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[28th September 2015]

Discovery Education partners with Independent Schools Association to support teachers across the country with its award-winning digital content
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Discovery Education selected as preferred supplier to deliver digital content to Independent Schools Association members to improve achievement, and prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow. 

London, UK (28 September 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for school classrooms, announced its partnership with Independent Schools Association (ISA), a progressive organization of UK independent schools, becoming one of their official Gold Preferred Suppliers for more than 360 schools across the UK. Discovery Education will build upon ISA’s close school partnerships to provide engaging digital content for primary and secondary age pupils, along with professional development and networking opportunities to support teachers as they prepare today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

We’re proud to be awarded the Gold Preferred Supplier status and to be working with the fantastic members of ISA. We hope that by offering high-quality content with ready-to-implement digital teaching strategies, alongside our unique virtual experiences and exciting competitions, we will support teaching staff and students to embrace technology and become digital leaders,” explained Susanne Thompson, Vice President of Discovery Education.

As part of this new relationship, Discovery Education will continue its close relationship with Claires Court School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, an ISA member. In the course of its partnership with Claires Court, Discovery Education has provided dynamic digital content through its Discovery Education Secondary service plus professional development for teachers and student digital leaders. One particular opportunity awarded a Claires Court School teacher the opportunity to travel to America for a week of professional development at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.

It was inspiring to be surrounded by some of the most talented and passionate educators in the world. The culture of the Discovery Education Summer Institute is one of complete support and collaboration. We all learned new ways of working which we can immediately deploy into our classrooms and I've expanded my professional network,” expressed participant, André Boulton, Design & Technology Teacher and Head of ICT at Claires Court School.

Discovery Education believes in facilitating collaboration between innovative schools that are passionate about using technology to enhance learning experiences. Therefore, ISA members are supported by the Discovery Education Community. As part of the Community, teachers have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded professionals to share novel and dynamic techniques with one another, through in-person conferences, virtual events, and social media to foster valuable collaboration, networking, and inspiration.

Our goal at ISA was to find a solution designed for all ages, across the core subject areas to help inspire our members to use digital media to engage students. We’re thrilled that Discovery Education offers high quality digital resource services, plus professional development and networking opportunities, so our schools can continue to enhance the learning experience,” expressed Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive Officer, ISA

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.

Discovery Education offers a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, which includes the popular global television networks Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet.

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About Independent Schools Association

ISA works with Heads from over 360+ of the best accredited schools across the UK and beyond to:

  • Provide information and advice (from HQ and Area Coordinators)
  • Promote support networks and fellowship regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for pupils in Area and National Competitions for Sport, Drama and Art
  • Arrange high-quality conferences and professional development courses to foster excellence in education
  • Promote initiatives and provide access to a wide range of member services /resources
  • Influence educational debate and promote independence and choice.

ISA schools/colleges value innovation and inspiration, building on the best traditions to promote integrity, high standards, industry and responsibility. We value the diversity of our schools which cover the complete age range and vary in size and nature, from early years to senior, boarding and day, all-through schools, co-educational and single gender, and specialist schools in the arts and music.

All ISA schools/colleges share a desire to meet fully the needs of the young people in their care, treating everyone as individuals and providing a high-quality and personalized education. They encourage pupils to make the most of their talents, building confidence through academic achievement and offering a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

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