Meet the team

Our rapidly-growing team is a diverse bunch, but we all have one thing in common; we’re passionate about how children learn. We’re here to help and love communicating with our customers – anything you need, get in touch!

Nicola

Nicola Chilman

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl aged 10,8,4

Previous career or training: Teacher 10 years, Education Centre Director 7 years, Lifeguard, Carer, Chalet Host in a ski resort

Most likely to be found doing: Cooking or baking

What most people don’t know about me is: Welsh Young Farmers Stock Judging Champion

Favourite superhero: Supergirl

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Justin Trudeau

Biggest achievement to date: Keeping track of my three kids

#1 on my bucket list: Travel across America (with Tom…maybe)

Tom

Tom Minor

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl aged 10,8,4

Previous career or training: Teacher 11 years, Education Centre Director 7 years, Ford Motor Company 2 years

Most likely to be found doing: Swimming, cycling or watching rugby (if not working or with family)

What most people don’t know about me is: I bred budgerigars as a teenager – one day, I’ll get to do it again!

Favourite superhero: Bananaman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: David Walliams

Biggest achievement to date: I’ve never missed a vote in a local or general election

#1 on my bucket list: Spacetravel

Guilty Pleasure: Real ale

Rebecca

Rebecca Hill

Role: Business Support Manager

Family: 2 girls aged 8 and 9

Previous career or training: Legal Executive specialising in personal injury law, Secretary, Shop Assistant and Chambermaid

Most likely to be found doing: Things with my kids or reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I used to be a Bristol Rovers FC season ticket holder and travelled to all their away matches

Biggest achievement to date: Definitely my kids and recently running my first 5K race!

#1 on my bucket list: To go snorkelling in The Maldives again

Guilty Pleasure: Watching Neighbours and a glass of pink Prosecco

Ian

Ian Partridge

Role: Maths Curriculum Manager

Family: 1 lovely young man, aged 14!

Previous career or training: Teacher of 15 years, Deputy Headteacher and IT and Maths Education Consultant to schools. Children’s sports coach, mentor and a former expert in blowing up rocks!

Most likely to be found doing: Playing sport or making music

What most people don’t know about me is: I was once in a newspaper dressed as a giant banana!

Favourite superhero: Batman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: David Walliams / J.K. Rowling

Biggest achievement to date: Making my pupils confident, happy and successful learners!

#1 on my bucket list: Parachute jumping over the grand canyon

Guilty Pleasure: That’s an easy one…a sneaky bar of chocolate whilst watching a good comedy movie :)

Laura

Laura Young Santos

Role: Curriculum Specialist

Previous Career/Training: BEd Primary Teaching

Most likely to be doing: Spending time with family and dancing!

What most people don’t know about me I can perform the whole of Mamma Mia from beginning to end. “I have a dream…”

Favourite Superhero: Mulan

Person I’d most like to have dinner with: Jude Law

Biggest Achievement: Graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: Travel around Australia

Guilty pleasure: Eating baby food

Robert

Don Keir

Role: Technical Lead

Previous career or training: 34 years in IT industry including founder of two tech companies

Most likely to be found doing: Buying pointless things on Amazon
What most people don’t know about me is: I watched the Space Shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral

Favourite superhero: Jessica Jones

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Richard Feynman

Biggest achievement to date: Helping to raise three children to adulthood

#1 on my bucket list: Explore the UK and Europe in a VW Campervan

SarahJane

Sarah Jane Dent

Role: Project Manager

Previous career or training: Maths graduate from The University of Bath

Most likely to be found doing: Drinking tea and eating cake

What most people don’t know about me is: I have a Silver Blue Peter badge

Favourite superhero: Bubbles from the Power Puff Girls

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: The Queen

Biggest achievement to date: Being on Spotify

#1 on my bucket list: See the pyramids in Egypt

Guilty Pleasure: Gilmore Girls

Jack

Jack Taylor

Role: Junior Developer

Previous career or training: Student at the University of Bath

Most likely to be found doing: Tabletop games or cooking

What most people don’t know about me is: I’m in the top 250 participants in the Eterna protein folding project

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: JK Rowling

Biggest achievement to date: 80.6% in second year with 7 volunteering positions

#1 on my bucket list: Learn German

Guilty pleasure: Once Upon A Time

Emma

Emma Hall

Role: Account Manager

Previous career or training: Teacher, lifeguard, ice rink steward

Most likely to be found doing: Running or reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I once learnt to fly a glider

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: J.K. Rowling

Biggest achievement to date: Completing a marathon

#1 on my bucket list: See the Northern Lights

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate

Matt

Mateusz Jaworski

Role: Account Manager

Previous career or training: Recent Bath Spa Graduate, Volunteering Teaching Assistant

Favourite superhero: Green Power ranger

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Louis Theroux

Biggest achievement to date: Learning English from scratch

#1 on my bucket list: To travel across South America

Guilty pleasure: A tub of Ben and Jerry’s in one sitting

Luke

Wayne Timbrell

Role: Digital Marketing Specialist

Previous career or training: 20+ years working in marketing and ecommerce

Most likely to be found doing: Gardening

What most people don’t know about me is: I once took part in a daytime tv quiz show. No, I didn’t win.

