Below you will find a list of members of the Development Team.
Brian Throup has been a valuable part of the Furlong team since 2007. As well as performance tuning and optimising the SQL server database his role involves designing and laying out school reports. Brian also provides expert technical support to our Customer Support Team.
Donna joined Furlong in September 2015. She has worked on a range of projects in the fields of Data Analysis, Management Information Reporting and IT Support for educational establishments, including the University of Arts London, and government organisations, including the Police, the Army and the MOD. She will be assisting the Development Team in developing new reports and maintaining and improving existing functionality.
Heather joined Furlong in August 2017 after working as a developer for an insurance management company and previously as an IT apprentice for a large energy company. She is now looking forward new opportunities and challenges with Furlong.
Jack joined Furlong in June 2015 as an Apprentice Developer, having finished his BTEC Extended Diploma in Software Development at Andover College, and is now working on developing his skills at Furlong while looking forward to new challenges that await him.
John joined the team in March 2014 after nearly twenty years working for Capita in almost all areas of IT, but focusing in recent years on enterprise scale web applications such as the online testing system used during the recruitment of collectors for the 2011 census. He will be working to promote Test Driven Development as well as working on SchoolBase.
Jonathan joined in June of 2015 after completing a BSC in Computer Science at the University of Portsmouth. He is now part of the reports team and is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this will present.
Joshua joined the reports team in June of 2017 after having completed a BSC in Business Information Technology. It is his first IT job and is looking forward to putting what he has learned to the test and expanding his knowledge base.
Kieran joined Furlong in March 2017, having previously worked as a junior developer at one of the country’s leading sixth form colleges. With previous experience designing and maintaining management information systems, he is currently working on the development of SchoolBase.
Rado joined Furlong in September 2016, after many years working in the oil & gas industry. With previous experience in data-driven systems development and a C#/.NET background, he will contribute to the development of SchoolBase.
Robert joined Furlong in May 2014 as a developer, initially taking over the responsibility for the Registration system in SchoolBase. His domain has since spread to include Pupil Finder, Mail Merge and the release process. Robert is now an experienced and valued member of the Furlong development team.
Dhankaji graduated from Cardiff University in July 2012 with a BSc Honours in Computer Science and volunteered as an Admin Assistant prior to Joining Furlong. Dhankaji was originally working with the support team but is now an integral part of our Testing team.
Jane has been working at Furlong since October 2011. Before Furlong, Jane worked in both IT support work and software development, for software used in manufacturing. Before Furlong, software for schools was new for her, but with close relatives that have taught in both state and public schools, she is familiar with other aspects of school culture. At Furlong she works mainly on software testing.