A multi-disciplinary integrated skill set

Nova Co-Design brings together the collective skills of education planners, ICT providers, architects and furniture, fittings & equipment consultants. As a team we have experience of working with clients, architects, engineers and contractors through which we have successfully delivered more than 60 academies, pathfinder projects and BSF schools over the past 10 years.

Over recent years we have developed and delivered a number of strategic integrated approaches that have added value by making more
efficient use of spending on the development of internal and external learning spaces, their furniture, equipment and ICT.

We have a fully tested process that will deliver the client’s vision, speed up the process, improve the solution, and maximise the spend available to an Academy, Free School, Local Authority or self-managed project.

Management Team

Terry White
Director - Education

Terry began his career as a teacher and has developed wide ranging experience of leadership in Schools and Community Colleges as a Headteacher and Principal over 30 years.

He has worked in industry as a Director of WSP (Buildings and Management Solutions) and as a client design advisor, on educational projects. He has extensive experience over the last 15 years of both public and private professional activity, advising Local Authorities, School Designers, architects, Federations, Academy Sponsors, Industry, Universities and Voluntary Groups. Terry has always made the focus of his work the improvement in learning outcomes and life chances for young people and adults.

Terry has drawn on these wider international experiences and has incorporated them into pathfinders in the UK, such as the JCB Academy Skills Academy which became the pathfinder for the UTC in Staffordshire and the Elm Green School in London which was the first parent promoter school.

Martin Coleman
Director - Technology

Martin is a Consultant at Nova Codesign with lead responsibility for Educational ICT Consultancy.

He has extensive hands on experience of helping create inspiring educationally focused ICT enabled learning environments and delivering solutions that are sustainable and future proof.

Martin was a head of faculty and teacher of Maths and ICT. He was an examiner both at GCSE and Post A’Level Diploma level. He followed this as General Manager of a leading UK Educational IT company, Senior Engineer for a County Council, and Contracts Manager for a Construction Company. This combination of experiences gives him an in depth knowledge of education, a technical understanding of ICT and a thorough understanding of construction and procurement.

He has consulted on scores of schools and Academy projects as well working with LAs, BSF, and directly for government agencies.  He has contributed to research projects such as Faraday and supported bringing innovative uses of technology into schools such as PSP.