Al Kingsley #EdTech

Education - Technology - Leadership - Governance

Al Kingsley #EdTech

Education - 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.

My Books

Easy to read guides to make the world of EdTech and School Governance accessible for all with simple guides, checklists and questions to consider.

Order my books online (Amazon)
EdTech Book

โ€œAl 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.โ€

Caroline Wright

Director General, British Education Suppliers Association (BESA)

โ€œAl 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.โ€

Ben Whittaker

Director, EduFuturists

โ€œAl 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!โ€

Abid Patel

Trust IT Director

โ€œIf 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.โ€

Linda Parsons

Digital Lead

“It’s never easy to try and summarise your focus in a few lines, but my passion is all things Education & Technology.

I amย  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 โ€œA Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Educationโ€. I continue to support schools with consulting and mentoring โ€“ 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 BESA awards “inspirational Leader” winner & 2023 ERA Awards “Outstanding Achievement” award winner.


upcoming & previous events

List of events I am speaking at in 2023
Al out and about speaking.
Al out and about speaking.

Years Experience

Users of our software solutions

Chair of Multi Academy Trust

Years a School Governor & Trustee

Twitter audience

Industry Awards acheived

Available for presenting at events, Interviews, Industry Panels, Amplifying Messages, Workshops and sector insights.

Alโ€™s commitment to the education sector shines through everything he does, from his personal leadership style to being an ambassador for the industry as a whole. In a strong field, he proves himself a giant in the industry!

2023 BESA Awards Judges

"Inspirational Leader", Winner

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