Award winning EdTech Edukey Consolidate and Grow

August 17, 2017 | Donna Beam

Edukey are BETT Award winners for Class Charts

Since their establishment in June 2014 by inspirational ex Teacher Duncan Wilson

this Award Winning EdTech company – Edukey – who want to unlock Teachers potential,

have continued to grow.

 

This summer sees Duncan employing a further 6 local people, again mainly previous pupils,

to boost his Service and Support wing of the company as it moves into the consolidation

phase of his 10 year initial business plan.

 

 

Duncan said, “It’s really brilliant to be able to put more resource into looking after all those customers who have put their faith and trust in our products and to see the rewards of all the effort we put into designing and testing these products in the real world scenarios that Teachers face every day”

“Our first priority is to make sure that Teachers understand how to use our tools to get the most out of them and see the very maximum Return on Investment, that is only fair on cash strapped schools”

“We then offer free unlimited Support on any technical or functional issues so that the Teacher is always completely happy that they are driving the software at full rev’s.  To offer great support we employ great people and we now have 10 strong Service and Support indivduals purely dedicated to looking after our customers”

“We pride ourselves on the amazing team and team atmosphere we foster here – that are all dedicated to providing unparalleled levels of Service and Support – our Support and Feedback statistics speak for themselves”

Georgina Theobald, Data Manager at Harefield Academy Said, “I really love the way you and your support team (especially Jamie B) are so responsive.” 

With further high level support and endorsement from within the industry – including this year’s BETT award for ICT Leadership and Management solutions, Duncan is keen to take his band of merry Techies and Support staff into the next phase of his Great Plan – keep watching this space for further news on their latest developments.

Edukey are 2017 BETT Award Winners!

February 9, 2017 | Duncan Wilson

We are so proud to have been awarded a prestigious Bett Award in the ‘ICT Leadership and Management solutions’ category. The award was won for our Class Charts product which provides teachers with data rich seating charts and streamlined behaviour management reports. Coinciding with Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology, the awards are considered the highest accolade in the industry.

Edukey are BETT Award winners for Class Charts

Thanks to all who have helped us get to where we are now, here are some nice pics from our best BETT Show ever:

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TES Global acquires stake in Edukey

March 22, 2016 | Duncan Wilson

  • Deal represents unique opportunity to scale a successful and profitable UK edtech innovator with a suite of products loved by teachers, and is in line with previous strategic investments in promising ‘teacherpreneur’ led start-ups
  • Class Charts and Provision Map have already helped EduKey build a global user base of over 350,000 teachers and 4 million students

TES Global (“TES”), the digital education business, has invested in Edukey Education Ltd (“EduKey”), a rapidly growing provider of education software to teachers and schools. The acquisition further positions TES as a leading edtech investor and provider of digital services to teachers and schools. EduKey’s portfolio of products have in a short time built a global user base of over 350,000 teachers and 4 million students.

EduKey was founded in 2010 by former teacher of 16 years Duncan Wilson and software developer Gintas Sasnauskas and has two leading products. Class Charts(www.classcharts.com) is an artificial intelligence driven seating plan and behaviour management platform that provides instant seating plans, behaviour management and powerful behaviour analytics to support teachers in the classroom. Provision Map (www.provisionmap.com) is a Special Education Needs management tool.

Rob Grimshaw, CEO of TES Global said:

“We’re delighted that EduKey will be joining the TES family. Teachers love the company’s products and we’re all excited about the opportunities to make them available to the TES community of 8 million educators. Teacherpreneurs like Duncan are hugely passionate about education and know what works in the classroom. And this is demonstrated clearly in the rapid take up of the products all over the world.”

Duncan Wilson, Founder and Director of EduKey, said:

“I am thrilled that TES Global have recognised the value and potential of Edukey. It has taken a great deal of hard work to get us to where we are now and we are on the cusp of an incredibly exciting new chapter for the company with Class Charts and Provision Map growing rapidly The endorsement and support of TES is hugely significant as we look to support an ever increasing number of global teachers.”

Stephen Crabb MP, former Secretary of State for Wales and Preseli Pembrokeshire commented:

“This deal is exciting news for EduKey as a business and exciting news for Pembrokeshire. Duncan and his team have done an excellent job in creating an innovative global hi-tech business which has huge potential for growth. This deal will open doors to new opportunities and I am thrilled that the business will be looking to create so many hi-tech jobs within its already established local team. I look forward to watching their continued success.”

About EduKey

Edukey Education Ltd is a rapidly growing provider of education software to teachers and schools. Founded by a teacher with 16 years of experience in the classroom, the company provides a range of software products with its flagship products being Class Charts (www.classcharts.com), a seating plan and behaviour management platform and Provision Map (www.provisionmap.com) which are supplied to schools in the UK and the rest of the world.

Behaviour Management Conference

February 23, 2016 | Duncan Wilson

We are pleased to be presenting at Darrick Wood Academy Behaviour Management Conference on 1st March 2016 (9.15am – 12.30pm)darrick-logo

Darrick Wood is a reputed OFSTED Outstanding & World Class Status School in Bromley that have utilised Class Charts as the backbone of their class room management and behaviour reporting.

