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Allison Allen


Twitter ID: @cloudthirtynine

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Personal Statement

Allison is Director of Outstream Consulting and Trustee of the Board of Management of Naace; she is joint author of Naace’s Curriculum Framework and passionate about technology enhanced learning. Allison is co-author of two new text books for Routledge and a contributor to Nesta’s ‘Decoding Learning’ (Luckin et al, 2012).

She taught for many years before joining the Local Authority as senior ICT Adviser in School Improvement, responsible for improvement through the impact of technologies, and e-safety, later becoming a director and trustee of the London Grid for Learning and Chair of the pan-London (London Challenge) Teaching and Learning action group. Subsequently Allison joined Becta as the London Regional Manager.

Allison led the team that successfully wrote national e-safety guidance for FE & Skills and vulnerable learners. Other published national research includes a review of the national ICT CPD landscape. She has delivered keynotes for a number of organisations including Inside Government and Forum Business Media, EACH, Optimus Education, Naace, MirandaNet, London Knowledge Lab and the DfE.

With a proven track record at senior level within the education sector, Allison is known to be impartial, objective and independent with keenly developed analytical, presentational and oral and written communication skills. 


ICT Interests

Allison has a well-rounded background in school improvement, change management and organisational development, government, local government, visioning, procurement, CPD, e-safety, professional development, transformational ICT, curriculum development and implementation, research and project management. She is a keynote speaker, workshop leader and author.

Hay McBer ECI inventory indicates strengths in organisational awareness, relationship management, teamwork and collaboration, “inspirational leadership”, change catalyst, developing and influencing others

Recent Projects


Debates in Computing and ICT Education (Chapter; Learning spaces and flipped classrooms, A. Allen, C Preston, R. Allen) [Routledge, in print]

Data security and compliance in a connected world [Blog for: Education Executive, October 2, 2014] published

Introducing Computing; A guide for teachers (Chapter 1; Redefining ICT, A. Allen): Editor; Lawrence Williams. [Routledge, August 2014]

Maximising the Potential of Learning Technologies – value for investment? A. Allen [Naace, Advancing Education Journal Autumn 2013, published]

Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education: R Luckin, B Bligh, A Manches, S Ainsworth, C Crook, R Noss [Nesta 2012, published]

The ICT CPD Landscape in England: N. Pachler, C. Preston, J. Cuthell and A. Allen [Becta 2010; published]

Through the Looking Glass (and What Alice Found There) - e-Safety concepts and misconceptions: A Allen [Simon Boyd Publishing Ltd 2010, ICT Skills Briefing, Issue 14]

E-safety guidance for the FE & Skills Sector: A. Allen, M. Payton, C. Preston and S. Pickering [Becta 2009; published 2010]

New professional cultures: braided gatherings in The Third Space:Collaboration / MirandaNet

Butterflies for the Use of ICT [DFES/London Challenge/LGfL] Collaboration Chair

Achieving Excellence - LGfL and the Becta Self Review Framework: [DFES/Croydon Council/LGfL/Outstream] Collaboration Chair

25 schools across London -successfuladoption of ICT and e-maturity: [London Learning through ICT, 2007]

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