Engage – your advanced school management system for Africa

Powerfully connecting students, teachers, parents and the bursary with tools to communicate, share and measure success

Integrated school software

All elements of Engage are seamlessly and smoothly integrated making it a delight to use. With the Engage API almost any other software can be integrated as well.

Single database

Engage is Student, Curriculum, Teacher and Parent centric, and will become your school's Single Source of Truth, replacing many other disparate softwares. Engage becomes the Technological Heart of the school.

Internationally renowned software

Internationally renowned software used in top Private Schools in 51 countries, now includes SA Specific development with advanced Marksheets, LURITS can be submitted via SA-SAMS at the push of a button, and Timetable has a TimeShift.

Unrivaled Implementation and Training

Our Implementation professionals ensure a smooth transition to Engage and beyond whilst our Trainers ensure your staff are fully conversant with Engage.

Monitoring and reports

Student Performance Tracking Performance Tracking against cohorts; Analytics, and Assessment and Management reports ensure Engage is the power behind the school's continuing performance.

Office 365, Email and Google

Integration with 365, Word, Excel, Outlook and Google ensures complete flexibility. Communications between all Engage contacts are encrypted and tracked for security

Support Centre

Unlimited and free support is available 24/7/365 from our Support Centre. Telephone (local number), live chat, or support ticket is available from our Johannesburg office as well as the UK Support Centre, to all Engage users.

Development and Share Ideas

Development is driven by our schools through Share Ideas. Our large development team releases regular updates free of charge, ensuring your school has the latest version of Engage, reflecting worldwide best practice.

Analytics and Group Analytics

See your school's key statistics at a glance with Analytics such as your future Student pipeline. If your school is part of a school group, Group Analytics enables comparative analysis.

Engage – globally experienced, locally focused

From its UK HQ and offices in Johannesburg, Sydney and Dubai, Engage supports over 600 fee-paying schools on six continents

Engage – one platform, many facets

Scroll below to explore the many benefits and features of Engage, or visit our Engage product page here

Discover more about Engage in South Africa

Meet our South Africa team

Supported by our worldwide operation, the South African Team continues to grow. Here's just a selection of the more than 200 people who work within Education Horizons globally and locally to help our schools succeed

Lu-Ann Bure

Southern Africa Support Services Consultant

Lu-Ann previously worked with schools as a marketing consultant and fund raiser where the accuracy of schools' data was key. This knowledge plus her skills as a trainer, makes a perfect combination as an Engage Support Services Consultant.

Peter Heginbotham

Peter Heginbotham

Schools Account Director

Peter recently joined Engage in South Africa as a Schools Account Director. Having worked with independent and fee-paying schools in the UK and Internationally for over 30 years, Peter has extensive knowledge of the market and believes strongly in a consultative sales approach.

Mike Taylor, Operations Director for Engage

Mike Taylor

Onboarding and Professional Services Manager

Born in Johannesburg and educated at Pridwin Prep School, Johannesburg, Mike has over 20 years' experience of delivering complex IT projects in public and private sectors. Mike has led worldwide Engage Implementations since 2011 and has a detailed understanding of the needs of schools and school groups. He is also a keen youth team rugby coach

Paul Rastall

Paul Rastall

Product Manager (International)

Paul joined the team in 2000 as a programmer and rose quickly to manage the development team, the entire technical programme and Engage development plans. Paul engages frequently with schools and school groups to ensure that Engage delivers exactly what is expected.

Ian Haig Brown

Ian Haig-Brown

Engineering Manager

Having joined Double First in 2008 as a web developer tasked with creating the Engage Portal System, Ian became Web Development Team Leader a year later before taking responsibility as Development Manager in 2016. All developers report to Ian and every one of the millions of lines of code in the Engage systems are written by his team.

Charlotte Reay

Charlotte Reay

Product Manager

13 years with the company as a Software Tester and System Analyst gave Charlotte a deep understanding of Engage which led to her role of Product Manager. As such, Charlotte is responsible for the delivery of plans to see the product grow and embrace the future needs of our Engaged schools.

Carole Collins

Carole Collins

Support Manager

Carole's career began in accounts and IT Support before becoming a Bursar in a fee-paying school. Given Carole's wide and knowledgeable experience, she joined Double First. Carole has responsibility for delivering world-wide support for Engage, based on more than 20 years' experience our school management and finance systems

Miriam Sparrow-Wallis

Miriam Sparrow-Wallis

Training Manager

Joining the team in September 2008 and working in the Support and Training teams, Miriam is now the Global Training Manager leading the team of Engage and Engage Accounts Trainers. Miriam’s background is post-compulsory education and training. Outside work Miriam enjoys running, horse-riding and time outdoors.

Barry Anns CEO Double First Engage

Barry Anns

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer for our parent, Education Horizons Group, Barry is responsible for sales of all Education Horizons products globally. Barry is married to Charlotte and has two children. In his spare time, Barry enjoys running, golf and reading.

Kim Hollamby

Kim Hollamby

Marketing Manager

Kim has been with the team since 2008 and worked closely with Engage in South Africa since its inception. A specialist in personnel development, change management and marketing, he also has a keen interest working with youth and school performance art groups in the field of lighting design and technical theatre and he and his wife are foster parents within their local community


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