research and practical experiences of working with technology and regularly presents around the UK and internationally on the role of EdTech in education, providing strategy, roadmaps and CPD programmes for blended and online learning approaches. She is the author of the ‘Digital Literacy in the Primary’ series and ‘Digital Parenting’ book. Neelam is an award-winning professional, international researcher, author, thought leader and speaker on effective technology, pedagogy and curriculum integration within education and is currently engaged with the Department of Education (DfE) EdTech Leadership Group, #EdTechImpact workshops and @WomenEdTech movement.
I am also an educational technologist at United Learning
Manager Computing and Online Safety, Islington Council
Professor of Education Innovation, MirandaNet Fellowship
Members’ research into the impact of technology and learning and run action research CPD programmes developing communities of practice.
MirandaNet practice based research has been funded by the European Union, charities, government agencies and associate companies who are keen to working in partnership with practitioners.
Senior Assistant Headteacher, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, International Speaker and Digital Consultant
Director of Education & Research, Chartered College of Teaching
Senior Inspector, Havering Education Services
Deputy Headteacher (Retired), Fulston Manor School
David has always believed computational thinking and programming are vital as they allow students to develop problem-solving skills and an ability to express solutions clearly and creatively – similar to writing a story, a poem or composing music.
David is a keen allotmenteer and Middlesbrough supporter.
Senior Leaders, Edith Kay School
As part of her commitment to increase diverse leadership within education, Bukky uses social media to participate with a number of initiatives including WomenEd and BAMEed. She is a London Regional Leader for WomenEd and is registered as a leadership coach in programme run by the Department for Education.
She presents at regional and national conferences to support the development of educators at all levels. She also champions grass root projects that help colleagues maintain their well-being. Bukky is a prolific member of the Twitter community (@rondelle10_b) and regularly blogs.