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!

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!

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Nicola Chilman

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl

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: 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 Minor

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl

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

Most likely to be found: 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

Rebecca Hill

Role: Finance Manager

Family: 2 girls

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

Most likely to be found: 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!

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

Guilty pleasure: Watching Neighbours and a glass of pink Prosecco

Laura Young Santos

Role: Digital Marketer & Schools Marketing Coordinator

Previous Career or training: BEd Primary Teaching

Most likely to be found: 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: Kit Harrington

Biggest Achievement: Graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: Travel around Australia

Guilty pleasure: Eating baby food

Don Keir

Role: Technical Lead

Family: 2 girls

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

Most likely to be found: 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

Alex Howard

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Student at the University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Playing FIFA or running

Favourite superhero: Groot

Biggest achievement to date: Graduating with a First

#1 on my bucket list: Run a marathon

Sarah Jane Dent

Role: Product Manager

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

Most likely to be found: 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 Taylor

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Computer Science graduate from the University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Playing tabletop games or cooking

What most people don’t know about me is: I’m an amateur writer

Favourite superhero: Antares

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: John McCrae

Biggest achievement to date: Earning the Bath Award

#1 on my bucket list: Become fluent in Dutch

Guilty pleasure: Watching Once Upon a Time

Emma Hall

Role: People, Space and Culture Manager

Previous career or training: KS2 teacher, lifeguard, ice rink steward

Most likely to be found: Running or reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I learnt to fly a glider aged 16

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, ideally from a glass bubble or igloo!

Guilty Pleasure: Munching on chocolate while reading a good book by the fire

Jess Evans

Role: Curriculum and Product Manager (Child Experience)

Previous career or training: Biology graduate and Primary School Teacher

Most likely to be found: Reading with a cup of tea

What most people don’t know about me is: I have been an extra on TV!

Favourite superhero: Baby Groot

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Freddie Mercury (if he was still alive!)

Biggest achievement to date: Marrying my husband and graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: New York

Guilty pleasure: Watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Andy Edwards

Role: Senior Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Nine years of mobile app development

Most likely to be found: 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

Wayne Timbrell

Role: Digital Marketing Specialist

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

Most likely to be found: 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.

Charlotte Murray

Role: Graphic Designer

Previous career or training: BA History (for some reason), MA Graphic Arts, freelance graphic design

Most likely to be found: Watching Netflix with the boyhalf and a glass of wine

What most people don’t know about me is: I was born with an extra finger (don’t worry, it was removed at birth!)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Only one!? I’ll go with Olivia Colman. Equal parts adorable and hilarious

Biggest achievement to date: Staying alive this long. I’m quite clumsy.

#1 on my bucket list: Get a book published

Guilty pleasure: Louis Theroux documentaries

George Finn

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: BSc Computer Science

Most likely to be found: 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

Lucy Hart

Role: Brand and Content Marketer

Previous career or training: History graduate from the University of Exeter; President of the Out of Doors Society; Student Ambassador

Most likely to be found: Going on a long walk with an ice cream in hand

What most people don’t know about me is: I can recite the entirety of Shrek 2 off by heart!

Favourite superhero: Baymax

Biggest achievement to date: Graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: To visit Japan and eat an unhealthy amount of mochi

Guilty pleasure: Watching Homes Under the Hammer

Jasmin Clements

Role: School Account Manager

Previous career or training: 3 years teacher of English as a foreign language, BA Linguistics and Spanish, bilingual school English assistant, park keeper

Most likely to be found: Rock climbing! (or possibly eating)

What most people don’t know about me is: I have a black belt in karate

Favourite superhero: Spiderman (for obvious reasons…)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Emma Watson

Biggest achievement to date: Marrying my childhood sweetheart

#1 on my bucket list: Canoeing in Canada

Guilty pleasure: MonsterMunch (they’re not just for kids!)

