Disadvantaged students to benefit from holistic teaching initiative Students at DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) schools in Ireland are to benefit from a partnership with a leading education provider in order to improve their levels of learning. The initiative is the result of a new collaboration between global learning provider Whizz Education and the leading Irish literacy charity Suas Educational Development in order to raise standards in mathematics.
It will enable children at 28 disadvantaged schools to use the award-winning Maths-Whizz tuition
program, which will be deployed as part of a holistic education engagement. Suas reached out to Whizz Education in order to support children after their in-person Maths Buddy programs in schools were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Maths-Whizz uses artificial intelligence to tailor virtual lessons to individual students, enabling each child to learn at their own pace in order to close education gaps and catch up on lost learning.
Richard Marett, CEO of Whizz Education, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Suas, which is highly respected for its work in conjunction with DEIS schools in Ireland. Our technology improves learning rates and reduces the educational burden of Covid-19.”
David Moffitt, Chairman of Suas Educational Development, said: “Helping children to develop numeracy and literacy skills gives them the tools to break generational cycles of poverty and disadvantage, hence the importance of this innovative partnership with Whizz Education.”
Suas works to transform the lives of pupils in conjunction with Ireland’s DEIS plan. The DEIS school plan was launched in 2005 by the Department of Education and is aimed at addressing the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities.