Welbee helps senior school leaders transform their workplace culture and improve staff wellbeing.

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Founder

Mark Solomans

Industry

EdTech

Website

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Startup opportunity

England’s teaching staff job satisfaction is the lowest globally against comparable economies, with a third of teachers reportedly suffering from increased stress levels and poor mental health. Staff wellbeing in schools has long been under prioritised and lack of support sees 30% of teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years of employment.

Welbee founder, Mark Solomons, came to Nova having spent 10 years working with senior educational staff to improve leadership behaviours and culture in their schools. He understood the importance of staff wellbeing on a school’s performance, and noticed the lack of tools available to support them.

Mark knew this was a growing problem, with schools under increasing pressure from Ofsted to demonstrate wellbeing as a priority to improving schools performance. He believed that technology was at the heart of creating an effective solution to this problem.

 

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Since our investment and working with Nova

  • Validated concepts, designs and prototypes with School’s, Multi-Academy Trusts and Teachers.
  • Development of software components – Survey platform and Welbee voice.
  • Creation of brand, website & go to market strategy.
  • Used in 200 schools across the UK.

Inside our portfolio businesses – Welbee

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“Nova helped Welbee establish a clear process for understanding our customers and what they needed. As a result we have built a product that has gained traction and put us in a strong position for scaling and growth much more quickly.”

Mark Solomans, founder of Welbee

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