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Ever find yourself making judgements about education based on common presumptions, without the evidence to back it up? So did we!

In 2017 Professor Becky Allen and Laura McInerney created Teacher Tapp as a window into the world of education to help their jobs as a research academic and a journalist.

Since then, over 40,000 teachers have joined Teacher Tapp and we survey thousands of teachers every day to paint a picture of what’s really happening on the ground in schools. 

Education Intelligence, as the parent company of Teacher Tapp, wants to give YOU a window into the world of education so you can discover what the reality of school life really is (and if your assumptions are wrong!)

Because we’re trusted by teachers, we have a large panel who give us reliable, honest and helpful answers. 

We provide rapid access to results from our panels of teachers, giving granular insights with a high degree of statistical confidence.


We provide expert support when you need it, and with an unmatched turnaround speed, you can have your results back in as little as 48 hours. From well-worded questions to accurate and actionable data, we make educational research easy.

Who We Are

Laura McInerney

Laura McInerney

Chief Executive Officer

laura@teachertapp.co.uk

Laura was a teacher in London secondary schools for six years before becoming a journalist.

She spent four years editing Schools Week, and is a regular Guardian Education columnist. She started Teacher Tapp with Becky in 2017 as a bit of fun. It soon became clear that it would be so much more.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

Teachers who go to the pub together are more likely to work in outstanding schools. Is it causal? Someone should definitely fund a random control trial to find out.

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Becky Allen

Becky Allen

Chief Analyst

becky@teachertapp.co.uk

Becky was a teacher before spending 15 years as an academic studying schools. She spends a day a week as a Professor of Education at University of Brighton.

Most of Becky’s career has been spent gathering and analysing education data. She came up with the idea of Teacher Tapp through the frustration of trying to get teachers to answer email surveys!

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

Discussing organisational vision or mission makes me fall asleep, so I was entertained to see that 4-in-10 heads couldn’t state their own school motto or vision!

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Karen Wespieser MBE

Karen Wespieser MBE

Chief Operations Officer

karen@teachertapp.co.uk

Karen is an education researcher and has worked for NFER, CfBT, and the BBC amongst others. She is fascinated by education and in her spare time is a Trustee of Greenshaw Multi Academy Trust & sits on her local school appeals panel. In 2020 Karen was awarded an MBE for services to children with special educational needs

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

All ‘5 of the most rewarding things about being a teacher‘? This set of stats show all the wonderful things about the teaching profession!

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Nick Kostelnik

Nick Kostelnik

Interim VP Engineering

nick.k@teachertapp.co.uk

Nick started coding when he was young. Over the years he developed a passion for great Engineering. Recently he have begun to study Physics and Artificial Intelligence.

Nick spent ten years working in the London startup scene helping investors to develop new technology for early-stage startups.  Recently he has been focusing on helping streamline processes, increasing software quality and also infrastructure reliability. 

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

I’m genuinely thankful that so many people are dedicated to the discovery of information using our platform.

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Jack Ashworth

Jack Ashworth

Data Analyst

jack@teachertapp.co.uk

Jack worked as a process control system engineer during his gap year before studying Computer Science at University. During this time, he developed an interest in building computer generated models as well as tutoring and teaching coding part time.

He joined Teacher Tapp in January 2021 looking for a chance to both use and expand his knowledge in both computing and educational fields.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

Language and Arts teachers are more likely (at 17%) to be left-handed than any other discipline with only 9% of Primary teachers sharing the trait.

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Shamaila Bhatti

Shamaila Bhatti

Head of Partnerships

shamaila@teachertapp.co.uk

Shamaila has held a wide range of roles supporting students in school from behind the scenes.

Having worked across the spectrum of Primary, Secondary and SEN schools for 6 years in East London, Shamaila now works full time with  Teacher Tapp, managing Client and Customer relations.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

I’m always particularly interested by our findings on teacher anxiety and wellbeing and how this changes at different times of year.

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Samantha Payne

Samantha Payne

Head of Delivery

samantha@teachertapp.co.uk

Samantha has worked with many large retailers developing their customer service and business to business functions.

She progressed into a franchising business model, confirming her passion for account management. Looking for an opportunity within the educational world, Samantha joined the team in July 2019.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

It’s fascinating to find out teachers’ attitudes towards issues like Brexit. It’s also interesting who teachers plan to vote for and actually end up voting for!

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Nick Scarratt

Nick Scarratt

Software Engineer

nick@teachertapp.co.uk

Nick started out completing a Physics PhD. While blasting polymer cells with laser beams, he developed a love for coding.

He then designed scientific measurement equipment and analytical software for use in renewable energy research. With a broad bank of technology skills, he joined Teacher Tapp in February 2020.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

Nearly half of all teachers have technology fail them on any given day! It’s a real problem as schools become more reliant on technology.

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Humayraa Mulla

Humayraa Mulla

Junior Software Engineer

humayraa@teachertapp.co.uk

Humayraa took up coding as a hobby before deciding to make the move into a career in tech.

She studied software development at a coding bootcamp and joined the Teacher Tapp team in October 2020.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

The fact that teachers anticipate pupil behaviour to worsen at different months of the year as well as in different weather conditions is really interesting.

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Iain Ford

Iain Ford

Senior Data & Reporting Analyst

Iain hasn’t left education since he started primary school. After completing his statistics degree in 2016, he spent the majority of the following five years working with education data in the edtech sector.

He joined the Teacher Tapp team in July 2021, citing that it combined two of his main interests – data analysis and education!

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

I can’t understand how 1/3 of teachers prefer the chisel tip board marker! My handwriting with one is illegible compared to when I use a bullet marker.

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Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood

Head of School Surveys

harry.fletcher-wood@teachertapp.co.uk

Harry spent nine years teaching, then got increasingly interested in how teachers could get better at what they do. That question drove seven years of research and training, and three books. More broadly, he’s fascinated by how we can make things better, and the social, psychological and structural changes this requires. He thinks Teacher Tapp is part of the answer – which is what brought him here.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

that free food appeals to as many teachers as a choice of professional development activity.

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Sushana Sandal

Sushana Sandal

Community Manager

sushana@teachertapp.co.uk

Sushana spent seven enjoyable years as a primary teacher. As a child, she spent a lot of time playing ‘teachers’ and accidentally breaking the family computer to see how it worked (sorry parents!). As technology quickly moved on, she became fascinated with the global social media obsession and how powerful these platforms are in developing relationships. So, instead of fixing colleagues’ whiteboards and formatting their documents, she joined the Teacher Tapp team in April 2022.

My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding

All of them because they give teachers a voice!

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