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Your quarterly collaborative magazine for ideas, inspiration and shared learning

Issue 1 – September 2021

The R.I.S.E. magazine is a continued commitment from NetSupport to do its part to support the education community, as well as a way to celebrate the sector and provide an opportunity for voices within education to come together to inspire and empower.

Although this issue covers a wide range of topics, you will notice some common themes:


  • Community, shared voice and connection
  • Inclusion, diversity and representation
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Digital learning – lessons learnt and what’s next

These themes reflect the last 18-month period looking at both what has worked well and where there is room for improvement. These aspects are all key as we step in to the new academic year and beyond, and many of you will prioritise these topics as you plan your next steps at both an individual or organisational level.

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Editor of R.I.S.E

Kat Cauchi – OPIP Host, ReallySchool Product Manager and Global Equality Collective member

Must reads…

Thank you to our Contributors…

Mark Anderson

Director at ICT Evangelist and Global EdTech, and NetSupport Group Head of Education

Georgina Durrant

Private Tutor and Author and Founder of SEN Resources Blog

Kate Sturdy

Key Stage 2 Curriculum Lead, Year 5 Teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator

Kaye Jones

Historian and Author, Culturally Responsive Education Specialist and Founder of Herstorian  

Hazel Pinner

Primary Teacher and Blogger

Penny Whelan

Assistant Headteacher, SENCO, EAL Coordinator and Schools Linking Network Operations Manager

Toria Bono

Year 4 Teacher, Equity and Diversity Lead, Evidence Lead Educator and Founder of #TinyVoiceTalks 

Corinne Latham

Interim Director of Curriculum and Assessment for The Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)

Azuraye Williams

Year 6 Teacher, PE and Science Lead, and Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Nicola Owen

Wellbeing Practitioner and Director of Zennic Wellbeing Ltd

Paul Hume

Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum and Assessment Lead 

Kate McCallam

Writer and Educational Consultant for Computing and Literacy 

Emma Turner

Research and CPD Lead at Discovery Trust, and Founder of #NewEd 

Traci Good

Online Safety Consultant and Founder of iVengers

Christalla Jamil

Executive Headteacher and National Leader for @WomenEdEngland 

Bukky Yusuf

SLT and Co-Chair of the DfE’s EdTech Leadership Group

Jordan Day

Primary Teacher and Founder member of Global Equality Collective  

Philippa Wraithmell

Free Lance Digital Specialist, APLS, ADE, Writer and National Online Safety Expert 

Nicole Ponsford

 Global Equality Collective Founder and CEO of Education  

Linda Parsons

Educational Technology Lead and Founder of @WiiEdu

Caroline Wright

Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

Helen Waring 

Primary ECT Year 2 and passionate about pupil wellbeing

Caroline Keep

Teacher, Director of #Makerspace and Founder of Liverpool #Makefest 

Al Kingsley

Author, Chair of two Multi-Academy Trusts and CEO of NetSupport

Nathalie Richards

Founder and CEO of EduKit and Virgin Unite Board Member 

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