Where we came from
Different Class grew out of a local authority with background in school improvement and ICT/Development, bringing together a unique mix of skills and experience. The team emerged from a range of roles, each with their own specialist knowledge and outlook but all with a common aim: to improve outcomes for children and young people.
The teams were:
- Data and performance team
- ICT advisory and consultancy team
- Online systems development team
- Building Schools for the Future (BSF) implementation team
- Change management
This unique mix of skills, knowledge and abilities means that we are well-placed to deliver high quality developments that meet the demands of the current education agenda. Plus we are flexible and experienced in supporting schools and authorities that we work with.
Our experience has taught us that off-the-shelf implementations may "tick boxes", but never really deliver what is needed. Often workarounds are implemented and the project leaders achieve their aims in spite of products purchased, rather than because of them.
To us, every client is unique. Although each is working towards similar goals, problems are approached from different directions and as such the solutions need to be diverse and tailored to each individual situation. With that in mind we personalise products to meet the specific requirements of our clients.
With a combined 30 years experience developing web-based solutions, consultancy and training for the education sector, we are ideally placed to develop for and support local authorities and schools.