St Giles CE Primary School in Walsall has 355 students, ranging from nursery through to Year 6. During Bett 2012, several members of staff visited the EducationCity stand to find out more about the award-winning education software, and shortly afterwards signed up to a three year deal to implement the resource across the school.
Deputy Headteacher and SENCO/ICT Co-ordinator, Simrat Mavi, explains more about the school’s decision to adopt EducationCity:
“As soon as we saw how EducationCity could work in our school, we knew we just had to have it. The team are incredibly friendly and helpful, making setup very straightforward. We use the Its Learning VLE and didn’t want students to have to memorise yet...
Take a look at our series of Learn English case study videos (right), created with the help of St Mark’s CE Primary School in Southampton, which has over 50% of its pupils arriving to it with English as an additional language.
The series consists of three videos in all, with each showcasing EducationCity.com’s Learn English module from a different user group’s perspective. The first is presented by the Deputy Head, the second by the pupils themselves, and the third video is presented by the school’s New to English teachers who use the module...
PlayLive is EducationCity’s real time, online maths challenge that develops students’ speed and skill at answering mental maths questions – all in a timed, competitive environment.
Find out how other schools are using PlayLive to:
- Engage learning out of the classroom
- Improve confidence in maths
- Improve mental maths skills
In 2009/2010, Warren Park Primary School’s Head Teacher, Colin Harris, commenced an independent study of EducationCity with Year 6 pupils. One of the SIP targets for the school was to increase level 4 attainment in Mathematics, which directed the study to a Maths focus. The study shows how EducationCity:
- meets the criteria of an excellent all round e-Learning resource
- boosts attainment levels
- is an accurate indicator of attainment levels (tests)
The data shows that the intervention during this academic year has made a strong positive differenceand is a factor in the highly accelerated learning of the students. The school is now an advocate of EducationCity and has strongly recommended...
Between September 2007 and December 2007, five schools from within Bradford LA were selected to take part in EducationCity’s Maths study. The study aimed to demonstrate that through targeted use of EducationCity in Maths, students would:
- improve by significantly more than the 2 sublevels generally aimed for between year groups
- improve the SATs level predicted by their teacher at the beginning of Year 6.
The main research findings are outlined below:
- Comparing the end of Year 5 results/early Year 6 benchmark against results from the end of Key Stage 2, the average improvement was of 2.16 sublevels. This would be the difference between a pupil getting...