How do Schools use Education Perfect?
Over 4,500 schools from 55 countries have successfully integrated Education Perfect into their teaching and learning programmes - saving teachers hours per week, boosting student engagement and providing rich data insights to inform planning and differentiation. There are many different ways EP schools have integrated the platform effectively - this guide covers just a few.
EP as a textbook replacement
Many schools use EP content as a 'backbone' for their teaching programmes. In these schools, teachers:
- Will use EP content in class, as well as for homework and/or revision, on a daily basis. Many will customise and personalise existing content to suit their students.
- Will often rearrange existing EP content into new school folders, aligning with their termly/semester planning.
- Can hyperlink EP lessons and unit into their school planning documents.
- Regularly assess students' knowledge, understanding and skills using the EP platform.
EP as a homework platform
Some of the key benefits of using EP for home learning across one or more subjects include:
- Consistency: EP can be particularly valuable for large departments where teachers may approach homework in different ways, as well as an effective tool to support homework standardisation across departments.
- Ease for both students and parents: using EP means there is just one place to look for their home learning, rather than them having to navigate multiple sites or apps.
- More meaningful homework: the rich data gained from every EP task ensures no home learning is simply 'busy work'. Teachers can monitor engagement and track progress in real time, and use the progress data from tasks to inform their lesson planning.
EP as a flipped learning tool
EP is a powerful tool to help maximise the impact of face-to-face/synchronous lesson time.
Teachers can easily assign parts of a task - for example, just the key information slides and knowledge checks - giving students the foundation they need to complete higher-level response tasks in lesson time. Both the engagement and progress data from these flipped tasks can effectively inform the lesson planning and differentiation strategies.
EP to support data-driven practice
Many schools using EP successfully make effective use of the platform's assessment tools to regularly set formative quiz/knowledge checks.
After these formative assessments for learning, Education Perfect will automatically recommend personalising learning pathways for each student based on their areas of strength and development. Using EP in this way on a weekly or fortnight basis provides teachers with rich data to help them personalise their curriculum and support every student's learning.
EP for daily starters & plenaries
Using EP within and/or across departments for starters plenaries can be an easy and effective way of:
- Revising or refreshing core skills: ie vocabulary in Languages, grammar in English, number facts in Maths, topic-based spelling & vocabulary lists in Science.
- Providing rich data to inform lesson planning.
- Offering differentiated starters and plenaries according to different learning needs within a class.
EP as a tool to free up teacher time
More and more schools are starting to schedule an 'EP lesson' (or half lesson) each week. Setting individuals or groups up with differentiated, independent learning activities on EP can free up the teacher time to have 1-1 learning conversations with other students, and/or to offer small group support, on a regular basis.
Teachers tell us that integrating EP into their teaching practice can save them up to 5 hours per week in planning and marking time. This time can then be spent on other tasks that will have an even greater impact on learning, including data-driven planning, 1-1 support and pastoral care.
EP for entrance testing
EP's flexible, robust assessment platform makes it ideal for entrance testing.
- Whether applicants are on campus or applying remotely, they can sit secure, online assessments in English, Mathematics and/or Science on the EP platform.
- Schools are able to easily create customised entrance assessments from scratch, combine existing EP content to create bespoke assessments, and/or make use of ready-built assessments.
- Tests can be created for different year/grade levels.
- Admissions teams are able to remotely monitor prospective students' engagement and progress in real time.
- The rich data from these assessments can be used to inform placement decisions.
For support with any of the above approaches, our international Teacher Consultants will be happy to help. They help schools integrate EP effectively by offering free onboarding support and personalized professional development. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.