Last month, at the Troxy in London, Whizz Education were announced as winners of the ‘Collaboration with a School’ award at the BETT Awards 2019, beating nine other prestigious finalists in their category. This marks Whizz Education’s third BETT Award in recent years, and comes at a time of unprecedented interest in the organisation’s approach to delivering measurable learning gains.
Whizz Education provide Maths Whizz, a curriculum-aligned interactive and animated online maths lessons matched to each student’s unique strengths and areas for improvement for students in the iMlango programme. The Maths-Whizz Tutor acts like a human tutor by initially assessing each child’s unique strengths and areas for improvement and subsequently targeting weaker topics by adapting in real-time in order to address knowledge gaps in mathematics.
This award is in recognition of the contribution Whizz Education, and their partners, are making in working with schools to achieve transformational educational impact and the entry included a case study of Whizz’s work with Bahati Primary, an iMlango school in Kenya.
Richard Marett, CEO of Whizz Education, who collected the award alongside Svetlana Tarassova, the firm’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships, and Eddie Ralston, Project Manager International Development, said, “We are delighted to be recognised by the judging panel at BETT for the contribution Whizz Education and its international partners have made in working with schools to achieve transformational education impact in some of the most challenging learning environments around the world.
“Our work in Kenya, and specifically our partnership with Bahati Primary School, who were the focus of this award entry, is immensely rewarding for all involved. The headteacher and ICT lead at Bahati are wholly supportive and the students should be deservedly proud of their progress in maths since using Maths-Whizz. Bahati is an exemplar case of how an engaged school, iterative program design, evidence and insight coupled with on the ground support can achieve optimum learning gains”
A big congratulations to Whizz Education!
Until next time,
The iMlango Team