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Kevin McLaughlin is a primary teacher with 16 years experience. He utilises technology effectively when it supports teaching and learning and has been awarded Learning Technologist of the year in 2010 by Association Learning Technology, he is also a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He also loves playing guitar and painting.

Andy Gaunt has been Head teacher at Greengates Primary School since September 2010. Andy was given ICT as a subject responsibility on the strength of being able to write a Microsoft Word document! He has been involved in ICT for 13 years and since taking over as Head teacher at Greengates has embraced 3rd Millennium learning investing both time and money into mobile devices, web 2.0 and blogging.

Nicola Howe has been the Headteacher of Thackley Primary, a successful school, for the last six years. When Ofsted identified ICT as an area for improvement, significant changes were required. Nicola now leads a team that has radically transformed the ICT environment in simple and effective steps and as a result, pupils’ learning now incorporates the use of iPads, iPods, blogging, Twitter, e-safety and a wonderful new website.

Simon Finch is a presenter and consultant on elearning, esafety, safeguarding, IPR and themes relating to technology and learning. He has 20 years experience in leading workshops and training sessions in schools and local authorities. Simon is a keynote, conference and exhibition speaker for Becta, Regional Broadband Consortia, universities, LSCBs, local authorities, schools and public services including Police, Connexions and Barnardo's. He was 2013 Naace Impact Award winner for leadership 'for his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector.'

Robert Bashforth is passionate about third millennium learning and has offered strategic support to many schools in the Bradford District in their use of innovative technologies to inspire creativity and independence in learners. Previously he worked in a national capacity as a Learning Consultant for the Building Schools for the Future program. Prior to this he worked as a Teaching and Learning Manager for ICT in a large Secondary School


Paul Scott is the Lead consultant for Curriculum Innovation and is presently in his 8th year working as a Learning and curriculum consultant. He has over 18 years of Primary school teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. His main role involves developing, implementing and embedding whole school improvement strategies using ICT with a focus on mobile learning. He is a qualified ICT Mark Assessor, an E-Safety Mark Assessor and a CEOP Ambassador and has a real interest in allowing children to demonstrate their learning through the creation of digital media.

Vicki Cox is presently employed at Bankfoot Primary School but works one day a week as a learning and curriculum consultant for the Innovation Centres in Bradford. This is the third year Vicki has worked with the team and has been involved in several projects in schools including blogging and engaging pupils/raising attainment through mobile learning. She is a CEOP ambassador and has worked alongside Chris Mayoh developing the 'Digital Leaders Academy' throughout Bradford.

Steve Dale originally started out as a forensic toxicologist but after a chance encounter with a computer in 1982 decided to become an ICT trainer, teaching those teachers in schools who were slowly embracing the new technology. Steve has since worked in 3 local authorities and in over 450 schools developing a wealth of experience and knowledge.He is a CEOP Ambassador and an accredited trainer for Education City.com and Purple Mash. His areas of expertise are programming, app development, databases and electronic music.


Chris Mayoh is currently ICT development manager at Bowling Park Primary School where he leads on a number of exciting and innovative projects using new technologies to extend opportunities for pupils to become reflective, independent learners. Since October 2011 Chris has worked with the Innovation Centres in Bradford to roll out a pupil 'Digital Leaders' project to 37 primary schools. The project provides opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills as they take on responsibility for improving ICT across their schools. He has recently won the Primary Impact Naace ICT Impact Award 2013 for revolutionising opportunities for independent learning and for implementing rigorous processes for e-safety training.


James Langley spent 11 years as a primary school teacher, 5 of those being an AST in the effective use of ICT in the classroom. He joined Bradford's Curriculum Innovation team 6 years ago as a Teaching and Learning Consultant (ICT) and is a qualified ICT Mark Assessor, an E-Safety Mark Assessor, a CEOP Ambassador and a member of the Board of Management of Naace (the ICT association). James is one of the co-founders of bMobLe and has worked alongside schools to harness creative and effective ways of utilising mobile technologies to engage children and enhance the curriculum. He has worked with international schools in Germany and London to deliver geocaching sessions and is often called to deliver curriculum innovation breakouts at national conferences.

Tim Bleazard joined the Curriculum Innovation team in September. He has been a teacher in Bradford for twenty four years and ICT Coordinator for the last twelve. He attended the Google Teacher Academy is 2010 and is a Google Certified Teacher. Tim is trained by CEOP to Ambassador standard and is also a 360 E Safe registered assessor. He is an accredited trainer for Purple Mash and Education City. Tim has also co-led the Bradford Media Literacy project this year and has taken a leading role in the effective and creative use of tablets across the curriculum.

Katie Nicholson is an Assistant Headteacher at Harrogate Grammar School, the Teaching School for the Red Kite Alliance. She is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the quality of Teaching & Learning across the school and ensuring that CPD and Appraisal processes support continued improvement. In addition, she has spent the last two years leading the iPads for Learning Scheme, which has resulted in every student in Years 7-11 (over 1,250 in total) using an iPad for learning both in school and at home.

Pete Dring is the Computing At School Master Teacher for the North East Yorkshire region. He graduated from the University of York with a first class Masters degree in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering and now teaches Computing at Manor CE Academy, York, where he introduced AQA GCSE Computer Science in September 2012. He also teaches ICT, Creative Media, Leadership, Wider Key Skills and CoPE (with students with special educational needs / disabilities). He is a keen programmer and is currently developing an online Python programming development environment that integrates with Moodle VLEs.

Richard Cook has worked in IT for just over 10 years and just over 5 at YHGfL. Prior to this he worked for North Lincolnshire Council in the role of senior IT Officer.He has had experience in 2nd and 3rd line support, IT asset management and information security and governance. His role at YHGfL involves advising and working with Local Authorities and schools on technical and information security issues and raising awareness around best practice and safe usage in relation to their Data Protection commitments.

Mark Reynolds is the Schools Business Manager for Microsoft UK. He works with Local Authorities, Academy Groups and School Leaders to help them get the most from technology and to plan and deliver large scale ICT projects. Most of his current work is either focussed on Cost Saving, or on helping schools understand Cloud Computing and what it means for their pupils and staff.

Mark studied English and Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has worked in the UK Education market for 9 years and joined Microsoft in 2010. He is also a parent governor at Rush Common Primary School in Oxfordshire.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 08:24  

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