Ken Corish

South West Grid for Learning Trust

Online Safety Director

Ken is Online Safety Director and SMT member with South West Grid for Learning Trust drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education School Improvement Adviser with Plymouth’s ICT Team.

Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including Ofsted; DfE; DCMS and the Home Office. 

He developed and co-wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and Online Compass tool. He is co-creator of the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children’s settings and part of the team that designed and produced the UKCIS framework “Education for a Connected World”. In his European work, he has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the SEL tools SELMA and ENABLE. His latest work is ProjectEVOLVE, an innovative toolkit to support young people’s online lives.

He has written Online Safety standards with AQDAR for schools in UAE which won the prestigious United Nation WSIS Award 2017.

He is a published author and musician with four daughters and seven grandchildren in sunny Devon.