Simon Shaw is founder and director of Edable, an independent educational technology consulting company. Simon considers himself to be firstly a teacher and educator being a former subject leader for Physics and ICT Coordinator who has also taught science, mathematics, technology, music and outdoor activities.
As well as developing the use of ICT and data in schools Simon also has a long track record of technical and business roles working within the wider public sector and with commercial organisations. Working for Capita as a business development manager he looked after the development of businesses integrating with SIMS and also developed Capita’s NGfL Managed Services. As a senior manager at Becta – the former government educational technology agency – Simon led the development of the ICT Mark and he still acts as lead for this accreditation on behalf of Naace. He also led significant national pieces of work such as the £34 million ICT Test Bed project and Parental Engagement programmes including the hosting of regional and national conferences and seminars.
More recently Simon has been involved in the setting up of Hwb – the all Wales VLE, the development of Naace’s 3rdMillennium Learning Awards and the creation of LIFE 2014 – a procurement framework to meet the educational ICT infrastructure needs of schools across London.
Through Edable Simon continues to support suppliers, schools and local authorities in defining educational ICT requirements, procuring technical solutions and delivering value for money services.
Simon’s mission is to ensure that in 1 years time schools are making the best use of technology to support the learning of his now 3 year old daughter.