Andy’s passion is the development of learning excellence through technology. He graduated with a B.Ed Hons degree in Technology and Education, which built the strong foundations for his future career in the education sector. He went on to become IT director of development at Merchant Taylors’ School, followed by six years with Education Technology companies including working with Sony PlayStation in Education.
‘Powerful professional learning helps children succeed and teachers thrive’ is the first message on the front page of the Teacher Development Trust website. Yet when we look at other countries that are seen as successful at education, commentators often focus on issues such as their culture (Finland or Estonia), teaching methods (‘Chinese Maths’ in Shanghai) or use of external tutoring (Japan or South Korea).