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What is AV1?

AV1 is the leading telepresence robot for school absence.

The technology consists of three main elements:

- The small 'robot' or avatar that goes to school on behalf of the absent student
- The AV1 app, available from the App Store and Google Play store (making is accessible on smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks)
- AV1 Admin, a desktop portal for teachers and adminstrators to quickly and simple manage all their AV1s in one place

Students and teachers love AV1 because it is both more secure and more inclusive than normal video streaming. See our website for all the features for privacy, safeguarding and lesson engagement.

AV1 best suits students who are absent due to medical needs (long term illness, chronic health conditions, injury) and mental health (anxiety, EBSA, school refusal).

Recommended Usage

We recommend measuring impact after weekly use of AV1 for a full term (~6 weeks).

Educational Impact

Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
75%
increase student collaboration
71%
reduce attainment gap
59%

Additional evidence

Dec 2021

Cassiobury Junior School - Teacher Blog Post

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Jul 2021

Yateley School

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Apr 2021

Copnor Primary School

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Jul 2022

Harris C of E Academy

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Jul 2021

Strode College

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Jul 2022

The Downs School

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Sep 2022

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

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CompanyBusiness Name: No Isolation
HQ Location: Norway
Founded: 2015
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesLivestream Of ClassroomRemote Class ParticipationInstant FeedbackPaired WorkGroup WorkRemote Attendance
LanguagesEnglish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - Android

The user will need a Chromebook, smartphone or tablet that support iOS/Android

The school will require a good 4G or WiFi connection.

Set Up

Onboarding times vary between schools. Set up involves activating and testing AV1 in school which can take as little as ten minutes.

Schools can make use of all our free resources to prepare for AV1 including an onboarding guide, introductory lesson plan, template parent letters, WiFi Guide and risk assessment.

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

• Onboarding guide • Videos • User guide • IT support from No Isolation • Customer Success Agent helping with onboarding, effective use in the school and teacher support

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support
Home LearningParent Access

Anyone can create the account.

Tagspersistentabsencelong term absenceremote learningdistance learningtelepresence robotsSEND resourcesinclusionattendancereintegrationebsa

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Pricing Plans

Paid SubscriptionOne-Off Fee

AV1 pricing starts from £220 / month

AV1 is available to rent and purchase.

The cost to rent an AV1 per month is £220 (with a minimum 3 month term), or a total of £2,780 for a full 12 month term.

The cost to purchase an AV1 is £2,849 (hardware) + £750 (annual service package).

All prices exclude VAT.

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AV1 Reviews

4.4 out of 5

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AV1 has collected 4 reviews in the past 6 months

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Emma Murray

Headteacher

Used AV1 occasionally for 0–3 months

Feb 2024

Difficulty setting up. Primary schools do not have technicians and it took a long time. It is also difficult because you can only have one user on one robot. We have two children in the same class that need to access it and we have to have two AVs. Also it is a real chore to delete a user and set up the AV for the next child.

Reply from AV1:Hi Emma, we are sorry to hear that you had some difficulties setting up. Our team will be in touch separately to check there are no technical issues still preventing you from using AV1. In regards to only one user having access to the AV1, this is to ensure that the teacher knows who is on the other end of the unit. It also supports with the feeling of belonging if the child at home knows that the AV1 is just representing them in class. I am sorry that you had some problems with switching users...this should be made simpler through access to our AV1 admin portal where you can generate new keywords yourself. I have been in touch with your local authority to request that you are given access to this. We hope that after some more use of AV1 you start to see impact for your pupils.
Emma Murray found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    No to soon
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    No too soon
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Rebecca

Parent

Warnham C Of E Primary School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used AV1 daily for 4-6 months

Jan 2024

My son used it daily when in hospital for a transplant, (2.5months) my other son used one whilst we were all having to isolate prior to the transplant so he could still attend school. We now lend it out to other children who are in hospital or long term treatment free of charge and raise fund for the monthly costs. I say 'irt provides a little slice of normal, when everything else is different and scary'

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Hayley

Specialist Teacher for the Physical Difficulties Support Service

Physical Difficulties Support Service, England

Used AV1 daily for 7–12 months

Jan 2024

AV1 allows a child to feel safe and to continue to access the curriculum whilst they are managing significant needs which means they cannot attend school in person. AV1 is easy to use. The pupil can increase participation at their own pace. You can track pupil participation. The AV1 also allows the pupil to access enrichment activities but remotely, for example, choir club

Hayley found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    It allowed the pupil to continue to access the curriculum remotely with input from the class teacher
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    The pupil is able to continue to work alongside and with their peers and be involved in group activities/learning
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    The pupil was suffering with mental health but having AVI allowed them to keep school routines and still share experiences with peers
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Sophie Tait

Class teacher

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Jan 2024

AV1 is fantastic in that it allows the child at home to connect with the class daily. The child can see friends and chat to them but also take part in the lesson when there is time for talking and also time for listening. Making a connection has had a profound impact.

