Meet the team
Jim Nowell – Acting Head of School
Sarah Underwood – Administrator IoT (Apprentice)
Sarah joined the IoT as an Business Administrator Apprentice. She has a passion for supporting learners with special educational needs and has completed a Mental Health First Aid training certificate and supports all of our learners pastorally.
Paul Gartside – Data Analytics Coach and Curriculum Innovator
Paul brings his industry expertise from his role as Vice President of Software giants McAfee, With years of real world experience, he offers a vital connection to the world of Tech employment.
Leighton Jones – Curriculum Developer and Digital Coach
Leighton has a wealth of industry experience as a consultant and has worked on projects including the transformation of web-based systems and the introduction of IT systems in the government education space.
Katie Cudmore – Curriculum Developer and Digital Coach
Katie’s extensive experience in Data Analytics and Visualisation makes her a brilliant and knowledgable coach.
Michelle Lockwood – Operations Manager
Michelle has a range of experience across event production, project management and teaching, having worked in the MK College Creative department before joining the SCIOT team. The role of Operations Manager bridges partnerships working and operational aspects required to ensure the smooth running of the SCIOT.
Alex Warner – Principal
Before joining Milton Keynes College, Alex was Director of Faculty of Technology at Activate Learning, a SCIoT partner. Alex has been involved with the SCIoT project since initial bidding stage and now leads on all aspects of design, development and delivery.
John Terry – Lecturer and Team Leader
Robin Ayre – Digital Coach: Games
Kay Sawbridge – Curriculum Developer and Digital Coach
Before joining the SCIoT Kay worked for over 20 years in secondary education teaching Computing and IT and became Faculty Leader for the subject at 3 schools where she taught. Kay is passionate about ensuring students receive the very best experience in their journey through education in order to prepare them for their next steps in the digital world.
Preeti Vohra – Digital Trainer
Preeti has got wealth of teaching and mentoring experience and love to support learners/staff with their personal growth and creative inspiration. Enjoys working closely with the employers and strongly feels it is imperative to-design/co-deliver contextualized curriculum that meets the diverse industry interest and provide relevant opportunities for our learners as well.