Focus Education, the premier provider of education resources, inset consultancy and CPD courses for teachers and school leaders, has announced the appointment of three experienced EdTech entrepreneurs as non-executive directors. The addition of Tom Parkinson, Dave Surfleet and Chris Toyne from Accelerate will ensure that Focus Education continues to expand its reach of support in the UK and beyond.
Tom, Dave and Chris have been working with schools and Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) for over 20 years. Their vast experience in marketing, sales, customer success, customer support and product development will be a great asset to Focus Education’s board.
Claire Dutton, Managing Director at Focus Education said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom, Dave and Chris on board. They have a deep passion for impacting the lives of school staff with their work having a direct impact on the well-being and education experience of pupils. We believe this working partnership will ensure we can provide even better support to our customers”.
Chris Toyne added: “Focus Education is an established brand in the market with over 30 years of experience providing unrivalled support to primary schools, academies, and early years settings in the UK as well as overseas. We are excited to join Claire on the board of Focus Education and look forward to helping take it to the next level”.
Dave Surfleet continued: “At Accelerate we pride ourselves on being customer focused so it was a perfect match with Focus because we have similar values – something I am sure our customers will benefit from too! After many years of knowing Claire, we are looking forward to bringing our knowledge and expertise together with that of Claire and her excellent team”.
Tom Parkinson concluded: “In addition to expanding its reach further in the UK and beyond we are also fully committed to communicating with existing customers ensuring they have a great experience when using the Focus products. This is something that I am particularly passionate about.”
With these three experienced entrepreneurs now joining Claire Dutton on the board, Focus Education is set up for success in expanding its services offering world-class support for teachers and school leaders.
Claire is the Managing Director at Focus Education.