Consultancy at Berkhamsted
Expert educational consultancy in digital strategy and innovation
BA(Hons) PGCE MEd FRSA FCCT
Laura is a Senior Consultant at Berkhamsted, a leading Independent School, having previously held the role of Director of Digital Learning for over ten years. She has a broad range of experience leading on digital learning and innovation, 1:1 devices, digital wellbeing, online safeguarding, and staff training and development.
Laura qualified as a teacher in 2004 and her advice is grounded in real-world experience as a teacher and as a Head of Department. Laura was awarded a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Buckingham and a Level 7 Apprenticeship in Senior Leadership in 2020. She was Chair of ISC Digital in 2021-22; the volunteer committee of digital experts supporting the work of the Independent Schools Council, and continues to support the committee and its events. She is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Chartered College of Teaching, and a CEOP Ambassador.
Laura was shortlisted for the i25 Innovation Award as one of the top 25 influencers in the independent sector in 2020. She is an accomplished and inspirational speaker and trainer, and has spoken at a range of conferences, BETT events, external training sessions, INSETs, #BrewEds and Teachmeets. She has been a judge for the EdTech50 and the International Edtech Awards. Laura is also involved with WomenEd and The Global Equality Collective’s Women in Edtech network.
Laura has worked as a consultant and trainer for schools, as an advisor on education policy in the UK, and as an expert reviewer on governmental policy at an international level.
Laura can offer bespoke consultancy services to schools, colleges, training organisations and businesses.
⚬ Review and appraise digital provision
⚬ Evaluate needs and define goals
⚬ Digital strategy roadmap
⚬ Digital wellbeing and online safeguarding
⚬ Troubleshooting and problem-solving
Speaking engagements and training events
Laura is an experienced speaker and trainer, and is available for speaking engagements, conference keynotes, and training events.
⚬ Senior Leader training
⚬ Governor and Bursar training
⚬ Middle leadership support with innovation
⚬ Critical friend visits
Digital Strategy for Transformational Times | ISBA webinar |15 September 2023
Resonance in Education: Amplifying the Magic of Humanity in the AI Era | Graydin and Rugby School | 6 October 2023
Future School: new intersections between humanity and technology (Keynote and workshop) | EDUtech Europe, Amsterdam | 10 – 12 October 2023
Laura is also speaking on a panel at the closed-door Policy Summit, on the topic of AI in education.
NEW DIRECTIONS: Embracing the Power of AI in Secondary Education | Keynote Conference, London | 9 November 2023
Digital Strategy Review
We provide personalised support and tailored digital strategic insights for our clients, in order to develop high quality digital teaching, learning, training, and procurement.
This includes creating a vision for success which aligns with the client’s values, developing insights and analytics, reviewing current provision and planning, defining KPIs, and creating a roadmap.
Laura offers a 1-1 innovation coaching service, to support Heads and Senior Teams, Bursars, Governors and Digital Leads.
We arrange regular calls at a frequency to suit the client, where we work collaboratively on digital strategy and innovation. Laura can bring expertise, a sounding board, challenge, pre-mortem reflection, and troubleshooting skills to the process, enabling high-quality decision making.