Lydia Carnegie

Role: Customer Service Manager

Previous career or training: Retail, Secondary Teacher of Drama & English, Teaching Assistant and an excellent Pot Wash when I was 14

Most likely to be found: Spending time with family, friends and my dog Buddy

What most people don’t know about me is: I was once on CBBC

Favourite superhero: Hulk

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

Biggest achievement to date: My little boy, Milo, and getting a 1st in my degree (oh, and completing these questions…)

#1 on my bucket list: New York, New York!

Guilty pleasure: Eating peanut butter out of a jar

Steven Craig

Role: Education Consultant

Previous career or training: Primary School teacher, NPQSL, DipEd, Conference Manager

Most likely to be found: Going on an adventure

What most people don’t know about me is: I have a passion for writing

Favourite superhero: The Dark Knight

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

Biggest achievement to date: Lapping Wayne in Go Karting

#1 on my bucket list: Seeing Earth from space

Guilty pleasure: Listening to Hans Zimmer soundtracks

Kim Grosvenor

Role: Creative Artworker

Previous career or training: BA Graphic Design and MSc Marketing, Freelance Designer & Illustrator & Digital Marketing experience

Most likely to be found: Drawing!

What most people don’t know about me is: When I was younger I got to Level 10 in ice skating (I was able to do spins and jumps)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Banksy

Biggest achievement to date: Winning an award for my artwork!

#1 on my bucket list: Visiting Japan

Guilty pleasure: Watching First Dates

Kim Brown

Role: Education Consultant

Role: School Account Manager

Previous career or training: Music and Psychology Graduate, Primary School Teacher (Y1 and Y6)

Most likely to be found: Listening to live music

What most people don’t know about me is: I trained as an opera singer

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

Biggest achievement to date: Having my art shown on CBBC when I was 7!

#1 on my bucket list: To travel South America and visit Machu Picchu

Guilty Pleasure: Going for afternoon tea

Olivia Austin

Role: Business Support Administrator

Previous career or training: Front of House assistant in a seafood restaurant and a country club in the USA

Most likely to be found: By the sea and spending time with my family

What most people don’t know about me is: I spend around 2/3 months a year living in a beach hut in Dorset

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Bruce Springsteen

Biggest achievement to date: Getting my degree in Events Management

#1 on my bucket list: Travel Australia

Guilty pleasure: Friends (the TV show) and cake!!!

Saara Ailasmaa

Role: QA Software Test Engineer

Previous career or training: Vocational qualification in Graphic Design

Most likely to be found: Drinking coffee

What most people don’t know about me is: I used to have pet snails

Favourite superhero: Aikku Jokinen

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Tove Jansson

Biggest achievement to date: Moving to England

#1 on my bucket list: Write a bucket list

Guilty pleasure: Coffee

Megan Taylor

Role: School Account Manager

Previous career or training: BEd Early Years Education & Early Years Practitioner

Most likely to be found: Socialising, baking and walking my dogs

What most people don’t know about me is: I was once in a tornado in Florida

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

Biggest achievement to date: Completing Bath half marathon

#1 on my bucket list: To take my dad back to an orphanage in Kenya that we visited

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, gin and Desperate Housewives!

Chris Jones

Role: Education Consultant

Family: One wife and two daughters

Previous career or training: Twenty-plus years as a primary school teacher (6 years as as an Assistant Headteacher) teaching in KS1 and KS2. PhD in American History

Most likely to be found: Cooking or daughter-wrangling

What most people don’t know about me is: I lived in a log cabin in West Virginia for 3 months

Favourite superhero: Peter Quill

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Graham Norton

Biggest achievement to date: My daughters’ sense of humour

#1 on my bucket list: Take my wife to Venice on the Orient Express

Guilty pleasure: Fizzy sweets

Krista Clay

Role: School Support Administrator

Family: Two brothers and a sister

Previous career or training: Barista, biology graduate and maths teacher

Most likely to be found: Adventuring outdoors or baking in my kitchen!

