Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya, is part of Braeburn International School school group. The school has been using EducationCity since 2014 and has recently used the product to support distance learning during the school closures in Kenya.
Edmentum International has spoken to Kelly Pugh, Assistant Headteacher, at Braeburn School about their usage of EducationCity, “EducationCity has been a great support while transitioning to remote teaching and learning. This excellent platform has supported our school community to adapt to the new demands of education; the content is in line with the curriculum, teacher-friendly and most importantly, fun for our pupils!”
EducationCity provides a number of tools for teachers to enable them to keep track of their students’ progress, which is important for keeping up with learning and for reviewing students’ level of learning too, as Kelly states, “all content completed by the pupils is automatically analysed, making it easy for teachers to identify pupils’ educational gaps and highlight trends across the class/year group. The new addition of the assessments tool is easy to use and sets up learning journeys for that pupil’s individual needs, focusing on the areas that that child got incorrect. Our teachers now have more time to focus on planning and teaching, all of which is more specific to the needs of the class due to the support provided by EducationCity.”
Furthermore, the school has also found that the support they have received since the school closures has been ideally matched to their needs: “The EducationCity Edmentum International team has been nothing but supportive. Natasha Bailey truly understands the challenges which this new way of teaching has introduced and is efficient in her responses to help support us where needed. She has offered a listening ear and guidance on how to overcome any challenges we may have faced. Communication is always efficient, turning challenges into solutions at the click of a button.
“The technical support we have received has been nothing but admirable, EducationCity actively seeks to improve what they are providing based on feedback given and as a result, we have a happy community with quality education.”
As the school have used EducationCity over 60,000 times since March 2020, EducationCity has been a support for their teaching and learning needs during this time: “EducationCity is an excellent resource for remote learning as it excites the children, is adaptable to the needs of the children (with the many settings which can all be controlled by the teacher), and most importantly is continuously adapting to develop the platform they are providing. Our whole community has nothing but positive feedback.
“As a school we have always enjoyed all the features which EducationCity provides, however, having become more familiar with it during this lockdown period, I imagine that our teachers will make more use of all that is available when schools re-opens.”
Edmentum International will continue to support Braeburn School into the future and make sure they are helping them achieve their school’s goals, particularly after this period of distance learning.