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Education Workforce Development

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Preparing, equipping and empowering a high-performing workforce

At Etio, we recognize the shifting demands of the labour market brought on by Covid-19, digitalization, and the emphasis on sustainability, equity, and diversity. As the influence of AI and data insights in education continues to grow, it is essential for educators to adapt and develop future-oriented skills.

We offer innovative skills-based development programs for educators, including teachers, school leaders, administrators, higher education, and training professionals. 

Our focus is on equipping them with the necessary skills to excel in this evolving landscape through personalized, on-the-job application and dedicated coaching and mentoring.

Our goal is to help educators thrive in the changing educational environment, ultimately benefiting their students. Through comprehensive skill gap assessments and locally tailored training, we ensure effective and relevant skill development. Unlike our competitors, we go beyond knowledge acquisition to ensure educators are proficient in implementing their new skills through practical application.

Partner with Etio to future-proof your education workforce and make a lasting impact on the learners you serve.

 

How we work with you...

Education Workforce Skills Assessment

Reviewer (Inspector) Skills Training and Academy

Transformative Leadership Accelerator

Non-traditional approaches to teacher licensure

Our Specialists

Matt Davis
UK
Europe
Asia
Australia
Middle East
New Zealand
US
Matt Davis
Dr. Gordon Carver
UK
Dr. Gordon Carver
Daniel Palmer
UK
Daniel Palmer
Jo Cheadle
US
Jo Cheadle
Ahmed Saeed
Middle East
Ahmed Saeed
Chris Mastrogiacomo
US
Chris Mastrogiacomo
Sue Madgwick
UK
Sue Madgwick
Jonathan Longstaffe
UK
Jonathan Longstaffe
Roger Gilbert
UK
Roger Gilbert
Nicola Morris
UK
Middle East
Nicola Morris
Liz Boyce
US
Liz Boyce
Neil Tembulkar
US
Neil Tembulkar

Matt Davis

Managing Director
Location: UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, New Zealand, US

Matt has worked with governments globally on designing and implementing large-scale education transformation projects to develop teaching and leadership capacity. Through his experiences in this work, he is passionate that Etio addresses the challenge of turning policy into practical action and making change stick by implementing in a way which is respectful of the context.

Matt has worked in education for his entire career. After more than 10 years youth work, teaching and training teachers, Matt spent a decade at Education Development Trust in a range of senior roles. He joined Tribal Group in 2022 to run its Education Services division: as we become Etio, he maintains responsibility for our global portfolio of programmes, ensuring we keep our promises to customers so that they in turn can deliver on their strategic ambitions.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
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Dr. Gordon Carver

UK Managing Director 
Location: UK

Gordon has worked in the education sector, both internationally and in the UK, for over 16 years, and his experience ranges from front-line school-level leadership to policy formulation and system-wide reform alongside government Ministers.

Previously, Gordon has been CEO of the United Westminster & Grey Coat Foundation (a UK charity operating both independent schools and Academies), as well as the Co-Founder and CEO of Silverleaf Academy, an affordable pre-primary and primary school chain in Tanzania.  Prior to joining Tribal, Gordon started his career as a Strategy Consultant at PwC UK, worked for GEMS Education and the Varkey Foundation internationally, and worked as Consulting Partner for Capita’s Education & Learning division, with a key focus on the Department for Education (DfE).

Gordon is a Trustee of the early childhood development charity Lively Minds, and a Trustee of the 53 school multi-academy trust Oasis Community Learning.   Gordon has technical interests in education system financing, girls’ education, STEM support, teacher training, and system-leadership reform.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
  • Other
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Daniel Palmer

Director of Business Development
Location: UK

Dan started his career as a research analyst at political polling agency MORI in London, before moving into the international education sector at leading digital skills qualifications provider ICDL Foundation, working with governments and education institutions in over 100 countries worldwide to design and deliver large-scale education and skills development projects.

After over a decade in senior market development roles leading ICDL’s businesses in Europe (Dublin), Asia (Singapore), and Middle East (Dubai), he returned home to the UK but continued to work internationally, spending five years in senior roles at Education Development Trust. In 2023 he joined Etio to lead its global Business Development function.

As a neurodivergent leader, Dan has a particular interest in championing equitable education access and outcomes for autistic children, as well as those with other special educational needs.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
  • Other
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Jo Cheadle

Managing Director - US
Location: US

Jo holds a British Honors Degree in Education with a focus on culture and linguistics. From a position with the Office of Standards in Education for the UK DOE, Jo came to the US over 12 years ago and has developed her knowledge of what makes a great school as teacher, principal, chief academic officer and school improvement project lead. She is a passionate and knowledgeable educator with experience in over 20 states across the US. She specializes in school and district transformation, with a drive to ensuring equitable access for all students. Jo’s vision, strategy creation and divergent thinking motivate and drive change.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
  • PRPIL
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Ahmed Saeed

Managing Director – Middle East
Location: Middle East

Ahmed has more than 24 years of experience contributing to different nationwide Education Transformation initiatives and projects across the Middle East region to transform teaching and learning. This includes rolling out learning platforms for general and higher education, teacher professional development, and training management, contributing to the advancement of the quality of education in countries including Qatar, UAE, KSA and Egypt.

