Formative Data Solutions, has entered a partnership with school information system developer, Double First Ltd, to distribute its online data tracking system Early Essence to Primary Essence.
Since it was piloted in four Yorkshire schools, more than 1000 schools now have access to the software package and this new collaboration will enable education management systems to be introduced to fee paying nursery, pre-prep and prep schools worldwide.
Early Essence and Primary Essence deliver online, live data tracking systems that allow nursery providers, primary schools, parents and pupils to work together to follow the progress, development and attainment of children from birth to 11 years.
Developed to support Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the systems already have a rapidly growing customer base and have been acknowledged as outstanding by independent Ofsted inspectors. The Essence software was successfully piloted in selected Yorkshire schools and is now available commercially.
Double First celebrates 25 years of developing and supporting dedicated management information and accounting systems to independent schools. The company has an extensive portfolio of products that provide education and administrative data management and reporting.
Commenting of the new partnership, Double First chairman, Piers du Pré said: “We are very excited to represent Early to Primary Essence to independent schools worldwide. Double First’s Education Management System, Engage, integrates fully with Essence, adding considerable benefit to all early years and prep schools. It also continues to the end of Key Stage 3, which allows senior schools to continue seamlessly with the wealth of information collected during their primary schooling. The undoubted expertise of the Formative Data Solutions team will be of great benefit in all of the markets we serve across the globe.”
Responding, Formative Data Solution’s Scott Parkin, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Double First Ltd as our exclusive worldwide distributor for our unique Essence software to fee paying nurseries, pre prep and prep schools. Double First’s knowledge of this marketplace in the UK is invaluable and its infrastructure and significant relationships with overseas British curriculum schools will serve as a great base from which to launch our Essence products worldwide.”
You can see Primary Essence and Early Essence on stand C41 at the Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition, where qualified staff from will be on hand to demonstrate their products.
Scott Parkin will also be speaking at the event on Friday 8th March at 11.30-12.30 in the Green Seminar room. Click here to register.