Debbie Schofield was a primary school teacher prior to her 10 year ICT adviser role within Essex Local Authority, where she was responsible for CPD. Within the LA role she developed support packages for schools and led a team of leading teachers to offer face-to- face training and school leadership support. After leaving the LA she founded ICTinspires and channelled her extensive experience into creating internationally used curriculum resources and supporting local schools. Debbie delivers computing lectures for initial teacher training and is passionate about educating parents on the risks to which their children are exposed to through inappropriate use of online technologies. Debbie is an ambassador online safety trainer for CEOP and delivers many online safety sessions to staff, parents, and pupils in schools. She is also a qualified ICT Mark Assessor, enabling her to help schools through the ICT self-review process.

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