Following the publication of the School Food Plan in the summer of 2013, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced free school lunches for all infant children in the hope that they would give every child “the chance in life that they deserve, building a stronger economy …Continue Reading
RM Education Blog
As a strategic partner with the Association of Colleges and School Leaders (ASCL) RM Education hosted a mini debate at BETT 2014 focused on the use of ICT in schools and colleges, with discussion led by three panellists with …Continue Reading
Your e-safety policy applies to all members of your learning environment, including staff, students/pupils, volunteers, parents/carers, visitors and community users; anyone who has access to and are users of school ICT systems and technologies, both in and out of school. All …Continue Reading
RM Books is revolutionising the way teaching and learning takes place with a ground-breaking new two-way social reading experience, which will launch in the Summer term 2014.
The new two-way reading experience was demonstrated at BETT 2014 to a unanimously positive reception. Educators could really see how their annotations will help …Continue Reading
This is the third and final part in my series looking back at education in 2013, and focuses on academies and free schools in England.
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As of December 2013, there were 3,522 academies open; 949 of these were sponsored and 2,573 converted.Continue Reading
This is the second part in my series looking back at the policy and funding announcements of 2013, and focuses on school funding; both in terms of overall national funding and in terms of some of the grants and premiums that were announced last year.
Please note that this in no way …Continue Reading
This is the first in a summary series looking back on some of the key policy announcements in education in 2013, and begins by looking at curriculum and accountability.
It’s been a busy year and changes have been announced at all levels of education – see some of my previous posts …Continue Reading
Parents play a crucial role in e-safety education, but may be unsure where to start when it comes to keeping their children safe online.
The bewildering world of social media and tragic stories in the news around cyberbullying may combine to put e-safety in the ‘scary and too difficult to deal …Continue Reading
It’s the final week of our e-safety series and this week we are focusing on how parents can help their children stay safe online. We are delighted to welcome back Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager with South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre with a much-needed …Continue Reading
Enabling students to take full advantage of technology and preparing them for the real world, while providing a safe environment, is a tricky balancing act.
You might be tempted to go for locked-down systems that exert total control over what students can access online, but this provides no opportunity for students …Continue Reading