Innovative Learning: Driving Educational Change
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Ken is Online Safety Director with South West Grid for Learning Trust and the UK Safer Internet Centre and a member of the Grid’s senior management team.
He has wide education experience, drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education Adviser with Plymouth’s ICT Team. His subsequent work around E-safety education, intervention and school improvement has developed from a pragmatic understanding of school need. This work includes education programmes for students and staff; development of school improvement strategies and production of innovative e-safety support materials. His blog, Online Reflections, is read regularly by a wide range of peers. Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including schools, universities, social care, teacher’s unions, police, local authorities, Ofsted and other government organisations. He has trained all Education, Social Care and Early Years HMIs in aspects of online safeguarding and is responsible for shaping inspectors briefing sheets and training in online safety. He formed the concept of, developed and wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and Online Compass tool for groups that work with young people. Along with fellow director, David Wright, he also created the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children’s settings. He is a published author and musician.
He works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.
He still works regularly with children and young people and educators; he promises he will not reference his own 4 children (or 5 grandchildren) as edtech exemplars.