Damien Roberts, Director and Co-Founder
Having being part of Derventio at inception, Damien is an experienced software developer who now specialises in sales and marketing. He prides himself on delivering honest and transparent demonstrations to potential customers. His passion for edtech is infectious and he possesses a strong working knowledge of the industry.
Since its foundation in 2006, Derventio Education has built a reputation amongst schools, colleges and training establishments for delivering intuitive software that saves educators time. Flagship product SchooliP, which streamlines appraisals, professional development and school improvement processes, is used by thousands of teachers and school leaders. Here, we explore the company’s journey from inception to market leaders.
The UK education system has always expected a lot from its schools, but in the last few years, this has seemingly intensified further, with teacher workloads increasing, guidelines changing and policies updating rapidly and frequently in a bid to improve standards. But with these changes has also come an evolution in the technology at our disposal, helping to streamline processes, and bringing everyone together in a whole-school drive for improvement.
In many other professions, training and skills development is an ongoing process that ensures the best quality of service is consistently delivered. Being assessed and retrained continuously ensures that employees can be kept up to date with the latest practices, policies and technologies.