Author of the Teacher Guide, Miles is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. 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.
Adam is a Year 5 teacher and Computing and Assessment Lead at Old Hall Primary School. He has been the Bury LA Leading Teacher for Computing since 2015, providing training and advice to schools and in 2019 he was appointed the role of SLE for the Bury Teaching School Alliance.
In addition to this Adam speaks at local and national events and is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a CAS Master Teacher and an Ambassador for Book Creator, Seesaw, Nearpod and SamLabs.
Adam’s specialism is how we can use Unplugged Learning to aid children’s understanding. He believes that it has a place in all aspects of Computing and EdTech as it’s where children understand the why and how digital processes work.
In his spare time he is a Scuba Diver/ Instructor and enjoys Triathlons.
In association with Amanda Jackson and Dave Smith
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 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.