Gwyn ap Harri : CEO

Gwyn ap Harri


Gwyn founded realsmart way back in 2004 to scratch his own itch and allow him to teach in the way he wanted. Gwyn is the founder and CEO of the XP School Trust, a world renowned Multi-Academy Trust based in Doncaster.

Previously, Gwyn has designed systems for the DfE amongst others, using technology to underpin whole school improvement at a national scale.

As a teacher, Gwyn led the Computer Science department at Hatfield High School, Doncaster for six years, and worked in the technology and music industries during his early career.

Simon Brown : Managing Director

Simon Brown

Managing Director

During 10 years as a teacher in an outstanding secondary school, Simon developed his passion to use EdTech to enhance teaching and learning. It was in the classroom that he was introduced to realsmart and became an advocate of the tools and the organisation.  In 2010 He joined the team in the capacity of Education Consultant and worked closely with partner schools to ensure success. Simon is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. In his spare time, he trains children in musical theatre, plays the keyboard in his band and enjoys long walks at the beach with his wife, children and dog.

Gavin Norris : Project Manager

Gavin Norris

Project Manager

Gavin has managed projects at realsmart for the past 10 years and successfully delivered over 600 school websites and G Suite integration.
In his spare time, you can find Gavin under or in his camper van or walking with his wife and his Dog, Buddy.

Sam Gray : Technical Director

Sam Gray

Technical Director

Sam has led key development projects at realsmart and will be overseeing the development and delivery of reporting export you have requested. Sam has experience in front end and back end engineering using the latest technologies to provide customers with superb user experiences.
Sam has a cat called Albus who joins most online meetings.

Michael Heslop : Design Lead

Michael Heslop

Design Lead

Michael has led design projects for many realsmart clients. With a passion for clean semantic code reflected in my design philosophy, I have worked on the following sites recently:

And many more.