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.

Blog

My thoughts and musings.

A summer of work

Traditionally the summer holidays is one of the busiest times of the year for education IT teams, not because we have users to support (although the numbers using technology and requiring support throughout the summer Read more…

A non rant.

In the last 14 years I’ve found something I enjoy. Something that changes everyday, that makes an impact and that allows me to enjoy the company of some exceptional individuals who have taught me so Read more…

A little rant.

Depending on when you ask me, I either love the buzz of the summer holiday and September, or despise it. Ultimately I must enjoy it to an extent to keep doing it, but there is Read more…