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Associates & Feedback
Introducing some of our consultants

Outstream benefits from a group of exceptional Associates delivering exceptional outcomes.  We have an unusual blend of permanently employed staff and experienced associates that work together to deliver services exceeding customer expectations.  Our Quality Assurance systems are rigorous and client feedback is a measure of our results.  

We bring together teams with a wide range of commercial, government, research and education backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for our customers.  Our Associates include people experienced in the leadership and management of schools, LAs and similar organisations and with expertise in Technology, capital programmes, Academies and Free Schools, school improvement, teaching and learning, children's services and other LA functions such as equalities, school review and education research. These educational backgrounds are complemented by Associates from commerce that bring skills and experience in fields such as business process engineering, procurement and project management.  A number of our Associates are celebrated for their achievements in their field of expertise.

Richard has a background of business management in international hi-tech industries, business school senior lecturer, teacher training and consultancy to government, local authorities and schools. He is a specialist in education transformation and learning services, and an experienced educator to Masters level. He has written, delivered and assessed HE courses from foundation to masters on Managing Business Processes, Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Environmental Management and EU Environmental Legislation. He has particular experience in education advising on the use of Investment Planning tools and sustainability for technology in education. He has organized and led capital program visioning events for wide ranging stakeholders, introducing tools such as the Self Review Framework and ICT Design Quality Indicators as a precursor to developing outstanding and coherent visions. He is fully familiar with all the elements of capital program consultancy covering Education, Technical and Procurement.  

As a specialist consultant to Becta for Learning Services Richard advised Local Authorities across England on the procurement and implementation of Learning Platforms to transform teaching and learning. In his work as a trainer in one London Authority he trained over 1000 staff in their implementation and use, including developing the architecture of their use to introduce "paperless" communication between authority and schools.   

Richard is one of a small community of 3rd Millennium Learning Award guides and a highly experienced Naace accredited lead assessors for the ICT Mark, having engaged with schools using the Self Review Framework as both consultant and assessor since its pilot and inception in 2005. He is involved in the training and accreditation of assessors nationally and has been contracted by the DfE to work with challenged schools ("Keys to success schools") in London and to explore with their Senior Leadership how better deployment of technology in learning, teaching and school operations can deliver operational benefits and diminish burdens. As a teacher trainer and educator he is engaging and successful, with consistently high evaluation scores. Richard is the founder and director of Outstream Limited


Allison is an elected Trustee of the Board of Management of Naace, a Senior Fellow of MirandaNet and Governor of the STEP Academy Trust (Heathfield and La Fontaine schools).  She is joint author of Naace's Curriculum Framework, working as consultant to schools and various organisations including recently, the BBC, Steljes and the NfER/Futurelab Enquiring Schools programme. Allison is co-author of two new text books for Routledge; 'Introducing Computing: A guide for teachers' (2015) and 'Debates in Computing and ICT Education' (2016), and is a contributor to London Knowledge Lab research including Nesta's landmark 'Decoding Learning' (Luckin et al, 2012). She is currently working to produce guidance for schools on safeguarding relevant to use of cloud computing and apps.

She taught for many years before joining the Local Authority as senior ICT Adviser in School Improvement, responsible for improvement through the impact of technologies, and e-safety across schools and the council, later becoming a director and trustee of the London Grid for Learning and Chair of the pan-London (London Challenge) Teaching and Learning action group. Subsequently Allison joined Becta as the London Regional Manager working with all 33 local Authorities, the range of schools and developing impact on learning through technology and e-safety activity as well as facilitating national conferences.

Allison is passionate about the ability of technology to transform learning for everyone and in particular to enhance the life chances of children and where possible, their families.

Allison is co-Director of Outstream Limited.


Christina advocates the application of Technology as a catalyst for change in teaching and learning.  She is the Founder and Chair of the international MirandaNet Fellowship established in 1992. Christina holds honorary Fellowships at the Institute of Education, University of London, Bath Spa University, Canterbury Christ Church University and the Czech Technical University, Prague. Professional memberships include the British Computer Society, the Society of Authors, the National Association of Advisers in Computers and Education (Naace) and Information Technology Teachers in Education (ITTE). She is also Chair of the World Ecitizens organisation and an adviser to the UnnayanNet organisation for unity in Bangladesh and is on the judging panel of BETT education awards. She keeps up with new trends being a referee for the journals Education Technology, Pedagogy and Education (Triangle), Computers and Education (Elsevier), Educational Action Research (MMU) and a new journal for teachers undergoing academic studies, Reflecting Education (IOE, London).   Christina is also managing director of MirandaNet Ltd, an international education and ICT consultancy service which includes practising teachers.


