Share • Inspire • Educate

We're a team of educators and STEM enthusiasts helping teachers make better use of EdTech in the classroom to inspire students.

Magpie Education has developed a series of EdTech kits to help inspire Computing & STEM learning in UK schools. It brings together the best robotics, AR/VR, AI and unplugged activities. Our EdTech kits have a focus on Project Based Learning that opens-up an engaging world of physical computing, where learners experience the joy of creating.

Our experienced team of educators have created lesson plans that are mapped back to the National Curriculum and apply real-word learning. Our Planning & Assessment App supports teachers with ensuring curriculum coverage, finding resources and sharing best practice. It allows them to find CPD, tailor learning journeys and get real-time reports on their students progress.

Our mission is to ensure that all students have an inspiring STEM education; equipping them with with the skills for the modern workplace.

Our Team

Educators • Developers • Innovators

Laurence Ellis

CEO

A successful innovator who has pioneered new approaches in Education Services, Medical Services and Aircraft manufacturing. A long term interest in Education born out of 20 years in providing services in the education sector and as an employer of those with STEM qualifications.

Dominic Keen

Director

Dominic is a successful British entrepreneur and founder of Britbots. Having previously floated the software business that he founded on the London Stock Exchange, he now helps exciting ventures to maximise their growth potential. His fascination with all things robotic drives an impassioned evangelism of the field.

Somesh Selvachandran

CTO

Somesh built electronic trading systems for Morgan Stanley, before leaving to co-found Innovate My Curriculum and Talking Circles. He enjoys pouring his passion for computing into projects to help teachers in the classroom and get more kids coding.

Mark Chambers

Strategy Lead & STE(A)M Evangelist

Leader of a team of pedagogic innovators working with schools to promote good practice in learning and teaching. Ex-CEO of Naace. Motivated by Learning, Education Technology (EdTech), Impact & School Improvement.

Paul Smith-Keitley

EdTech Lead & Maker of Things

Paul has a specialism in creative uses of EdTech, Robotics, AI, VR/AR. He's experienced in curriculum development and project-based experiential learning. Four times winner of the Upstate NY EdTech challenge and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Mark Dorling

Adviser

Mark is the former National CPD Coordinator for Computing At School, but is best known for his work in the Digital Schoolhouse project at Langley Grammar School. He is a primary-trained teacher with many years of both primary and secondary teaching, teacher training, commercial educational training and industry experience.

We want everyone to have a high quality and inspiring STEM education.



Our Partners