About

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

 Advertise events

 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

cultural accomplishments.

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

issues

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

 Crisis management

 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.