Geoff has worked in Education for 24 years. He started his career in a Lincolnshire Primary School then moved to Local Government, building an award winning ICT service for schools. Geoff has also run small and large Commercial businesses delivering Educational ICT solutions and services.
Helen is an experienced educational technology specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She started her career as a programmer before moving into teaching and becoming a senior leader in an Academy. She has expertise in leading change management programmes and embedding new technologies within schools.
Steve is widely recognised as an evangelist for the role of technology in leadership, management, administration, learning and teaching – with a strong sense of realism in respect of what can be achieved. He is therefore widely respected as an educator who understands technology. Steve has a unique set of skills and experience having been a senior manager in a school and in the commercial world.
Sharon has over 15 years experience in the implementation and support of ICT in the Education sector. She has delivered an extensive portfolio of projects and programmes over this time, from BSF to Academies and single sites, many of which involved complex third party involvement such as construction and broadband.
Nick is an extensively experienced technical and commercial consultant. He has had a career in educational ICT that has seen high profile contract wins and innovative technology design solutions. He has wide ranging board level experience of contract management, business development, bid direction, legal, commercial and procurement management.
Paul has worked in public sector IT for over 20 years. He worked his worked his way from a School IT technician through to working in a local authority ICT team in the North West of England. Paul has also been involved in complex ICT deployments across the public sector, including consulting on a site-wide wireless refresh across a small health trust and the deployment of both passive and active networking in Multi-Academy Trusts. Paul is currently seconded to a large MAT in the North West.
The reason for the review was to ensure a ‘joined up’ approach was adopted to ICT development going forward, address some suspected immediate technical and operational concerns and support the school achieve better outcomes for the pupils through the delivery of a range of both strategic and operational ICT improvements.
The challenge resulted in a detailed report for Cramlington which estimated their spend over the coming three years and also immediate savings of £117,000 or £56 per pupil whilst still achieving the school’s vision.