Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Senior Inspector, Havering Education Services

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 18 years specialising in computing, education technology and online safety support for schools and is a CEOP Online Safety Ambassador. Dave is part of the Havering team who have worked with Rising Stars to develop the Bett Award winning ‘ Switched on Computing’ series (in over 6500 schools in the UK and internationally). He recently worked on the education technology aspect of the U.K. Government’s Department for Education’s Workload Reduction Toolkit. He is the former Chair of the Board of Management of Naace – the UK’s Education Technology Association. He is also a judge for the Bett Awards and Education Resources Awards. Dave enjoys exploring education technology internationally – addressing Japan’s New Education Expo conference on two occasions, participating in the USA’s ISTE conference, as well as providing education technology consultancy in the Middle East and Europe. He was previously a teacher/senior leader in 3 schools, governor of 4 schools and Assistant Marketing Director/Senior Tutor at Anglia Ruskin University’s mPowerNet ICT Training for Teachers.

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