LAs

EDSeat (by EDClass) is a facility where your staff, your mentors and your tutors can work with your learners throughout your authority using our online platform, lessons, content and virtual classroom.

This is a perfect resource for students who are school refusers, demotivated, vulnerable, school phobia, long-term sick and distance learners.

Your staff and our staff work with your students to give them support and assistance online whilst following a personalised learning pathway.

Within EDSeat our qualified teachers work with your teachers, using our online platform and our virtual classrooms to educate the students at your provision. EDSeat can give education providers the opportunity to combat staff timetable clashes and staff absence by providing an online specialist – on demand.

We developed EDSeat with the Sheffield Inclusion Centre with the aim to educate a large number of students that were not attending the PRU due to a range of behaviour, emotional and academic reasons.

Alongside EDSeat we white-labelled our own platform to allow staff within the centre to use the application and deliver sessions and provide support to students. Our staff can also support your learners alongside your teachers.


 The Virtual Classroom enables you to:

  • view students’ learning live
  • chat face-to-face
  • view their learning progress live
  • offer mentoring, support and assistance
  • mentor students via a secure verbal chat or written chat
  • set structured, timetabled learning pathways


Sheffield Inclusion

March 2017 Case Study: Providing an effective Virtual Classroom and alternative provision for a Pupil Referral Unit to increase outcomes, raise achievement and improve attendance.

By Sheffield Inclusion Centre

Cohort: A cohort of 15 students, who are not just school refusers but also “PRU refusers”

“Our students are out of mainstream education for various reasons; they might suffer from anxiety or other mental health issues. Others simply just don’t like school. But our objective is very clear - we want to get our students back into mainstream education.”

Objectives: To use the Virtual classroom to help educate, support and offer safeguarding for a range of students with both the schools and EDSeat teaching and support staff.

Methodology: To follow a unique learning pathway specially designed for each student in English and Maths whilst getting virtual support on line by a safeguarding mentor (at the school) and getting online support regarding lessons (within EDSeat).

“We use a virtual classroom to deliver lessons and homework to our students and they receive an attendance mark for each session. There is a tracking system in place so we can see at a glance how many times a student has logged on, what they’re doing, how they’re progressing and so on. We’re also able to have a virtual face-to-face updates with each student, enabling us to see that the student is safe and well and also speak to them about their work and progress”.

Results:

Stats: 14 out of 15 students (93%) progressed completing a six week English and Maths programme

Stats: 83.25% attendance rate.

Stats: 4% increase in the whole school attendance

Stats: One students percentage increase by 43>#/p###

Stats: 36% of cohort had 100 percent attendance

Success: Two of the students asked to come back into centre and have been successfully reintegrated.

“The results have been incredible. Two of our students have recently informed us that they want return to mainstream education! With a virtual classroom, we’re able to ensure our students receive classwork and homework regularly and we can monitor their progress and give them the support they need, so that when the time comes, the transition back into the classroom goes smoothly.”


Springwell

"At Springwell Lincolnshire we have been using EDClass as part of our targeted intervention programme for students who have been excluded from mainstream settings and have struggled to integrate into alternative provision working alongside peers.
For many of our students, anxiety creates a barrier to their learning, but with the EDSeat platform, the pressure to perform in front of peers is removed. This has resulted in two particular students' attendance to improve from virtually nothing to 80%+, which has, of course, also raised their attainment dramatically. The interface for the students is very user friendly, and they actively enjoy their lessons, even those who have previously hated school.
From a teacher’s point of view, the system allows me to provide a totally individualised curriculum for each student and to track progress with great accuracy. The marking and feedback system is incredibly helpful, as the lesson is marked automatically as the student works through it, so that I can focus on giving useful verbal and written feedback rather than spending hours over the minutiae of checking answers. The variety of subjects and number of lessons available provide flexibility and a much broader offer than students on one to one tuition usually receive."
Lucy Flux, Lead teacher for Targeted Intervention, Springwell Lincolnshire


Safeguarding

All online discussions between the teacher and student are recorded for safeguarding purposes but enables the students to ask for help, guidance and assistance securely.

There is total transparency of progress, attendance, attainment and behaviour throughout the system for staff, parents, students and behaviour support to view:

  • Messages
  • Lessons started, completed, or attempted
  • Idle time
  • Live recording of interactions
  • Attendance and registrations
  • Independent study
  • Chats, questions, and lesson involvement
  • Question Submission
  • Baseline tests
  • Behaviour and rewards
  • Strategic intervention
  • Personalised learning
  • Visual feedback
  • Deadlines
  • Concurrent Exams


Home Educated

The decision to home educate your child can be a hard one for many reasons.

At EDClass, using our EDSeat package, we continue to break those barriers to learning and work closely with schools, parents and students to give them the best outcomes.

At the moment our school day runs from 9.00am until 4.00pm, with students logging on and working flexibly in their own time. The school day may possibly change to longer hours to work with students with chronic fatigue or mental health needs.

Our content and work are accessible at all times, the school day is when our teachers are on hand to help.

Subjects:

  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE ICT
  • IGCSEs


 Students taking assessments directly with EDSeat will be entered for Edexcel Pearson exams.

If sitting exams at a local school/exam centre we need to know your chosen exam boards so we can assign them the appropriate lessons.

We can add supportive science lessons, however, we can’t cover the practical side required for final exams.

We also offer life skills within our independent study tab, covering the following topics: 

  • Prevent
  • British Values
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • Career Skills
  • Drugs an Knife Crime

With thousands of lessons and content for all, this is a perfect resource to educate, teach and qualify the home educated students.

One-to-one sessions and personalised reintegration plans can now take place so that every child has an individual and personalised learning pathway with achievable milestones and targets.

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Seats

We developed EDSeat with the Sheffield Inclusion Centre with the aim to educate a large number of students that were not attending the PRU due to a range of behaviour, emotional and academic reasons.

Alongside EDSeat we white-labelled our own platform to allow staff within the centre to use the application and deliver sessions and provide support to students. Our staff can also support your learners alongside your teachers.

Book a demo


Support

Through EDSeat, students are able to ask for help, feedback and direction from your support officers so that they can make progress through their lessons.

Support and supervision is given to any individual using the virtual classrooms, whether they are on-site or off-site.

Our support and supervision officers offer a thorough and robustly-safeguarded provision which addresses government legislation for alternative provisions on/off-site for LEAs.

Our expert support officers have an extensive knowledge of the qualifications we offer and put into place an exclusive pre-evaluation, assessment and feedback service for the students alongside safe supervision.