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Flying High With Kite

Published on 25/03/15

Each year, the e4education team attend several conferences held by The PiXL Club. The PiXL Club offers support to over 1,000 school leaders helping to raise grades and standards, focussing specifically on Key Stage 2 and GCSEs.

During the most recent PiXL conference, held in London, e4education teamed up with Jack Hunt School in Peterborough, to deliver key information on the Kite Learning Platform.

Anne Coles from Jack Hunt School (Peterborough), and e4education's Managing Director John Roach

Taking Teaching & Learning To New Heights

Anne Coles, Jack Hunt’s Internet Technologies Manager, spoke to school leaders and bursars about the importance of parental engagement via a Learning Platform, as well as the benefits of integrating Kite into education.

The Kite Learning Platform is the culmination of years of hard work, making a difference to schools across the UK. After working closely with schools, we’ve been able to put usability at the heart of our learning platform – helping schools to make a significant impact on learning.

Kite offers students, teachers and parents an extensive list of benefits, but a few key highlights include:

  • No time-wasting and reduced costs. With teacher absences, it can sometimes be hard to pick up where the previous lesson left off. With Kite, it’s easy to see what was covered previously in class, so a substitute can start a lesson fully prepared. Kite is also really easy to maintain, so additional members of staff aren’t needed to support your VLE.
  • Increased collaborative learning. Peer-to-peer learning is often regarded as a great way to ensure information retention, something Kite fully supports. Integration with Google also encourages students to collaborate on documents at the same time.
  • Increased parental engagement. Previously parents evenings only offered the platform for discussion around education. With the ease of use Kite offers, it’s now even easier for teachers to share information with parents and guardians, regarding progress, grades and expectations.

Interested in finding out more? Watch this short video to hear how one London school has already benefited from Kite in their school.