SmartStep - for everything that's exciting about education.
Media consultants French and Lamming Media Ltd have been working in education for
20 years, helping schools and colleges build, maintain and protect their reputations and
celebrate the success of staff and students.
In response to unprecedented demands on education budgets we have officially launched
a new product following a two-year pilot – it’s your one step to a
www.smartstep.education – for everything that’s exciting about learning.
Put your school on the map for less than £10 per week
Showcase school successes to current and prospective parents
Save time on producing newsletters with your own dedicated page complete with
unique internet links to share with your school community
Build your own photo galleries
Post unlimited recruitment adverts
It’s a turbulent time for schools where every penny counts. Never have pupil numbers
been so important to secure school funding. With that fully in our minds we have
officially launched SmartStep Education following a two year development pilot.
Aimed at parents, pupils and professionals, SmartStep is the home of news, information,
events and exciting career opportunities in nurseries, schools, academies and colleges
across the whole of the North East and North Yorkshire.
SmartStep helps to support schools by sharing best practice, good news, advertising
vacancies, helping recruitment and teacher training, promoting events and increasing
schools’ profiles among families, education professionals and the wider community.
SmartStep helps to inform parents – find a school, read about what's happening in the
local area, find out about events, read the views of school leaders and get tips and ideas
on a host of other educational issues
SmartStep helps to share pupils’ achievements, sporting and academic success, art and
SmartStep assists new and existing education professionals’ research local schools, locate
relevant job vacancies and access up to the minute teacher training information.
Who are we?
SmartStep is a collaboration between professionals who have worked with schools and
colleges for over 50 years. We comprise teachers, web designers, journalists and public
relations professionals with a wealth of experience helping schools to promote the
amazing work they do.
We're all parents too so we understand what you need to know when choosing a school.
Your £44.99 per month or £449 per year SmartStep subscription includes:
Listing for school and account details
Data and additional information
Unlimited adverts – recruitment, teacher training – to be supplied by school
Uploading news stories and images with web links – to be supplied by school
Unlimited adverts – open days, sixth form, events etc – to be supplied by school
A platform for schools to share good practice and comment on topical educational
Additional non-subscription services also available at an additional cost include:
Bespoke public relations
Digital photography and film production
Professional copy writing for magazines, marketing material, policy documents,
PR and media strategies, annual reports and websites
Press office service
Media/Social media training
All non-subscription work is bespoke to your needs and will be handled personally by
one of our team. There is no retainer and no hidden costs. Only pay for the time you use.
If you are a nursery, school, academy, college or any other education facility that would
like to join our community, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.