The Jolly Phonics Monitoring and Mentoring System

A high fidelity monitoring and mentoring system for Jolly Phonics projects that works at scale, in any context


Jolly Monitor is a technology system designed to collect & analyse the huge amounts of information on Jolly Phonics projects gathered from the field, as well as support monitors with observing and mentoring teachers in Jolly Phonics. There are two components: the Jolly Monitor App and the Jolly Monitor Dashboard. Through these, effective decisions can be made by actors on all levels that will ensure better Jolly Phonics teaching and, consequently, increased literacy levels amongst pupils.
Application Demonstration

Jolly Monitor App

Observation guidance

The App provides questions about the teacher and school and guides the monitor through a classroom observation.

Instant Mentoring Feedback

The app provides instant feedback to the monitor on how to mentor the teacher to improve their Jolly Phonics teaching. A report can also be generated to send to the teacher.

Pupil Assessments

The app can also be used to assess individual pupils’ reading skills, using international reading tests such as the UK Government’s Phonics Screening Check or the Early Grade Reading Assessment.

Data Access

The monitor has offline access to all the data from their assigned schools, whether collected themselves or by other team members. This enables team members to follow up on visits conducted by them, or others.


Monitors who have visited
3 or more schools


School Visits


Teacher Observations


Pupil Assessments


Hours a day spent
in the app


Daily Active Users

The app in action

Jolly Monitor Dashboard

Jolly Monitor Dashboard

Analyse the data collected during the visit

After the monitoring visit, the phone connects to the Internet and the data sync’s to the Jolly Monitor Dashboard, which analyses the answers to questions, for an individual project or across projects

It also displays the aggregated results from pupil assessments, which makes it simple to understand the impact of the intervention.It also displays the aggregated results from pupil assessments, which makes it simple to understand the impact of the intervention.

Jolly Monitor Dashboard

Apply Metrics to Data

An advanced metrics system gives us the to understand the data through the lens of pre-defined metrics.

Metrics can be mapped to clearly demonstrate where attention should be targeted.

The Jolly Monitor system has been rolled out with Universal Learning Solutions across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.

It is available to any Jolly Futures projects, we aim to work with every project, empowering them with the tools that have been so successful with Universal Learning Solutions.

Further developments are underway, to improve the quality of the reports, simplicity of the interface, and accessibility of the data.

Universal Learning Solutions Logotype

Jolly Monitor system is made in Valencia, Spain by Jolly Technologies, a company dedicated to building technology products that enable the successful teaching of reading and writing, with Jolly Phonics.