What most people don’t know about me is: I love board games

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman

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

Biggest achievement to date: Completing the Bath Half Marathon

#1 on my bucket list: To complete a massive piece of artwork!

Guilty pleasure: Maltesers and anything with Maltesers in

Jo Kiddell

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family: A boy and a girl

Previous career or training: BSc in Environmental Science, Education, Heritage and Arts Project Manager, Company Director

Most likely to be found: Reading, gardening or at the beach

What most people don’t know about me is: I once presented a science show on TV

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Kirstie and Phil

Biggest achievement to date: My children

#1 on my bucket list: Seeing polar bears in the wild in Canada

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate!

Kelly Antonowicz

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family: Two sons and one daughter

Previous career or training: BSc Psychology, Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and School Governance

Most likely to be found: Ferrying my children from club to club, or at the gym

What most people don’t know about me is: I speak Italian

Favourite superhero: Black Widow

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Maria Montessori

Biggest achievement to date: My three children!

#1 on my bucket list: Walk the Appalachian Trail

Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate and espresso

Nicki Smith

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family:Husband Robin, daughters Aimee (11) and Cerys (9), puppy dog Connie and guinea pig Jiffy

Previous career or training: BA (Hons) in French and English; franchise owner for The Creation Station; pub manager; Wine Merchant management, retail and painter/decorator!

Most likely to be found: Geocaching in the great outdoors or supporting Welsh rugby

What most people don’t know about me is:  I spent a summer working at Disneyland Paris while I was studying for my degree

Favourite superhero: Alun Wyn Jones (or Batfink)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Jacinda Ardern

Biggest achievement to date: My two daughters!

#1 on my bucket list: Taking the family to New Zealand

Guilty pleasure: White wine – anything but Chardonnay!

Tristan Russell

Role: Software Development Placement Student

Previous career or training: Currently studying Computer Science BSc at The University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Shopping for computer components

Favourite superhero: Spiderman

Biggest achievement to date: Completing my A Level maths a year early

#1 on my bucket list: Learn to fly a paraglider

Tom Hall

Role: Software Developer

Previous career or training: Chalet Host, paralegal, tax analyst, test engineer

Most likely to be found: Rock climbing, cycle touring, baking, reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I volunteer with Bristol Bike Project

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Dervla Murphy

Biggest achievement to date: Finishing a mountain marathon in Wales – views were nice, but the hills were hard!

#1 on my bucket list: Cycling in Patagonia

Guilty pleasure: I can eat an entire pot of ice cream in one go

Maddy Austin

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: I’m a trained primary school teacher with experience across KS2, and I’ve particularly loved finding new ways to use technology to improve experiences for children, parents and teachers.

Most likely to be found: Reading, roller skating or doing a jigsaw…but not all at once.

What most people don’t know about me is: I was on an episode of The Chase (and won!)

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

Biggest achievement to date: My son, who inspires me to try dance moves I never would on my own.

#1 on my bucket list: See the Northern Lights

Guilty pleasure: Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Andrew Roy

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: Primary Teacher 10+ years (Y5, Y3, Y1 and EYFS!); History/Geography degree

Most likely to be found: Busy with my daughters (a walk, helping them tear around the house to the dismay of my wife, reading book after book, being Elsa from Frozen…). Playing a fun board game! Love modern and party games.

What most people don’t know about me is: I’m a pretty decent ice hockey player (even for Canadians), and used to rollerblade for miles and miles, everywhere. I once made the mistake of buying $100+ worth of groceries and trying to rollerblade it all home. Had to keep stopping to consume things!

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: My maternal grandfather – he led such an interesting life and there is so much I wish I could have discussed with him!

Biggest achievement to date: Helping raise two clever, creative (and crazy) girls!

#1 on my bucket list: Hot air balloon ride over Bath!

