We are extremely pleased to welcome Brighton College Abu Dhabi to our growing community of international schools. Sister school to Brighton College in the UK, the Abu Dhabi setting currently educates 1,800 children across its 3 to 18 age range.
Caroline Mather, Deputy Head Pre Prep Academic, shares the College’s reasons for switching to Classroom Monitor and their first impressions of the service.
“We needed a system that we could use from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 1. We required a solution that not only recorded assessments, but that would also allow us to import our GL Progress Tests, enabling us to easily analyse all our data in detail, which the previous systems did not offer at the time. The College also wanted a solution which was easily accessible using iPads as well as laptops to support assessment in the classroom.”
What led you to select Classroom Monitor as your assessment solutions?
“Our new Head of Pre Prep joined last year and she had used Classroom Monitor in her previous school. We did research other packages, but particularly liked the following about Classroom Monitor”:
- The Ministry of Education subjects were pre-loaded
- Easy data extraction and analysis
- We were provided with a transition period which allowed us to migrate over to Classroom Monitor and to begin staff training before we launched fully in August
- We were able book onsite training
- Online training calls were provided as part of the package to get us setup and started
- Ongoing support
What are your first impressions of Classroom Monitor and the team?
“The support we have received has been second to none; from initial Skype calls to introduce Classroom Monitor to senior and middle leaders, to the speed of set-up of the system and the transfer of information from us to you, to the training we received in Induction Week in August. We are all very impressed with the support. We have only been using the system for 3 weeks, but all is going well so far!”
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