Hello. My name is Matt.

 I work in IT, in the Education sector in the UK. I have done since the day I left 6th form. 

Over the past 14 years, I have been a technician, senior technician, network manager and I am now an IT Service Lead, supporting over 40 schools, several trusts and a team of 18 at Lourdes IT, part of a Multi Academy, but supporting external schools.

I am a 2020/21 MIE Expert, and a MIE Master Trainer. I have delivered talks to the ANME and Smoothwall user groups, and I am a part of the Strategic Customer Partnership with Scomis.

This blog is for me to write my thoughts and opinions. All posts are therefore my opinion and not of my employers or anyone I work with/for.


My thoughts and musings.

The inevitable attack

“It’s a case of if not when” for schools and trusts to be the recipients of a successful cyber attack. And that is what is keeping a lot of IT folks awake at night. At Read more…

What do we do in the holidays?

Recently throughout the pandemic, I’ve been reminding people that not just teachers work in schools and that there is a wide range of other professionals who work there. Indeed, during school holidays these crucial members Read more…

Be nice.

When it comes to mental health, it’s about time we stopped just having special days, stopped having posters and badges and logos and actually do something to support all of us. Well-being is not just Read more…


I always enjoy reading the years in review for those people I follow online. I like the mix of professional and personal; and to see how they have got on – so I thought I Read more…