Bath-based teacher resource provider Teachit has been acquired by Sandbox.
Teachit, owned by education charity AQA, will join the operating platform for digital educational products and services.
Founded by English teacher Siobhain Archer in 1999, Teachit serves a community of over 550,000 primary and secondary teachers across a range of subjects.
They share a library of 18,000+ learning resources which are made for teachers by teachers, through subscriptions and online product sales.
Sandbox said the strategic acquisition will accelerate its international growth and operations by collaborating with its existing US-based teacher resource business, TeacherVision.
The collaboration aims to strengthen both the company’s market presence and global footprint to serve over 2 million teachers in both the UK and in the USA with online tools and resources, whilst leveraging the fast-growing e-learning market estimated to be worth $342bn by 2025.
Bhav Singh, CEO & Founder at Sandbox, said: “As the global population grows and the need for quality education becomes more widespread, the demand for teachers is expected to go up in tandem.
“We are building a global platform to provide teachers with the digital resources to thrive in this dynamic new environment.“