Meet the Satori Education team

Satori edtech consultant Joe Basketts

Joe Basketts

CEO

Joe believes strongly  in the transformative power of edtech when it comes to teaching and learning – and he ensures every school and leader Satori Education supports can tap into this resource.

Thanks to years of experience as a primary school teacher and education adviser, Joe has a strong appreciation for how edtech can bring learning to life for pupils. With the right kind of tech, students can learn about a topic by getting creative, rather than passively consuming information.

While there are many benefits to be gained, Joe understands every step that leaders will need to tread to optimise their school’s edtech. He helps schools to anticipate challenges and avoid pitfalls.

Ultimately, Joe’s approach is rooted in how he can best facilitate school leadership and staff to confidently take ownership of their edtech strategy.

Whether as a consultant or trainer/coach, Joe empowers educational professionals with the skills, knowledge and strategic insight to reach their edtech goals.

Key experience
  • Former Head of Primary Services at Gaia Technologies PLC
  • AV and interactive technology specialist in Promethean and SMART
  • School governor overseeing ICT, online safety and computing curriculum
  • Significant expertise in the Google Workplace suite (including Google Classroom)
  • Extensive knowledge around the use of iPads in education
  • Specialist knowledge across CPD programme design and delivery, strategic technology consultancy and school self-review
  • Produced online learning resources to support delivery of NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH, NPQEL and the Governor Development Programme
Qualifications
  • Certified assessor for NaaceMark (through the National Association for Education Technology)

  • Certified assessor for the 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Mark

  • Certified Google Trainer and Office 365 specialist
  • Holds the Apple Teacher certificate
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Satori edtech consultant Andy Murden

Andy Murden

Senior Consultant

Andy helps schools to see the big picture when it comes to their edtech, enabling SLTs and tech leads to take comprehensive and systematic approach to their strategy.

Having taught in secondary schools for many years, Andy is keen for staff and students to be able to make the most of their edtech and create even more of a buzz around learning. He applies his technical knowledge and project management expertise to support schools in unlocking the potential of their edtech.

Andy believes that edtech can help to enable learners of all abilities reach their potential. If properly implemented, edtech can remove barriers and facilitate better learning for all students – but particularly learners who are neurodiverse or those with specific learning needs.

Andy guides schools in how to support, equip and train their staff, enabling educators to develop their own edtech knowledge and apply it in a way that’s best for their learners.

Key experience
  • Over 30 years in education as a teacher, school leader, local authority consultant, and independent consultant
  • Significant expertise in Microsoft 365 for Education suite including Teams for remote and hybrid learning
  • Implemented several large-scale virtual learning environments, including Moodle, Firefly and Canvas
  • Managed delivery of a range of projects including go-live training and IT infrastructure projects for new builds.
Qualifications
  • Holds certifications as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE)
  • Member of the board of management for Naace (The National Association for Education Technology)

  • Certified assessor for the NaaceMark

  • Certified assessor for the 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Mark

  • Certified Prince 2 Project Manager
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Satori Edtech consultant Rachel Tilden-Walker

Rachel Tilden-Walker

Senior Consultant

Rachel is an experienced teacher, educational leader and edtech specialist with a passion for facilitating effective change management in schools.

Having led ambitious changes in her own school, Rachel has a strong appreciation for how SLTs and teachers are often tasked with adapting to new initiatives without adequate support to ensure change sticks.

Rachel works with schools to implement strategic, long-lasting change to their edtech. Drawing from a strengths-based coaching approach, Rachel facilitates growth in the people she works by empowering staff to learn and adapt in whatever way work works best for them.

By focusing on how edtech can help teachers in the classroom, Rachel guides schools in enabling staff to lead the way with adopting new edtech through colleague mentorship and teamwork.

For Rachel, effective change management is similar to good teaching; give people what they need and then try and get out of the way of the learning!

