From New Zealand to the world

How two brothers developed EP to support teachers and to improve learning outcomes

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The team at EP are united through a common passion for making a global impact in education. The program has been developed over 12+ years, engaging with thousands of teachers and students across the globe, finding ways to leverage technology to deliver transformative teaching and learning outcomes.

The beginnings: Language Perfect
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Language Perfect was founded by brothers Craig and Shane Smith in 2007. Craig built an initial prototype of the Language Perfect platform when he was in high-school and struggling to learn his French and Japanese vocabulary.

Whilst studying at Otago University Craig and Shane entered and won a business competition, which allowed the brothers to purchase equipment to build a professional version of the prototype.

Craig left university to bring Language Perfect to the world and soon after, Shane graduated from studying medicine in Auckland and joined the team full-time as Chief Information Officer.

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Language Perfect was founded by brothers Craig and Shane Smith in 2007. Craig built an initial prototype of the Language Perfect platform when he was in high-school and struggling to learn his French and Japanese vocabulary.

Whilst studying at Otago University Craig and Shane entered and won a business competition, which allowed the brothers to purchase equipment to build a professional version of the prototype.

Craig left university to bring Language Perfect to the world and soon after, Shane graduated from studying medicine in Auckland and joined the team full-time as Chief Information Officer.

Becoming a full-school solution: Education Perfect

As Language Perfect built a strong reputation throughout New Zealand, teachers from outside faculty areas were asking whether they could apply the same technology to their subject areas. They saw the impact of the program in Languages, why not bring this experience across to their subjects? In 2013, Craig and Shane expanded the platform to support the wider curriculum, and Education Perfect was born.

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As Language Perfect built a strong reputation throughout New Zealand, teachers from outside faculty areas were asking whether they could apply the same technology to their subject areas. They saw the impact of the program in Languages, why not bring this experience across to their subjects? In 2013, Craig and Shane expanded the platform to support the wider curriculum, and Education Perfect was born.

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Craig and Shane led the team at Education Perfect for 10 years to create a flourishing group of educators and technology professionals. The EP platform continued to grow rapidly through word of mouth and a growing community of teachers. Within the DNA of EP sits a deep respect for the role of the educator, demonstrated in EP’s tagline – Humanising Technology. This focus on customer experience is reflected in the 6,500+ testimonials from teachers who attest to the impact EP has had on them, and their students.

Today, Education Perfect’s EP for School platform features a rich library of content across 9 subject areas and is aligned to multiple global curricula. More than 1.2M students across 2,600 schools have realised the impact of EP – a number growing rapidly.

Next chapter of growth: New Leadership

To support global growth aspirations, in December 2017 EP welcomed two Sydney-based strategic growth partners on the journey – 5V Capital and Mulpha.

Alex Burke joined EP in June 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. Alex joined the team after serving as CEO for Tigerspike – a Sydney based digital services company.

With an exceptional leadership team, EP continues to flourish as global leader in EdTech, expanding into new markets and new verticals, such as EP for Home and EP for Work, on their mission to make a global impact on education.

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“We are loving EP at our school. The engagement from the kids has been phenomenal and they are all loving the variety of activities.”

Aaron Lindsay

Brighton Primary School, Adelaide

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“My students are so engaged with the EP content. It has good scope and ensures my students still get the information they need if I am not at school.”

Nicky Wallace

Kapiti College, Paraparaumu

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“As a teacher, I can personalise the resources and create others. I particularly love the direct link with google classroom which facilitates my daily life!”

Catherine Hunter

Bedstone College, Shropshire

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“I have had a fantastic time discovering EP recently. It has really transformed my online lessons and I love its flexibility.”

Michele Gawthorpe

King Henry VIII School, Coventry

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“The resources available make fantastic cornerstones for learning, and the assessments & reports help teachers stay on top of it all in these maddening times.”

Craig Emmerson

CBIS Bilingual International School, Foshan

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“Education Perfect has been an excellent resource for teaching my Grade 6-8 students in our current Remote Learning model.”

Liam O’Toole

Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Aberdeen

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“Education Perfect has been an excellent resource for teaching my Grade 6-8 students in our current Remote Learning model.”

Liam O’Toole

Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Aberdeen

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“EP Support Team rocks! I messaged EP and they responded within an hour. They then contacted their technical team and I received their response within a day that they’re looking into the problem.”

Stella Daniel

Westlake International School, Kampar

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“Just started using assessment as review of content learned and love the way it randomly picks questions for students to attempt. Thanks EP!”

Stella Daniel

Westlake International School, Kampar

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“We see EP taking us further and beyond in this endless journey of education.”

Emeric Hing

International School of Ulaanbaatar, Ulan Bator

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“Education Perfect has become a regular part of our foreign language curriculum.”

Tia Schiavoni

Queensbury Middle School, New York

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“EP is a great resource to support students in being empowered, self-directed learners by working at their own pace and expanding their learning.”

Monica Sandifer

Shanghai American School, Shanghai

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“I am in awe of this tool as there is a lot more to do with it, like creating my own content, assessments, and competitions amongst the students, to name a few.”

Baldeep Sawhney

Keystone Academy, Beijing

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“A fantastic resource for assessment, extension, feedback all during a time of Distance Learning.”

Gavin Warke

Amity International School, Abu Dhabi

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“As a teacher, I can personalise the resources and create others. I particularly love the direct link with google classroom which facilitates my daily life!”

Catherine Hunter

Bedstone College, Shropshire

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“As a teacher, I can personalise the resources and create others. I particularly love the direct link with google classroom which facilitates my daily life!”

Catherine Hunter

Bedstone College, Shropshire

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