Bernard is Head of Education at Gaia Technologies PLC. He has extensive experience of developing initiatives and maintaining strategic partnerships between private sector organisations and forward-thinking educational providers. He has many years of experience in client and bid side advisory work in the design of new schools and integration of their ICT systems. He has worked in education for nearly 40 years, as teacher (Sheffield), adviser/inspector (Kirklees), education action zone director (South Bradford) and local authority strategic manager (Bradford). Until early 2010 he was the BSF Programme Director for Tribal Group PLC. He is a published author and editor with strong ICT skills brought to bear in the generation of a wide range of published material, including text books, magazines and multimedia materials.
Bernard has specialist knowledge in education, especially of: learning & teaching; curriculum development; learning space design and the application of ICT in a learning context. He leads on the design of professional learning for teachers and has high level skills which he applies to the development of CPD programmes for Gaia’s clients. Bernard is able to advise on educational technology at a strategic level. In particular, he has specialist understanding of the development and application of virtual workspace and Cloud-based solutions in education, especially Office 365, SharePoint, G-Suite and Wordpress.