Welcome to Tes

We power schools and enable great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education.

We work together with teachers and schools to build trusted education solutions that help them to be the best they can be. From safeguarding and compliance, to staff and pupil management, our innovative and flexible software and services help teachers and school leaders worldwide to provide the best education to millions of children.

With more than 13 million educators in our community, and working relationships with 25,000 schools in over 100 countries, we have the experience to make a difference.

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What we do

Our range of software supports schools with timetabling, SEND provision, behaviour management, staff wellbeing and parents’ evenings.

Teachers all over the world find and share teaching materials on our resources platform, while our fully online Tes Magazine provides teachers and leaders with the latest education news, analysis, and teaching and learning research, anytime, anywhere.

Our recruitment services connect teachers and schools, helping educators to find their next role, and schools to find the talented staff they need.

And our training solutions help schools to develop and retain their trusted team, educators to progress in their careers, and everyone to keep up to date with the latest safeguarding knowledge.

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Our history

For more than 100 years, we’ve supported schools and been a champion of great teaching. As education is changing, so are we. We’ve grown to provide a wide range of software to help schools and students flourish.

1910

Tes first published as the Times Educational Supplement

1914

Tes becomes separate from The Times

1916

Tes becomes weekly

1923

Photos first appear in Tes

1964

Tes Scotland launches

1975

Tes sponsors the first schools’ prom

2009

Tes launches their online recruitment service

2015

Tes acquires leading digital teacher training company Hibernia College UK, which becomes Tes Institute

2015

Tes launches their open marketplace, which allows teachers to buy and sell teaching resources

2015

Tes news launches online

2016

Tes acquires Edukey, developer of Class Charts and Provision Map software

2017

Edukey wins the ICT Leadership and Management Solutions category for Class Charts

2019

Tes acquires EduCare, market leader in online learning courses

2019

Tes acquires Edval, leading provider of school timetabling software

2021

Tes expands its school software services portfolio with acquisition of SchoolCloud

2021

SchoolCloud win 2 BETT awards: ‘Company of the Year’ (Less than £3m turnover) and ‘Innovator of the Year’

Our values

Our culture is open, positive, supportive and collaborative. We are all accountable in everything we do.

  • We work together

    We share a common goal to deliver our Tes Vision, working together in a transparent and open way, to solve problems rather than to apportion blame.

    We include everyone

    We believe in the diversity of people, ideas and cultures, providing everyone with the opportunity to contribute and grow, and to make our business better.

  • We take ownership

    We all have a vital role to deliver our vision and a responsibility to make the biggest difference possible to our customers and to Tes.

    We never stand still

    In everything we do, we work to improve our products and services, and to deliver on both our individual and our common goals.

    We do it for them

    We’re committed to providing schools and teachers with the tools they need to improve children’s lives through education.

Careers at Tes

We’re a global company employing over 600 people in 9 offices, in locations including London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, and Dubai.

If you're looking for a challenging, transforming and collaborative environment where you're always learning, Tes could be the place for you.

Work with us

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Senior Management Team

Our leadership team draws on experience from leading digital and disruptive businesses in a range of dynamic sectors.

    Emma Stubbs
    Chief revenue officer

    Emma joined Tes in 2020. She has a proven track-record in growing education businesses in high stakes assessment, publishing and EdTech in an international context.

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    Human Resources Director

    Jo joined Tes as HRD in June 2022 and is responsible for its people strategy, in addition to resource planning, development and recruitment.

    Director, strategy and corporate development

    Jon joined Tes in 2014 to focus on developing Tes's strategy. He also has responsibility for corporate development and M&A activities.

    Chief product officer

    Mercedes joined Tes in November 2020 and is responsible for the software solutions that Tes offers to schools worldwide.

    Paul Simpson
    Chief financial officer

    Paul joined Tes in May 2018. He is responsible for all Tes Global’s financial activity and provides executive oversight for Tes Institute and operations.

    Rod Williams
    Chief executive officer

    Rod joined Tes in June 2020, to build upon Tes’s progress and help accelerate the next phase of growth, to become the world-class software provider for schools. 

    Tom Endean
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Tom joined Tes in August 2020, and is responsible for all Tes brands, websites, communications, PR, campaigns, partnerships, and events.