Past Chair, Naace
Laurence began his career by training as an art teacher, but never quite got around to teaching the subject in the 35 years he spent as an educator. Coupling his lengthy teaching tenure with 20 years of experience in school leadership roles and engagement with a number of influential initiatives, Laurence joined the Naace Board of Management well-versed in the practitioner's perspective on education. In the latter half of his career, Laurence has driven himself to become a specialist in ICT and computing, and is able to directly support schools with their IT strategies. Laurence's teaching background has left him keenly aware of the benefits technology can bring, both in terms of student engagement and in reducing teacher workload. Committed to keeping his finger on the pulse when it comes to education and edtech, Laurence regularly publishes articles on contemporary issues and trends in the sector and is passionate about the role Naace has to play in ensuring the sector makes the most of the gains we have seen during the recent pandemic.