About Us

About the Association of Network Managers in Education

The Association of Network Managers in Education was started in April 2014 by two school network managers who had worked in schools for over 20 years. After their local Network Manager meetings outgrew their conference facilities, the need arose to arrange more suitable venues, making the meetings available to more network managers, covering a wider area.

Run on a voluntary basis by Rick Cowell, the ANME arranges termly meetings/conferences, providing time for networking and general discussions, and inviting various topical companies to display and demonstrate their products and services.

The ANME is free to join, and although focussing on the larger area of secondary schools, it is open to all Network Managers or IT Technicians in education, whether primary, secondary, colleges, or universities, and in any sector - state, academies and independent…

The ANME also runs:
The Association of Data Managers in Education Coming Soon...

The Association of Data Managers in Education is open to all Data Managers and Data Protection Officers, as well as other staff dealing with data management as part of their primary role employed by schools and colleges across the UK. 

www.adme.me.uk

 

 

IWF

In April 2016 ANME Ltd became a member of the Internet Watch Foundation, and is proud to support the work they do.

Chamber of Commerce

The ANME is a member of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.


Testimonials from Members & Partners

  • “Fantastic event, with interesting content and very well organised.”

    Alain Squiteri, Sales Director - InVentry

  • I thought the day was excellent. It was really good to have the companies there and invaluable for meeting and speaking with new contacts. I really hope this carries on as it was desperately needed in our field.

    Janet Cannell, Member

  • We’re really proud to be ANME’s platinum sponsor. It’s such a great platform for school network managers to get together and share ideas, plus it provides us the opportunity to speak directly to schools using our solutions and get their feedback and input into new features. Every event is always different, with fantastic speakers providing real insight and ideas on all things edtech.

    Al Kingsley, Group Managing Director, NetSupport Limited

  • ANME meetings provide valuable networking - being able to talk to other professionals doing the same role and understanding their approach and their context. This is a great way to challenge what you are doing in your own setting.

    Neil Limbrick, ANME Ambassador

  • A fantastic online resource of like-minded professionals that you can use to bounce ideas off, chat things through, get advice from. Invaluable.

    Ric Turner, Balshaws Church of England High School

  • The ANME is a priceless resource for anyone working in an IT support role in the education sector. The online forum is lively and informative and the regular meetings provide insight into new products and valuable networking opportunities with peers from other establishments. I've lost count of the number of valuable conversations and helpful tips that I've had since becoming a member. If you've not been to a meeting before then try to attend the next one in your area, you won't be disappointed.

    Dave Leonard, ANME Ambassador and ICT Manager at Matthew Moss High School

  • The ANME has been a great resource when you're a lone IT manager, now you have friends going through the same obstacles as you, with plenty of advice and guidance.

    Michael Frost, ANME Member & IT Network Manager at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy

  • Being part of the ANME is like being part of a large corporate IT department, there's always someone you can ask for advice

    Paul Gillon, ANME Member & Network Manager at West Hill School, Stalybridge

  • ANME is like having a team of IT experts at my fingertips. It helps me keep up to date with the latest trends in IT education.
    Rick and the ANME members have always helped when I've needed extra guidance to make great IT decisions

    Clifford Fernandes, ANME Member & IT Manager at Claremont High School

  • I attended my first ANME regional meeting recently which was great. It was Informative, relevant and useful! Unlike some meetings I attend where you get one or two useful nuggets of information, but other bits have been added to the agenda as fillers. Glad to be a member of this group of like-minded individuals.

    Adam Hall, ANME Member & IT Operations Manager at Four Oaks Learning Trust