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.
“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.
With Eedi, students at The Cheadle Academy have experienced a significant boost in confidence and mastery of mathematical concepts. The platform offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic quizzes, which adapt depending on what answers students give, tailored to each student's individual needs. By motivating students with motivational features, such as virtual coins and a virtual shop, Eedi rewards students for their hard work and perseverance, empowering them to take control of their learning journey.
"The students have really got so much out of it so far, and they are certainly much more confident in the topics we've covered. Having free reign to revise with Eedi on topics from their revision list is absolutely fantastic." Becky, The Cheadle Academy
Eedi not only benefits students but also empowers teachers by reducing their workload by resolving the majority of knowledge gaps each student has before they need to lift a finger. Eedi also increases teaching efficiency, providing teachers immediately with misconception data on every student to enable them to address unresolved misconceptions effectively. Through detailed analytics and real-time progress tracking, the platform enables educators to identify specific areas where students are still struggling. Armed with this knowledge, teachers can offer targeted support, faster, to help students overcome their difficulties.
"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." Becky, The Cheadle Academy
Becky already recognises the impact of Eedi at The Cheadle Academy. Previously, the daunting task of addressing numerous misconceptions across a large class seemed insurmountable. However, with the implementation of Eedi, teachers have been able to efficiently tackle these misconceptions, providing timely support to every student.
"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." Becky, The Cheadle Academy
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!
For more information on how Eedi can help your students improve maths performance, confidence and empower your maths department, book a introduction to Eedi session by clicking here.