With many years of experience in education and network management, Talbot Howe specialises in training and consultancy for schools, network managers and teachers.
Talbot Howe supports schools, academies and colleges by offering
With ICT Mark Assessor accreditation we can offer expertise in the strategic development of ICT in schools and help schools carry out their ICT review, create development plans for moving towards ICT Mark standard and prepare for ICT Mark assessment. As a result of CEOP Ambassador accreditation, we are able to offer e-safety training for your school’s staff.
As one of only seven organisations in the UK that have been approved by the FITS Foundation as a FITS training partner, we can provide accredited FITS (Framework in ICT Technical Support) training at both Practitioner and Advanced levels across the East of England. The FITS courses equip network staff with the knowledge and experience to deliver efficient and cost effective IT support to staff and students. Through our consultancy packages, we are able to help schools audit their current technical support and road map a development plan for areas of improvement.
Working with a team of highly experienced and respected Leading Teachers and former LA advisers, we are offering a range of creative and stimulating CPD courses and workshops to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. We are also able to provide bespoke workshops to meet your school’s CPD needs. Please contact us to discuss your CPD requirements.
Kim has many years of experience in teaching ICT and maths in primary, middle and secondary schools in both Essex and Suffolk, and was Head of ICT at a leading secondary school, line managing the network management team. She became an ICT consultant for Essex LA Curriculum ICT advisory team in 2006 and was the lead adviser on the Becta Self-review Framework for Essex LA, organising conferences and workshops on School Improvement through ICT. Kim is an ICT Mark assessor and has used that expertise to work with many secondary and special schools on their reviews and strategic development of ICT. She has worked extensively with special schools in the Essex BSF project on embedding ICT into the curriculum. She is also a CEOP Ambassador.
Another area of her expertise is ICT technical support and service delivery management. She started co-ordinating and delivering FITS (Framework for ICT Technical Support) courses in Essex in partnership with Becta in 2007. Kim is an approved FITS trainer, working in partnership with The FITS Foundation to deliver accredited training to school network amangers and technicians. She also founded the Essex network managers' online community and forum meetings.
Wendy started teaching in 1997 and became a Leading ICT Teacher shortly afterwards. She joined the Essex LA Curriculum ICT Advisory Team in 2002 and was the lead adviser on a KS2-KS3 Transfer Project. Wendy was a member of the Essex Virtual Learning Environment (e-Folio) Team. She and her colleagues created over 3,000 cross-curricular resources which were made available to Essex schools. Wendy has provided support for schools through both the e-confident and Towards e-Maturity programmes. Over the years, Wendy has delivered bespoke training on everything from Maths and ICT to E-safety
Kay started teaching in 1996, becoming a Leading ICT Teacher soon after. In 2003, she joined the Essex LA Curriculum ICT team as an ICT Consultant, involved in bespoke training, projects and support for schools using a Learning Platform. She is passionate about embedding ICT into the primary curriculum and creating engaging opportunities for pupils to learn through ICT. She has developed a number of creative multimedia projects to use in the classroom involving problem solving activities and content embedded within a school's learning platform. Kay currently works as an ICT Consultant for SpiritEd Support. She is an accredited Espresso Trainer, One to One Tutor and Associate Tutor for Essex LA Advisory Service
Abbie is our associate graphic and web designer. She has been a professional graphic designer for over eleven years and specialises in both design for print and web. Abbie spent six years as the senior web designer in Ipswich for Burnbank and four years working in London for Perspective Publishing, designing websites as well as laying out magazines features and adverts.
Abbie runs her own graphic design business Polyspiral in Suffolk and can help schools create their own websites and train them in content management.