The AV1 Project

The AV1 Project

One of the academies within the Trust, Hospital and Outreach Education was the lead school in the Alternative Provision Innovation Fund Project (DfE 2018) with the project Using telepresence solutions to support pupil attendance which finished in August 2020. The pandemic meant that the project finished early, but the Trust has pledged to continue the investigation and project, as they have already seen the impact of using AV1 on the pupils we support.

The project is designed to investigate how AV1 can help pupils with medical needs remain connected to their home schools, and access their mainstream lessons. This means that pupils will also be enabled to keep in touch with their friends, minimising the social isolation often felt as a consequence of being absent from school due to the impact of their medical or mental health condition. 

The DfE has ‘gifted’ 90 AV1s to the trust to continue this investigation and project and inline with our collaborative approach, and wanting to extend the reach of the project beyond the trust, the AV1s have been distributed to mainstream schools and academies, medical alternative provision, hospital schools and charities, all of whom are participating in our data collection and evaluation. We are working with the company ImpactEd, who have built a bespoke database for this collection


Resources for schools using AV1 


What happens when you receive your AV1

The link person who issued you with the AV1 to use in your school will inform ImpactEd of your work email address, and they will send you a login to the platform.

Data collection will take place:

  • When AV1 is set up (pupil baseline information)
  • Last 2 weeks in March
  • First 2 weeks of July
  • First 2 weeks of December
  • End of use (when AV1 is returned)

If use of AV1 finishes before all of the collection points, please complete the end of use information. 

Please can you also complete a case study using the proforma here.


ImpactEd Platform Guidance Document for Teachers (You can find the full document to print off here)

You can find the Trust privacy notice for this project here

For information on The Data Sharing Agreement and privacy notice ( please click Here ) and a link to the ImpactEd webpage on data sharing. This page also includes a list of FAQs which you may find useful.
For any queries regarding technical set up or support related to the ImpactEd platform, please contact

Thank you for using the ImpactEd platform to help Skylark evaluate the impact of their programmes. This platform has been designed to make data collection and analysis secure and easy, and will provide you with live impact reports to enable you to assess your pupils’ wellbeing.


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