Ken is Online Safety Director and SMT member with South West Grid for Learning Trust drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education Adviser with Plymouth’s ICT Team.
Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies. He has trained all Education, Social Care and Early Years HMIs in aspects of online safeguarding and is responsible for shaping inspector guidance and training in online safety. He also regularly contributes to online safety guidance and policy for UK Government.
He developed and wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and Online Compass tool. Along with fellow director, David Wright, he also created the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children’s settings and was responsible for producing the UKCCIS framework “Education for a Connected World”.
He works with a broad range of national and international organisations and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US. He has recently written Online Safety standards with AQDAR for schools in UAE which won a prestigious United Nation WSIS Award 2017 and is currently involved in informing national online safety strategy in Bosnia and Georgia.
He is a published author and musician with four daughters and seven grandchildren in sunny Devon.