Lawrence ShipmanSenior Product Engineer – Engineering
Lawrence taught himself computing back in 1997 and has over 18 years IT experience with 15 years in software development. In 2000 he started his IT career contracted within the Ford Motor Company and progressed through various IT roles until settling on software development. In 2003 he joined Essex Police wanting to develop software that made a difference to communities. He achieved his goal by developing a series of self-briefing police officer portals, intelligence searches, crime statistical dashboards and intranets that assisted in making Essex safer. After almost 11 years with Essex Police and having 3 children at School, he decided to move into Education looking to help with School improvement. He developed and delivered a product for School Effectiveness which was a key part in winning the Education Investor award for School improvement service in 2016. In 2017 he joined Arbor Education to continue their great work in transforming the way schools & MATs work.