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Join the team as our Head of School Partnerships.

The Team

ImpactEd brings together academic researchers, former teachers and software developers united by a desire to make a difference to pupil outcomes. Our digital platform is delivered in partnership with Super Being Labs.

Owen Carter
Managing Director

Owen has led the development of ImpactEd since inception.He combines a passion for education and social justice with deep experience working collaboratively with schools. Prior to ImpactEd, he led a number of research and evaluation projects at education charity The Brilliant Club, and developed a digital platform for teacher professional development at Optimus Education. He’s a winner of the Teach First Innovation Award and part of PwC’s Tomorrow’s Business Leaders programme.

Tim Diggins
Lead Developer

Tim is a developer and system designer who is particularly interested in programmes which make complex things easier for humans to comprehend. With 8 years as a school governor, and over 15 years senior tech development experience, he’s pleased to be able to combine interests in programming, workflow and education by working on ImpactEd.

Ella Knight
School Partnerships Manager

Ella is a Teach First Ambassador and joined ImpactEd after teaching Science and Biology for 3 years in an inner London secondary school. During her time teaching, Ella became a team Leader in Teaching and Learning and worked on projects to evaluate and improve teacher training across schools.

Dr Matthew Gregory
Data Scientist

Mat is a data scientist with expertise in machine learning methodologies and their application to educational problems. He’s a former science teacher and has worked across data science teams in the public sector, including the Department for Education and the Government Digital Service.

Rebecca Martin
Impact and Partnerships Manager

Rebecca leads on our research and evaluation partnerships with third sector organisations and universities. She has previously worked for the Civil Service and Teach First in partnership management and project coordination roles. Rebecca is particularly passionate about social justice and improving access to education.

Sarah Knight
Full Stack Developer

Sarah retrained as a web developer following a career spent in publishing and animation, and hasn’t looked back. She loves to use her programming skills for good, building applications that help people. Before ImpactEd, Sarah worked as a software engineer and technical lead for a digital consultancy and an online education and learning platform.

Dr Babak Somekh
Associate Researcher

Dr Babak Somekh is an academic researcher with expertise in impact evaluation methodology and the role of non-cognitive skills in long-term academic and career outcomes. Babak is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol.

Richard Taylor
CTO at Super Being Labs

Richard Thomas is a hands-on CTO with over 18 years’ senior tech experience from large firms such as BSkyB and Gumtree through to 3-person startups. He follows an agile approach and believes in good test-driven methodologies.

Jonathan Sobczyk
Board Member

Jonathan Sobczyk is the CEO of the Peter Jones Foundation, a former classroom teacher, and co-founder of The Brilliant Club and Researchers in Schools. Jonny has been named in the Top 10 Young UK Social Entrepreneurs and The Observer’s Britain’s 50 New Radicals.

Sophie Adelman
Board Member

Sophie Adelman is Co-Founder and General Manager at WhiteHat, a startup democratising access to the best careers through apprenticeships. Sophie was previously Head of Sales EMEA and European GM for Hired.com.

Darshan Sanghrajka
Board Member & Founder at Super Being Labs

Darshan Sanghrajka has 12 years of experience working in innovation, communications and digital, and is the founder of Super Being Labs and a few other social enterprises. He also sits on several advisory boards for community and digital organisations.