Leiths Academy



Leiths Academy offer accredited cookery qualifications and life-skills cookery courses for pupils from 10 years of age for enjoyment, employment and life. 

  • Industry sector: Education
  • Services: Product Discovery, UX/UI Design, Software Development, Infrastructure Architecture, Platform Management, Website Design & Development
  • Website: www.leiths.com/academy

Our contribution to Leiths Academy

Short Summary

Leiths approached Elemental to rebuild their interactive digital portal to better support the delivery of in-person cookery classes. 

The portal allows easy access to all teacher and student resources including skills videos for viewing in or out of the classroom. Students and teachers can access the portal securely via their phone, tablet or computer to record photo evidence and weekly evaluations as well as complete their coursework. 

What we did

Phase 1 – Working in close collaboration of the Leiths Team, Elemental scoped and designed the requirements for the new platform, taking into consideration lessons learnt from previous iterations of the portal.

Phase 2 – Beyond scoping and design, working in 2 weekly sprints our development team, made up of folks across UK, Singapore and Myanmar, built the new Academy platform that was rolled out to schools across the UK . Features included:​​

  • Teacher onboarding and class management
  • Teacher and Student content delivery (including video)
  • Student coursework and lesson submissions (including photo evidence)
  • Teacher ratings and feedback
  • Teacher and Student dashboards with course progress reporting

Phase 3 – Ongoing Support
Since launching in early August 2023, we have moved into a support & maintenance arrangement to include development of small feature enhancements as we continue to expand the product functionality.

We have further rebuilt the Leiths Academy website and are working closely across the wider Leiths Group to help transform Leiths company-wide digital strategy.