About us

eduFOCUS Ltd is a modern vibrant company that has built an enviable reputation for providing first class services for schools, colleges, educational trusts and Local Authorities since it was incorporated in 2006. Its two directors, Daniel Baker and Clive Atkins, who are both experts in their respective fields, started working together back in 2003 when their principal product, EVOLVE, was conceived.

EVOLVE

More than 800,000 staff in over 28,000 schools, colleges and youth centres across England, Scotland and Wales have used eduFOCUS products to support their planning and management processes.

Daniel Baker, Managing Director, has several years’ experience of teaching and school ICT management. Clive Atkins, Director, is an Outdoor Education Advisor to several local authorities, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety, LOtC Quality Badge Assessor and former Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Inspector.

The company continues to combine this wealth of insight, skill, knowledge and expertise with a uniquely consultative approach to provide truly useful, efficient and robust solutions for the education sector.

Based in bespoke offices in Woodbridge, Suffolk, the highly skilled and competent eduFOCUS support team reflects the Directors’ own ideals to focus on the company’s customers, and to ensure that all of its products are technologically advanced, reliable, and fit for purpose.

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Partners

Working Together

eduFOCUS is dedicated to keeping in step with the latest developments in the many related fields to learning outside of the classroom. We do so by working with some of the best in the industry.

Security & Stability

EVOLVE is a fully hosted service solution, and as such clients do not require any additional hardware or software in order to use or manage the service. It is scripted in Microsoft Active Server Pages, is hosted on the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 platform and stores dynamic data within a clustered SQL database environment.

eduFOCUS is also proud to be able to provide 100% carbon neutral service hosting.

eduFOCUS are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and utilise a wide range of security measures in line with the recommendations provided by ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).

These security measures include advanced firewalls, enterprise-level virus protection on all servers, SSL encryption for all communication between our servers and users, regular data backup, username/password/PIN to access control, failed log-in attempt logging, automatic suspicious activity detection and logging etc.

eduFOCUS’ server infrastructure is housed in one of the UK’s leading data centres which benefits from:

  • Daily server back-up
  • Dedicated fail-over load-balanced servers
  • Managed Cisco firewall protection
  • Independently wired (powered) server racks
  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • No "single point failure” infrastructure
  • Intelligent traffic routing and re-routing
  • Sophisticated environmental monitoring to ensure optimum server performance
  • CCTV monitoring, motion detection, 24/7/365 security guards and an advanced access control system
  • Sophisticated VESDA fire detection system with CO2 and Halon gas fire suppression systems