EdTech start-up to drive major classroom efficiencies with growth of content platform
Education technology (EdTech) specialist, Wand Education, has announced a key milestone in its aim of delivering significant efficiencies across the UK education sector, with the launch of an innovative online teaching resource.
The new content package contains a range of high-quality, ready-made lesson plans and support resources for GCSE History teachers. It is the first product of its kind curated especially for secondary schools and forms part of a major pipeline which, in the next 12 months alone, will see new packages created across 20 subjects.
Packages are all developed to meet designated learning outcomes and requirements of the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Content is, and will continue to be, authored by highly-qualified consultants and fully aligned to the three major exam boards – Edexcel, AQA and OCR.
Wand Education’s platform, which also provides automated marking and one-click reporting, is currently in 178 UK schools and used by 6,500 teachers and students. It aims to improve learning, interactively engage pupils and streamline day-to-day processes – all of which help to free up time for teachers.
The company’s research shows that teachers currently spend around 2.5 hours every day planning lessons, meaning they have less time to focus on classroom activities and individual student development.
Stuart Hales, CEO of Wand Education, commented: “The performance pressures placed on today’s teachers are immense – and growing every academic year. By providing a helping hand, in the form of high-quality, simple-to-use content, we will create a better and more productive classroom environment for all. Our ultimate goal is to positively impact learners while helping teachers save time to win back their evenings and weekends. This is an important milestone on that journey – so watch this space.”