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.

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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.

Gareth Stockdale CEO

Jonny Austin CTO

Kavita Kapoor COO

Hal Speed Chief of Global Engagement

Pauline Marshall Project Manager

Emma SmartComms and Logistics

Howard Baker Education Researcher

Jose Scodiero Latin America (Brazil)

David Whale Wizard

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

Hellen Norman Wordsmith

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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