About us

Button Learning is an educational technology company that was set up in 2015 by Fiona Button, whilst studying for an MSc in Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck / UCL Institute of Education.

We were shortlisted for the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards (one of only 10 businesses nationwide) and were part of the UCL Advances Ideas Accelerator in 2015.

On the basis of her dissertation research, in 2017 Fiona was awarded a £15,000 grant from the SHINE Foundation in the annual Let Teachers SHINE competition. We are now developing a prototype of our spelling programme, Button Spelling, in partnership with software developers Qumodo, who are experts in user-friendly design and machine learning.

We will be testing in schools from January 2018. If you are a teacher who works with KS2 pupils (especially Y4) and would be interested in joining our pilot schools programme, please get in touch.