Key experience
  • An educational leader with 25 years of experience across primary, secondary and special educational needs schools
  • Involved in the commercial world of educational ICT for 16 years
  • Transformed a struggling infant school to a thriving 125 pupil primary over a four-year tenure as Headteacher
  • Former Education Director for the Spiral suite of collaborative apps, developing new research-led products and taking them to market
Qualifications
  • Accredited Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching with a focus on change management

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Satori edtech consultant Sally Tippett

Sally Tippett

Senior Consultant

Having a strong affinity for ICT and edtech as a teacher, Sally brings a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience in how she supports schools to make the most of their edtech.

Sally is passionate about supporting teachers to feel genuinely confident in making use of the edtech in their classrooms.

She believes in providing educators with a robust edtech framework, enabling schools to support staff to understand new tech, use it in classrooms, and contribute to future edtech strategy.

Having written the Primary Computing Framework, Sally has a strong appreciation for how challenging edtech can be for educators. She also understands how frustrating it can be for teachers to adapt to new tech without their buy-in, and ensures schools support staff with the right CPD to avoid this issue.

Whether as consultant or coach, Sally uses her skills, experience and insight to help schools and tech leads transform the learning experience through edtech.

Key experience
  • Highly experienced primary educator, SEND teacher, and school leader.
  • Specialises in SEN and teaching adults and young people with learning disabilities
  • Held a local authority advisory role overseeing ICT in Literacy and SEN
  • Author of the critically acclaimed Primary Computing Framework, endorsed by Naace
  • Trained dozens of teachers on how to deliver an effective computing curriculum
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Satori edtech consultant Bernard Dady

Bernard Dady

Business Development Director

As a highly experienced educational leader and consultant, Bernard facilitates powerful transformations in schools and MATs with a high-level strategic approach to edtech.

Much of Bernard’s focus is in people development. He supports schools in developing effective CPD to ensure students and staff have what they need to adapt to new edtech.

Bernard is keen to enable more schools to understand and access the full benefit of edtech. He believes that if used in the right way, edtech can allow educators to diversify their approach to teaching and learning and engage even more students.

From preparing young people for the 21st century to reducing a school’s carbon footprint, Bernard wants more schools and MATs to tap into the power of edtech.

Key experience
  • 30 years of experience in the education sector as a teacher, adviser, Education Action Zone director and local authority strategic manager
  • Head of Education at Gaia Technologies PLC (2013-2019)
  • BSF Programme Director for Tribal Group PLC (2004-2010)
  • Managed implementation of local authority key skills initiatives
  • Led Ofsted inspection of secondary schools
  • Author of ten multi-media CDs and six school texts
  • Former editor of Wideworld Magazine for Phillip Allan Updates
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David Fairbairn-Day - Satori edtech consultant

David Fairbairn-Day

International Strategy Lead

Educational technology professional with 22 years’ experience in over 50 countries of technological implementation, business development and large-scale programme management.

His key areas of expertise are in –

  • Strategic education leadership and development
  • International business development and relationships
  • National and Global programme development and implementation
  • Organisational growth and development
Key experience
  • Was CEO of the largest teacher PD programme in the world for the government of Egypt
  • Establishing new markets and government relationships for ed tech companies.
  • Advised multiple organisations on ed tech futures and creating solutions to meet educational need.
  • Worked with the DfE on a high stakes online examination pilot in 200 schools.
  • Former teacher and member of a school’s senior leadership team, including being a GCSE and A level examiner and assessor and running pilots for vocational qualifications for the Department of Education.
Qualifications
  • BSc Hons, Sports Science and Social Science
  • Certificate of Education
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) HC & Dip
Awards/ Recognition
  • BESA (British Education Suppliers Association) Board of Directors (2014-15)
  • Global Education Leaders Programme (GELP) Board of Directors (2012-14)
  • World Islamic Economic Forum London 2013 Speaker
  • African Union at UN General Assembly 2014 Speaker and panel member
  • NAACE Annual Conference Keynote speaker (2014)
  • UNESCO Most Innovative Idea in Education IT Award (2009)
Interests

Walking, multiple sports and travel, including representing his country as an age group player and coach. Set up and now runs a local group of 60 volunteers to support those locally needing support and help due to the Covid-19 situation.

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