The Cheadle Academy used other maths platforms but they were still left searching for a way to provide support for their pupils that was as effective as face-to-face tutoring, but within a tight budget.
Here’s how the Academy utilised the Pupil Premium grant on Eedi Plus to help their students resolve 88% of their misconceptions and reduce the workload of teachers and TAs for 8% of the cost of face-to-face tuition.
Age group: Secondary
Number of Plus subscriptions: 100
Total number of students: Whole school
Use case: Independent learning, After-school club, Lesson time, Ad hoc intervention
“In terms of the amount of impact Eedi has had, as a single teacher with 35 students in the room, there is no way I could ever have gotten around to putting right 215 misconceptions. It's been really having a massive impact already, in such a short space of time.”
Mrs Kirkman, Head of Maths at The Cheadle Academy, was in search of a maths platform that would deepen her students' conceptual understanding of mathematics, not just procedural, whilst providing concise and clear results as their teacher. All on a tight budget.
After familiarising themselves with the free version of Eedi, Mrs Kirkman decided to purchase 100 Eedi Plus subscriptions for her Year 7-10s by utilising the school’s Pupil Premium grant. Eedi Plus gives students access to live tutor support on demand, and additional motivational aspects of the product.
Eedi Plus is central to The Cheadle Academy students’ ability to resolve misconceptions and build confidence during school, and at home.
They use Eedi in many ways:
“The students have really got so much out of it so far, and they are certainly much more confident in those topics. Having free reign to revise with Eedi on topics from their revision list is absolutely fantastic.”
With Eedi tutors available from 9am - 8pm, 7 days a week, The Cheadle Academy students can access live, 1:1 support from qualified maths teachers on demand.
“It’s given me crucial time I’ve needed to work further with those students who needed extra support on the remaining unresolved misconceptions. It’s so much more manageable. It's been really having a massive impact already, in such a short space of time.”
Eedi Plus provides 1:1 tuition for 22% of the cost of National Tuition Program rates and 9% of School-Led Tuition, for the whole year, not just 15 hours!