The Cheap seats in Education report

Earlier this year Epson undertook some research to better understand how the use of AV Technology in classrooms could help to create a step change in ‘Teaching practices, inclusion, and improved learning outcomes for all.’

With the assistance and guidance from former teacher and founder of, one of the most popular education websites in the world – Ross McGill – who was recognised by The Sunday Times as ‘one of the 500 most influential people in Britain’, the research conducted with 300 Local Authority controlled, Academy and Independent schools, found that 66% of those surveyed claimed that not being able to see a screen fully could hamper a pupil’s learning experience and 76% felt that having a poor view of the screen was linked to pupils’ disengagement. 

The study offered a unique insight into the Education system within England and even surprised the experienced Ross, who commented that it appeared some students may be sitting in ‘cheap seats’. He observed that whilst the experience of teaching had a huge impact on the students learning, the positioning, size and how and where a teacher sits also impacted on the students’ outcome.

On the back of this compelling research, Epson made a pledge to assist Head Teachers and Governing bodies to understand whether they have any so called ‘cheap seats’ within their School and help ensure every student gets the learning experience they deserve by launching our Ambassador Schools Program to help create ‘The classroom of the future’.

To kickstart this program, Epson are offering 10 schools the opportunity to become Ambassador Schools, which entitles you to have 1 classroom fully kitted with the necessary equipment to have a classroom of the future. As a pilot member you will have the opportunity to share your education experience & knowledge with Epson and the wider education market and act as a reference site to demonstrate your achievements along with a number of other benefits.

To find out more about the ambassador programme, or to receive a FREE copy of the full research report please email us at, or contact us at the number below.

Kind Regards,

Craig Blurton
Education Manager
Epson UK Ltd
Tel: 0344 4098010