Our Authors

All of our authors are experienced teaching professionals with industry experience or CAS Master Teachers, of whom, several are also experienced published authors. We pride ourselves on the quality of the resources our authors have produced and if you think you might have what it takes to join this successful team, please get in touch.

 

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    • Mark Clarkson

      Head of Computing, Egglescliffe School, CAS Board member

      Mark is an experienced teacher of computing with a wealth of previous writing experience and teacher training through his role as a CAS Master Teacher in the North East of England.

    • Stuart Davison

      Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University, CAS Master Teacher

      Stuart currently delivers the Computer Science PGCE and Teach First programmes. He is also a CAS Master Teacher regional coordinator for the West Midlands with 11 years teaching experience as a Head of Department. Previously Stuart worked in industry in Control System Design and networking, having graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    • Jon Evans

      Teacher of Computing and ICT, Sutton Valence School

      Jon has been teaching Computing for 13 years and particularly enjoys the more creative side of the curriculum including coding and graphic design. He has developed methods to integrate critical thinking and problem solving into lessons through games design and app development.

    • Phill Evans

      Deputy Headteacher, Madeley School

      Phill has worked as a Subject Leader for Computing and ICT, as a national pilot consultant for the ICT strand of the Secondary Strategy and as a Local Authority Advisor. He is also a former Principal Examiner for GCSE ICT.

    • Flora Heathcote

      Experienced author

      Flora graduated with a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2002 and has since written several successful textbooks for Computing and ICT.

    • Pat Heathcote

      Experienced teacher and author

      Pat has many years of experience as a programmer and systems analyst, and as a teacher of Computing and IT. She has also worked as an assistant examiner with AQA and has a wealth of experience in writing textbooks for all key stages.

    • Rob Heathcote

      Experienced teacher and author

      Rob has 14 years of experience teaching Computing and IT up to A Level in a large secondary school in London. He also has nearly 20 years’ experience of writing textbooks for all key stages and has been involved with the development of foreign curriculums in IT and Computing.

    • Sylvia Langfield

      Experienced examiner and author

      Sylvia has a first class degree in Computer Science from Sheffield University and a PGCE from Cambridge University. She worked as a programmer for 2 years before a 23-year career in teaching Computing A-Level at a sixth form college, the last 11 years as a head of department. She is a founder member of CAS and has written a number of A-Level Computing textbooks. Sylvia’s examining experience stretches over 20 years and with a number of exam boards.

    • Charly Lowndes

      Associate Lecturer, The Open University

      Charly was responsible for a project to digitise the audio storage and distribution of the British Forces Broadcasting Service as Controller of Radio before moving into teaching. He has been Head of Computing and of ICT in schools in Oxfordshire. He now works as a consultant and as a tutor on a range of OU Computing. His degrees from Oxford and the OU include an MEd and qualifications in Creative Writing. He claims to be the only developer of Computer Science qualifications with experience of live commentating on the Falkland Islands Sheep-Shearing Championships.

    • Peter MacDonagh

      Head of Computing, Alleyns School

      Peter has 13 years of experience teaching computing to IGCSE and A Level at a prestigious school in Dulwich, London. He has a degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in ICT in Education. Previously, Peter worked as an IT Manager for the web development team at Elsevier Science.

    • Susan Robson

      Assistant Headteacher, Our Lady's Abingdon School

      Susan has a degree in Computer Science from Manchester University and a PGCE from Portsmouth University. She worked for International Computers Ltd (pre Fujitsu days) after university, followed by 12 years in technical pre-sales and then sales for ECI Telecom before moving into teaching.

    • Laura Sach

      Experienced teacher and author

      Laura has worked as Head of Computing and ICT since 2008, delivering A-Level and GCSE qualifications to a wide range of students. She has written for several MOOCs and publishers as well as delivering numerous CPD courses to teachers.

    • Craig Sargent

      Head of Computing, Archway School, CAS Master Teacher

      Craig graduated from the University of Canterbury with a degree in Computer Science and started work as a software developer for Lloyds TSB before joining GCHQ as a Technologist. He later retrained as a teacher of Computing and became a CAS Master Teacher and the regional coordinator for the Midlands area.

    • Dr Cynthia Selby

      Senior Teaching Fellow, Southampton Univerity Education School

      Cynthia has considerable experience in teaching Computing and Computer Science at secondary and post-16 institutions. Before joining the teaching profession she worked in the IT industry as a computer programmer and network manager. Her research interests include computational thinking, the pedagogy of programming, and assessment.

    • David Watson

      Experienced examiner and author

      David spent 15 years as an examiner in Computing and has considerable experience in writing teaching materials as the author of several successful textbooks. He is an experienced teacher and trainer of Computing having worked in both education and in industry in the north of England.

    • Terry Watts

      Head of Computing, Cotham School, CAS Master Teacher

      Terry is an experienced teacher of Computer Science who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Computing (Games, Simulation and Virtual Reality). He then spent five years working in the games industry as a game designer, developing console games. Terry retrained as a teacher in 2009 and is now a CAS Master Teacher.

    • Lin White

      Experienced teacher and writer

      Lin has a first class degree in Computing with experience in both creative and technical writing. She has a wide range of teaching experience in all key stages, including adult education. Lin has very strong technical skills and understanding of video, sound, animation and graphics.

    • Shaun Whorton

      Experienced teacher, examiner and author

      Shaun is a published author with a first class degree in Computer Science. He is a highly skilled teacher, currently working as the Head of Computer Science at a large secondary school with writing, examining and moderating experience for a variety of exam boards.

