Homework is a universal concept that transcends countries and languages - regardless of nationality, race or religion, it is something that affects everyone and that everyone can relate to in one way or another.
Because homework has been around for centuries and its core purpose has remained consistent throughout this timespan, the same issues, arguments and debates are surfaced year on year. It was for these very reasons we were able to create a software that would appeal to the masses - we could tackle a whole host of issues experienced by teachers around the world head-on and provide them with a time-saving solution.
When I first came up with the idea for Show My Homework, I knew it would resonate because the pretence was simple, and the outcome was that it made the lives of teachers, students and parents easier. However, the full scale of its success was yet to be revealed.
Because homework has been around for centuries and its core purpose has remained consistent throughout this timespan, the same issues, arguments and debates are surfaced year on year.
At present our online homework software is used by 23 countries around the world, showcasing how wide spread the issue of homework penetrates. This in itself is an outstanding achievement, a feat we achieved quickly as schools across the globe sought a solution for homework once and for all. We’re passionate about home-learning and having the ability to make a difference to schools and families worldwide is all we want to do, this is why when we were presented with the opportunity to discuss our software on BBC World, we were thrilled.
Not only did this cement the fact that homework is a worldwide issue, it also put the conversation of quality homework, edtech and the stressful job of teachers in front of a global audience which we hope will help government take further notice of the current teaching crisis. The more people that talk about the pressures teachers face, the more edtech solutions will be created to ease these and the better chance we give students in the future.
People often ask how we managed to build such a successful software, and the answer I think is simple. I never set out with the intention to create a business, I set out with the vision to create a solution that worked and with that at the core of everything we do as a business, it means we’re continually working to provide value. Having this mindset myself has meant that it’s something I look for in my staff because at the end of the day, it’s the people who make the company.
Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Take a look at the BBC segments that aired earlier this month below: