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Lorraine Smith

Lorraine is a TV Producer with specialisms in community engagement and teaching TV Production and digital media skills to young people; excelling at developing innovative digital projects & activities with a computing, technology & creative focus.

Following her career in finance, Lorraine diversified, studying psychology and SEND in depth, re-training to work holistically with families and children across Key Stages 1 to 4. She successfully set up children’s digital newspapers in multiple Primary schools, enabling children to lead their own digital platform where they could explore communication and use their voice in various ways, including photography and film. This facilitated many exciting opportunities for children in various digital formats, which were supported by Adobe, the BBC, children's authors, the London Borough of Bexley, artists from Aardman Animations and national children's newspaper First News, leading to many children having their writing published and talents recognised locally and nationally.

 

Following this, during the pandemic,  pupils contributed digital media from their homes to create an online news programme. This documented their learning through the pandemic and achieved the First News Newspaper of the Year 2020 ‘Innovative News Project Award’. Other initiatives included the pupils using Adobe inDesign and Photoshop to produce their own digital content, winning the 'Innovative Use of Adobe Creative Cloud LGfL Digital Excellence Award 2020' and a £1000 prize for their school. Lorraine was previously a Specialist in ICT Development at an Outstanding School, integrating innovative technologies across the curriculum and continues to teach digital literacy in various Primary & Secondary schools.

Lorraine & Peter co-founded their independent not for profit company, end2end TV CIC in January 2021. Lorraine is a qualified Mental Health First Aider [MHFA England] and Arts Award Adviser, able to assess all five levels of these nationally recognized qualifications (equivalent to GCSE – AS Level standards). end2end TV is a successful Arts Award centre with a 100% success rate up to Gold Level 3 Standard, based at Hurstmere School.

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