Reply from AV1:Hi Sophie, thank you for sharing your helpful review and insights about using AV1. It's great to hear that your pupil can take part in lessons this way, and that you've noticed the impact of social connections too. Best, Florence
Sophie Tait found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    The child in question uses AV1 to connect with peers
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    The student is able to communicate in live time
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    While at home, the student is making time for learning
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Emma Jackson

SENNCo

Used AV1 weekly for 0–3 months

Jul 2023

still learning how to use it. It needs suprtvision as do not trust other students with expensive equipment

Emma Jackson found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    too early to tell
  • Does not significantly increase student collaboration
    students is beginning to interact through AV1 but this is rare and only via movement, not voice.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    student is engaging with school for the first time in a long time
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Sarah

Learning Support Manager

Sale Grammar school, England

Used AV1 occasionally for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

The AV1 is a great tool for students unable to access lessons. Ease of use is great.

Reply from AV1:Hi Sarah, thanks so much for leaving a review! Great to read about the positive results of your AV1s. Thanks, Florence
Sarah found AV1:
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    When the relevant student is well enough, the AV1 gives excellent access to lessons otherwise unabble to access
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Allowing communication with teachers and students
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Enabling contact with peers and teaching staff that would otherwise not be available
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Karl

Head of attendance and inclusion

England

Used AV1 weekly for 3-4 years

May 2023

they offer a positive option for children who are unable to attend school, and allow them to keep pace in respect of learning with their peers whilst continuing to allow social interaction.

Reply from AV1:Hi Karl, thank you for leaving an excellent review for AV1! Great to hear it is effective for your absent students with learning and socialising. Best, Florence
Karl found AV1:
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Martin

Deputy Head

England

Used AV1 occasionally for 7–12 months

May 2023

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/how-an-av1-robot-supported-our-autistic-pupil-s-re

Reply from AV1:Thank you Martin for sharing this link to your insightful review. It is great to see AV1 used successfully for a student with autism. I hope you continue to find AV1 helpful for any other students in a similar position. Florence
Martin found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/how-an-av1-robot-supported-our-autistic-pupil-s-re
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/how-an-av1-robot-supported-our-autistic-pupil-s-re
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/how-an-av1-robot-supported-our-autistic-pupil-s-re
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Fran Garvey

SENDCo

Woodhey, England

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

Although we don't use it as much as we could, due to the nature of the pupil, I feel that there is a lot of potential for pupils with anxiety.

Reply from AV1:Thank you for sharing your feedback Fran! Please share any insights with us as you continue to use AV1. Best, Florence.
Fran Garvey found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    It is only being used once per day so no evidence yet.
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    No. NOt yet.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Yes. It allows a pupil to access lessons and speak with friends.
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Emily Brown

Class Teacher

Used AV1 weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

It is a very useful resource to have and helps the child at home be involved in their learning. It enables them to interact with their peers and have access to the teaching within the classroom. However, it take a while for the children in class to get used to it and was at times more of a distraction for them.

Reply from AV1:Hi Emily, thank you for taking time to leave a review and provide insightful feedback. We'll take it on board. Best, Florence
Emily Brown found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Has helped with maths as the child has been able to join in with the activities but has struggled with English and reading.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    The other children have enjoyed being able to speak to the child and engage with them in class discussions.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    It helps most with wellbeing as it allows the child to have some interaction with their peers who are in class.
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Paul Eager

Headteacher

The Axis Academy, England

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Transformational!

Reply from AV1:Hi Paul, thanks so much for your review, it's great to hear the positive impact AV1 is having for your student. Best, Florence
Paul Eager found AV1:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Huge
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    It allows it, which was never possible before!
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
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Andrew Royle

SENDCo

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

The AV1 has been a positive addition, there are some areas creating challenges that are a concern though; internet access, colleague acceptance and parental support

Reply from AV1:Hi Andrew, thank you for leaving a review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope AV1 continues to support your student when they are able to engage. Best, Florence
Andrew Royle found AV1:
  • Does not reduce attainment gap
    The home based child has ASD and there are challenges with engagement
  • Does not significantly increase student collaboration
    The child has an ASD condition and it can affect the collaboration possibilities
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    When the child engages with the AV1 for a sustained and consistent period of time the child seems more engaged in the learning
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Abi Harker Barnes

Medical Needs Coordinator

Sharnbrook Academy, England

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

Still seeing how this is long term supporting the student.

