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About

Who we are

Inspire every child to create their best digital future

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a UK-based not for profit organisation. We were established with the support of our founding members (including the BBC) in September 2016 to secure a legacy for the original BBC Make It Digital project in which a million micro:bits were given to UK school children.

We became fully operational on 18th October 2016, and our mission guides us to support exceptional educational programmes across the globe.

Four children wearing micro:bit step counters and activity monitors

Our mission

Inspiring children
Inspiring children

We enable and inspire all children to participate in the digital world, with particular focus on girls and those from disadvantaged groups

Making easy & effective learning
Making easy & effective learning

We make micro:bit the easiest and most effective learning tool for digital skills and creativity

Collaborating with educators
Collaborating with educators

We work in collaboration with educators to create and curate exceptional curriculum materials, training programmes and resources

Support communities of educators and partners
Support communities of educators and partners

We build and support communities of educators and partners to remove the barriers to learning digital skills

Board

Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond

Director, the IET

Adam Leach
Adam Leach

Director, Nominet

Cerys Griffiths
Cerys Griffiths

Creative Director, BBC Learning

Stephen Pattison
Stephen Pattison

Director, ARM; Board Chair, Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Founding partners

ArmBBCBritish CouncilIETLancaster UniversityMicrosoftNominet

Our values

These are the values that inform everything we do. They enable us, as a small organisation, to do amazing things and have more impact by creating partnerships all over the world:

Trust

Trust

Partnership

Partnership

Simplicity

Simplicity

Passion

Passion

Meet the team

Gareth Stockdale
Gareth Stockdale

CEO

Jonny Austin
Jonny Austin

CTO

Hal Speed
Hal Speed

Chief of Global Engagement

Magda Wood
Magda Wood

Chief of Learning

Giles Booth
Giles Booth

Educational Content Manager

Chloe Browitt
Chloe Browitt

Head of Fundraising

Waris Candra
Waris Candra

Head of Asia

Josephine Cowley
Josephine Cowley

Junior Software Engineer

Aimée Fagan
Aimée Fagan

Producer - Education Programmes and Research

Joe Finney
Joe Finney

Device Software Lead

Katie Henry
Katie Henry

Head of Partner Engagement, North America

Matt Hillsdon
Matt Hillsdon

Web Technology Lead

Jo Inglis
Jo Inglis

Producer

Sam Kent
Sam Kent

Graduate Software Engineer

Rachel Lancaster
Rachel Lancaster

Head of Partner Engagement, EMEA

Stephanie Lucas
Stephanie Lucas

Event Coordinator

Pauline Marshall
Pauline Marshall

Project Manager

Emma Mumford
Emma Mumford

Head of Operations

Carlos Pereira Atencio
Carlos Pereira Atencio

Software Engineer

Bisi Safo-Antwi
Bisi Safo-Antwi

Administrator

Jose Scodiero
Jose Scodiero

Latin America (Brazil)

Emma Smart
Emma Smart

Comms and Logistics

Roz Sutton
Roz Sutton

Project Manager

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Tech Support Engineer

Howard Baker
Howard Baker

Education Researcher

Work for us

We are a small but ambitious team who are passionate about education and the part technology can play in children's learning.

We're also a global team, many of us work remotely and we collaborate online with colleagues located across many time zones. The Foundation is an incredibly busy but rewarding place to work.

Please read our Privacy policy and our Hiring policy before applying.

Current vacancies

Contact us

Support and feedback

The best way to contact us to get help using your micro:bit device is by searching our support site or raising a support ticket - these are answered by real human beings in our team who have a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the micro:bit.

General enquiries and press

Email us at info@microbit.org

Registered address

Please note that as an organisation with team members working remotely all over the globe, we encourage contact by email to discuss any delivery options.

Micro:bit Educational Foundation
12 New Fetter Lane
London, EC4A 1JP
United Kingdom