Congratulations to CPOMS for Queen’s Award 2020 recognition

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CPOMS, the market leading safeguarding, pastoral and wellbeing solution, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2020. This follows a 28 per cent increase in the roster of schools utilising its software over the last 12 months, marking consistent year-on-year growth since its inception in 2011.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises those businesses that excel in innovation and has identified CPOMS’ software as a disruptive innovation and the first system of its kind on the market.

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CPOMS is an online system, used by over 12,000 schools across the globe to help school staff, across both primary and secondary education, log any concerns relating to the wellbeing of a pupil – whether pastoral, safeguarding or in relation to child protection.

CPOMS has been instrumental in moving schools from entirely paper-based systems which can risk key information ‘falling through the gaps’, to a seamless online system that brings together all the tools staff need to safeguard pupils. It remains the market leader after more than nine years, with almost half of the UK’s schools on its roster.

John Wild, managing director at CPOMS, explains “The key aim of our software has always been to improve safeguarding practices and to save time for teachers and school staff so they can focus on their pupils. For it to be recognised with a Queen’s Award in this way, as a truly innovative solution, is fantastic and we’re very proud to say we’ve created something that has revolutionised safeguarding practices in schools across the UK, and now internationally.”

Not only has CPOMS seen significant growth across the UK in the past 12 months, but the benefits of the software are now being recognised globally, with CPOMS used in more than 60 schools internationally, including countries such as Canada Dubai and Thailand.

This award really is the cherry on top of nine years of continued growth. Having worked closely with our education partners to understand what they need to best protect their pupils, our software is now being used across every single Local Authority in England and in more than 23 countries internationally – a figure that we’re confident will continue to grow over the next few years.

John Hayhurst 

Partner at ECI

Following the success of its student safeguard software, and extensive feedback from customers, CPOMS launched a second offering, CPOMS StaffSafe, in January 2020. CPOMS StaffSafe gives schools a system to upload, record and govern all information relating to any adults that work with their school. From performance management, to welfare concerns and general comments, CPOMS StaffSafe provides one hub for all information relating to staff. This software has already been adopted by hundreds of CPOMS customers across the UK.

This award recognises the fantastic work CPOMS is doing in the school safeguarding software space. Since our investment in 2018 we’ve been thrilled with the business’s growth as it continues to innovate on a global scale. Congratulations to John and the whole team.

John Hayhurst

Partner at ECI

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