Bernard is an educational strategy, design and ICT professional who leads Gaia Technologies’ professional development service and advises the Company on matters educational.
Bernard has extensive experience of developing initiatives and maintaining strategic partnerships between private sector organisations and forward-thinking educational providers. He is a published author and editor with strong ICT skills brought to bear in the generation of a wide range of educational material (print and multimedia) and he has extensive experience advising on the design of new schools and integration of their ICT systems.
Bernard has worked in education for over 30 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 where he worked as a consultant adviser to several major contractors on the design of new schools. In previous roles he has managed implementation of local authority key skills initiatives; acted as environmental education and humanities adviser; led Ofsted inspection of secondary schools; authored ten multi-media CDs; wrote six school text books and was formerly editor of Wideworld Magazine for Phillip Allan Updates.
Bernard has specialist knowledge in education, especially of: learning & teaching; curriculum development, learning space design and the application of ICT. He has broad knowledge and experience of a wide range of hardware and software solutions commonly used in the education sector, especially the virtual workspace tools in O365 and G-Suite. He leads a team of educational professionals offering quality assured support for ICT implementation and professional learning for teachers.