Inspire every child to create their best digital future
About the Foundation
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a not-profit organisation. Our vision is to inspire every child to create their best digital future.
The Foundation was legally established with the support of our founding partners in September 2016. We became fully operational on 18th October 2016 and mark this as our birthday (with plenty of cake). Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a UK based organisation and redistributes the bulk of any surplus money generated into providing free devices to exceptional micro:bit educational programmes across the globe.
The Foundation employs a small team located in different locations across the UK and the world. You can meet us at events such as BETT or drop us an email – we love talking micro:bit.
Hal Speed Chief of Global Engagement
Pauline Marshall Project Manager
Emma SmartComms and Logistics
Howard Baker Education Researcher
Jose Scodiero Latin America (Brazil)
Joe Finney Device Software Lead
Michael Sparks Senior Researcher
Carlos Pereira Atencio Software Engineer
Mark WilliamsTech Support Engineer
Rachel Lancaster Head of Product and Channels
Sam Kent Graduate Software Engineer
Russell Marriott Head of Fundraising
Waris Candra Head of Asia
Ross Lowe Web Content Engineer
Lorraine Underwood Sorcerer
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are chosen for their expertise in technology, education and for running not-for-profit organisations. They are accountable in law for the work of the Foundation.
Michelle Richmond Director, the IET
Adam Leach Director, Nominet
Richard Leftley CEO, MicroEnsure
Cerys Griffiths Creative Director, BBC Learning
Stephen Pattison Director, ARM
Board Chair, Micro:bit Educational Foundation
The Foundation's Mission Statement
- We enable and inspire all children to participate in the digital world, with particular focus on girls and those from disadvantaged groups.
- We make micro:bit the easiest and most effective learning tool for digital skills and creativity.
- We work in collaboration with educators to create and curate exceptional curriculum materials, training programmes and resources.
- We build and support communities of educators and partners to remove the barriers to learning digital skills
Our founding partners
The Foundation is unique because it was set up by an array of impressive partners, who provide continued support through secondments, volunteers, technology, events, awards, high fives and really cool give-aways. We are very grateful for the support we receive from a range of impressive individuals working directly for our founding partners. We thank each and every one of them.
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