Guilty pleasure: Peanut butter (by the kg); 90’s hip hop

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Nicola Chilman

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl

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: 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 Minor

Role: Co-founder

Family: 2 boys and a girl

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

Most likely to be found: 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

Rebecca Hill

Role: Finance Manager

Family: 2 girls

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

Most likely to be found: 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!

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

Guilty pleasure: Watching Neighbours and a glass of pink Prosecco

Laura Young Santos

Role: Digital Marketer & Schools Marketing Coordinator

Previous Career or training: BEd Primary Teaching

Most likely to be found: 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: Kit Harrington

Biggest Achievement: Graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: Travel around Australia

Guilty pleasure: Eating baby food

Don Keir

Role: Technical Lead

Family: 2 girls

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

Most likely to be found: 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

Alex Howard

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Student at the University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Playing FIFA or running

Favourite superhero: Groot

Biggest achievement to date: Graduating with a First

#1 on my bucket list: Run a marathon

Sarah Jane Dent

Role: Product Manager

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

Most likely to be found: 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 Taylor

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Computer Science graduate from the University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Playing tabletop games or cooking

What most people don’t know about me is: I’m an amateur writer

Favourite superhero: Antares

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: John McCrae

Biggest achievement to date: Earning the Bath Award

#1 on my bucket list: Become fluent in Dutch

Guilty pleasure: Watching Once Upon a Time

Emma Hall

Role: People, Space and Culture Manager

Previous career or training: KS2 teacher, lifeguard, ice rink steward

Most likely to be found: Running or reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I learnt to fly a glider aged 16

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, ideally from a glass bubble or igloo!

Guilty Pleasure: Munching on chocolate while reading a good book by the fire

Jess Evans

Role: Curriculum and Product Manager (Child Experience)

Previous career or training: Biology graduate and Primary School Teacher

Most likely to be found: Reading with a cup of tea

What most people don’t know about me is: I have been an extra on TV!

Favourite superhero: Baby Groot

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Freddie Mercury (if he was still alive!)

Biggest achievement to date: Marrying my husband and graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: New York

Guilty pleasure: Watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Andy Edwards

Role: Senior Software Engineer

Previous career or training: Nine years of mobile app development

Most likely to be found: 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

Wayne Timbrell

Role: Digital Marketing Specialist

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

Most likely to be found: 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.

Charlotte Murray

Role: Graphic Designer

Previous career or training: BA History (for some reason), MA Graphic Arts, freelance graphic design

Most likely to be found: Watching Netflix with the boyhalf and a glass of wine

What most people don’t know about me is: I was born with an extra finger (don’t worry, it was removed at birth!)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Only one!? I’ll go with Olivia Colman. Equal parts adorable and hilarious

Biggest achievement to date: Staying alive this long. I’m quite clumsy.

#1 on my bucket list: Get a book published

Guilty pleasure: Louis Theroux documentaries

George Finn

Role: Software Engineer

Previous career or training: BSc Computer Science

Most likely to be found: 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

Lucy Hart

Role: Brand and Content Marketer

Previous career or training: History graduate from the University of Exeter; President of the Out of Doors Society; Student Ambassador

Most likely to be found: Going on a long walk with an ice cream in hand

What most people don’t know about me is: I can recite the entirety of Shrek 2 off by heart!

Favourite superhero: Baymax

Biggest achievement to date: Graduating with a 1st

#1 on my bucket list: Visit Japan and eat an unhealthy amount of mochi

Guilty pleasure: Watching Homes Under the Hammer

Jasmin Clements

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: 3 years teacher of English as a foreign language, BA Linguistics and Spanish, bilingual school English assistant, park keeper

Most likely to be found: Rock climbing! (or possibly eating)

What most people don’t know about me is: I have a black belt in karate

Favourite superhero: Spiderman (for obvious reasons…)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Emma Watson

Biggest achievement to date: Marrying my childhood sweetheart

#1 on my bucket list: Canoeing in Canada

Guilty pleasure: MonsterMunch (they’re not just for kids!)

