Intel Visionary and Chair of the Independent Schools Council’s (ISC) Digital Strategy Group; supporting schools through the national conferences we have run for the last 10 years and in strategic planning through action research projects, regular bulletins, audits, workshops, training days and blue sky consultancy.
Microsoft independent school Steering group member. Enthusiast for using technology to help inspire students. I am an IT Director and teacher, overseeing IT support departments as well as the school’s technical development with 31 years of teaching experience in the classroom.
Responsible for assessment of pupil learning using technology and passionate about developing systems which simplify the way schools work whilst providing the valuable insights necessary to develop learning communities.
Currently harnessing the appetite of tech companies to enable our students to become the global problem solvers who will tackle the world’s current and future unsolvable issues.
In 2015, Julie became General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), representing schools across the independent education sector. She serves on the School Partnerships Oversight Board for the Department for Education promoting independent-state school partnership work. Julie liaises with influencers in education across schools, government and the media, serving the interests of ISC constituent associations and member schools.
The ISC provides authoritative sector-wide research and data collection through the annual ISC Census and other surveys. ISC is a coordinating body which brings together AGBIS, GSA, HMC, ISA, IAPS, ISBA and the Society of Heads along with affiliates BSA, COBIS, SCIS and WISC in order to promote the sector and protect joint interests.
Over the years he has contributed to a number of computing related projects including the national curriculum computing programmes of study, Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, QuickStart Computing, CAS TV, Project Quantum and Hello World
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.
Jane has been an independent school inspector for many years and she is a Regional Chair of the Girls’ School Association. She is a governor and trustee of a local maintained sector. Additionally she is a trustee of the Education Business Partnership for Hampshire and a member of the Independent Schools’ Council Digital committee. Jane is married with three grown-up children two of whom are teachers.
Neelam presents as a keynote speaker around the UK and internationally on the role of EdTech in education and has published books on Digital Literacy in the Primary curriculum and Digital Parenting with United Learning. She is an award-winning professional, international researcher, author, thought leader and speaker on effective technology, pedagogic, and content integration within education and supports the South East Regional Lead for @WomenEdTech.
Distilled as ‘What is the Need?’ and ‘We Need a Plan’, her school’s digital strategies aim to deliver IT solutions that meet users’ needs and derive value from investment.
As Sevenoaks School develops its vision for Horizon 2032, the associated digital plan will make sure technology continues to meet the specific needs of its dynamic users when the school marks its 600th year in 2032.
Sarah hopes to demystify the dark art of digital strategy, balancing innovation, enthusiasm and change to provide continuity, flexibility and sustainability.