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Beverly Clarke

Beverly Clarke is a TechWomen100 Award winner, #SBS winner, leader in education, education consultant, published author, ambassador and trustee. Following university and time in corporate IT, Beverly moved into teaching and taught at college and secondary school levels for fourteen years. During this time, she became head of department and also gained her senior leadership qualifications.

Beverley has consulted on BBC Bitesize videos to support the implementation of the new computing curriculum in England. She also volunteered for Computing at School (CAS) as a community leader – bringing together others from her local teaching community to gain knowledge and skills to successfully implement the new curriculum.

Beverley has led and managed the CAS South West region and repeated the same success working for BCS-The Chartered Institute for IT, as the National Manager for CAS and delivering the communities of practice programme as a part of the National Centre for Computing Education programme.

Beverly has national and international experience of computing education. As a resource writer, she self-funded and set up the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in schools programme, with the aim of broadening participation in computing. The programme was recognised by tech giant NVIDIA who she collaborated in order to adapt the curriculum to US standards. This curriculum is currently being used by over fifty-five thousand learners across US high schools.

She is the author of published books - “Computer Science Teacher” – insight into the Computing classroom (2017), aimed at attracting new entrants into the computing teaching profession and of the self-published series – “The Digital Adventures of Ava and Chip” a children’s book series with the aim of making tech concepts exciting, relatable and easy to understand. This series saw her gain recognition in the #SueAtkinsBookClub and become a #SBS Winner.

Beverly has been a member of the BETT Advisory Board and is currently a BETT Awards judge, a Trustee for the Learning Foundation and an ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance.