Al Kingsley

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Al Kingsley is an EdTech author who writes and shares about the challenges in achieving impact with technology products in education and is a strong advocate for the creation of an organisation-wide digital strategy. He is a leading voice on the ways Educational Technology can be used to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on Learning and outcomes.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] He is Chair of Hampton Academies Trust, a group of schools in Peterborough, UK, and Chair of KWEST Multi Academy Trust, a group of 7 schools in Norfolk. a member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Head Teacher Board [6]for the East of England and North-east London. In February 2020 Kingsley was recognised again as one of the UK EDTECH 50 [7][8] and featured in TES under their "Revealed: the Stars of the UK EdTech sector" [9] .Kingsley is also the author of an education focused blog providing regular articles on current education issues, designed for school leaders it is published at . He was awarded a Civic Award for Community engagement in March 2020,[10] and is one of the contributing authors for Global EdTech a community of education experts from around the globe sharing advice and best practice. [11] [12]

He is Council Member for the Foundation for Education Development and Group Managing Director of NetSupport, an award-winning[13] [14] [15] [16] international software company.

In December 2019, he co-authored the Guide to creating a Schools digital Strategy[17], with Mark Anderson. and is a guest author for Global Edtech magazine and editorial board member for SecEd Magazine, publishing articles regulalry on relevant sector news.[18] An updated version in light of COVID-19 and the move to blended learning was published in July 2020 [19]

Kingsley is consitenty identified as one of the Top Tech Influencers online[20] [21] . He is a prolific writer and keynote on the subject of the effective use of Educational Technology. [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36]


  1. Whitear, Sam (2020-11-30). "How One Man is Trying to Change Education Technology for the Better During a Pandemic ⋆ Business Lancashire". Business Lancashire. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  2. "How EdTech Can Be Implemented Both in School and At Home". SeeThru. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  3. "Peterborough education leader frustrated at negative perception of schools during coronavirus pandemic". Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  4. newsgroove (2020-11-08). "3 Ways School Governors Can Influence Policy Changes". NewsGroove Uk. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  5. "COVID: Pupil return delay 'common sense' - Peterborough academy trust chief". Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  6. "East of England and north-east London headteacher board: membership". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  7. "Apollo Academies Trust - Revealed: The stars of the UK's edtech sector – Howard's Spark Lab featured". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  8. "'Edtech 50' unveils the shining lights of edtech in the UK". Education Technology. 2020-03-03. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  9. "Revealed: The stars of the UK's edtech sector". Tes. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  10. "Civic Awards". Peterborough City Council. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  11. "The Future of EdTech". Global EdTech. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  12. "Al Kingsley Archives". Global EdTech. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  13. "NetSupport wins Multinational Company of the year award! | NetSupport Inc". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  14. "NetSupport wins a Mercury Business Award | NetSupport Ltd". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  15. "Awards | NetSupport Ltd". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  16. "Innovation scores firm top marks". Stamford Mercury. 2021-01-23. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  17. Kingsley, Al (December 2019). "A guide to Creating a Digitial Strategy in education" (PDF). NetSupport.
  18. "Al Kingsley Archives". Global EdTech. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  19. "Digital strategy in an age of remote learning". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  20. "Top Influencers for 2021 [Across Categories]". Appy Pie. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  21. "Top Influencers for 2019 [Across Categories] - Meet the Best". Appy Pie. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  22. Kingsley, Al. "Balancing Technology And Teachers' Confidence". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  23. "EdTech for teachers – How to build your staff's confidence in using educational technology | Attainment and Assessment". The Headteacher. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  24. Kingsley, Al. "Forbes: Shaping Your School's Digital Future". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  25. "You are being redirected..." Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  26. Kingsley, Al. "Forbes: Education Disruption Brings School Digital Strategies Into Focus". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  27. "Parental engagement and communication". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  28. Kingsley, Al. "Innovate My School - The future tech-driven workplace: is it all down to edtech?". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  29. "Teach Middle East Magazine Mar-Apr 2019 Issue 4 Volume 6". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  30. "Al Kingsley talks GDPR with Primary School Management magazine | NetSupport Ltd". Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  31. "An annual checklist for your school's governing body". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  32. "How the coronavirus will affect Peterborough's schools". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  33. "Technology and wellbeing in schools with NetSupport's Al Kingsley". 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  34. "Edufuturists – Bitesize #7 Maximising School Budgets by Al Kingsley – 1:55". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  35. "Supporting student and teacher wellbeing with technology". Global EdTech. 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  36. "Publications". Al Kingsley - Education and Technology #Edtech. Retrieved 2021-02-19.

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