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Sherston Software Ltd

Sherston Software is a provider of innovative educational software, designed to motivate children and boost their performance.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Education
  • Location Sherston, England, GB
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

Planet Sherston is a portal to consumer-quality materials designed for and by teachers and includes a large back-catalogue of CD-Rom titles. This is powered by a unique Adaptive Learning engine which allows the system to chose appropriate activities for the students without intervention from the teacher. Additionally, the e-assessment area includes a range of products which can dramatically increase the reliability of marking for a lower cost.


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    Matt Wingfield
    Managing Director of Assessment Division

    Matt has a formal educational background: after seven years as a primary school teacher and ICT coordinator, he became Director of Education for the Kingswood ICT Study Centre Group. Since joining Sherston he has worked closely with Karim Derrick to shape the assessment division and has been responsible for securing a growing number of contracts amongst exam bodies and Ministries of Education at home and abroad.

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    Karim Derrick

    Karim is a former secondary school maths department head and founder of one of the first online education communities. He then developed the innovation educational resources and assessment technologies that have produced Planet Sherston and ACJ.

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    Stephen Copeland

    Former founder of a rights based media group, Stephen raised private equity for the production of a 52 part children's television series. He also formed and sold a software-training company to a NSADAQ listed e-learning company where he became VP of Operations.

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    Jim Patterson

    Jim has held senior positions in schools, universities, and business, working in the fields of formative assessment, curriculum design, and information technology. He then became CEO of TAG Learning Ltd which was regarded as the UKs most innovative technology enterprise, acquired by Sherston's former parent company in 2008.

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    Kerry Baldwin
    IQ Capital Partners

    IQ Capital Partners are based in Cambridge and invest in companies exploiting smart 'IQ' intensive technologies. In 2011 they invested £1.5m into Sherston, making them the largest shareholder.