Reply from AV1:Hi Abi, thanks for leaving a review and sharing your thoughts. We hope it goes well as your student uses AV1 over a longer period of time. Please let us know how it goes. Best, Florence
Abi Harker Barnes found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Too new to tell.
  • Does not significantly increase student collaboration
    The student is still quite new to the AV1.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    That the student can now see students at school.
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Ben Smith

Teacher of PE

Used AV1 weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

It is a great device, but it hasn't been used enough (due to user illness) to make an impact worth anything higher. I can see the positives of it and its potential, but haven't yet witnessed.

Reply from AV1:Hi Ben, thanks for leaving a review. I hope your students condition has improved and they are either able to use their AV1 more, or return to school. Any feedback on your experience with AV1 is welcome. Best, Florence
Ben Smith found AV1:
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Difficult to say just yet. User has not attended many lessons with the AV
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    In a maths lesson, the user was able to discuss the work with a peer.
  • Does not improve school processes
    Not applicable just yet
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Again, not enough time to tell. Although it has allowed pupil to build confidence in relation to the school evironment
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Too early to say. Not used AV enough
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Richard Hooper

A Level History Tutor

Used AV1 daily for 7–12 months

Oct 2022

I would have liked a screen to be able to see the student's face from time to time - for that I had to use Teams.

Reply from AV1:Hi Richard, thanks for leaving a review and sharing your feedback. AV1 has a one-way camera to remove the pressure of being seen, as during user testing we found this put many students off video streaming software. But we are aware this is not always the case and take the feedback on board. Best, Florence
Richard Hooper found AV1:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    A student who could not attend College was able to access all teaching.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    The student concerned was able to keep fully in contact with all teaching.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Behaviour was not in doubt, but the student was able to access all teaching.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The student concerned attained a top A level grade.
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joseph new

lead teaching assistant

Djanogly City Academy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Jul 2022

i believe the av1 has worked well but it can sometimes struggle to connect

Reply from AV1:Hi Joseph! Thank you for your review. It's great to hear AV1 has supported your scholars to take part in lessons. I'm sorry to hear that the AV1 has struggled to connect at times. If you continue to have issues please contact our dedicated support team who will be happy to help. support@noisolation.com 02039665397
joseph new found AV1:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    it as allowed a scholar that has been out of school for a significant to still be in lessons
  • Does not improve school processes
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    again it has allowed a scholar to learn from home
  • Slightly improves attainment
    yes as it allows scholars who are working from to be in the lessons and get involved
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Kate

SENDCo

Used AV1 monthly for 1-2 years

May 2022

We have now purchased 4 devices as they have really helped students unable to attend through illness and supported reintegration back in to the classroom for those struggling to go in person to the lessons through anxiety

Reply from AV1:Hi Kate! Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that AV1 has supported multiple pupils at your school. Thank you for being AV1 ambassadors!
Kate found AV1:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Not having to email/contact students the lesson instructions separately if they aren't able to access the lesson in person.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    We have had one student unable to access school for 3 months and it allowed her to stay on top of her core lesson content to ensure she doesn't fall behind. The student has also been able to attend intervention lessons to close the gap in Maths and English that was due to previous absence.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    It has allowed several students to feel part of their classes whilst unable to attend. To keep up to date with their friends and part of the chat during break and lunch. She told us that it really helped keep her mind of what she was potentially missing out on and still feel part of 'the action'
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Lucy Burbridge

SENCO

Thetford Academy, England

Used AV1 daily for 0–3 months

Mar 2022

In a secondary school the logistics of moving it between different classes can be difficult, but otherwise it is great.

Reply from AV1:Hi Lucy! Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that AV1 is having a positive impact and that it has allowed the student to keep up with her school work.
Lucy Burbridge found AV1:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Without the AV1 teachers would have to prepare alternative work for the student, or find a different time to explain it to them individually.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Without the AV1 the student would be falling behind significantly.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Yes it is definitely having an impact - it has allowed her to keep up with some of the work when she is not in lessons, and allowed us to bridge the gap when we are not able to provide an LSA to take her to lessons.
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