We are a company run by teachers for teachers and we try to maintain particular values within all of our products:
Dr Martin Saunders
CEO / Co-Founder
Martin is a qualified primary school teacher, a recovering scientist, has spent twenty years working in tech and is a long-standing primary school chair of governors. Martin is CEO and allegedly has a plan.
Alex is EdShed's Curriculum Director, having previously worked as a primary school teacher and subject leader before entering the world of education technology. He loves spreadsheets and editing videos.
Angie is our Office Manager and looks after the ‘Customer Happiness’ Team. Before her time at Ed Shed she worked as a school secretary and for an Education Charity. She has many years of administration and account management experience and is also an active member of her kids’ school PTFA group where she was once Chair. Her secret passion is organising and sorting!
Becky has worked as a digital marketer for the last 4 years and has won a number of awards for her social media campaigns. She has had roles in social care, disability services, children’s entertainment and the outdoor leisure industry. She also supports the customer services team during busy periods. When she isn’t working, you will find her in the middle of a field somewhere, knee-deep in mud.
Carys has 7 years experience as a primary school teacher and has taught in England, Finland and Abu Dhabi. She has also had other roles including content writing and running Art Clubs for children. Carys enjoys doing whatever she can, to make teachers jobs a little bit easier. She loves the outdoors and being on the water.
Maxine has worked in Finance in sectors including the Arts, Recruitment and Payroll. She has been a voluntary TA at the local primary school and is an active member of their PTA. A self-confessed maths geek and is never far away from a spreadsheet!
Phonics Shed Lead
Clare was a freelance 'sheditor' before joining the team full time. She is a qualified Early Years Teacher as well as a PTA mum and school governor.
Susan worked in Further Education for almost 30 years delivering Information Technology and Functional Skills. Susan is an all-purpose administrator working on applying the essential detail.
Design, UX & Project Management
Celine has worked in video games, toy design and as a teaching assistant in London. She's worked with a number of EdTech companies to make learning visually exciting for children. Celine has designed our Phonics Shed characters and all kinds of other graphics for us.
Andrew is a full-stack software developer with backgrounds in medical physics and warehouse logistics. He enjoys video games, books, woodworking, and walks with his family.
Chris is a front-end developer and cat owner. Interactive media is his bread and butter. Outside of work he is a pixel artist, but also dabbles in digital art, animation and game development.
Front-End Web Developer
Adam is a front-end web developer with the passion for building things, either physically or digitally. In his spare time Adam likes training, photography and learning new skills.
US Curriculum Content
Maggie is an educator in the U.S. who is an expert in utilizing educational technology to enhance learning experiences and engage learners. She has an adorable lop-eared bunny and loves being outside in nature.