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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 £7.03 per teacher 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
85%
improve teaching efficiency
75%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
73%
improve school processes
70%
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 Learning

School must create the account.

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

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Free TrialPaid Subscription

Mega Seating Plan pricing starts from £5.63 / per-user

* Platinum plan (automatic data import via Wonde): £12.50/teacher/year
* Gold plan (data import via whole-school CSVs): £10/teacher/year

25% discount for government-funded schools.

25% discount for three year commitment.

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

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Mega Seating Plan Reviews

4.7 out of 5

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Mega Seating Plan has collected 17 reviews in the past 6 months

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Tim

Maths Teacher

England

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 5 years+

Jun 2024

It's so easy to use. I've already got the other members of my department using it

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Tim. Thanks for your very kind review.
Tim found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Can create a seating plan in a matter of minutes and then it's extremely easy to adjust it. The transfer of pupil data is quite easy; just copy and paste. Really like the facility to colour code and also flip perspectives.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I can just show the seating plan on the projector at the beginning of any lesson.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    We share seating plans with cover supervisors and teaching assistants
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    We have school policies on seating plans. I can also use the "avoid" mode to keep pupils apart.
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Kirsti

Physics teacher

England

Used Mega Seating Plan occasionally for 3-4 years

Jun 2024

It saves hours of report writing as I am dyslexia and saves so much time structuring my phrases

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Kirsti. Thank you for this lovely review.
Kirsti found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    report writing is reduced with magic reports
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    report writing
  • Slightly improves school processes
    I cant think of any as we use adifferent seating plan software for lessons in the school
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    my wellbeing in helping structure reports
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Marcus

Mattelärare

Bolidenskolan, Sweden

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Jun 2024

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hej Marcus. Thank you for this lovely review.
Marcus found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Det tar tid att göra placeringslistor för hand
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Does not significantly improve behaviour or wellbeing
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Lora

Teacher

Monta Vista High School, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 3-4 years

Jun 2024

Mega seating is excellent for most of my needs. I would like some more flexibility/options for printing (i.e. format, shading), but it's great overall.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Lora. Thanks for this lovely review. I'd be grateful if you could email me with more details about the printing options you'd like to see.
Lora found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Easier to plan/manipulate seating charts than other options.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Quickly see student data on seating charts
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Meaning of "school processes" is unclear
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    If I make a good seating chart!
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Stephanie

Mathematics Teacher

Hamilton Boys' High School, New Zealand

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Jun 2024

Now that it is not free it is harder to use. The grid is very faint and hard to see sometimes for the seating.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Stephanie. Thanks for your review. The grid on the classroom page has not become fainter. In fact, it didn't previously exist and was only added quite recently. I will look into whether it could be darker, but its only purpose is to serve as a guide when teachers are initially making their classroom layout.
Stephanie found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Nice to be able to paste names into a spread sheet and then be able to assign seats. Nice to print out sheet for record, quick to move students around if the information is saved.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Does not significantly improve school processes
  • Does not improve behaviour or wellbeing
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Jay

Science Teacher

Ransom Everglades High School, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2024

Have already spoken to IT about this software. She was very much interested. Unfortunately, she resigned before the end of the school year. With her, she asked me to give workshops on this. I am not sure of the new leader now, and if Mega will be embraced by the school as a whole. Individually, I will still support this.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Jay. Thanks for your review. If you'd like to put your new leader in touch with me, please pass them my email address: rob@seatingplan.com
Jay found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    No.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Student attention increased significantly. I change seats every class time they walk into class. It is funny to see them to watch the screens to see where they will be seating that day.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    No.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Student attention focused. They are away from their friends or friends that will distract them.
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Paul

Teacher

Rolesville Middle School, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 4-6 months

Jun 2024

Easy to use, good value

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Paul. Thanks for your lovely review.
Paul found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Rapidly change seating arrangements and print/share seating charts
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Better seating improves student engagement
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Faster attendance recording, better attention to announcements
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Less arguments between students because they are easily separated
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Julie

Head of Chemistry

Parmiter's School, England

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 1-2 years

Jun 2024

It does what it needs to do. Saves us time and is easy to use.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Julie. Thanks for your lovely review.
Julie found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Not having to draw seating plans and then having to update them. Mega seating plan is much quicker.
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    No
  • Does not improve school processes
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Can move students apart easily on plan. Can separate students who want to be apart.
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Hayley

Head of Computer Science

Loreto Sixth Form College, England

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 3-4 years

Jun 2024

I have tried different only seating plan generators and this ticks all the boxes.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Hayley. Thank you for your lovely review.
Hayley found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Data is prepopulated, allows easy creation of Data Rich Seating Plan. Can save templates for room layout and reuse every year. Easy to move students around, by just dragging them.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I use it to random name generation when questioning students.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Kevin

