More schools to benefit from AI as CENTURY launches Flagship Schools

Posted on 26th March 2019

Posted by CENTURY

The schools most actively using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes will share their expertise with schools across the world through the new CENTURY Flagship Schools programme launched today.

The schools are being chosen for their extensive use of AI to improve educational outcomes, as well as using AI in innovative ways, such as helping SEND pupils to thrive and involving parents more in their child’s education.

The Flagship Schools will share their expertise with other schools through showcase events, at which senior leaders will experience how AI can be deployed in the classroom to improve outcomes and reduce teacher workload. They will act as a source of best practice, advice and guidance for schools considering adopting artificial intelligence technologies.

The first Flagship Schools announced today are four primary schools in Wigan, Greater Manchester, that compose the Keys Federation multi-academy trust:

  • Hindley Green Community Primary School
  • St. John’s CoE Primary School, Hindley Green
  • St. John’s CoE Primary School, Abram
  • St. Peter’s CoE Primary School, Hindley

The Keys Federation’s schools have demonstrated extensive and pioneering use of CENTURY. Their pupils have used the platform to answer more than a quarter of a million questions this academic year so far – an exceptional level of usage from the trust’s 1250 pupils.

Sharon Bruton, CEO of the Keys Federation, said:

“Our children now have a personalised pathway to unlock their potential through learning with CENTURY. This digital innovation, combined with the Keys Federation’s lifeskills curriculum enables us to achieve a balance for excellence.

“In our schools, children thrive. They enjoy making the most of challenging their learning capabilities. Staff benefit from AI diagnostics, allowing them to accurately meet the child’s needs in real time, as well as making workload manageable.

“Parents feel more involved as they see their children enjoy personalised learning, marked, with pointers for success as immediate feedback.

“Children across the Trust tell us they love learning this way and we believe that CENTURY will shape the next phase of excellence for education in the digital age.”

Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, said:

“Artificial intelligence has the power to transform education from an outdated ‘one-size-fits-all’ to ‘one-size-fits-one’ by providing each child with a personalised path to mastery.

“Schools are now realising the great benefits of AI – with hundreds of schools across the world embracing its potential.

“By showcasing the brilliance of schools like the Keys Federation’s four primaries, we hope that more leaders across the world will learn about the potential AI holds for them.”

CENTURY’s AI teaching and learning platform was built to empower teachers. By automating admin tasks like marking and planning, teachers are free to focus on actually teaching. They are provided with extensive data on pupils’ performance in real-time, allowing them to better monitor performance and perform timely targeted interventions to help their students.

The CENTURY Flagship Schools programme will grow to more than 50 schools over the coming years, in all regions of the world. To register your interest in the programme, please get in touch.

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