Friday, 15 April 2011

Pearson to exhibit at SCIS AGM/Annual Conference 2011

The Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh will be the focus of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) AGM/Annual Conference 2011 on Thursday 28th April.

The theme of this year's event is, "A Culture of Excellence" and the guest speaker is Professor Lindsay Paterson. The event begins at 9:00am and concludes at around 3:00pm following the afternoon workshops.

Pearson the world’s leading education company, will be showcasing Pearson e1, a complete web-based centrally hosted education management system (MIS), which brings together the tools necessary for managing teaching and learning.

New for 2011
-Fronter, part of Pearson, the world’s leading education company, will be showcasing the Fronter Platform which combines a wide range of easy-to-use tools for learning and collaboration online.

Visit the Pearson stand for live product demos and to find out how our expertise and experience can benefit your School. Your Scottish-based Business Development Manager, Robert Craig will be on stand to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) visit

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Fife Council complete roll out of e¹

"We believe that reporting and tracking in e¹ offers us further opportunities to support teachers and schools in delivering even better outcomes for pupils and families".

All 190 plus schools were using Gold, a traditional, locally deployed, 'modular' style MIS from Pearson Phoenix. An innovative approach to selecting a new MIS was employed - asking the schools to choose their own software. The Authority made a commitment that whatever solution was best determined to best fit the schools' needs would be the system implemented. With staff from secondary, primary, nursery and special education, all schools were represented in the process of producing a specification, supplier/product review and finally selection. Even with that inclusive approach at the heart of the process, changing MIS systems was always going to prove a significant challenge.

To download a full copy of the case study click here.

Pearson e¹ YouTube Channel is now live!

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Watch the latest videos from Pearson Phoenix; covering Pearson e¹ Demo Clips, Case Studies, comments and more.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Pearson UK creates new school improvement business

July 26, 2010

Pearson UK today announces the establishment of a new school improvement business.

The business will be led by Anders Hultin, who will join Pearson from September 2010 as Managing Director of School Improvement. Mr Hultin has nearly twenty years of experience in education. He co-founded the Kunskapsskolan chain of independent schools in Sweden and was its chief executive from 1999 to 2007.

Pearson’s school improvement business will work with schools to help them structure teaching; improve strategic planning and administration; offer teacher training and professional development; and adapt learning for individual pupils.

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said:

“School leaders and teachers are always looking for new ways to improve what they do, to meet the high expectations of parents and pupils. The new Government’s reforms will give schools more opportunity to tailor their approach to their communities and to individual pupils.

"Pearson has a long history of working with teachers to give pupils the best possible education. Our rich heritage in publishing and assessment, and our international reach and expertise in technology means that we are well-placed to support schools as they seek to improve what they offer.

“Historically we’ve offered resources and services that support individual teachers but are increasingly being asked for whole school solutions. This might include not only helping with the administration, accounting and school management, but also providing an entire framework for school operations. By improving our educational offering to schools and teachers we hope to enable teachers to spend more time focussing on teaching and learning.

“That’s why we are creating a new school improvement business, which will build on our existing relationships with a number of academies and invest more in bespoke school-wide support. I am delighted that we have recruited an expert of Anders’s experience and stature to lead our school improvement work.”

Anders Hultin said:

“Great school leaders and great teachers working collaboratively is the most important factor in successful schools. However in our increasingly competitive world even the best teachers and school leaders need help to find out about and take advantage of the very best practice in teaching and learning and the very best resources, tools and technology.

“If we can create services for schools that help them structure teaching, free up teacher time, avoid bureaucratic burdens, and use data in more personalised ways for pupils, then that will ultimately be of real benefit to teachers and pupils.

“I hope that my experience working with a range of successful schools in Sweden, combined with Pearson’s international expertise and long heritage of working with teachers can help all types of schools in the UK to focus what they do on achieving better educational outcomes for young people”


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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Scottish Learning Festival 2010

The Scottish Learning Festival 2010  “Curriculum for Excellence: Enhancing Experiences, Raising Standards” will take place on 22-23 September 2010 at the SECC, Glasgow.

Why not take the opportunity to visit us our stand to learn more about Pearson Phoenix, and to explore the benefits that the latest version of our flagship MIS system e¹ has to offer.

We’ll be on the stand to answer any questions you may have and to highlight how is already giving Local Authorities and schools of all sizes a head start in meeting government requirements such as parental engagement and interoperability.

What this Learning Festival is about:

The Scottish Learning Festival is about teaching and learning and offers a number of opportunities to enhance the education profession by providing:
  • inspiration and new ideas
  • an opportunity to network with peers
  • a range of options to enhance the learning and teaching experience for all.
In addition, teachers want practical advice and ideas about effective use of ICT in their classrooms to improve the quality of learning and teaching.

The team at Pearson hope to see some of you there.

Date: 22-23 September 2010

Venue: SECC, Glasgow


Welcome to our blog!

Hello world! We’re excited to launch our first official Pearson e¹ blog.

Pearson Phoenix are a leading education software solution provider. Our flagship product - e¹, is a centrally hosted, web-based system that delivers schools with a functionally rich, affordable solution that enables pupil data to be recorded, tracked, measured and analysed to raise attainment.

We hope this blog provides you with a deeper insight into our work and who we are, and we’re very excited to be out here talking to you!

At the end of each post, you can click on the author’s name to get bio and profile information. We’ll also have guest bloggers from our partners on occasion to provide you with additional perspectives and insights.

Keep on the lookout for upcoming posts from our team members this week and beyond. If you’re interested, RSS and Atom feeds are available for all posts or specific categories.

Thanks so much for visiting our blog. Enjoy!

The Pearson e¹ team

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

More Than Eight out of Ten Parents in Favour of Online School Reporting

Pearson Phoenix, one of the UK’s leading providers of management information systems (MIS) for schools, released the results of an online survey of almost 2000 British adults, showing that more than eight out of ten (82 percent) parents with children 17 and under are in favour of online school reporting of progress and behaviour, of those 47 percent said that it would help them to feel more involved in their child’s education and giving them a greater understanding of their educational development.

The survey, carried out by YouGov Plc polled 1,988 adults online in January, 2008 with figures weighted to be representative of all GB adults.

Find out more by clicking here to view our short clip “Delivering 21st Century Learning”