21st Century Teaching aims to deliver the biggest revolution in the way we educate our children since the introduction of compulsory education in 1870. In so doing, we will provide a solution to the crisis of falling teacher numbers and declining pupil results.
By utilising screen technology, game theory and data science, we will consistently provide the highest standard of mathematics teaching. Constantly adjusted to the ability of each student and delivered through a modified lesson structure with continual assessment.
EDUCATION IN CRISIS
Years using the same teaching structure and school set up as we did when formal education was introduced
of children still fail to achieve the recognised national minimum standard of 5 GCSE passes, despite many government initiatives
of maths and physics teachers to quit in five years. – The Times 31/08/2018
Our mission is to bring the very best teachers to every child at every school, through an innovative eLearning programme
A COST EFFECTIVE,
21ST CENTURY SOLUTION
UK state schools are self-governing and able to make decisions at school levels about all their expenditure.
Each department is given their own budget.
Schools are forced to rely on supply teachers when teachers are on sick leave or on courses.
Lack of teachers
In some circumstances and for some subjects, particularly maths and sciences, there will be no teachers available.
Our solution will fall easily within most schools’ budgets and reduces the reliance on supply teachers.
The cost savings for schools are potentially substantial.
This offer is very cost effective and allows all schools to buy into this innovative and effective maths programme.
GOOD FOR EDUCATION,
GOOD FOR BUSINESS
There are endless articles and research identifying the chronic shortage of maths teachers in the UK and Internationally but more broadly to the challenge facing the world in recruitment and training of new teachers.
Back in September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development including a specific goal (GOAL 4) aimed at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. However, October 2016, UNESCO Institute for Statistics advises that the world will need 69 million new teachers by the year 2030 to achieve these educational goals.
It goes on to identify the massive teacher shortages at primary and secondary levels, and quite rightly points out that every education system is only as good as the teachers that provide hands on schooling. It advises that study after study has confirmed the critical role teachers play in improving education quality and learning outcomes.
It is abundantly clear that an innovative approach to resolving the crisis in teacher recruitment is urgently needed. Our program goes a long way to addressing this problem.
Million new teachers needed by the year 2030 to achieve these educational goals.
HOW IT WORKS
One of the problems with the way the curriculum is delivered is that it has to fit into the school day, which as we know is still modelled on the 19th Century. This means the curriculum has to be constructed in such a way to be delivered between 9am and 3.30, with some lessons being the dreaded ‘ double periods.’
This means many pupils are simply left behind as the lesson moves on relentlessly to comply with the time constraints imposed by this outdated model. We have restructured the curriculum to make it far more learner friendly and effective. This means the whole lesson is split into modules. This allows for the pupils to navigate the lesson at their own pace and allows for further explanation as needed.
The basic structure of our rewritten curriculum is based around a 45minute module or lesson. This is broken up with three assessment modules. It’s these assessment modules which are going to be central to each child’s progress.
These modules will track the child’s progress and understanding of the lessons concepts and skills being taught. The assessment will help the child navigate to either extra support by way of further explanation or on to the next ten minute module of teaching. In this way the child learns at their own pace, the teacher gets real-time and reliable information and every child gets full access to the lesson and the curriculum. It will be very helpful to teachers in their planning and marking of each lesson as well as a very effective in service training tool.
Teacher selection and filming
We have approached the TES to help us find the outstanding, charismatic teacher we want every child to have access to. The TES have agreed to help us with this and have a large data base of teachers across the uk and internationally.
The TES will run the competition to invite and discover these outstanding teachers who will then we signed up and filmed by Bonham Carter Motion Pictures. Each teacher will be filmed for approximately 10 hours with ten teachers having been chosen to film the whole maths GCSE curriculum. This will be some 200 hours of filming. We will have a range of teachers representing the diverse nature of our country and internationally.
The media platform is the interface that will deliver the teaching programme to the students. Our powerful, cloud based digital tool will carry the teacher content and manage the curriculum, lesson structure and assessment.
The lessons will be screen based, delivering education in the way that young people can instantly relate to in the 21st century. It will provide a state-of-the-art user experience for the students and comprehensive data feedback for schools. Contemporary, game based design will ensure student engagement is maximised.
There are about 3800 state secondary schools in the U.K. Many of these schools find it hard to recruit and retain good maths teachers.
We have targeted around 1000 such schools, mainly in areas where it’s hard to recruit any teachers, let alone experience, outstanding ones. We also have a network of people we know who offer a variety of services to schools who will assist with supplying this product to schools, as well as many personal contacts. We have much interest in Dubai, and we see this as the gateway to the international market.
Sir Greg Martin, Chairman
Greg has spent of over 40 decades in all phases of education. He has 30 years’ experience as head and principal in the UK state system and international schools.
He has worked and advised alongside ministers in education to help deliver outstanding outcomes for children in the UK. He has been invited onto the Mayor’s Enquiry into education in London and has been a regular contributor to Reform, a think tank on UK education. He has also written and been involved in numerous articles.
Greg has conceived and built an award winning commercial business linked to the school in which he was head. This has produced many millions of pounds in assets for the pupils, parents and staff at the former academy of which he was head.
Julian has worked as a Finance Consultant in Education for 25 years. He has worked with GM schools, LA schools, Faith Schools, Sponsored Academies, MAT’s Free Schools and Single Academies.
He has extensive experience of liaising with Head Teachers, Finance Directors, Governing Bodies, Local Authorities and the EFA.
He has also dealt with the Charity Commission, HMRC, TPA and LGPS as well as a range of external accountants.
He works as Finance Consultant for a large PFI school. He has overseen the creation of several Academies and guided them through the conversion process. He also devised the financial models that enabled the formation of a Free School in Lambeth.
Phil has worked in advertising and marketing communications for more than thirty years.
In 1992 he was one of the founding partners of Greenfield Marketing. In four years Greenfield grew to 50 people with offices in London and Edinburgh. In 1996 Greenfield merged with Citigate Marketing to form Citigate Albert Frank.
Phil was managing director of Citigate Albert Frank, which became the UKs leading financial services specialist agency, The Gate in 2005, from 2002 – 2011. In 2012, Phil founded 2112 Communications, a specialist brand and digital communications agency. 2112 provides creative and digital innovation services to blue chip national and global organisations.
During my time the world of education it would be true to say I’ve challenged and sought to change the outdated and inefficient 19th century approach, that fails so many. Those failed, are most in need and are the ones most damaged by this outdated approach to education.
– Sir Greg Martin, Chairman
Times Educational Supplement
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Bonham Carter is small boutique film and video production company that makes fantastic films for some of the world’s leading brands. They have filmed in 54 countries and won over 100 international awards for their work.
2112 is a multi-channel creative communications agency based in central London. 2112 works with international and UK-based businesses across a variety of sectors; financial services, banking, tech, FinTech, pharma, and not for profit.