Kirsty Tonks

Kirsty Tonks
  • Principal, Shireland Technology Primary School
  • Company: Shireland Technology Primary School

Appointed to lead the Shireland Technology Primary School, set up by founder school Shireland Collegiate Academy and part of the Collegiate Academy Trust in Smethwick, that opens in September 2019, Kirsty is also leading the on the implementation of the Education Vision across the four Technology Primary Schools being currently built across the West Midlands.
Kirsty draws on 24 years of teaching and leadership experience in both Primary and Secondary schools and believes that harnessing technology for learning can enable, engage, enthuse and lead to effective, sustained school improvement. She is also the West Midlands Regional Lead for #WomenEd, with whom she shares their values and believes that more women leaders should use technology to support their roles.
She was also Project Director for an Education Endowment Foundation Project; @MathsFlip; the largest, independent evaluation in the UK on Flipped Learning in 24 Primary Schools across the West Midlands and led Shireland’s Teaching School Alliance and Initial Teacher Training Programme for four years.
Kirsty is currently working with the DfE advising on how technology can reduce workload and regularly presents around the UK and internationally on the role of technology in education, blended learning and flipped learning.
She was recently named in the 2018 EdTech50 list of influential people and projects in UK EdTech world.