We are proud to report that ELIS Villamartín has become one of only 50 schools worldwide to be recognised as a SMART Exemplary School. To qualify for this prestigious accreditation, the school had to show that we are ‘beacons for excellence in education and are leading the way for education transformation within our communities and regions’.


SMART is the EdTech solutions provider that has supplied many interactive whiteboards across Cognita schools in Europe. Over the last six months, Cognita’s Digital Learning Adviser for Spain, Sabrina Espasandin, supported a group of 10 educators within ELIS Villamartín to go through the SMART Ambassador programme, which involved training sessions and regular submissions about their work. By sharing resources, ideas and best practice, the team has gone from strength to strength and their subsequent application to join the SMART Exemplary School programme has been approved.


Talking about the effort involved, Sabrina said, “This is a very well deserved recognition of the extraordinary hard work that our teachers at ELIS Villamartín have done to progress their digital learning skills over the last few years. This SMART Exemplary School programme, together with the SMART Ambassador programme, will connect ELIS teachers with a global network of schools and like-minded educators, where they will have the opportunity to collaborate in global projects, showcase their work, and participate in international and regional EdTech events.”


Congratulations to the team!