Drupal specialist Ixis has teamed up with TSL Education to develop its TES Prime website launched this month.
TSL Education, the organisation behind TES, has 1.7 million members spread across 196 countries and host the largest network of teachers in the world. Tes has over 3 million unique visitors every month and 50 million page views.
TES Prime provides support in the recruitment and development of primary and secondary school head teachers and expects to receive unique visitor numbers in the region of 2,500 per week compared to the 1,000 the site was getting previously.
Ixis, based at Daresbury Innovation Centre, has also worked with TSL to develop websites for Growing Ambitions and New Teachers, all of which are valuable education resources and high value assets for TSL.
Ixis developed bespoke Drupal modules to enhance the TSL sites' functionality and provide a retained support service to develop, support and host its websites. In addition, the company provides TSL employees with consultancy on day-to-day content administration and training.
Duncan Verry, director for TES Prime said: “Having an effective and robust web presence is critical to our business. This will be invariably the first point of contact with our marketplace. We have a very busy year in 2012 as we grow TES Prime to encourage more educational leaders to sign up, and we envisage the success of the launch of this website will underpin this growth. Ixis were very responsive to our requirements and are a key player in our digital strategy.”
Co-founder of Ixis, Mike Carter said: “We had a very clear brief for TES Prime and we have developed a simple, yet effective experience for both the users of the site and those managing its content. TES Prime is all about driving the highest standards and we’re proud to be working with such a well-respected organisation in the education sector.”
TES Prime has a dedicated team comprising of specialists in executive search, assessment and development, combined with a network of leadership professionals positioned to help education institutes find the right leader.
Ixis (ixis.co.uk) specialises exclusively in the open source framework Drupal allowing the company to focus on one platform, dedicating research and development to that alone. Services offered by Ixis include initial consultancy and site development, through to hosting and retained support services.