Local Authority AV1 Forum, 20th January 2020

This meeting brings together councils currently using AV1, as well as those wishing to start, for cross-council, best practice learning.

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About this Event

AV1 is a desktop robot used to securely live stream lessons back to children and young people, who are unable to attend school due to health needs.

Application and impact for councils

AV1 is increasingly being used as part of local authorities’ education services, to increase the hours of education available, provide flexible access, as well as deliver a more inclusive, social learning experience.

Bringing together councils currently using AV1, as well as those wishing to start, this meeting is an opportunity for cross-council learnings and knowledge sharing. It will also provide an opportunity to ask questions of the creators of AV1 and other experts in the sector.

Who you will hear from

  • Somerset Council on how they went from trialling 5 AV1s to owning 50.
  • Essex Council’s approach to funding bids and what their AV1 school allocation system looks like.
  • No Isolation's CEO will share the story behind why AV1 was developed, and what education patterns they have seen across Europe for children with a long-term illness.
  • The project leaders of the Department for Education ‘AV1 research project’, Cath Kitchen and Sarah Dove, will share interim findings on the impact, and what they have learnt from deploying and managing 90 AV1s.

The meeting will also address important topics such as data security, safeguarding in schools, and what processes councils must undertake to provide AV1 as part of your education service.

Lastly, there will be a discussion about the potential future opportunities to all work together to share learning and good practice.

There will be lunch and refreshments, and opportunities to freely network after the official meeting programme is over.

Date And Time

Mon, 20 January 2020

11:00 – 15:30 GMT

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