In 2017, two former teachers wondered if having your own classroom made it more likely that you would stay in the profession. To test their hypothesis, Professor Becky Allen and Laura McInerney built ‘Teacher Tapp’, a new survey app that could ask teachers three questions a day and find out what they thought about any topic.
It turned out, they were wrong about owning your classroom. But also, they were right. They were right to ask the question!
Decisions are too often taken in education without asking teachers for their opinions or finding out how it will affect their lives. Becky and Laura wanted to use Teacher Tapp to change that. And so they did!
It’s quick, easy and free
Teacher Tapp now has over 8,000 teachers answering research questions each day on the app. It’s quick, easy and free for the teachers taking part. And the data helps make the media, government and education businesses sit up and listen to teachers.
Go here for more on how we choose questions and are funded.
Our vision is for a world where every decision in education has the voices of those on the ground at the heart of it. By taking part in Teacher Tapp you help make those voices louder and more accurate.
Read our latest findings here.
Meet the team
Laura McInerneyChief Executive Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky AllenChief Analyst email@example.com
Karen Wespieser MBEChief Operations Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick KostelnikChief Technology Officer email@example.com
Over the years he has developed passion for great Engineering, keeping it simple and lean process.
My Favourite TeacherTapp Finding I’m genuinely thankful that so many people are dedicated to the discovery of information using our platform.
Jack AshworthData Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
He joined Teacher Tapp in January 2021 looking for a chance to both use and expand his knowledge in both computing and educational fields. My Favourite TeacherTapp Finding Language and Arts teachers are more likely (at 17%) to be left-handed than any other discipline with only 9% of Primary teachers sharing the trait.
Samantha PayneHead of Delivery email@example.com
She progressed into a franchising business model, confirming her passion for account management. Looking for an opportunity within the educational world, Samantha joined the team in July 2019. My Favourite TeacherTapp Finding It’s fascinating to find out teachers’ attitudes towards issues like Brexit. It’s also interesting who teachers plan to vote for and actually end up voting for!
Iain FordSenior Data & Reporting Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
He joined the Teacher Tapp team in July 2021, citing that it combined two of his main interests – data analysis and education! My Favourite TeacherTapp Finding I can’t understand how 1/3 of teachers prefer the chisel tip board marker! My handwriting with one is illegible compared to when I use a bullet marker.
Harry Fletcher-WoodHead of School Surveys email@example.com
Grace OwenDigital Content Creator firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren RoyleSenior Software Engineer email@example.com
Cherelle MitchellEvents Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
But how do you really know until you ask YOUR team? I heard school surveys could be your magic tool kit…
Hannah Campana-FrostSenior Marketing Manager email@example.com
Looking for a way to draw on both her education and marketing background, she joined the Teacher Tapp team in 2023. My Favourite TeacherTapp Finding 71% of primary teachers remember former pupils’ names straight away when meeting them out and about, which is very impressive! I love hearing how my former pupils are getting on, but similarly to other Teacher Tappers, I appreciate a reminder if I’m drawing a blank name-wise!
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