A recent study funded by the Department for Education found that the quality of maths taught in the nursery years was still having an influence on the maths results of pupils up to the age of 14.
Ten Town’s online resource www.tentown.co.uk aims to give children the best possible start in maths by developing strong basic numeracy skills.
Ten Town is built on an unique character-based scheme designed to help children improve number formation and recognition while reducing number reversal. Originally successfully sold as a printed version the company’s Managing Director Bob Sandy turned to the BIC for advice and support to help to have it re-launched as an exciting and innovative on-line resource for Early Years Foundation Stage providers.
Having received advice on Intellectual Property Rights, Marketing, Funding and IT from the BIC and attendance at a full day New Product Marketing workshop and funding as a result of European Regional Development Funds, Ten Town was launched ready for the school term in September 2012.
Ten Town has been really well received throughout the country with currently over 500 subscribing schools and nurseries. And as a result of the testimonials from many clients, Ten Town has recently been shortlisted for the Early Years Digital Content category of the Bett Awards 2013 which celebrate the highest level of achievement for companies supplying ICT for education.
Caroline Wright, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association and chair or judges said “These Bett Award finalists are
certainly companies that schools can safely consider to be amongst the best available”.
“BIC have been an invaluable source of advice and support on a wide variety of matters while we have been developing the online version of Ten Town. BIC has also provided funding that allowed us to bring in a specialist consultant to ensure that our product was meeting the needs of our customers”
Bob Sandy, Managing Director Ten Town Ltd