our team

The quality of our team is what sets us apart.

Joe Basketts

Joe has specialist knowledge across a wide range of education aspects including educational CPD programme design and delivery, strategic technology consultancy and school self-review. Joe is a qualified Naacemark assessor and Online Safety Award assessor. He has specialist expertise in curriculum planning and the use of EdTech as a tool for teaching and learning. 

Joe is a Certified Google Trainer, and has significant expertise in the Google Workplace suite including Google Classroom. He is also highly confident supporting schools with Office 365 products. Joe holds the Apple Teacher certificate and has extensive knowledge around the use of iPads in education.  Joe’s other specific skills sets include AV and interactive technologies, covering all the major brands including Promethean and SMART. 
Joe has a diverse range of skills and experience, gained from previous roles as a teacher, local authority adviser, educational consultant and business leader. Joe has a strong primary teaching / advisory background and has worked with all phases of mainstream and SEND education in different capacities. During his time as an ICT Advisory Teacher for Staffordshire LA Joe had responsibility for several county wide implementation programmes and liaison between curriculum and technical personnel. More recently, Joe worked for Gaia Technologies PLC  as their Head of Primary Services.

Joe has recent experience as a school governor with responsibility for ICT, online safety and the computing curriculum across the school.
He has significant recent experience in working with academy trusts, teaching alliances and commercial training providers including the production of online learning resources to support delivery of NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH, NPQEL and the Governor Development Programme.


Andy Murden

Andy has over 30 years’ experience in education as a teacher, school leader, local authority consultant, and independent consultant. He specialises in supporting schools with strategic implementation and adoption of education technologies, the design and delivery of CPD programmes, design consultancy for new builds, and school self-review. Andy is a member of the board of management of Naace, the EdTech Association and a certified assessor for the NaaceMark and the 360 Degree Online Safety Award.

Andy holds certifications as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer (MIEMT) and Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and has significant expertise in Microsoft 365 for Education suite including Teams for remote and hybrid learning. He has experience of several large-scale VLE implementations including Moodle, Firefly and Canvas.
 
Andy is a certified Prince 2 project manager and managed the delivery of a range of whole-school projects including go-live training, VLE adoption, and IT infrastructure projects for new builds.


Rachel Tilden-Walker

Rachel is an educational leader with 25 years’ experience across Primary, Secondary and Special Educational Needs Schools. As a recent Headteacher, she turned a small infant school, facing closure due to falling pupil numbers, into a thriving, successful and respected Primary School for 125 pupils. Throughout her 4-year tenure, Rachel was able to draw on her experience from both in and outside the classroom to benefit the school and local community. She led the school through successful Ofsted and SIAMS inspections, which both highlighted the innovative curriculum and holistic approach to well-being as core strengths of the school.

In addition to her school leadership, Rachel has been involved in the commercial world of educational ICT for 16 years – from training teachers through to supporting leaders in the management of change; from commissioning University-led research projects to developing exciting new products and taking these to market, most notably as the Education Director for the Spiral suite of collaborative apps. Rachel understands the education market from the inside out – from research and strategic initiatives to the day-to-day challenges of implementing these effectively in different school environments – from classroom practice to transformational product design. She is also qualifying as an Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching and is excited about the potential this has for bringing an additional powerful perspective to support change management and school improvement.


Bernard Dady

Bernard is an educational strategy, design and technology professional who has over 30 years of experience in the education sector, as teacher (Sheffield), adviser/inspector (Kirklees), education action zone director (South Bradford) and local authority strategic manager (Bradford). Until early 2010 he was the BSF Programme Director for Tribal Group PLC where he worked as a consultant adviser to several major contractors on the design of new schools. This was followed by a brief period of freelance consultancy before joining Gaia Technologies PLC as Head of Education. 
Bernard has extensive experience of developing initiatives and maintaining strategic partnerships between private sector organisations and forward-thinking educational providers. He is a published author and editor with strong ICT skills brought to bear in the generation of a wide range of educational material. In previous roles he has managed implementation of local authority key skills initiatives; acted as environmental education and humanities adviser; led Ofsted inspection of secondary schools; authored ten multi-media CDs; written six school text books and was formerly editor of Wideworld Magazine for Phillip Allan Updates.

Bernard has specialist knowledge in education, especially of: learning and teaching; curriculum development, learning space design and the application of EdTech.


Sally Tippett

Sally is a highly experienced educator who trained as a primary teacher and progressed through primary teaching, SEND teaching, leadership and a local authority advisory role where she had a responsibility for ICT in Literacy and SEN . She has advocated the use of edtech throughout her career, and has particular expertise in primary computing, creative technology and the use of edtech to support SEND.

Sally wrote the critically acclaimed Primary Computing Framework which was endorsed by Naace, and has trained many teachers to understand and deliver an effective computing curriculum.

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