About us

Our story

SPS grew out of SEQTA Software’s desire to serve education. Following SEQTA’s mantra of ‘better education, better world’, there was a desire to branch out beyond software, and use the skills, backgrounds and expertise in our networks to provide premium services to educators. SPS remains a part of SEQTA.

Initially focussing on consolidating and systematising training and certification for the SEQTA Suite, SPS has more recently diversified offerings to bring the world of consultation and broader support services to schools.

Our passion is enriching and nurturing education and educators. We operate in a time of great change in education, and desire to provide first-class service to schools in any area that supports them in becoming their very best school – for their teachers, their students and the world.

Heather Simkiss

Office Manager

Heather joined our team in January 2016. She has over 25 years administration experience in various industries, ranging from banking and financial services through to church and educational service organisations.

She played an important role in establishing efficient processes and procedures to support the staff and training and services to the schools. She has significant office management and executive assistant experience.

Heather loves the challenge of learning new crafts and spends time reading and caring for her family.

Jeremy Hetebry

Educational Reporting and Analytics Specialist

Jeremy joined SEQTA with more than 25-years’ experience across a variety of school roles. Jeremy’s extensive experience, combined with a broad spectrum of professional passions – including education, professional learning and learning analytics – making him the perfect person to help schools get maximum value from SEQTA’s powerful analytics software.

Jeremy is a SEQTA Certified trainer and you may occasionally find him delivering the SEQTA advanced training workshops or webinars.

When he’s away from the office, Jeremy is a sports buff, a long-suffering Freo Dockers fan, and a proud family man who loves holidays and food.

Michelle Mathews

Senior Trainer

Michelle joined SEQTA Professional Services as a Senior Trainer with over 25 years experience in the education and training sectors both in Australia and overseas. Michelle has brought to SPS experience in current training trends, curriculum development and training certification across international markets.

Michelle is a Microsoft Certified trainer and was awarded the “SEQTA Master Certification” in July 2016 and recertification in 2019.

In her spare time Michelle likes reading and walking, along with operating ‘Mum’s Taxi Service’.

Kim Edwards

Senior Educational Consultant

Kim Edwards works as an Education Consultant for SPS providing professional development for teachers and school leaders. Prior to her joining SEQTA in 2016, she was Deputy Principal and MYP Co-ordinator at Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) in Perth for 11 years leading key changes at the school.

Kim is a very experienced International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader, IBEN Lead Educator, School Visit Team Leader, Consultant and Field Representative, traveling widely across the Asia Pacific region working with schools and teachers. Kim is also a Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction trainer completing her accreditation with Professor Lynne Erickson in 2012. Kim led the Visible Learning on-going feedback initiative at her school which was featured in the book by Professor John Hattie, titled ‘Visible Learning into Action – International Case Studies’.