Seminars: Education Evolution

Seminars: Education Evolution

Seminar sessions will include:

Mark Smith, CEO, ADA The National College for Digital Skills

Mark was a member of the inaugural cohort of Teach First in 2003. He has subsequently worked for Lloyds Banking group in the UK and South Africa, and helped establish a school in Uganda. He graduated from Harvard in 2011 with an interdisciplinary Masters in Education before joining The Future Leaders Trust, an education leadership charity.

Russell Shephard, Deputy Head, Hazelwood School

Russell started his teaching career in the secondary school sector, although he soon turned to the Preparatory setting in an urge to have a greater impact on children in their formative years.

At Hazelwood Russell has been involved in developing and implementing a new agile teaching and learning space, which fuses the latest technologicals with the innate ability of all children to be creative. It has been named ‘THE BOX’ – thinking, when inside THE BOX, needs to be outside of the box! 

The space offers pupils the opportunity to develop high order creative thinking and ingenuity, that of which technology will not be capable of, whilst having access to high-end technology to enhance their digital literacy.  These are two areas Russell will be touching on in his seminar.

Mary Bridges, Deputy Head (Teaching & Learning), St Michael’s Prep School

Mary has been teaching since 2000, originally starting out as a Secondary Dance teacher before qualifying as an Advanced Skills Teacher and sharing her skills and ideas on a national level. 

After a short break to travel she moved into management roles, first as a Head of Sixth Form and now she works as a Deputy Head (Learning and Teaching) at St Michael’s Prep School in Otford, Sevenoaks.  Mary’s aim is to create an innovative, exciting curriculum that prepares children for the unknown challenges that lie ahead.

– Ronan McNicholl, Head of Digital Learning, Sevenoaks Prep School

An Apple Distinguished Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow, Ronan has over 13 years’ experience implementing educational technology initiatives.  A computer science graduate, Ronan has a passion for making computing accessible and exciting for all students.  He has a keen interest in immersive technologies, including virtual and augmented reality.
Twitter:  @ronanmcnicholl

Ceri Jones, Headmaster, Caterham School

– Robyn Howard, PwC & Tech She Can

 is designed to help schools ensure that their teaching, learning and wellbeing offerings address the challenges of the next phase of global development.


When: Monday 3 June 2019

Where: Caterham School, Caterham CR3 6YA


Delegate places £80 ‘early bird’ rate if booked by 1 March 2019, £99 per delegate thereafter.



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