Bobbie McClelland is a Deputy Director at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. She leads on Reforming FE Provision having previously lead on standards and qualifications. Her current role includes policy lead on the area reviews of post 16 education and training including policy on intervention and her team manages the office of the FE Commissioner. She also leads on FE Workforce Strategy and the role of technology in FE.
Bob Harrison has been professionally engaged in secondary/further/higher education for 40yrs. He has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, senior manager, Principal and Governor. He was awarded Honorary Life membership of City and Guilds for his services to Vocational Education. He has worked with Head teachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College and helped design and deliver the Building Schools for the Future Leadership programme. In recent years he has worked for Government Departments where he has provided advice and support for the workforce development plan and leadership development for College Principals. He has been Toshiba’s Education Adviser for 13 years and is a writer, presenter and researcher on mobile learning, digital technologies and next generation learning. He is currently the Chair of the Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board, a HE/Industry/Schools/DfE/TDA group which aims to ensure that the next generation of teachers have the necessary skills to prepare children for their lives as workers and digital citizens in the 3rd Millenium. Bob was a member of the BCS/RAEng working group which drafted the new computing national curriculum programmes of study. He was then asked by the DfE/Teaching Agency to chair the ICT expert group to help schools and ITTE providers prepare for the new National Curriculum in Computing which commences in September 2014. He is a visiting scholar at Stanford University where has links with the Education’s Digital Future project.”