Computing Advisory Team
We have worked extensively with HES and the schools in Havering to trial our computing resources.
Miles Berry, Senior lecturer and subject leader for Computing Education at the University of Roehampton
Miles is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining Roehampton, he spent 18 years in four schools, much of the time as an ICT coordinator and most recently as a head teacher. He is a board member of Computing At School, the BCS Academy of Computing, the National Centre for Computing Education and the CSTA. He is a fellow of the BCS, RSA, HEA and Chartered College of Teaching, and a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
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 technology enhanced learning, curriculum development and CPD.
Amanda Jackson, HES - Havering Education Services
Amanda is a Senior Inspector, working for HES - Havering Education Services. She has 20+ years' experience working across the primary and secondary sectors, including 12 years in school improvement. She is a School Improvement Professional (SIP) and LA Quality Assurance Inspector for primary schools in Havering, supporting and challenging on whole school improvement. Amanda has worked with Rising Stars on the development of Bett Award-winning Switched on Computing, Switched on Online Safety and other titles. She has recently worked with the Department for Education to support the creation of the education technology content of the Teacher Workload Reduction Toolkit. Beyond work, Amanda is a governor of a primary school in Essex, sitting on the Curriculum Committee and chairing the Resources Committee.
Dave Smith, HES - Havering Education Services
Dave is a local authority senior inspector, providing school improvement support for schools in London and beyond, as well as leading on Traded Services for the Havering Education Services School Improvement team. He has spent the past 19+ years specialising in computing, education technology and online safety support for schools and is a CEOP Online Safety Ambassador. Dave has worked with Rising Stars on the development of the Bett Award-winning Switched on Computing, Switched on Online Safety and other titles. He has recently worked with the Department for Education to support the creation of the education technology content of the Teacher Workload Reduction Toolkit. He is the former Chair of the Board of Management of Naace, a judge for the Bett Awards and Education Resources Awards and a member of the Bett Advisory Board. He was previously a teacher/senior leader in 3 schools, plus a university principal lecturer. Beyond work he has been a governor of 3 primary schools, plus a secondary school and is currently a governor/member of two secondary MATs in Essex.