Talbot Howe offers accredited training for network managers and technicians in education, as well as providing consultancy and ICT training to schools and educational settings across the East of England. With many years of experience in education and network management we can offer expertise in the strategic development of ICT in schools. Founded by Kim Humphreys and Gareth Williams (core members of Liberating Learning), Talbot Howe is one of only seven organisations in the UK that have been approved by the FITS Foundation as an accredited FITS (Framework in ICT Technical Support) training partner.
Talbot Howe is the Local Support Provider for Liberating Learning in Essex. We are currently working with highly experienced colleagues in this locality to provide a programme of courses and CPD opportunities in ICT, maths, English and Science for schools and educational settings in Essex. We also provide bespoke consultancy and support for local schools.
Meet the team
Kim has many years of experience in teaching ICT and maths in primary, middle and secondary schools in both Essex and Suffolk, and was Head of ICT at a leading secondary school, line managing the network management team. She became an ICT consultant for Essex LA Curriculum ICT advisory team in 2006 and was the lead adviser on the Becta Self-review Framework for Essex LA, organising conferences and workshops on School Improvement through ICT. Kim is an ICT Mark assessor and has used that expertise to work with many secondary and special schools on their reviews and strategic development of ICT. She has worked extensively with special schools in the Essex BSF project on embedding ICT into the curriculum. She is also a CEOP Ambassador.
Another area of her expertise is ICT technical support and service delivery management. She started co-ordinating and delivering FITS (Framework for ICT Technical Support) courses in Essex in partnership with Becta in 2007. As a partner of Talbot Howe she is an approved FITS trainer. She also founded the Essex network managers' online community and forum meetings.
Wendy started teaching in 1997 and became a Leading ICT Teacher shortly afterwards. She joined the Essex LA Curriculum ICT Advisory Team in 2002 and was the lead adviser on a KS2-KS3 Transfer Project. Wendy was a member of the Essex Virtual Learning Environment (e-Folio) Team. She and her colleagues created over 3,000 cross-curricular resources which were made available to Essex schools. Wendy has provided support for schools through both the e-confident and Towards e-Maturity programmes. Over the years, Wendy has delivered bespoke training on everything from Maths and ICT to E-safety