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B Squared Ltd, the creator of Connecting Steps is a UK based company working within the education market for over 20 years. B Squared has also developed Evisense, our evidence platform for schools. For more information click here.

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Meet the B Squared team

Dale Pickles, Microsoft
Certified Solutions Expert


Dale Pickles is our fearless leader. He works with schools all over the UK to help deliver best practice, reduce teacher work load and help schools move forward with assessment. Dale has spoken at conferences such as The Autism Show and TES SEN show, he has written articles for Education Technology and regularly hosts B Squared's webinars discussing issues such as "What is 'good'progress?" 

Dale's mum Brenda is the SEND teacher that created the original B Squared framework on paper over 20 years ago. Dale's dad, Brian, an IBM software engineer, translated the paper assessments into the cloud based format of today.

You can contact Dale via LinkedIn

Jon Twycross, Microsoft
Certified Solutions Expert



Jon is B Squared's Chief Product Officer, he oversees the development of all new products, focusing on designing new solutions to enhance our software and integrating new features and improvements to help teachers manage their workload. He is responsible for ensuring all school data is safe and secure. Jon also contributes to the B Squared blog explaining subjects such as GDPR.  Jon is married to a primary school teacher and understands the lack of free time during the working day, so he gives up his time 'out of hours' to deliver live Connecting Steps training webinars in the evening where he guides you through the basics of using the software and answers all your questions.

You can contact Jon on LinkedIn

Alex Hurle, Head of Education


Alex heads up our education team, he writes our assessment frameworks, ensuring they meet Government guidelines and the needs of our teacher customers. Alex is a qualified teacher with over 10 years’ experience including several years' worth of classroom-based experience.  Alex is passionate about education, his blog explains Government policies and contains useful downloads designed to help teachers make sense of the data, saving them precious time and making assessment easier.


You can contact Alex via LinkedIn

Tor Pickles, Curriculum Assessment Specialist

A qualified teacher with 12 years’ experience across both Primary and Secondary education, Tor is part of the Education team, developing new content for Connecting Steps software. She also closely monitors DfE policy updates, incorporating changes and curriculum updates into our assessment framework.

New Post 16 KS4+ framework helps track progress towards being fully independent. Arrange a free online meeting to learn how it would work in your setting