Ahmed has worked with international education leaders like D2L, as well as regional leaders like ITWorx Education, Almentor.net and YAS Holding education division, leading on all aspects of delivery in the education and training domain. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Systems & Biomedical Engineering from Cairo University and an MBA from Hult International Business School.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
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Chris Mastrogiacomo

Customer Success Manager
Location: US

Chris is the Customer Success Manager for Etio's PRPIL program. After completing his Master’s of Science in Special Education, Chris completed the PRPIL program himself to earn his Initial License in Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities. Chris worked in schools under that and his English teaching license for 16 years prior to joining Etio. Chris brings a plethora of educational experiences, including opening Massachusetts’ first virtual school and beginning a post-secondary transition program for students with disabilities. With a high level of understanding for educational laws and regulations, as well as intricate knowledge of the Massachusetts’ teacher licensing system, Chris joined Etio's PRPIL program in July 2024.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Workforce Development
  • PRPIL
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Sue Madgwick

Deputy Director, NCETM
Location: UK

Sue has over 30 years experience working in education. Sue combines a problem solving approach with innovative and creative strategies, keeping improved outcomes for children, young people and communities at the heart of everything she does. Sue uses her in depth understanding of mathematics education and skills developed as a maths teacher, adviser and inspector in her current role as Deputy National Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics: a contract held by Etio.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
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Jonathan Longstaffe

Programme Director Advanced Mathematics Support Programme
Location: UK

Jonathan leads the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) contract for Etio which aims to engage teacher and students from state-funded schools or colleges with level 3 Mathematics. The regional AMSP team, provide student enrichment and teacher professional development within a region focusing on equity of provision across the country.

Previously, Jonathan has been a successful Headteacher, university lecturer and leader of a regional mathematics teams. Jonathan has also worked with the Welsh government, supporting the development of mathematics materials written in Welsh.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
  • Other
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Roger Gilbert

Project Director: NPQ External Moderator
Location: UK

Roger has worked in Education for over 40 years, starting as a teacher of PE, in teaching and leading schools as an Headteacher/Academy Principal. Included in the four schools he led is one of the country’s first All-Through Academies (3-19, including nursery provision). As well as teaching Roger has spent time as an Educational Consultant working for Local Authorities and multi-academy trusts as a School Improvement Partner and the DfE as an Education Adviser for the South West.

His work on the Quality Assurance of the profession’s National Professional Qualifications has provided continuity and progression of these ‘gold standard’ programmes of professional development for teachers and leaders in schools and academies.

He continues to strive for excellence in the current education system in the belief that every child deserves the very best start in life through the very best education system, and that high quality professional development of teachers is integral to that.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Transformation
  • Education Review
  • Education Workforce Development
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Nicola Morris

Project Director – Isle of Man External Validations
Location: UK, Middle East

Nicola has significant education and commercial leadership experience in the UK and international education market. Having led a number of schools herself and supported improvement of both educational organisations in challenging circumstances and those going through organisational change, Nicola understands the demands of education.

Nicola coordinated the development of global talent across Asia, North America and Europe for Nord Anglia Education, including creating a hybrid suite of leadership programmes for middle, senior and executive leaders and developing professional development pathways across the organisation.

Nicola has significant experience assessing the quality of education across the globe and targeting rapid improvement in both the academic offer and the operational delivery. Significant roles include Principal Inspector, Quality Assurance Lead and Project Director for External Validation.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
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Liz Boyce

Project & Administration Manager - US
Location: US

Liz possesses a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. educational landscape, with specific expertise in transforming K-12 public and charter schools nationwide. She plays an instrumental role in state and district-wide educational initiatives, delivering a diverse set of critical services that range from strategic planning and data analytics to technology implementation and comprehensive reporting. As an integral part of the team, Liz collaborates with educators from across the country, working towards the development of teachers and leaders, bridging achievement gaps, ensuring equitable access, and fostering the growth of all schools.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Review
  • Education Transformation
  • Education Workforce Development
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Neil Tembulkar

Program Director, PRPIL
Location: US

Neil has a comprehensive contemporary understanding of the ever-evolving teacher labour market and the overall landscape of education certification in Massachusetts (and in the United States more broadly.)

Previously, Neil has been the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Boston Children’s Museum and was responsible for launching new programs, co-authoring a post-Covid-19 strategic plan, and innovating exciting new ways to bring Boston Children’s Museum closer to the educator community in Massachusetts.

Prior to the Museum, Neil was the President of a young STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics) education learning center in the Greater Boston area called Einstein’s Workshop – working with licensed teachers to develop and test new curricula (after schools and on weekends) to fill the technology education gaps that existed in local public school systems at that time.

Specialist Areas:

  • Education Workforce Development
  • PRPIL
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