After graduating from university with a psychology degree, Amanda Hayward worked in marketing for five years, then decided to retrain as a teacher. She began her career in London, before moving to northeast England over 20 years ago. Amanda became ICT coordinator at a local primary school in South Tyneside in 1997 and joined the ICT in Schools team about nine years ago. Amanda’s expertise is with training teachers and advising senior management in Primary schools. She teaches almost every day in OpenZone@TheWord or in schools and has a particular interest in promoting E-Safety. She spends a lot of time speaking to groups of teachers, students, and parents. Throughout her work, Amanda aims to develop lifelong learners who have a global awareness and empathy. Her passion is encouraging children to use technology to enhance, extend, and transform learning. Amanda is a NAACE ICT Mark Assessor, Intel Education Visionary, Apple Teacher and CEOP Ambassador. She is always keen to work with others and share good practice so that all teachers and learners can benefit, which is why all her work is grounded in easy-to-replicate, practical support.