We have formed collaborations with both individual expert practitioners as well as schools, to provide opportunities for both teachers and pupils to inform, shape and improve the design of the iRead technologies. This is really important to ensure the resulting technologies will be appropriate and of value within current education contexts. These collaborations will continue throughout the design phase of the project.
Within the UK context we are working closely with Learnus, who are supporting us in connecting with schools who want to engage with and participate in new research. Learnus have built a community of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, educationalists, psychologists, teachers, policy makers and commentators through which they share knowledge, research and experience to improve and enrich learning for all.
iRead Design Schools
Fulham Prep School, London, UK
The Fulham Prep Schools are co-educational and provide continuous education for children between the ages of 4+ and 18. There are three schools: Fulham Pre-Prep, Fulham Prep and Fulham Senior. Originally founded in September 1996, by the former Head, Mrs Jane Emmett, Fulham Prep Schools were family run until they joined the global Inspired Group of schools in 2015.
Krishna Avanti Primary School, Croydon, UK
Krishna Avanti Primary School is an inclusive Hindu faith school that provides a warm, friendly and engaging learning environment for children from all backgrounds and walks of life. This school is part of the Avanti Schools Trust. Our family of schools, work together to constantly strive to improve our service to the pupils, parents and others in the school community.
Netley Primary School, London, UK
Netley Street School opened its doors to children in 1883 and all through its history the school has worked hard to improve the achievements of its pupils. In 1971 a brand new building was opened to provide early years provision. In early 2000, Camden identified a growing need to offer specialist support for children with Autism. The first purpose built resource base for children was opened four years later.
Stormont School, Hertfordshire, UK
Stormont School has a happy, friendly, purposeful atmosphere – it is like a family. As a non-selective day preparatory school for girls aged between 4 and 11 years, we aim to recognize and reward every girl for her efforts as well as her achievements, and to develop happy and confident girls who are effective communicators. Stormont girls respect and value each other, as well as all the other members of the Stormont community.
Waterside School, London, UK
Here at Waterside, we are constantly striving to help the children be the best they can be in all areas of the curriculum… and beyond. By fostering a positive attitude to work and encouraging the pupils to have high expectations of themselves, we aim to create an environment in school which produces successful learners, responsible citizens, effective contributors and confident individuals of the highest standard. We aim to help our super heroes have a clear understanding of good conduct, co-operation and British Values, empowering them to have successful futures.
Whitchurch Primary School, South Oxfordshire, UK
Whitchurch Primary School is a small school built in 1965, in a quiet, safe location designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Two of the classrooms face the wooded slopes of Whitchurch Hill and are separated from the other three classrooms by the school hall. The hall serves as a gymnasium, television room and dining hall. In the school grounds there is a hard-surface netball court, an all weather play surface, adventure and woodland areas, a pond and meadow, and ample open play areas.