Lydia Carneige

Role: Customer Service Manager

Previous career or training: Retail, Secondary Teacher of Drama & English, Teaching Assistant and an excellent Pot Wash when I was 14

Most likely to be found: Spending time with family, friends and my dog Buddy

What most people don’t know about me is: I was once on CBBC

Favourite superhero: Hulk

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

Biggest achievement to date: My little boy, Milo, and getting a 1st in my degree (oh, and completing these questions…)

#1 on my bucket list: New York, New York!

Guilty pleasure: Eating peanut butter out of a jar

Steven Craig

Role: Education Consultant

Previous career or training: Primary School teacher, NPQSL, DipEd, Conference Manager

Most likely to be found: Going on an adventure

What most people don’t know about me is: I have a passion for writing

Favourite superhero: The Dark Knight

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

Biggest achievement to date: Lapping Wayne in Go Karting

#1 on my bucket list: Seeing Earth from space

Guilty pleasure: Listening to Hans Zimmer soundtracks

Kim Grosvenor

Role: Creative Artworker

Previous career or training: BA Graphic Design and MSc Marketing, Freelance Designer & Illustrator & Digital Marketing experience

Most likely to be found: Drawing!

What most people don’t know about me is: When I was younger I got to Level 10 in ice skating (I was able to do spins and jumps)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Banksy

Biggest achievement to date: Winning an award for my artwork!

#1 on my bucket list: Visiting Japan

Guilty Pleasure: Watching First Dates

Kim Brown

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: Music and Psychology Graduate, Primary School Teacher (Y1 and Y6)

Most likely to be found: Listening to live music

What most people don’t know about me is: I trained as an opera singer

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

Biggest achievement to date: Having my art shown on CBBC when I was 7!

#1 on my bucket list: To travel South America and visit Machu Picchu

Guilty Pleasure: Going for afternoon tea

Olivia Austin

Role: Business Support Administrator

Previous career or training: Front of House assistant in a seafood restaurant and a country club in the USA

Most likely to be found: By the sea and spending time with my family

What most people don’t know about me is: I spend around 2/3 months a year living in a beach hut in Dorset

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Bruce Springsteen

Biggest achievement to date: Getting my degree in Events Management

#1 on my bucket list: Travel Australia

Guilty pleasure: Friends (the TV show) and cake!!!

Saara Ailasmaa

Role: QA Software Test Engineer

Previous career or training: Vocational qualification in Graphic Design

Most likely to be found: Drinking coffee

What most people don’t know about me is: I used to have pet snails

Favourite superhero: Aikku Jokinen

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Tove Jansson

Biggest achievement to date: Moving to England

#1 on my bucket list: Write a bucket list

Guilty pleasure: Coffee

Megan Taylor

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: BEd Early Years Education & Early Years Practitioner

Most likely to be found: Socialising, baking and walking my dogs

What most people don’t know about me is: I was once in a tornado in Florida

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

Biggest achievement to date: Completing Bath half marathon

#1 on my bucket list: To take my dad back to an orphanage in Kenya that we visited

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, gin and Desperate Housewives!

Chris Jones

Role: Education Consultant

Family: One wife and two daughters

Previous career or training: Twenty-plus years as a primary school teacher (6 years as as an Assistant Headteacher) teaching in KS1 and KS2. PhD in American History

Most likely to be found: Cooking or daughter-wrangling

What most people don’t know about me is: I lived in a log cabin in West Virginia for 3 months

Favourite superhero: Peter Quill

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Graham Norton

Biggest achievement to date: My daughters’ sense of humour

#1 on my bucket list: Take my wife to Venice on the Orient Express

Guilty pleasure: Fizzy sweets

Krista Clay

Role: School Support Administrator

Family: Two brothers and a sister

Previous career or training: Barista, biology graduate and maths teacher

Most likely to be found: Adventuring outdoors or baking in my kitchen!

What most people don’t know about me is: I love board games

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman

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

Biggest achievement to date: Completing the Bath Half Marathon

#1 on my bucket list: To complete a massive piece of artwork!