Favourite superhero: LEGO Batman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Chris Packham

Biggest achievement to date: Completing my Panini Football 85 sticker album

#1 on my bucket list: Learn to speak fluent Spanish

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate. And Biscuits.

Cameron Halkett

Role: Technical Support Assistant

Previous career or training: Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Most likely to be found doing: Watching Football

What most people don’t know about me is: I used to make youtube videos

Favourite superhero: Batman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Anyone willing to pay

Biggest achievement to date: Running a Marathon

#1 on my bucket list: Own a house with a porch and a white picket fence

Guilty Pleasure: Watching videos of people falling over

Andy Edwards

Role: Developer

Previous career or training: Nine years of mobile app development

Most likely to be found doing: Hanging out with my Australian cattle dog and pal, Blue

What most people don’t know about me is: I lived in Canada for a while and grew an unhealthy obsession for Tim Horton’s coffee

Favourite superhero: Flash

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Elon Musk

Biggest achievement to date: Running 60 miles from London to Brighton, raising money for Cancer Research UK

#1 on my bucket list: Whale watching

Claire

Claire Fawkes

Role: Accountant

Family: 3 girls aged 5,5 & 4

Previous career or training: Print Estimator, PA, Auditor, Accountant for a FTSE100, a Charity, and a couple of e-commerce businesses.

Most likely to be found doing: Trying to hide from my children! :)

What most people don’t know about me is: Massive Jerry Springer fan

Favourite superhero: Superman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Noel Fielding and Louis Theroux

Biggest achievement to date: Being happy

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate

Helen McAloon

Role: Marketing Bod

Family: a herd of boys

Previous career or training:  15 years of business transformation delivery and 15 years of marketing. I was only three when I started.

Most likely to be found doing:  Playing hockey or talking nonsense with my pals.

What most people don’t know about me is:  I have albums full of geographical features #geonerd

Favourite superhero:  Wonder Woman. She blew me away in the new film!

Biggest achievement to date:  When I sit down at the dinner table listening to the family talking about their day

#1 on my bucket list: Geography teacher #geolegend

 

Alex Moore

Role: Graphic Design Intern

Previous career or training:  Fine Artist

Most likely to be found doing:  Spending time with family, exploring, surfing.

What most people don’t know about me is:  I spent my 20th birthday in three different countries.,

Favourite superhero:  Thor

Person you’d most like to have dinner with:  Margot Robbie

Biggest achievement to date:  My first solo exhibition when I was 18.

#1 on my bucket list: See the Northern Lights.

 

George Finn

Role: Junior Developer

Previous career or training:  BSc Computer Science

Most likely to be found doing:  Exploring an interesting story – most likely reading one

What most people don’t know about me is:  I’m more Irish than English

Favourite superhero:  Nightcrawler (Marvel).

Person you’d most like to have dinner with:  Genghis Khan

#1 on my bucket list:  Learn to play the piano

Guilty pleasure: Writing bad stories

 

Alex Howard

Role: Software Development Placement Student

Previous career or training: Current student at the University of Bath

Most likely to be found doing: Playing FIFA or table tennis

Favourite superhero: Groot

Biggest achievement to date: Silver DofE Award

#1 on my bucket list: Run a marathon

 

Martha Dick

Role: Business Support Intern

Previous career or training:  Maths graduate

Most likely to be found doing:  Reading or trying to persuade my dog to get out of bed.

What most people don’t know about me is:  I can talk to my sister in a made-up language that my parents can’t understand.

Favourite superhero:  Humongously Hotshot the Hero (How to Train your Dragon books).

Person you’d most like to have dinner with:  Simon Reeve

Biggest achievement to date: Getting into Cambridge

#1 on my bucket list:  Go to the Galapagos islands

 

Jack Dendle

Role: Account Manager

Previous career or training: Experian, LexisNexis and BSc Accountancy

Most likely to be found doing: Playing football and barbecueing

What most people don’t know about me is: I used to be in a band

Favourite superhero: Roy Keane

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Chris Kamara

Biggest achievement to date: Playing hockey for Wales U15’s

#1 on my bucket list: Travelling around Asia