Impact Education
Who we are

A group of passionate educators committed to transforming learning
and teaching through the use of technology

We are a group of educators and Apple Professional Learning Specialists whose collective aim is to empower leaders, teachers, parents and students to use technology as a powerful tool so that everyone is equipped to fulfil their potential - in school and beyond.

We want to inspire those working with young people in the UK and beyond to empower the future creatives, entrepreneurs, scientists, dreamers, writers and more - to build confidence, find alternative ways of expressing their understanding and ensure they have a range of digital skills which will enable them to do their best work and share their stories now and in the future.

Our principles

Purpose

We believe that technology has the power to enable individuals to develop confidence, courage, creativity and engage positively in the wider world around them. It is our mission to help schools embed this throughout the culture and curriculum of their institution.

Relationships

We believe change can only be managed with great communication based on respectful relationships. We do our very best to understand your culture and objectives so you can trust our experience and we can pass on our knowledge.

Sustainability

We work with you to develop a longer term approach focussing on pedagogy, not technology, because we know this has a deeper and more sustainable impact on learning. We simultaneously work to develop an internal team who can successfully carry on delivering impact.

Success!

Our success is only built from yours. When we see teaching staff  'feel' the freedom of learners owning their learning, making their own connections, finding their talents and expressing themselves in ways they couldn't do before - we know we are helping to successfully change the learning culture in your institution.

What do we do best?

We specialise in providing staff and student training for large deployments of iPad or Macs - mainly Universities, Multi-Academy Trusts or large schools. We do this using a blended approach, bespoke to their objectives, but which are based on years of experience of knowing what works. Our aim is to give them value for money and impactful outcomes, not just by providing training, but through coaching and developing an internal team who can ultimately successfully manage the ongoing support in their organisation. With a team that includes a wide range of skills, we know we are well equipped to help. We’re always sad to leave, but we know that we’ve done a good job when we can add another team member to our list from yours!

We are independent but work with key partners who may be able to help qualify you for large discounts off our packages. See our parter page for more information.

Meet the Team

Find out a little more about our small team. We each have different specialities and passions, but together we can do amazing things for your institution.

Nicki Wise

Founder

Nicki has been working in education for the last 25 years. She has considerable experience teaching and integrating technology into classrooms from Early Years right up to Post-Graduate level. She is passionate about ensuring teachers build confidence by getting the basics right and then building and innovating from there.

Nicki has been working in education for the last 25 years. She has considerable experience teaching and integrating technology into classrooms from Early Years right up to Post-Graduate level. She is passionate about ensuring teachers build confidence by getting the basics right and then building and innovating from there.

Anna Millar

Co Founder

Anna has worked extensively in Educational Technologies and is an accredited Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Google Certified Educator and Microsoft Certified Educator. Whilst Anna currently combines her role at Impact Education with Head of IT at Edinburgh Academy, she brings a vast experience of leading digital transformation at both school and local authority level. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking and adventures of any sort.

Anna has worked extensively in Educational Technologies and is an accredited Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Google Certified Educator and Microsoft Certified Educator. Whilst Anna currently combines her role at Impact Education with Head of IT at Edinburgh Academy, she brings a vast experience of leading digital transformation at both school and local authority level. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking and adventures of any sort.

Mark Morren

Lead Trainer

Currently working as a music teacher and e-learning co-ordinator at Tomlinscote School in Surrey. I have teaching experience in state, private and overseas schools with a number of different roles from teacher to head of department to senior leadership. I believe that technology plays a huge part in enabling learning to take place for all students no matter their background.

Currently working as a music teacher and e-learning co-ordinator at Tomlinscote School in Surrey. I have teaching experience in state, private and overseas schools with a number of different roles from teacher to head of department to senior leadership. I believe that technology plays a huge part in enabling learning to take place for all students no matter their background.

Aarti Malani

Lead Trainer

Aarti has been working as an educator in international schools for over 10 years. She is a certified Apple Professional Learning Specialist and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2019) for her work in using technology to transform teaching and learning practices. She is passionate about exploring ways technology can be used to enhance enquiry-based learning and can really inspire both teachers and students.

Aarti has been working as an educator in international schools for over 10 years. She is a certified Apple Professional Learning Specialist and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2019) for her work in using technology to transform teaching and learning practices. She is passionate about exploring ways technology can be used to enhance enquiry-based learning and can really inspire both teachers and students.

Eilish Malliagh

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Eilish is a recent Psychology graduate from the University of Bath, where she focussed her research on gender equality in the workplace. She combines her work at Impact Education with a role as a Business Administrator at Smartworks, a charity dressing and coaching unemployed women for job success. Here she manages their social media channels as well as advising and dressing women in preparation for job interviews. Eilish is also a keen singer and artist and we look forward to seeing some of her creative endeavours on our upcoming Digital Wellbeing series.

Eilish is a recent Psychology graduate from the University of Bath, where she focussed her research on gender equality in the workplace. She combines her work at Impact Education with a role as a Business Administrator at Smartworks, a charity dressing and coaching unemployed women for job success. Here she manages their social media channels as well as advising and dressing women in preparation for job interviews. Eilish is also a keen singer and artist and we look forward to seeing some of her creative endeavours on our upcoming Digital Wellbeing series.

Want to join our tribe?

When we started out, we really missed having someone to watch our back - someone who had been around the block a bit and could show us the ropes, or to discuss that ‘first time’ you do something with! Even now, it’s great to bounce a terrible session off someone or share ideas and collaboratively build resources that we know make an impact.

Belonging, being valued and a desire to build confidence in others is really important to us. Perfection and egos aren't! We are still all lifelong learners with different skill sets, and that's why we'd love to share all of the things we've learnt, including all our resources, with the right people.

So if you’re new to APLS, interested in becoming one or you are currently working on your own and feel your values align with ours, we’d love to hear from you.

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