Who are we?
Mark Baker holds a technical position at The Hastings Academies Trust in East Sussex. He has worked in education his entire adult life and has progressed from technician to his current position as Head of ICT Services for a Multi-Academy Trust. During his career Mark has worked on a variety of challenging technical projects, including the design and implementation of the infrastructure for two new Academy buildings and the services which span them. With the experience of so many different sites and users, he has been able to adapt what he has learned to create an 1-to-1 infrastructure supporting hundreds of pupils across several sites in Hastings, UK.
Daniel Edwards is Director of Innovation & Learning at Stephen Perse Foundation schools, Cambridge, UK. He has taught physical education for over a decade and was a Director of Sport in a boys’ grammar school in High Wycombe. Daniel implemented 1-to-1 device programmes for both of these schools and his current role centres around curriculum design and effective use of technology for learning. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Apple Professional Development authorised trainer, Daniel regularly speaks at international conferences and runs training opportunities for teachers and school leaders across Europe.
Dominic Norrish is a former history teacher, school leader and Educational Technology consultant and is currently working as the Group Director of Technology at United Learning, a national group of over 50 maintained and independent schools. In this role he is responsible for the Group’s technology strategy and most of his work revolves around helping schools to make effective use of technology for learning and ensuring that they benefit commercially from the Group’s scale. Having joined United Learning from an Academy trust where he implemented a 1-to-1 strategy, Dominic is now involved in similar projects in several of his schools, utilising iPads, Chromebooks and Android tablets.
José Picardo is Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School, where he leads on Digital Strategy. He has taught modern foreign languages for over ten years and regularly speaks at learning technologies and foreign languages themed conferences and training events, both nationally and internationally. In addition, José advises schools, government bodies and other organisations on the use of new and emerging technologies. He has devised and implemented his school’s 1-to-1 strategy after having undertaken extensive research on the role of technology in supporting the processes involved in teaching and learning.
Adam Webster is Director of Digital Learning at Caterham School. He is an English teacher who has made the transition to leading technology innovation in his school, leading their 1-to-1 initiative. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, he is heavily involved in training both staff and students in using mobile technology effectively. Adam’s main focus has always been about marrying technology with teaching and learning, and he spends a great deal of time helping students and staff perfect the right workflows for being productive, effective and innovative.