About Us

About the Association of Data 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.

Almost five years later, the ANME launched the ADME - the Association of Data Managers in Education. Run on a voluntary basis by Rick Cowell the ADME will run alongside the ANME, with the same aims and values, providing a forum for Data Managers and Data Protection Officers employed by schools and colleges across the UK. 

The ADME is free to join, and is open to all Data Managers, Data Protection Officers, and all staff dealing with Data as part of their primary role employed in education, whether primary, secondary, colleges, or universities, and in any sector - state, academies and independent…

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Twitter: @TheANME

Twitter: @The_ADME

Twitter: @The_ASOE


Twitter: @WeAreTheALPE


Internet Watch Foundation

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

  • The day I joined it helped me with alternatives to the expensive SIMS support.
    It is very easy to use and has many additional pieces of information on the website as well as the forums themselves.

    Rowena Gaiger