Head of Education, British E-Sports Association
* DATE: Friday 22nd May, 10am
* AGE GROUP: KS3 – 5/ S1 – 6
Tom’s session talks about the transferable skills that can be gained from playing esports, Tom’s session aims to demystify the esports sector and let students know about the opportunities that exist.
Tom is the Head of Education for the British Esports Association, the UK’s not for profit, national body for esports. The British Esports Association works to support, promote and raise awareness of esports in the UK and focuses on young people and grassroots (amateur) esports. They run the British Esports Championships for schools and colleges which involves representative teams playing weekly online fixtures against each other exactly like traditional sports. They work to demonstrate how team based esports supports the development of character skills and how it links to computer science, STEAM subjects and the development of digital skills and digital literacy. Tom is also still a part time Science teacher, having taught for 15 years across a full range of state, independent and alternative provision schools. He was also the lead writer of the recently published, ground breaking Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Esports.