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273: The role of edtech in narrowing the attainment gap with Tassomai
1st August 2022 • Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools • Mark Taylor
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Narrowing the attainment gap remains the key challenge for the education system, especially as we steer our way out of the pandemic.

In February 2022, Tassomai hosted a round table discussion, bringing together some of the leading thinkers and innovators in the education world to consider the role that edtech software could, and should, play in tackling this challenge.

The participants felt edtech had the potential to support but it wasn’t a magic wand, it needed to be considered with care:

  • Data from edtech software needs to be easy to analyse so it can effectively inform teaching and learning decisions and support disadvantaged learners.
  • Connecting data with demographics is essential for schools to understand how disadvantaged learners are progressing.
  • Designing for disadvantaged children from the start can ensure their needs are prioritised.

Following the round table a short report has been produced to capture the wide ranging and insightful discussion.

You can download the report here.

James Stradling is Head of Science at All Saints Academy in Weymouth and has been at the school for around 15 Years.

Tassomai was founded by learning and revision expert Murray Morrison, who built the program to help his own students learn more effectively. Using techniques from sports and music coaching, Murray created a program to test and teach through continuous practice and adapted repetition.

Since 2012, Murray has focused fully on developing Tassomai as a software and a business. Tassomai has established itself as an edtech tool able to transform teaching and learning, helping over 250,000 students get their best possible grades. Its essential power is to be able to identify where students need more support and direct them (along with their teachers and parents) to practice and resources that can help.


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