Edtech platform Atom Learning has announced plans to launch Atom Prime globally by expanding into Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Atom Prime, the award-winning online learning platform, is now used by schools in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Nigeria and Abu Dhabi.
With over 50% growth month-on-month, Atom Learning has more than doubled its staff in the last two months, with a number of significant new positions announced.
Atom Prime launched just six months ago and, following a successful trial in the private sector with over 200 Preparatory Schools now using the platform, have entered the UK state school sector in October this year.
Atom Learning was founded by Jake O’Keeffe and Alex Hatvany in 2018 when both found themselves frustrated by the inequality in education provision in the UK and further afield.
They spotted great potential for technology to reduce the gap in attainment between the most and least privileged.
Atom Prime simplifies the role of the teacher
The Atom Prime service reduces teacher workload, supports teachers in managing mixed ability classes, ensures non-subject experts can run productive lessons and improves the dialogue between teachers and parents.
Atom Prime also integrates with Atom Nucleus, part of the Atom Learning suite of learning products, which offers a more affordable alternative to private tuition.
Earlier this year, Startups magazine named Atom Learning as one of the UK’s best and most exciting new businesses and, more recently, have been shortlisted for AI Business of the Year at the National Business Awards, the winner of which will be announced later this month.
Commenting on the vast expansion they have seen recently, O’Keeffe said: “We have seen phenomenal growth since launching Atom Prime in May, doubling headcount in just two months and now expanding internationally.
“This demonstrates a clear appetite from schools and parents for innovative solutions to improving access to high-quality education.
“We firmly believe in the power of technology to enhance educational outcomes and reduce the gap in attainment between the most and least privileged, and that is why we continue to invest in the growth of the business, to constantly improve the platform and to reach greater numbers of students across the UK and overseas.”
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