Debbie is a highly motivated skilled Programme and Change Manager with extensive experience of delivery in a wide range of industry sectors.  Successful track record of delivering infrastructure and software development programmes. Debbie has lead teams in end to end application developments and Service Delivery.  She has excellent negotiation and coaching skills, motivating teams to deliver.  She has strong communication and effective stakeholder management skills.  £multi-million projects and day to day management of multiple software development and implementation projects/work streams through all stages of formal project lifecycle to agreed timescales.  Effectively managing several projects concurrently, delivered through multi site delivery streams including management of technicians, software developers, technical and none technical staff.  Customer focused; ensures that requirements and stakeholder specifications are followed through.  Driven by best practice, passion and a desire to enjoy the work, ensures that in-house processes are followed and keeps communication channels open with both suppliers and customers.  Strong use of tools and techniques such as PRINCE2, Gantt charts, PERT, MS project, requirements management, business process mapping, mind maps, work flows, process flows, swimlanes, visio diagrams, MS PowerPoint and other MS Office software etc.


Douglas has had an extensive range of experiences during his 20 years in schools followed by 5 years as an ICT in Education consultant and trainer where he carried out training and consultancy in ICT and educational software. His expertise includes Primary, KS3 and Special Needs, and he has experience of content management in creating educational software for commercial companies, Project Management for BECTA, work on TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) models for schools and BSF consultancy work.


John is a multi disciplined professional specialising in Education ICT Consultancy, Project & Programme Management, Interim Management, ITIL Service Design & Delivery and e-safety and security. He has more than 23 years experience in the education sector at both a strategic and operational level.  Most recently he has been leading BSF for a number of authorities.


Malcolm has worked in local government as an Education Officer and Director of Education; at the Scottish Executive as a Professional Advisor and at Interactive University, where he delivered international education programmes at University Entry  (Foundation) level.  He now works as an Educational Consultant and manages E3Net, the Educational Expertise Exchange Network, where he is also a Director.


Terry has over thirty years experience of working with government, its agencies, local government & global FT100 companies and over 15 years experience of the management of major projects, service delivery, procurement exercises, relationship and stakeholder management at senior level.  Terry has delivered full life cycle projects, responsible for resource and budgets £5m+; delivering on time and within budget. He can build relationships between clients, multiple service providers and stakeholders at all levels, ensuring that business transformation requirements and aspirations are fully achieved. Terry has a proven track record of persuading and influencing at senior level, articulating complex strategic service, procurement and business issues; converting business vision into operational reality. He is an active participant in the current educational transformation programmes; BSF, Primary Capital Programme, Every Child Matters, Next Generation Learning, Parental Engagement, e-safety, Life Long Learning, the 14-19 & Diploma agendas. He is educated to Degree level BSc. (Statistics & ICT).


Sue is a Business Management Consultant with a proven track record in the education, utility and finance sectors.  Experience in leading major programmes of change in large commercial businesses, and providing consultancy to national and local education and community organisations.  A strongly motivated professional challenged by ambitious targets and able to deliver business solutions in all markets to high standards.


Karen is a creative, enthusiastic, adaptable and successful manager with a proven ability to innovate and deliver continuous improvement. IT professional background with extensive experience in the public sector at Local and National government levels. Effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and influence at all levels with both commercial and non commercial service providers, clients and stakeholders. Specialities include: Programme and project management, (PRINCE 2 Practitioner); Interim Management of ICT Services; Development and delivery of services for schools; Business change management; Relationship management and stakeholder engagement at national and regional level across both private and public sector; Management and development of multifunctional teams; Development and management of Local Government Support Services and ICT and Information Management support and training services; Financial planning and budget management



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"I'd like you to know that we have already acted upon much of your advice, and the plans are firmly in place to work on the rest...... We have much more to do, and the willingness to do so.  You have given us both a boost for what we have done, and a boost to progress further. Many thanks!  Headteacher, East Sussex

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“I am so pleased you have been assigned as our assessor. When I saw your name on the list of potential assessors I was delighted as it was you who first met with me to discuss the accreditation. Your support at that time set us on the right path.  Our recent outstanding Ofsted Inspection highlighted the use of ICT as a major strength. For us, achieving the ICT Mark will acknowledge the pivotal role ICT has had in transforming the school over recent years.  I very much look forward to seeing you again.” Headteacher, Croydon