Meet The Online Safety Trainers

Ken Corish

Ken Corish

Online Safety Manager

About Ken...

Ken is the Senior Manager responsible for Compliance and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Ken chairs the successful multi-disciplinary regional E-Safety Development Group. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, he works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.

He has wide education experience, drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as an Education Adviser for ICT in Plymouth, UK. These roles not only include the monitoring of standards of ICT in schools, but also building and maintaining the city’s education broadband infrastructure and strategy.

His subsequent work around e-safety education, intervention and school improvement has developed from a pragmatic understanding of school need. This work includes education programmes for students and staff that range from cyberbullying to protecting professional identity; creation of school improvement strategies and production of innovative e-safety support materials.

Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including schools, universities, social care, teacher’s unions, police, local authorities and government organisations.

His work with South West Grid for Learning and Plymouth University has commissioned a number of influential pieces of research that include sexting, professional abuse and UK school development in mapping online safety provision. He is one of the creators of the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and the Online Compass tool for children’s settings. He is a published author and musician.

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Online Safety Consultant

About Andrew...

Jess Macbeth

Jess McBeath

Online Safety Consultant

About Jess...

Jess is a trainer and consultant with a passion for online safety and digital citizenship. With a 1st class degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence, Jess began her career working as an IT Specialist for a multi-national corporation, followed by a rollercoaster year as a manager at a mobile software start-up business. Following this, Jess moved into the public sector, working in the strategy and policy fields, with stakeholders ranging from senior management to front-line staff, gaining an MBA (with distinction) along the way.

Jess has managed a number of local authority services including learning and development, corporate strategic planning, performance, self-evaluation and partnership working, leading teams to successfully deliver key projects/services. With a keen eye for detail and a real commitment to improve lives, Jess has undertaken significant community engagement exercises to influence services. As a manager and subsequently an independent consultant, Jess has worked closely with colleagues including education, child protection, social work, police, health, elected members and voluntary sector bodies to review, transform and improve services, and to prepare and respond to inspection.

Throughout her career, Jess has regularly delivered training and coaching on a variety of topics, including digital participation and online safety. Jess has volunteered for the NSPCC/ChildLine for several years, delivering workshops in schools and latterly online safety training for parents. She lives in the Scottish Borders, near Edinburgh. Jess is a mum of two and a chocolate addict.