Guilty pleasure: Maltesers and anything with Maltesers in

Jo Kiddell

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family: A boy and a girl

Previous career or training: BSc in Environmental Science, Education, Heritage and Arts Project Manager, Company Director

Most likely to be found: Reading, gardening or at the beach

What most people don’t know about me is: I once presented a science show on TV

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Kirstie and Phil

Biggest achievement to date: My children

#1 on my bucket list: Seeing polar bears in the wild in Canada

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate!

Kelly Antonowicz

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family: Two sons and one daughter

Previous career or training: BSc Psychology, Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and School Governance

Most likely to be found: Ferrying my children from club to club, or at the gym

What most people don’t know about me is: I speak Italian

Favourite superhero: Black Widow

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Maria Montessori

Biggest achievement to date: My three children!

#1 on my bucket list: Walk the Appalachian Trail

Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate and espresso

Nicki Smith

Role: Customer Service Advisor

Family:Husband Robin, daughters Aimee (11) and Cerys (9), puppy dog Connie and guinea pig Jiffy

Previous career or training: BA (Hons) in French and English; franchise owner for The Creation Station; pub manager; Wine Merchant management, retail and painter/decorator!

Most likely to be found: Geocaching in the great outdoors or supporting Welsh rugby

What most people don’t know about me is:  I spent a summer working at Disneyland Paris while I was studying for my degree

Favourite superhero: Alun Wyn Jones (or Batfink)

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Jacinda Ardern

Biggest achievement to date: My two daughters!

#1 on my bucket list: Taking the family to New Zealand

Guilty pleasure: White wine – anything but Chardonnay!

Tristan Russell

Role: Software Development Placement Student

Previous career or training: Currently studying Computer Science BSc at The University of Bath

Most likely to be found: Shopping for computer components

Favourite superhero: Spiderman

Biggest achievement to date: Completing my A Level maths a year early

#1 on my bucket list: Learn to fly a paraglider

Tom Hall

Role: Software Developer

Previous career or training: Chalet Host, paralegal, tax analyst, test engineer

Most likely to be found: Rock climbing, cycle touring, baking, reading

What most people don’t know about me is: I volunteer with Bristol Bike Project

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: Dervla Murphy

Biggest achievement to date: Finishing a mountain marathon in Wales – views were nice, but the hills were hard!

#1 on my bucket list: Cycling in Patagonia

Guilty pleasure: I can eat an entire pot of ice cream in one go

Maddy Austin

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: I’m a trained primary school teacher with experience across KS2, and I’ve particularly loved finding new ways to use technology to improve experiences for children, parents and teachers.

Most likely to be found: Reading, roller skating or doing a jigsaw…but not all at once.

What most people don’t know about me is: I was on an episode of The Chase (and won!)

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

Biggest achievement to date: My son, who inspires me to try dance moves I never would on my own.

#1 on my bucket list: See the Northern Lights

Guilty pleasure: Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Andrew Roy

Role: School Success Advisor

Previous career or training: Primary Teacher 10+ years (Y5, Y3, Y1 and EYFS!); History/Geography degree

Most likely to be found: Busy with my daughters (a walk, helping them tear around the house to the dismay of my wife, reading book after book, being Elsa from Frozen…). Playing a fun board game! Love modern and party games.

What most people don’t know about me is: I’m a pretty decent ice hockey player (even for Canadians), and used to rollerblade for miles and miles, everywhere. I once made the mistake of buying $100+ worth of groceries and trying to rollerblade it all home. Had to keep stopping to consume things!

Person you’d most like to have dinner with: My maternal grandfather – he led such an interesting life and there is so much I wish I could have discussed with him!

Biggest achievement to date: Helping raise two clever, creative (and crazy) girls!

#1 on my bucket list: Hot air balloon ride over Bath!

Guilty pleasure: Peanut butter (by the kg); 90’s hip hop


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