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About

 

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UK schools have spent £1 billion on technology in the last 5 years, yet there has been no measurable impact on student progress. While classroom technology is important, the behind the scene technology of how a school operates is more important. If teachers are overworked and burnt out, and the school is making cuts due to a lack of budget, student progress will suffer. If technology is used to save schools time and money, this will provide the greatest opportunities for you to raise student progress

 
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The Problem

Schools are investing huge sums of money into technology without any impact on student progress, the bottom line or working hours.

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The Solution

We have created school development programmes that implement, train, and support schools to save time and money with technology.

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The Methodology

The LearnMaker Method identifies 3 key principles that underpin the use of technology to help your school save time, money and raise progress.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to use technology to save schools time, money and raise student progress. 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to use technology to save schools time, money and raise student progress.

 

Since 2014 we've worked with over 200 schools as well as the following organisations:

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MEET THE FOUNDER

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Jay Ashcroft

“When I was five I remember going to work one day with my dad. He was in the Royal Signals, the IT branch of the British military and I grew up on an army camp. One thing about the military is that they have access to cutting edge technology. I remember going into this room that was wall to wall with wardrobe size computers full of flashing LEDs. I can picture it clear as day still, standing in awe of this giant machine wondering what each light meant. It was magical. From that moment onwards I’ve been fascinated with technology.”

Having been around technology since before he could walk or talk, it seemed impossible that Jay would settle into any other career than one involving technology. However, education ran a close second, and after graduating University Jay spent a number of years teaching, first in a music school and then across secondary schools in Merseyside. The pull of technology was too much though, and Jay left to work at Apple where he honed his skills in organisational development. 

In 2011, Jay took a new store in one of England’s most deprived areas and turned it into one of Europe's highest performing in only 12 months. Jay's expertise and practices were later incorporated into the company's training provision. Later, Jay moved across to an education sales role for the North of England. Overseeing more than £2 million of Apple hardware deployed into schools, Jay worked with thousands of teachers in the process and learnt about their struggles firsthand. In 2014, discontent with how little support schools had when getting to grips with technology, Jay quit his career and invested his life savings to found LearnMaker.

Today, Jay combines his expertise in technology, education and organisational development to personally support numerous schools. Jay is a best selling author, has been nominated for a number of awards, and is asked to speak across the globe on technology in education.