4Matrix is a development of New Media Learning Ltd, an education consultancy specialising in school improvement, training and software development. This project started its life in 2002 by two school improvement advisers - Mike Bostock and Bob Percival - based on techniques evolved from working with school leaders over several years, and from Ofsted inspection work.
Our aim is to make 4Matrix the most comprehensive secondary school performance data system available at an affordable price. We are not a hard-sell company and we are pleased that there is a choice in this market. We concentrate on development rather than promotion - so we may not be the first company in this market that you hear about. We listen to our customers and aim to turn their suggestions into our priorities. We believe in openness in showing people what they are getting before placing an order, and we provide a free use period of 30 days so that schools can make sure that they are completely satisfied with what 4Matrix can do. We do not tie your school into long term contracts - you can decide each year if you wish to continue to use 4Matrix. We provide good support for getting started and using 4Matrix, through video help, online support and webinars. If you get stuck, you can contact us and we will help. Each of our support team are expert users of 4Matrix - several divide their time between supporting our customers and working in schools as data managers.
As a result of this approach, most of our business comes from recommendation from satisfied users. School staff continually tell us how valuable 4Matrix has been to their school's development. You can see what school leaders say about 4Matrix here.
Our team is small but has a great deal of experience in software development, understanding the complexity of school performance data and providing great customer support. We also work with a number of top-quality consultants who provide training events, or support schools in developing their use of 4Matrix.