    • Emma Arnold

      Buckingham University PGCE tutor

      Emma initially studied furniture design and manufacture at Parnham College. She has 15 years of experience teaching 7-13 year olds in the state and private sectors and was Head of Design and Technology for seven years. During her time in schools, she was fortunate to be involved with The Smallpiece Trust and work with a Kenyan based charity. For the past six years, she has been a freelance tutor for Buckingham University on their PGCE courses, travelling around Britain and Europe training and assessing trainee teachers. 

    • Dr Dawne Irving-Bell

      Senior Fellow at Edge Hill University

      Dawne teaches within the Faculty of Education with responsibility across the range of Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes. Her research interests focus mainly upon pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching within STEM subjects, and of course Art, Design and Technology Education. She has extensive experience of working in secondary, further and Higher Education settings, and was formerly the Head of a large Faculty of Art, Design and Technology. Before moving into education Dawne had a successful career in Advertising and Marketing, working within the field of graphic design. 

    • Emma Berry

      Subject leader

      Emma brings eight years’ teaching experience, from inner city schools to some of the highest achieving schools in the country, spanning state, grammar and private sectors. A Subject Leader for Design and Technology, her industry experience includes sustainable design, designing, and curating exhibitions across the UK and in China, for the London Design Festival and the British Council among others. Emma brings rich cultural insights enhanced by international experience and dressmaking. Emma is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    • Ellie Crawford

      Dulwich College

      Ellie gained a first-class honours degree in Furniture and Product Design at Nottingham Trent University and then embarked on a career in Product Design before becoming a teacher. She gained an outstanding GTP qualification and has now been teaching Design and Technology at secondary level for eight years. During this time, she has also gained experience as both a moderator and examiner at GCSE and AS level.

    • David Greenwood

      Head of DT and Engineering and experienced examiner

      David graduated from Brunel University in 1987 with a BSc in Design Technology and a Certificate in Education.  He has over 30 years teaching experience in a variety of comprehensive settings. For the last 22 years he has been the curriculum leader of a successful high achieving department in Harrogate.  David also has many years of experience working as both an examiner and moderator for various exam boards.

    • Phil Hall

      Experienced teacher and 3D printing technology expert

      Phil graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Industrial Design. He has been teaching Design and Technology at The Windsor Boy's School for 17 years. Phil has won awards for his teaching, most recently the Design and Technology Association award for 'Outstanding Design and Technology Teacher of the Year' as well as 'Creativity and Innovation' award and the 3D Printing Industry 'Teacher of the Year' Award. Phil is a passionate advocate for 3D printing and is a regular keynote speaker on the subject. 

    • Barry Lambert

      Experienced author and examiner 

      Barry has over 30 years of experience teaching GCSE and A level in the maintained and independent sectors. He is Chief Examiner for one of the major awarding bodies for the new GCSE Design and Technology specification and has worked as an examiner or moderator for three major awarding bodies. He has also written and delivered national INSET programmes for teachers. A former schools’ inspector and current Ofqual subject specialist, Barry remains at the forefront of developments in the subject.

    • Nick Lowson

      Experienced teacher, examiner and design professional 

      Nick is Head of Design Technology and Engineering at one of the country’s most successful comprehensives having graduated in Product Design at Central St Martin’s 20 years ago. 17 years of which have also been spent as a GCE and GCSE moderator and examiner. Nick has worked as a consultant for Ofqual and is currently a DATA H&S trainer and a DT specialist for initial teacher training courses. He also ran the business Design Tuition for several years.

    • Daniel Markham

      Head of Faculty 

      Daniel is an experienced Head of Design and Technology. He has experience of teaching all D&T subjects at GCSE. He has also taught Product Design and Systems & Engineering at A-level. Daniel is also an experienced examiner and moderator and is currently studying for his MA in Education (Leadership & Management) through the University of Derby. 

    • Mike Ross

      Experienced teacher and author

      Mike has 16 years of experience teaching Design and Technology in secondary schools in both state and private sectors. He has been Head of Technology for 13 years and has taught and overseen all Design and Technology disciplines at GCSE as well as A Level Product Design for both resistant materials and graphics specialisms. He has also taught Electronics at GCSE and A level. Mike has a BEd degree in Secondary Design and Technology Teaching.

    • Ross Birtwhistle

      Head of Business and Economics

      Ross started his career teaching Business in Dorset, before moving on to lead teams in Hampshire, Wiltshire and South London. With over 15 years’ experience, he has built up a wealth of knowledge and resources in Business, ICT, Economics and Accounting. In addition to this, Ross has also overseen a Business and Enterprise Specialism, marked for exam boards, and has led working groups developing Digital Technology across the curriculum.

    • Gemma Grisewood

      Experienced teacher and examiner

      Gemma has over thirteen years of teaching Business and business related subjects. She has worked as an examiner for over ten years, and as principal examiner for the last three years.  Prior to teaching she had first hand experience in managing several business and is a keen advocate for training.  

    • Nicky King

      Experienced Head of Business and Economics

      Nicki has taught Business and Economics for over 20 years and has significant experience in examining and in presenting courses.

    • George Vlachonikolis

      Head of Economics and Business

      George has many years of teaching experience in Economics and Business.  Throughout his teaching career his has also worked as an examiner. 

    • David Wood

      Director of Specialism and editor of Business and Economics

      David has over 15 years experience teaching in a range of schools with middle and senior leadership roles. He has worked as a subject consultant at county level and has had first-hand entrepreneurial experience running a successful business.