About Us 

The Emile range of resources has been developed by a group of teachers, academics and game developers. Together we have developed and supplied games-based learning resources to over 15% of the primary schools in the UK & Ireland.

Our range of resources are all underpinned by robust pedagogical research and are tested rigorously with teachers in real classrooms before launch.

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Emile & Manchester Metropolitan University

Emile started life as a collaboration between game developers and academics from Manchester Metropolitan University under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership funded by Innovate UK.

The name “Emile” relates to the project initially being about teaching a second language and a subject simultaneously based on the pedagogical approach of “Content Language Integrated Learning” or CLIL. In fact, the word “Emile” is the French equivalent of CLIL.

Emile has quickly expanded into a range of numeracy and literacy resources in response to demand from teachers and schools.

Educate North 2020 Finalist

The Educate North Awards is a prestigious awards event which celebrates, recognises and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

The event attracts over 300 education professionals from Further and Higher Education institutions from across the North.

Emile has been recognised for its pioneering pedagogical approach and work with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Education. 

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Edtech 50 – 2020

The Edtech 50, now in its third year and produced by the Education Foundation, celebrates the work going on across the vibrant and growing EdTech sector to support great teaching and enhance learning. The report highlights the best in Edtech from around the UK and divides them into People, Projects and Products.

We were delighted to find out that Numeracy Intervention with Emile was highlighted as “One to Note”. As the citation points out, our MD Glen was highlighted in the 2018 edition (2019 only featured schools) and our continued presence in the report reflects the innovation we put at the heart of Emile.

This recognition is fantastic and runs alongside the awards which we have won and been shortlisted in the last 6 months including: Bett AwardTeach Secondary AwardEducate North Award, and a GESS Award.  

BETT Award 2020 Finalist

The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education.  The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions. Produced in association with BESA, being a Bett Award-winner is simply the best way to showcase your organisation with this sign of excellence.

We are delighted that Emile is one of 6 shortlisted for SEN product of the year and look forward to finding out the results in January 2020.

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GESS 2020 Awards

GESS 2020 Award

We are delighted to announce that Emile has been shortlisted for a GESS Award 2020!

GESS stands for Global Education Supplies and Solutions. It really is a global award with events in Indonesia, Turkey, and Dubai.

Numeracy Intervention with Emile is going from strength to strength and gaining industry recognition. The GESS Award is the latest accolade and follows Numeracy Intervention with Emile being shortlisted for a BETT Award.

The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in Dubai at the end of February.

Edtech Company of the Year 2019

We were delighted to announce that for the second year running we were shortlisted for Edtech Company of the Year by UK Business Tech.

The UK Business Tech Awards celebrate the UK’s finest tech businesses and rewards innovative and exceptional application of technology to transform and grow businesses.

The announcement is a great reflection of the progress Cyber Coach/Emile Education has made over the last 12 months and we look forward to finding out if we have won in mid-November. 

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Microsoft Education Partner Solution

We are proud to be a Microsoft Education Partner Solution. Our Emile apps are all available on the Microsoft store and work seamlessly with Windows 8.1 and 10.

In order to qualify as a Microsoft Education Partner Solutions, our apps were put through a rigorous testing regime and we were delighted to meet all of Microsoft stringent requirements.  

Framing CLIL – Fraction Quest

We are currently working with an international team of academics to develop a new range of resources that will help migrant children across the world learn mathematics and new languages at the same time –through play.

The team includes academics and researchers from the University of Westminster; the University of Cordoba, Spain; Pedagogische Hochschule, Salzburg in Austria; Manchester Metropolitan University; and VUB in Brussels, Belgium.

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Teach Secondary Award – SEN Product of the Year 2019

We were delighted to find that our Numeracy Intervention with Emile product was chosen as one of just six SEN Products of 2019 by Teach Secondary magazine.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Emile was chosen as a high growth potential business by Goldman Sachs. As a result, Goldman Sachs paid for employees to be trained by experts in product development, finance, management and high growth strategies. We were lucky enough to be mentored by Gary Lumby MBE. The course is run from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

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BETT 2019 – Microsoft Stand

BETT is one of the two largest ICT education shows in the world (along with ISTE). It is held in London every year in January and is preceded by the World Education Forum where over a hundred Ministers of Education from countries across the world get together.

We were delighted that Emile resources were featured heavily on the Microsoft stand. 

Edtech 50

Our founder Glen Brooke-Jones was named as “One to Note” in the Edtech 50.

Announced at the House of Lords and with a forward by the Secretary of State for Education the Edtech 50 is the premier recognition of those working in edtech.  

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The Ciro Project

We are pleased to be part of the Ciro project team. The Ciro Project aims to promote the training of teachers and awareness of students in the development of knowledge about climate change, sustainability, renewable energies, energy storage systems (in particular hydrogen technologies) and the final applications of these technologies.

The project is being led by Ariema in Madrid with the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings in Athens, The Diego de Guzmán and Quesada high school in Spain, the Heriburg-Gymnasium in Germany and the Jesús Nazareno in Spain completing the project team.

Guinness World Record Holder

We were approached by West Sussex West School Sport Partnership to try and break a world record for the most players playing a single dance mat game. After a lot of work we managed to connect over 130 dance mats to one computer and developed a new dance mat game. Witnessed by local dignitaries, we managed to have 120 students play a game and so beat the Fox TV show “So you can think you can dance”. 

GESS Education Awards

The GESS Education awards are an international set of awards presented each year and in 2018, Emile was shortlisted for Resource of the year at a ceremony in Dubai. 

The awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. 

Reimagine Education Awards

The Reimagine Education Awards are global awards for innovative higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability. With a prize fund of $50,000, they are known as the “Oscars” of edtech. 

Our work with MMU was highlighted at a ceremony in San Francisco in 2018. 

Edtech Company of the Year 2018

We were thrilled to be shortlisted as Edtech Company of the Year in the UK Business Tech Awards in December 2018.

The UK Business Tech Awards celebrate the UK’s finest tech businesses and reward innovative and exceptional application of technology to transform and grow businesses. 

It was a great recognition that our technical approach to edtech means we have a product range that takes advantage of the latest kits for app and online development, while providing resources that are compatible with older devices. 

Innovation100 Greater Manchester

The Innovation100 Greater Manchester is designed to shine the spotlight on Greater Manchester’s most forward thinking small and medium sized businesses.  

Firms recognised come from right across the Greater Manchester region, and represent sectors as diverse as food & drink, manufacturing, healthcare and digital.

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Tech 1sts

The Emile Education team were delighted to have been selected as a Tech 1st. As a result, we were featured in BusinessCloud and we presented Emile to an exclusive group of experts in the business field from branding to inventory specialists.

Being selected is a massive vote of confidence in the Emile product by our technology peers and reflective of the truly cutting-edge approach we have taken to create real games with real maths. 

Some of our other Awards, Partners and Endorsements:

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