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Bradford Learning NetworkRSS

The Bradford Learning Network is a not-for-profit provider of education focused Internet provision for schools. The Innovation Centre and Curriculum Innovation Team work very closely with the BLN ensuring that the broadband provision is used to maximum effect across the Bradford district to support raising attainment across all phases.

Alyas Haider

Alyas joined the team in October 2007 as the Bradford Learning Network Technical Officer. Alyas has many years experience working in the technical field of ICT, most of this time spent in the educational arena.

Alyas’s main role is to over see the technical developments of the BLN infrastructure and he has been heavily involved in the network refresh and the design of the new BLN3. Alyas works closely with schools and 3rd party support providers to provide consultancy on utilising the BLN.

Technical Officer
Jo Dean

Jo joined Bradford Council in 2000 working on the Education ICT Helpdesk. She joined the Bradford Learning Network (BLN) team in 2002 and was involved in the first procurement of the BLN. She became a registered Prince2 Practitioner in 2006 and is now the BLN Project Manager.

Project manager
Paul Scott

Paul has over 18 years of primary school teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. His role involves working strategically with local, regional and national organisations ensuring the service’s provision continually evolves to meet the needs of all partners. He is passionate about utilising technologies allowing pupils to become engaged and independent lifelong learners. Paul is a qualified Online Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Childnet Trainer and Into Film CPD Practitioner. He is known nationally for his work with Digital Leaders through the very successful Bradford Digital Leader Academy Programme.

Service Manager
Sarah Hawkins

Sarah joined the team in April 2010 as the Finance Officer for the Curriculum Innovation Service. Prior to this she performed an administrative role in a local Primary school. Sarah also has responsibility for co-ordinating day to day communications and supporting the team with the organisation of our many ICT / computing events and subscription services.

Finance Assistant
Tina Housley

Tina joined the team in September 2007 to provide administration support for the Curriculum Innovation Service. Prior to this she worked as a helpdesk co-ordinator at the
Minerva Centre for 5 years. Since 2010 Tina has fulfilled the role of Customer Support Offi cer supporting schools with the effective use of their BLN contracts.

Customer Support