Leading London Head Says Educators Need To Embrace AI

By Anoop Bhuller

9 months ago

Head of Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich, Graeme McCafferty, has spoken on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and education.

Graeme McCafferty, Head of Rosemead School

Graeme McCafferty, Head of Rosemead Preparatory School

Mr McCafferty believes that ‘World leaders need to pave the way for educators to embrace Artificial Intelligence in education to unlock personalised learning, teaching efficiency and bridge educational gaps for a brighter future.’

‘There are so many ways in which AI can be used in schools and we are right at the beginning of this exciting journey. Think about the innovations that can increase productivity in schools such as automated administrative tasks, using AI to help with data analysis and insights, lesson planning, brainstorming ideas for new content, using AI to inform assessment tracking to identify when children are falling behind, early intervention for neurodiverse children, the list is endless.’

Rosemead has already started using AI platforms to personalise children’s learning and bridge knowledge gaps. 

Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich

Rosemead Preparatory School in Dulwich

The Prime Minister discussed his plans to bring AI to classrooms at the AI Safety Summit in Buckinghamshire. Rishi Sunak said that AI would help to improve education and boost efficiency. 

Some people have raised concerns about AI being used in classrooms. However, Mr McCafferty is encouraging school leaders to embrace it like any of the other technology launches in the last 30 years.

Mr McCafferty concluded: ‘Embrace AI as it is the next wave of innovation and I am sure it will be commonplace in schools very soon.’