Innovate My School inspires the education sector by showcasing, through a range of platforms, the best in education innovation by teachers and industry experts from around the world.

From established thought-leaders to bright up-and-coming future stars, we play host to an active, influential audience of 24,000+ Twitter followers, 20,000+ newsletter subscribers, 4,000+ education providers, 1,000+ guest writers and 130+ annual UK and international speed dating events.

Read our company blog to find out what we're up to, or email hello@innovatemyschool.com to learn more about how you can get involved with our passionate community.

To empower every teacher to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, feel inspired.

Supporting the discovery of new practices and products.

  • Bold
  • Open
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Leading edge
  • Inclusive of all

We're constantly expanding our team with new talent that want to make a difference. Here we all are, so that you can put a face to the name!

Innovate My School is a community brought together through our events, guest articles and publications. We'd love for you to be involved and get your hair-brained ideas out there! Drop us an email on hello@innovatemyschool.com.

Innovate My School's story began back in 2009 when Michael, company founder and managing director, was tasked with innovating his dad's secondary school with new resources to improve teaching and learning.

With a degree in Information Systems, and a specialism in web design, Michael built an "all-singing all-dancing” VLE using open-source technology. This quickly became an invaluable tool by transforming the way lessons were delivered and resources were shared amongst staff. Supported by a culture of openness and creativity, the school community began to thrive. Michael's dad was a happy man.

Other schools soon wanted in on the action, including the local education authority who invited Michael to join them on their quest in choosing a city-wide learning platform solution. "Moodle Mike" was in demand; however, he was about to give it all up to follow another dream.

Out walking his dog one day, Michael was musing upon a recent episode of 'Pimp My Ride'. Fascinated by the show's concept of turning the craziest of ideas into a successful end product, Michael immediately thought about how he could apply it to an educational setting. After contemplating registering the name 'Pimp My School' for all of 30 seconds, Michael finally settled on Innovate My School as "it does what it says on the tin". Michael set up the company in 2010 and has not looked back.

After six years, one dog, and a relocation to Chester, Innovate My School has grown into one of the most popular destinations for discovering and sharing new ideas in education.

  1. Innovate My School is born, the website is launched and the marketplace started.

  2. First guest blog post goes live.

  3. We reach 100 marketplace listings.

  4. The 1st IMS magazine is printed and distributed to 5000 teachers.

  5. Our 100th article is published, with articles categorised by News and Inspiration.

  6. A DfE whitepaper recommends Innovate My School's marketplace as a go to resource for procurement.

  7. IMS relocates to cheerful Chester.

  8. Michael runs the very first speed date in Liverpool (they love it!).

  9. The team expands to five members.

  10. We reach 10k Twitter followers!

  11. 1,000th article goes live.

  12. 20,000 Twitter followers reached!

  13. 100th speed date, held in Leicester.

  14. The first IMS Education Advisory Board meeting takes place.

  15. Independently ranked as 147th most influential brand globally for Edtech and Elearning.

  16. First international speed networking event held in Dubai for GEMS Education schools.

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