St Joseph’s Catholic Primary becomes first UK school to win national edtech award

The institution has been recognised for its dedication to edtech innovation

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Herefordshire has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to edtech innovation, becoming the first school in the UK to receive the Kinteract Innovator Award.

The accreditation has been granted due to the school’s ability to effectively employ digital tools to record student achievements, monitor and evaluate individual student learning and offer parent feedback. The school’s exemplary use of edtech has already had a knock-on effect on reducing teacher workloads.

The school’s deputy head Alison Murray says the assessment tool allowed staff to monitor the implementation and impact of the curriculum.

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“The app also allows parents to view the progress their child is making rather than only seeing work during parent consultations. Parents are able to respond to these observations, giving them a greater link to their child’s education,” commented Murray.

“Despite the investment going into edtech, only 3% of the market is currently digitised,” said Shehzad Najib, CEO of Kinteract.

“Kinteract wanted to officially recognise schools which have integrated technology without their assessment process, and taken steps to share their experience with other schools, with special ‘Innovator’ status. We are delighted to present St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School with the first award in the country.”

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