Julia has worked in education for longer than she’d like to admit! She has been a class teacher, deputy and in 2000 became a head teacher of an ICT specialist school, based in a Championship professional football club. Julia has consulted on Department of Education and Department of Health school projects and has had work published. She has been an education advisor and regional coordinator for the east of England working with schools and organisations specialising in study support/out of school hours learning.
Julia is a director of the social enterprise Excite-ed, dedicated to preparing as many children as possible for the digital world, through the joy of designing and publishing online games; providing them with the excitement of insights into the gaming industry. In July 2013 the app Cybersafe was published in app stores, designed and developed by children from Goffs School, Herts, funded by the Big Lottery, to help other children and parents deal with cyberbullying.
Julia is a successful public speaker delivering talks to a variety of audiences including school assemblies and interactive talks to parents on the subject of cybersafety, promoting the child’s voice where she can. When she isn’t running Excite-ed Julia teaches in primary and secondary schools and chairs a local children’s centre partnership board. Julia is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, London where she is invited back to talk to students. Julia is a member of Naace and the London Educational Games, Nexters, Edmix and Mobile Learning Groups.
Julia is married with two gorgeous primary age children, who are enthusiastic digital kids.