Speakers Corner


Since 2007, ICT for Education has had a great variety of speakers at its conferences from all educational sectors within the UK. Our alumni of speakers are listed below. Thanks to all of them for their contributions to our conferences to date and hopefully in years to come.
 
If you would like to speak at an ICT for Education conference, please contact Sarah Underwood.

 
 Jeminatu Alabi-Isama
Jeminatu Alabi-Isama
Team Leader, Google Education UK
Jeminatu Alabi-Isama has been with Google for eight years and is currently on the Google of Education Team based in London. She leads the team's effort in the UK around Managed Service Providers, G Suite Partners, Local Education Authorities and Wales.  
 
Andy Hutt
Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant

With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.

Ben Davis
Ben Davis
St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Manchester

Ben is an SLE for Computing and ICT, a CAS Master Teacher and the subject leader for Science and Computing at St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Manchester. He is passionate about using technology to enhance learning experiences and to motivate students in all subject areas. He promotes the development of links between Computing and other curriculum areas to provide pupils with purposeful learning activities.

Bob Harrison
Bob Harrison
Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board
Bob has extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, leader, senior manager, principal and governor, and is the founder and director of Support for Education and Training. He has worked with headteachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College and helped design and deliver the Building Schools for the Future leadership programme.

Bob was also a member of the Becta Advisory Board. Bob has been Toshiba’s education adviser for 13 years and is a writer, presenter and researcher on digital technologies and next-generation learning.

Bob's Manchester 2018 click here

 

Claire Garside
Claire Garside
National Centre for Computing Education
With a background in teaching and creative computing, Claire is currently working with the National Centre for Computing Education and is a Postgraduate Researcher at Leeds University.  Her research focuses on ways that physical computing and ‘maker education’ in schools can impact on children's learning and well-being. Her teaching background was broad as a Technology subject specialist in secondary education, before transitioning to link with special educational needs as a senior leader in school. That goes some way to explain her interest in promoting equity in computing and valuing diverse communities with The Foundation for Digital Creativity, an organisation she co-founded in 2017.
 
Courtney Goodsell
Courtney Goodsell
Courtney is the Product Owner for Student Safety and Wellbeing at Impero Software. Her role involves researching safety and wellbeing issues affecting young people around the globe and understanding how educators can make a positive impact on student wellbeing through technology. Using this knowledge, Courtney delivers bespoke online safety and digital citizenship training through Impero, whilst discovering ways that EdTech can help support school staff in their responsibilities.
Dan Coperman
Dan Coperman
George Spencer Academy

Dan Copeman is the curriculum leader for computing at George Spencer Academy, which receives outstanding results and is heavily involved in the rapid national advancement of the subject. He is also a CAS master teacher and often works closely with other schools and universities. He has a background in computer science having studied for a degree in multimedia computing and a Masters Degree in Information Technology. During the past five years, Dan has progressed from a teaching position to take on whole school responsibilities and is now the Faculty Head for Computing, ICT, Business Studies and Economics.
 

Dan Melly
Dan Melly
Partner Manager Midwich - Fujitsu
Dan Melly works for Fujitsu’s scanner division and is a strong advocate of the part digital transformation can play when it comes to positively impacting everyday routines and processes. Dan works with organisations of all sizes and particularly across the education spectrum to help them understand how adopting scanning solutions and moving from paper to digital can address a number of pain points and experience a wealth of benefits.
James Leonard
James Leonard
Head of Google Education UK
James Leonard is the Head of Education UK. James’s team helps UK schools work save money, reduce workload, and increase collaboration through Google for Education tools like G Suite and Chromebooks. Before joining Google for Education six years ago, James taught Year 6 Maths and Year 7 English at the River Glen School, a bilingual immersion school in San Jose.
 
Jamie Edmonson
Jamie Edmonson
JEcomputing
Jamie has over 15 years of primary and secondary teaching experience, currently in the role of specialist teacher of Computing and Computing subject leader at a primary school in Manchester, where he teachers Computing from nursery through to Year 6.

Through his consultancy business JEcomputing, he also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience to help others with successfully improving their computing provision and use of education technology across the curriculum. Mainly working with schools across the North West, Jamie leads inset courses and runs workshops focussing on a whole host of computing and technology based topics. This ranges from using iPads across the curriculum, to blogging, e-safety, green screen, programming, podcasting, digital leader implementation, animation and web design to name but a few!

Jamie has also written his own online Computing scheme of work, which is used both within his own teaching and by other schools throughout the UK. As a CAS master teacher, Jamie supports other teachers with developing their Computing pedagogy by hosting training workshops and providing CPD support to schools on behalf of the North West CAS regional centre. Jamie is recognised as an Apple Teacher (with Swift Playgrounds recognition), Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and Google Certified Educator and is a founder member of the Consultants Network for Education Computing and Technology.