Teacher

Vandyke Uper School, England

Used Mega Seating Plan occasionally for 5 years+

Jun 2024

fantastic tool - it is just a shame that they have severely curtailed the usability of it by limiting free usage. Get sponsorship. By limiting the number of classes that you can plan you are limiting the number of people that are going to use it - it becomes a pain in the backside to build, save, delete, build, save delete, etc. People aren't going to sign up for something that has limited short term use.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Kevin, thanks for your positive review. A Silver subscription, which allows unlimited classes and seating plans, alongside loads of other features, costs just £2 per month. Thanks, Rob.
Kevin found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    time making seating plans
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    time saving
  • Moderately improves school processes
    saves time
  • Does not improve behaviour or wellbeing
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Meghan

Teacher

Pte. Buckam Singh Public School, Canada

Used Mega Seating Plan occasionally for 1-2 years

Jun 2024

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Meghan, thanks for the lovely review.
Meghan found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I use to need to make paper maps or create moveable boxes to figure out seating plans. Now I can just move students with a mouse click.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Other than allowing me to move students to spaces more appropriate for their own focus, I haven't noticed
  • Does not significantly improve school processes
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Though I can't program it so it avoids placing certain students together, it does allow me to easily move students to reduce disruptions
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Garry

Educator

Oaklawn Language Academy, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

Because Mega Seating Plan makes classroom management very effective and efficient

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Garry. Thanks for the lovely review. Rob
Garry found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Student are assigned seating by their performance
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Students are more engaged
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students are seated where they are less distracted
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Tanya

Teacher

Katherine Stinson Middle School, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 1-2 years

Jun 2024

It’s easy to use and intuitive

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Tanya, thank you for your lovely review.
Tanya found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Easy way to group students
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Easy way to manage behaviors
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Kieran

Head of Music

Outwood Academy Hindley, England

Used Mega Seating Plan daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2024

A well designed and implemented solution to a crucial part of classroom management

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Kieran Thanks for this lovely review. Rob
Kieran found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The ease at which a seating plan can be made or modified
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Ability to display a teacher or a student perspective seating plan
  • Significantly improves school processes
    When seating plans need to change for new intakes/interventions
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Clearly displayed without any ambiguity
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Myrto

Teacher

Leeming Senior High School, Australia

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 5 years+

Jun 2024

I have been recommending it to anyone who mentions the word seating plan but the 9 is due to the new free version vs paid version so for free you can only have 1 seating plan saved

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Myrto Thanks for this lovely review. I appreciate your comment about free accounts. It was a difficult decision to put restrictions on them, but ultimately it wasn't sustainable for me to be continue subsidising free users. Rob
Myrto found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The ease of creating the seating plans especially with the 'avoid' mode or boy/girl or even random; being able to save the classroom plan for different classrooms and the different classes.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    The fact that it can be displayed either from the teacher's perspective or the students it helps a lot when display on the projector
  • Slightly improves school processes
    seating plans are sometimes needed to hep with behaviour management
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    seating plans help with classroom management but also with students feeling safe and provide consistency
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Carolyn

Teacher

John F Kennedy Jr High School, United States of America

Used Mega Seating Plan monthly for 4-6 months

Jun 2024

It really reduces my workload considerably. I wish I could indicate which students should not sit next to each other ever, and to distribute students throughout the room.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Carolyn. Thanks for your review, and for the suggestion of tagging students so that they will never sit next to each other (so you don't have to run 'Avoid mode' every time). I will add it to the to-do list!
Carolyn found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It used to take several days to get seating charts arranged for my junior high classes. Mega Seating, after initial setup, reduces that to maybe two hours, usually less.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Helps me quickly identify which students need accommodations.
  • Does not significantly improve school processes
    So far as I’m aware, I’m the only teacher in the school who uses it.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Improves my wellbeing, since o can use time more efficiently. Also helps with student behavior as it’s easier to have students rotate teams more often.
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Glenn Wilkinson

Coordinator Media Studies

St. Ronan's College, Lurgan, Northern Ireland

Used Mega Seating Plan weekly for 7–12 months

Mar 2024

Great customer service, excellent report generation and helps me keep organised.

Reply from Mega Seating Plan:Hi Glenn. Thanks for this lovely review.
Glenn Wilkinson found Mega Seating Plan:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Organizing seating plans and generating reports.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Reports learning student names at start of year.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    N/A
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    It helps when you can quickly learn students names and arrange places in the room.
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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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