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About Us

Spring 2016

Launched

Deepening Understanding was launched to provide new curriculum resources for primary school teachers.

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Branched Out

Due to the success of our maths depth tasks, we branched out into spelling and grammar depth tasks, becoming the first UK-based resource site to embed mathematical philosophies into wider curriculum areas. 

Summer 2016

Spring 2017

Growth

DU continued to grow and with many schools switching to whole class reading, we designed and launched our highly complimented comprehensions. It’s amazing that some of the original materials continue to feature on the chart of our most downloaded DU resources!

Spring 2017

Summer 2019

DU Tuition

we acquired Redditch Professional Tuition, which we later branded as DU Tuition. Being a personal dream of our Director, it allowed us to not only resource outstanding lessons but teach them ourselves, supporting pupils in Worcestershire and beyond with in face and online services. The business was relocated to our new premises, becoming a training hub for all staff.

Summer 2019

Summer 2020

DU Discover

DU Discover being launched is a massive milestone. It allows pupils to log into our website where they can access a range of bright, engaging interactive tasks set by their teachers. The data from these activities is available in your dashboard within seconds, saving you precious time. 

Summer 2020

Deepening Understanding

Since launching in 2016, DU has grown year after year to become one of the largest primary resource websites in the UK. Thanks to the support of our subscribers, we have developed a reputation for being a trusted provider of teaching materials which are high-quality, engaging and widely loved. At DU, we are a forward-thinking, modern resource site which fully embraces a small step, true mastery style approach across the curriculum. Our resources are often complimented for the balance our talented team strike to enable a whole class approach, where all learners can access our materials and feel challenged. So, how did we soar to where we are today? Take a trip down memory lane with our timeline, reading more about our journey to date. 

Throughout the next school year, we aim to equip you with a wider range of schemes for grammar, science and well-being. We are adding to our collection of interactive tasks available on DU Discover and we will endeavour to make DU BIGGER and BETTER for you.  

Our Team

As a result of your fantastic support, Deepening Understanding has grown quickly. We are now a team of over 15 full-time teachers who work together (alongside our current jobs) to make resources exclusive for other professionals.

At Deepening Understanding, we believe that it is important for our team to be flooded with staff who are still connected with the classroom. Almost all of our resource creators work in school each week and our Director continues to engulf himself in day to day teaching, ensuring he directs the business though the needs of the classroom. A key priority of ours is to train, retain and sustain the performance of our staff with opportunities for CPD allowing our philosophies to remain current in an ever changing educational landscape.

Did you know we have recently expanded our team, appointing a range of experienced resource creators? With increased staffing, our close-knit team are so driven and excited to be able to produce more content for you than ever before.

Executive DirectorBen Mayoh
CPD Lead TrainerClaire Martin
NCETM PD Lead / MaST

We hope you enjoy the world of DU – Happy Teaching!