LEAD Transforms Student Learning in Kerala Schools

KOCHI:
LEAD, India’s largest School Edtech unicorn, is transforming learning outcomes and building Student Confidence in schools across Kerala. With its international standard curriculum, multi-modal teaching-learning methods and technology-driven solutions, LEAD’s NEP- aligned Integrated School System ensures that students are able to gain deep Conceptual Understanding and mastery across subjects. Student learning outcomes in LEAD-powered schools in Kerala have improved by nearly 20% in the current academic year, despite Covid-related challenges.

Over 60 schools in Kerala have already implemented LEAD’s Integrated School Edtech System, benefiting over 25,000 students in the state. Moreover, over 900 teachers in Kerala schools have already been trained and certified by LEAD.

LEAD transforms schools in Tier 2+ towns by bridging the gap between the quality of education available in these towns and in India’s metros and large cities. LEAD’s Integrated System is available to over 3000 schools in 400+ towns and cities across India; reaches more than 1.2 million students; and empowers over 25,000 teachers. With LEAD, school students gain confidence to succeed in life by building skills of the future such as Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Sumeet Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO, LEAD, said, “A child in India spends 6 – 7 hours in school each day. Yet only a fraction of these students – those studying in high-fee schools in India’s metros – enjoy access to internationally benchmarked, high quality education. At LEAD, we are committed to changing this by empowering schools across India with our Integrated School Edtech system. Kerala is an important part of this vision, and we will continue to focus on growing our presence in the region as part of our aspiration to reach 60,000 schools and 25 million students over the next 5 years.”

Speaking about LEAD, Gigo George, DIrector, St. Gregorios Central School, Karunagappally, said, “St. Gregorios Central School – Karunagappally was established in 1987 and is today one of the leading schools in Kerala. We had been searching for an integrated school system that would
combine modern curriculum, creativity and technology to ensure that our students were future-ready and confident; and LEAD was the perfect fit.”

“When teachers are well-equipped with the right learning objective and resources, student learning outcomes automatically improve. We have experienced this transformation with LEAD, through its teacher training modules, objective lesson plans and classroom management system. Our students are better able to understand concepts and subjects and their academic performance has improved considerably. Moreover, many of our students have worked on interesting projects such as developing websites, as part of LEAD’s Coding and Computational Skills (CCS) program. I’d strongly recommend LEAD to school owners: they will find a difference,” Gigo George added.

Other LEAD-powered schools in Kerala include National Public School, Kottiyam, Kollam; Fathima Public School, PUNALUR, Kollam; Andulus Public School, Karungapally, Kollam; Aiswarya Public school, Kalakkode, Kollam; Padmasree Central School, Enathu, Adoor; and Travancore
International School, Adoor.

LEAD enables operational excellence and efficiency for school administrators; boosts teacher skills and productivity; and helps better engage parents in its partner schools. It is solving some of the biggest challenges facing affordable private schools in Kerala, including choice of the best
curriculum for students; sourcing teaching talent; improving student proficiency in English; and the right technology for holistic school education. LEAD-powered schools are able to derive the benefits of improved admissions and greater favourability among parents.

LEAD delivers over 1.5 years of English proficiency growth in a year through its program ‘ELGA’ (English Language and General Awareness), which teaches language as a skill. LEAD students have access to unique and holistic learning experiences and opportunities through national – level platforms such as LEAD’s Student Championship, and LEAD Masterclasses with subject matter experts and celebrities. With LEAD, students gain confidence to succeed in life by building skills of the future such as Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Shami S, ELGA Teacher, St. Gregorios Central School, Karunagappally, said, “LEAD’s teaching- learning technique has inspired me as a Teacher. I have been noticing since the introduction of the technique that students are more attracted towards their learning and have developed a remarkable interest in learning. Students also appear to be stress-free, unlike previously. The credit goes to LEAD for freeing learning from being exam-oriented. LEAD has done away with the tension of exams, which always overwhelms kids and parents.”

“I, as an ELGA teacher, have come across something novel which has widened my horizon. I have been able to add a lot to my experience. Moreover, the ELGA method ensures that students are able to learn in an easy way, and are responsive,” added Shami S.

Sari S, mother of Anamika S R, Class 4 student of St. Gregorios Central School, Karunagappally, said, “I am a proud Parent of St. Gregorios Central School, Karunagappally. I am so happy that our school has selected the LEAD curriculum in the current academic year. The curriculum focuses on learning outcomes rather than marks. Students understand the concept and write in their own language in examinations rather than mugging up the answers. I also like the ELGA Subject a lot.

ELGA has helped my child to improve her English Communication Skills. Now she can read on her own and speaks with confidence. Thank you, St. Gregorios and LEAD for this wonderful experience!” Established with the vision to bring equity of opportunity so that children studying in schools in India’s small towns have access to the same high quality education that their peers in metros do, LEAD is today one of the few Edtech companies, globally, to offer a student mastery guarantee.

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