Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community Elects 2016 United Kingdom Leadership

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, formerly the SIF Association is proud to announce the UK Management and UK Technical Board for 2016.
By: Access 4 Learning Community
WASHINGTON - March 31, 2016 - PRLog -- The Management Board brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in education, data management, technology and business acumen. As members of the Board, each individual will be assisting in providing strategic direction, management and oversight for the affairs of the A4L Community for the United Kingdom.

The 2016 A4L Community UK Management Board representatives are:
• Tanya Allen, Norfolk County Council
• Iain Bradley, Department for Education
• Karen Crowston, Birmingham City Council
• Emma Gelfs, Warwickshire County Council
• Dylan Jones, Follett Software
• Lyn McCullagh, C2k
• Mark Phillips, Software for Data Analysis
• Lawrence Royston, Groupcall
• Ian Tasker, ZiNET Data Solutions

"We are thrilled to have such a mix of educational leaders from Government, Supplier and End User backgrounds elected onto the UK Management Board for 2016." stated Larry Fruth II, Ph.D., CEO/Executive Director, A4L Community.  "The A4L Community has always maintained a strong focus on driving the adoption and implementation of interoperable open data standards throughout the education marketplace."

The leadership of this group is more critical than ever in impacting the UK educational marketplace following the opening Ministerial Keynote at BETT 2016, where the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, discussed open standards principles and the data exchange project.

The UK Community also held elections for the UK Technical Board, who provide the technical oversight for the SIF (United Kingdom) Specifications. The elected 2016 UK Technical Board representatives are:
• David Cowan, C2k (Northern Ireland)
• Steve Palmer, Department for Education
• Rob Potter, RM Education
• Graham Reed, Groupcall
• David Stott, Capita Children's Services
• Ian Tasker, ZiNET Data Solutions

For more information about the Ministerial Keynote, please click here:

About the Access 4 Learning Community
There is no other global community made up of educational policymakers, marketplace product and service providers and the customers they serve, collaborating daily to address real word learning information and resource issues.

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning.  The A4L Community has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit

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