What is Aquinas Education?

Aquinas Education is an innovative platform that simplifies connecting schools with qualified teachers, TAs, and administrative staff in the UK and overseas. It streamlines staffing processes, making it easier to find candidates while offering features like attendance tracking and salary management.

Revolutionising education staffing, Aquinas Education’s platform focuses on efficiency. This is delivered by leveraging a powerful hybrid tech-based system to streamline the recruitment process and match the right person to the right school seamlessly. By enhancing administrative procedures and making recruitment easier, it benefits schools and job seekers alike.

Connecting schools with qualified teachers and staff. For any type of role in the education sector! Just Look, Click, Book!

Working with their team was a delightful experience right from the beginning to the very end. They helped us reinvent our platform and made it future-proof, equipping it with great features and technology. Additionally, their innovative ideas and suggestions breathed new life into our concept.

Sam Leggitt

Sam Leggitt

Director - Aquinas Education

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A vision to change the educational hiring landscape!

Aquinas Education aspired to reshape the landscape of educational hiring by recognising and addressing prevalent challenges in the sector. They wanted to uproot the hurdles that come in the way of swiftly placing qualified teachers and helping educators find suitable positions. They realised that these issues persisted due to outdated hiring methods and inadequate job platforms. These shortcomings lead to delays, inefficiencies, and increased administrative burdens.

The team at Aquinas Education identified these challenges and committed to leveraging technology to pioneer a transformation in staffing processes. Their vision was to create a user-friendly platform that caters specifically to the intricacies of education staffing.

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Transformation to a next-gen platform

From an outdated system unable to meet evolving needs

Aquinas Education’s previous platform faced significant challenges due to its outdated design, poor functionalities, and a user journey that no longer aligned with the vision.

As times evolved, the platform struggled to fulfil the changing needs of schools, educators, and administrative professionals. Its inefficiencies were evident in its inability to cater to the evolving requirements of these stakeholders, prompting the team of Aquinas to seek a revamp of the platform.

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To an efficient, cutting-edge and robust platform

Recognising the deficiencies in their existing system, Aquinas Education approached us with a clear vision to develop a new, cutting-edge platform. This revamp aimed to create an efficient, user-centric solution perfectly tailored to meet the needs of both schools and educators.

The goal was to design and build a platform that would address the specific pain points experienced by education professionals, providing a seamless experience aligned with the modern technological landscape.

Robust platform

Development phase of Aquinas Education

We collaborated closely, combining innovative ideas with technical expertise to redefine the platform’s architecture and functionalities. Rigorous testing and iterative design processes were integral to ensure a seamless user experience.

The development team meticulously crafted each feature, focusing on precision in algorithm development for staff matching, robust data encryption for privacy, and system scalability to handle growing demands. The project witnessed an intricate balance between technological advancements and user-centric design principles.

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The development team meticulously crafted each feature, focusing on precision in algorithm development for staff matching, robust data encryption for privacy, and system scalability to handle growing demands. The project witnessed an intricate balance between technological advancements and user-centric design principles.

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Anticipated challenges in the project

Algorithm precision and human interaction

Developing an algorithm that accurately matches education professionals with schools while preserving the personalised touch required in staffing.

Integrated system complexity

Designing an integrated system that manages attendance, salary calculations, and data encryption, demanded precision in data capture and secure handling.

Data privacy and security measures

Implementing robust security measures to ensure stringent data privacy protocols while maintaining accessibility for authorised users.

Platform scalability and performance

Ensuring the platform’s capability to handle increased user loads without compromising on performance or response time.

Features that strengthened their vision

Efficient Booking System

Efficient Booking System

A platform that simplifies hiring educators akin to booking an Uber. Schools have the ability to review qualifications, engage in direct communication, and efficiently hire prescreened education professionals.

Two-Way Matching System

Two-Way Matching System

The dynamic platform facilitates a two-way process where educators find suitable roles while schools efficiently identify qualified staff, ensuring mutual satisfaction in placements.

Precise Algorithm

Precise Algorithm

Building a sophisticated algorithm system to ensure accurate matching between educators and schools, optimising the placement process based on qualifications and preferences.

Attendance Tracking

Attendance Tracking

Integrated attendance tracking feature offering schools real-time insights into staff attendance, streamlining administrative processes.

Salary Management

Salary Management

Robust salary management system providing efficient salary calculations and secure handling of financial data, ensuring accurate and timely payments.

Platforms we developed for Aquinas Education

Admin web interface

We created a comprehensive and user-friendly web interface tailored for administrative purposes. This interface empowers administrators with tools to efficiently manage staffing, oversee placements, and streamline administrative tasks.

Admin web interface

Web platform and app for schools

We developed a unified platform accessible via web and app interfaces, specifically designed to meet the needs of schools. This platform provides schools with a seamless experience to browse, search, and book educators and administrative staff, offering flexibility in accessing the platform.

Web platform schools

Web platform and app for teachers

For educators, we crafted a versatile platform accessible through both web and app interfaces. This interface equips educators with the ability to create profiles, explore available roles, engage with schools, and facilitate direct communication for job placements.

web platform teachers

How does the platform work for schools?

Search and browse

Search and browse

Schools access a fully vetted pool of educators and administrative staff through the platform. They can effortlessly search based on their specific requirements, from qualifications to availability.

Direct booking

Direct booking

Utilising the intuitive system, schools can directly book educators and staff for their required dates. The streamlined process allows for a quick and efficient hiring experience.

Simplified engagement

Simplified engagement

With a user-friendly interface, schools engage directly with the chosen professionals, discussing needs, confirming details, and finalising the hiring process seamlessly.

How does the platform work for professionals?

Registration and profile setup

Registration and profile setup

Professionals register on the platform, setting up a detailed profile specifying their qualifications, key stages, and desired sectors for employment.

Access to opportunities

Access to opportunities

Once registered, professionals gain access to a wide array of job opportunities that match their qualifications and preferences. They can browse and explore various roles.

Direct engagement

Direct engagement

Professionals engage directly with schools, discussing roles, requirements, and confirming placements through the platform. Aquinas Education strives to match professionals with suitable roles.

Ongoing support

Ongoing support

Throughout the employment journey, Aquinas Education maintains regular communication with professionals, providing support and guidance, irrespective of their placement status.

Aquinas software is already making an impact by facilitating the placement of approximately 48,000 teaching hours every day across the UK.

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