Meet the Satori Education team

Satori edtech consultant Joe Basketts

Joe Basketts


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
  • 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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Make the most of your school’s edtech through specialist consultancy and leadership training.

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
  • 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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Dr David Whyley

Senior Consultant

David is an internationally respected educationalist with a wealth of Ed Tech experience. He is a former Primary Headteacher and leader of an award-winning city-wide Ed Tech Team. He is now providing consultancy as part of the Satori team. Having worked across all phases of the school sector, he is able to bring his understanding of the key factors of successful Ed Tech implementation to support the needs of schools and school leaders, enabling them to utilise the latest developments in technology from the industry sector. David has contributed to the writing and development of a number of Ed Tech review frameworks, including the NAACE Ed Tech Review framework and the ADOPT framework for Online Learning. He was senior consultant as part of the DfE’s Ed Tech Demonstrator programme.

Key experience
  • Experienced Ed Tech influencer and leader
  • Former headteacher and lead Ed Tech consultant for the City of Wolverhampton working with 125 schools.
  • 10 years of experience in private consultancy with schools and global and national Ed Tech clients.
  • Presented numerous international Keynotes and featured in many publications.
  • Significant innovator in the field of Ed Tech.
  • Specialist in Ed Tech leadership and change management
  • Numerous BETT and other international Ed Tech Awards
  • Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Wolverhampton University.
Satori edtech consultant David Fairbairn-Day

David Fairbairn-Day

Education 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.
  • 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)

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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Edtech expert Phil Badham

Phil Badham


Phil Badham is an experienced trainer, speaker, and consultant who advocates for technology in education and provides pioneering and practical professional development on various subjects, including AI, Challenge for all, Digital Strategy, Creative Learning, and Digital Assessment.

During his career, he has worked internationally with schools and written resources and curriculum for companies such as the RSC, Patreon, Adobe, SMART and Promethean. Phil ensures that technology use is backed by evidence-informed pedagogy, and also runs digital engagement projects for students of all ages and believes in delivering personalized and inspiring training with quantifiable impact.

Make the most of your school’s edtech through specialist consultancy and leadership training.