• The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year
  • New Rickstones Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Essex

Daren is an experienced teacher of 23 years and the Academic Technologies Lead at AET, a multi-academy Trust in England that New Rickstones Academy is part of. He works as part of the Trust’s Digital Team to support staff and students with their use of technology, training and digital innovation.  

Daren was recently recognised as one of the #Edtech50 award winners and has held Senior Leadership roles in schools for over 10 years.  In his current role, he works with staff and students to develop their EdTech skills, technology strategies and confidence. 

He also supports Innovation in AET’s central team, working on the development of a state-of-the-art intranet, creating digital training courses and materials, data visualisations and supporting AET’s approach to the developments in Artificial Intelligence. He’s been co-writing a thought leadership paper to help the Trust navigate the recent rapid developments in this space, delivering updates to cohorts of staff such as the AET Digital Network and keeping ahead of developments on behalf of the Trust.