Attendance is free with a light lunch and refreshments available. The team at Darrick Wood & Class Charts will present and hold discussions on how a school can successfully use Class Charts to achieve greater effectiveness and thorough tracking of student behaviour.

A step-by-step guide illustrating how Darrick Wood have been restructuring Behaviour for Learning in relation to World Class standards will also detail a new approach to charity based praise & rewards whilst managing low level disruption.

If you would like to attend the conference then you can download Darrick Wood’s form here or just contact us and we will book you into the conference.

 

 

Secretary of State for Wales visits Edukey

January 29, 2016 | Duncan Wilson

Edukey were proud to host the Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb MP, at our Fishguard Offices today.  Stephen was invited to meet the team and discuss the benefits and challenges of running a global Ed Tech company from his picturesque constituency of Pembrokeshire.

Steve Crabb Visits Edukey Class Charts Behaviour Management

As Mr Crabb is embarking on a trade mission across Wales to find and support global exporting companies, the opportunity to learn as much as he did about Education Technology and exactly how we can operate outside of the typical City of London bubble was invaluable.

The meeting was immensely helpful for our director, Duncan, and Stephen with a number of follow up meetings and lines of communications opening to support Edukey’s growth and infrastructure.

As we continue to grow, both in employees and clients, the support of local government and councils will be invaluable.  Having Stephen’s full support is extremely validating for all of us at Edukey and we look forward to working closely with him in the future.

Edukey are Education Investor Award Finalists

August 22, 2015 | Duncan Wilson

We have again been short-listed as Education Investor Award finalists – fantastic!

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These awards recognise innovation and achievement in the education technology sector. We made the short-list last year, dug out our dinner jackets, and had a great night at the awards, but unfortunately did not win. This year we are again hoping to top the list and come away with an award for all of our hard work and efforts. We are in the same category as our good friends over at Classroom Monitor and are sharing a table with them – good luck guys (but I still hope we beat you!).

Class Charts hits the USA!

July 5, 2015 | Duncan Wilson

We have quite a few US schools using the seating plan and behaviour management features of Class Charts, so we headed over to ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia to show US teachers how we roll.

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This was the first time in the States for us and it was a real eye opener. We found the US teachers to be a really friendly bunch and learnt a great deal about how Class Charts fits in with the schools over there. Feedback was brilliantly positive with teachers and school principals getting really excited when we showed them the artificial intelligence and behaviour analysis features that we pack into Class Charts.

Next year ISTE is in Denver, Colorado – we will be there!

Genevieve Shore, ex-CIO at Pearson PLC joins Edukey Education Ltd as Strategy Advisor.

May 2, 2015 | Duncan Wilson

Edukey Education Ltd is pleased to announce that Genevieve Shore, ex Pearson CIO has acquired an equity stake in the company and joins as our Strategic Advisor.genevieve_shore

Edukey Education was founded by Duncan Wilson; a former secondary school teacher with 16 years of experience in secondary education. Our company has a portfolio of products that include SEN software, online literacy tests and a whole school behaviour management solution. Across our product range we have a combined global user base of over 250,000 teachers and 4 million students.

Edukey’s flagship product is Class Charts. This award winning software combines seating plans with behaviour management and uses artificial intelligence to identify how pupils influence each other in the classroom. Currently in 10 languages, Class Charts is one of the UK’s fastest growing Edtech exports and provides school leaders with a detailed analysis of behaviour trends and patterns in their school.

Duncan & Genevieve first met when Duncan performed a pitch about Class Charts to an audience at the 2013 BETT show. Genevieve was representing Pearson PLC as a judge, took a keen interest in the product and has stayed in touch, following our progress, for two years.

Duncan is pleased to welcome Genevieve on board, “Genevieve has a huge experience in the edtech industry and we are very excited to welcome her on board. She brings strategic expertise to the company and we are very much looking forward to working with her as we realise our global ambitions”.

Genevieve is also looking forward to working with the Edukey team, “the team build innovative and beautiful products that help teachers everywhere and everyday embrace technology in the classroom.”

Edukey Shortlisted for a BETT Award!

December 8, 2014 | Duncan Wilson

We are super pleased that we have been shortlisted as a finalist at the BETT Awards 2015!

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This is a really big achievement for us and we are keeping our fingers tightly crossed that we will win. We get lots of feedback from schools and that really helps us to refine what we are doing – so thanks so much if you have contributed to our success. We particularly hope that we get recognition for the ground breaking work  we have done with Class Charts which provides class seating plans for SIMS along with world class behaviour management.

Edukey presents Class Charts at SIIA Education 2014

| Duncan Wilson

It’s over the Atlantic to NYC for us this month. We have the honour of being the only UK company ever to be shortlisted to present at the Software Information & Industry Alliance at McGraw-Hill Education HQ in central New York.

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We are on stage for a pitch of Class Charts to the USA’s top Edtech execs followed by some hobnobbing with leaders in the field of Edtech. Here is Rose presenting, well done Rose!