Hi, I'm Christopher Crowther.
I'm an IT Network Manager in the education sector, and freelance Website Designer / Developer from Kent, England.
Additionally, I consult for other educational organisations and small businesses, to help provide them with the best possible IT services for their needs.
An opportunity arose to take the position of network manager for a federation of grammar schools on the East coast of Kent. As this post represented a great opportunity to expand my skillset and prove my abilities, I was able to secure the position and ultimately oversee the federating of the computing systems across all of the schools units, through to the final legal merger that allowed us to streamline the facilities and taylor them perfectly to the schools requirements. We are now looking to move forward, utilising private and public cloud infrastructures, and updated virtualisation technologies to empower the schools students and staff in their quest for the best education possible.
I made the move to the Education sector, to undertake a new experience and move my career up a step. Until I was able to appoint an assitant, I was the sole IT Support employee for Cheyne Middle School, where I undertook to overhaul and update their infrastucture and IT provisions to better serve the needs ot staff and students. Ultimately, in 2009, the school converted to an academy and merged with other nearby schools during a 3-to-2-tier and academisation conversion. I was instrumental in providing a smooth transition from a technical standpoint during this time.
I was the first employee for Action Advertising Kent, I was responsible for the development and upkeep of the IT infrastructure, as well as undertaking website development and graphic design duties. Being a small business, I was also heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the business. By the time I left, we had multiple business running, each specialising in a different product category.
Microsoft MCSA, MCSE focusing on Windows networking, exchange messaging and cloud computing.
Undertook and achieved Upper Second Class with Honors in Multimedia Technology & Design
Completed my secondary education, acieving 10 A-C GCSEs and Distinction in AGNVQ IT