Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Feminine-founded edtech startup Pivot banks $1.4 million to help pupil and instructor wellbeing

Melbourne training tech startup Pivot has raised $1.4 million for its faculties suggestions platform to enhance instructing. 

The spherical was led by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and know-how agency DiUS, with help from LaunchVic’s women-led funding program the Alice Anderson Fund.

The funding can be used to re-platform the corporate’s survey-based know-how and launch a brand new suite of pupil and instructor wellbeing instruments.

Pivot was based in 2014 by Caitlin Macleod, Cleo Westhorpe and Belinda Harries, who got down to rework instructing observe by translating pupil suggestions to school rooms, and assist lecturers and college leaders to be higher educators. 

Pivot’s survey-based know-how focuses on amassing pupil suggestions to assist lecturers enhance their instructing observe. These knowledge insights and sources have been utilized by greater than 50,000 lecturers and 1500 faculties in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Pivot’s instructor and pupil wellbeing instruments present faculty leaders with a quick, evidence-based and actionable method to enhance pupil engagement, instructing high quality and total faculty efficiency. 

 Pivot CEO Tim Watts stated Pivot has had actual impression: with 3 out of 4 lecturers making a change to their observe after doing their ‘Pivot’, whereas 9 out of 10 leaders use Pivot knowledge and insights at school planning and reporting.

“We’ve had a terrific begin to the 12 months with a whole bunch of colleges throughout Australia and internationally utilizing Pivot’s main data-driven strategy to enhance instructing observe and pupil and instructor wellbeing,” he stated.

“Our mission to remodel instructing observe begins with lecturers who’ve the instruments, sources and helps to carry out at their finest. We all know this results in actual impression, with enhancements in pupil studying engagement and studying outcomes, in addition to instructor office satisfaction and retention.” 

Catholic Diocese of Newcastle Maitland CEO Sean Scanlon stated they consider Pivot’s know-how “has the potential to revolutionise the way in which training is delivered”. 

Harries stated they’re happy to have the monetary help of three key traders.

“Their experience and sources will assist us to deliver our floor breaking strategy to much more faculties and help extra lecturers to enhance their effectiveness within the classroom,” she stated. 

LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick stated: “Victoria is residence to a quantity distinctive EdTech startups like Pivot, whose modern strategy could have a big impression on the training business.”

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