Al Kingsley #EdTechEducation - Technology - Leadership - Governance
Always happy to share and discuss the latest EdTech ideas and innovation, I have spoken and keynoted at numerous events in the UK, US and Middle East and you’ll regularly find me online as a panellist on Education and EdTech podcasts. You can review a few examples from the link below.
As well as my books, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been asked to write for numerous publications over the last decade on topics ranging from Digital Strategy, EdTech, Safeguarding and broader strategic leadership. You can access a summary of recent articles below.
Easy to read guides to make the world of EdTech and School Governance accessible for all with simple guides, checklists and questions to consider.
“Al is a shining light of the EdTech world. He is a fantastic advocate of EdTech collaboration between school leaders, education systems and the EdTech industry. Al champions and creates opportunities for teachers, school leaders and EdTech suppliers to work-together constructively to share knowledge and best-practice.”
“Al is a pioneer in transforming school learning but has also been a consistent support for many of us working in the sector – he quietly champions the small fish whilst having a huge global impact. The nicest man in EdTech.”
“Al has been one of the most helpful, influential and supportive individuals in the global EdTech scene for several years now. He has not only championed those who have led the way on the embracing of EdTech in schools but has been a vocal champion for helping to find the digital superstars of the future!”
“If you want advice about educational technology, from strategy support down to the implementation of one platform, Al is the man to go to. HIs friendly and honest advice has helped us help our teachers overcome many a challenge.”
“It’s never easy to try and summarise your focus in a few lines, but my passion is all things Education & Technology.
I am CEO of the EdTech company, NetSupport, with almost 30 years’ experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding. With a passion for education and, in particular, governance and raising organisational performance, i’ve undertaken several other roles outside of his NetSupport duties, including being Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and an AP Academy, Chair of the area’s Governors’ Leadership Group and the county SEND Board. With 20+ years of governance experience, I also sit on the Regional Schools Commissioner’s Advisory Board for the East of England and North London, am an FED Council member, Chair of the BESA EdTech Group and my regional Employment and Skills Board.
I’m also the author of “My Secret #EdTech Diary”, “My School Governance Handbook” and “My School & Multi Academy Trust Growth Guide” all published with Hodder Education and a co-author of “A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education”. I continue to support schools with consulting and mentoring – as well as writing for the wider education community, supporting vendors and speaking at events.
2022 EdTech Digest Author/Speaker of the Year Winner, 2023 Edufuturist of the year & 2023 ERA Awards “Outstanding Achievement” award winner.