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What is Mega Seating Plan?

Mega Seating Plan was created by UK school teacher Rob Cowen in 2015 to help fellow teachers focus on teaching and learning by generating their data-rich seating plans instantly.

It synchronises directly with your school's MIS using Wonde to import student data, photos, assessments and more. Mega Seating Plan uses machine learning to arrange students automatically, based on your requirements and student behaviour. It is compatible with all MIS/SIS systems in all countries.

A typical school with a Mega Seating Plan subscription saves over £16,000 per year in teacher time and is 52% more likely to be graded Ofsted Outstanding.

Behaviour management tools allow student conduct events to be viewed, added and analysed, right from your seating plans.

Mega Seating Plan's pricing is open and transparent: from £1.12 per student per year for a Platinum whole-school subscription.

All subscriptions begin with a fully-featured, no obligation 30 day free trial, so that your teachers can discover how great Mega Seating Plan is. Or, try the live demo right now to instantly see the benefits of Mega Seating Plan.

Book a call with Rob to find out how Mega Seating Plan can help your school.

Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
91%
improve school processes
84%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
82%
improve teaching efficiency
77%
CompanyBusiness Name: Mega Seating Plan Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2015
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesDataPhotosManual ImportAutomatic Syncing With Mis/sisSeating Plan GenerationReport WriterName Learning ToolDrag And DropAutomatic Seating LayoutsBehaviour ManagementBehaviour AnalysisSims Writebacks
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPad

Works on any device, but a larger screen is more suitable than a phone.

Set Up

Whole school subscriptions are usually up and running within 24 hours of placing an order, including generation of all teacher accounts and import of all student data (via Wonde)

TrainingLive OnlineDocumentation

Step-by-step guides to almost every feature are available at https://help.seatingplan.com

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge Base24/7 Live Rep

All support requests are dealt with same day, most within hours, some instantly. Support is available via live chat and email, supported by a comprehensive online knowledge base.

Home LearningParent Access

School must create the account.

Coming very soon: Parent access to students' achievement and behaviour analysis.

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Mega Seating Plan pricing starts from £1.12 / per-pupil

* Platinum plan (automatic data import via Wonde): from £1.12/student/year
* Gold plan (data import via whole-school CSVs): £499/year

Further discounts are available for multi-school purchases (e.g. academy chains).

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Phil Marshall

Associate SLT for IT & Data

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 3-4 years

Mar 2023

The software is easy to use and has all the features we need. Customer support is excellent; we get rapid responses to any queries, including the addition of features that make it easier to use the system.

Phil Marshall found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Centralised seating plans for use by cover supervisors.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Aisha

Teacher of Science

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Would highly recommend this, it is the best piece of software I have used in 12 years of teaching.

Aisha found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Includes up to date student data which is updated regularly. Takes less than 5 minutes to complete a seating plan with students pictures and data and can be tweaked at any time, in seconds.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I use the random name generator feature regularly for questioning purposes
  • Significantly improves school processes
    All student data is collated in once place, meaning teachers are always aware of average point scores and additional student needs.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Less teacher time spent on collating data and putting together seating plans/admin. Thus, less stressful and workload for teachers.
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Terna

teacher

Used Mega Seating Plan occasionally for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Terna found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I do not have to make my own seating plans
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Learn names quicker
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Karis Rundle

Assistant Headteacher

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

The cost is great value for money. If there are issues or suggestions, Rob is easily contactable and is quick to respond.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Karis. Thank you for your lovely review. Rob
Karis Rundle found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Seating plans can be easily created and shared within minutes.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Using the data shown on each tile allows for teaching to be targetted to individual students quickly and easily for teachers who aren't familiar with the students.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Communication between teacher and assistant teachers in terms of seating arrangements and sharing of information in case of absence becomes easier.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Teachers can identify easily where behaviour challenges lie and amend the plan easily to adapt for this.
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Catherine

Teacher

Loreto 6th Form College, England

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Thanks for the lovely review, Catherine! Rob
Catherine found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Easy to provide up to date seating plans for lesson observations
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Reuben

Teacher and Edtech lead

Blackburn Central High School (BCHS), England

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Reuben. Thanks for your lovely review. Rob
Reuben found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Just the time consumption, lowered massively
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    NA
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Khamis

English Teacher

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

it would save time if there was an easier way of designing classroom initially. pre programmed classroom formats e.g., horse shoe, rows etc.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Khamis. Thanks for your review. Laying out a classroom typically takes users no more than about a minute and only needs to be done once for each room. It can then be accessed by every teacher in your school. The challenge with pre-programmed layouts is that the likelihood of a layout matching your classroom is very low, which is why a more flexible system is used instead. Thanks, Rob.
Khamis found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    when covering a class I do not know it helps me to behaviour manage. It helps me to remember which students can not sit next to each other and easier to adapt seating plan when things come up.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    When changing the seating plan. I can put it up on the board and get students seated quickly which reduces the amount of lesson time lost.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Hekmat

Director

GEMS Winchester School Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

it's good website

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Hekmat. Thanks for your review. Rob
Hekmat found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    very fast to create or change the seating plan
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    it give me clear data about each student
  • Significantly improves school processes
    using data for assessments
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    improve the seating plan depend on students details and data
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John

English Teacher

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

It is very useful and saves time.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi John. Thanks for the lovely review. Rob
John found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Organizing the seating.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Where to place the students for maximum productivity.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    N/A
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Cuts down disruption.
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Shameem

HOS

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

Sometimes its difficult to see the names on seats and to fit seating plan on one page. Also if students identify as a different gender cannot manually change the colour, as many will not have legally changed their gender.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Shameem. Thanks for the review. I have made some recent changes to improve the way seating plans print, so they should now always fit onto one sheet of paper. Thanks for raising the gender issue - the genders are synced directly from your school's MIS. In this scenario, it's probably most appropriate for your school to either remove the assigned gender for that student, or in Mega Seating Plan they can choose to turn off gender colour coding altogether (which you can also do directly on your seating plans). Hope this helps, Rob.
Shameem found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Can see SEN and PP
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Learning names with images
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    If students are flagged not to sit next to each other , or new students join the class
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Matthew

Head of RE Faculty

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

its an effective teaching tool

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Matthew. Thanks for the review. Rob
Matthew found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    quick knowledge of their MEG and abilities
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    help in differentiation of task
  • Slightly improves school processes
    the whole school progress
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    identifying behaviour pattern in a seating plan
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Louise

Teacher

loreto, England

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Excellent resource. Saves a lot of time and has plenty of features

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Louise. Thanks for the review!
Louise found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Easier to arrange classes in to seating plans
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Can create seating plans based on class data
  • Moderately improves school processes
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  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Create seating plans based on pupil behaviour
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Joanne

teacher

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 4-6 months

Feb 2023

It's great but the random seating occasionally leaves someone on their own far away from all other students, that sort of thing

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Joanne. Thanks for your review. I'll have a look into the random seating allocation to see if it needs tweaking. Cheers, Rob.
Joanne found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    We used to use a system that took hours. This is quick and easy to use
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Same as above
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Easier to change seating plans quickly
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Duncan

Deputy Headteacher

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2023

We have been very pleased with how MSP works in terms of access and functionality. It is used by most teachers in our school.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Duncan. Thanks for the lovely review. As always, please get in touch if you have any feedback. Thanks, Rob.
Duncan found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Better value than competitors
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Lesson planning, changing classroom layout, moving students into suitable working groups.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Quick access to seating plans and straightforward to modify.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Seating plans can be provided to assist with lesson visits.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students can be easily moved to other places in the classroom.
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