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Education Policy in 2013 – Part 1: Curriculum and Accountability


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 …

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Free e-safety guide for parents – a Christmas present from school!

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 …

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The five key e-safety questions to ask your students

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 …

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Case Study: How E-Safe monitoring can help schools safeguard students

Manor High School is a convertor Academy with approximately 900 students aged between 10 and 14 (KS2 and KS3).  Assistant Head Teacher, Ian Wilson, shares the story of how E-Safe’s monitoring system quickly became a valuable tool in the school’s e-safety provision. 

“Although there was little inappropriate use of the …

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Why pupils suffering homophobic bullying have an added hurdle

A guest blog from Teresa Hughes, General Manager at Securus Software and child protection consultant

Last week, schools across the country marked Anti-Bullying Week with special assemblies, lessons and activities to raise awareness of the problem. This can only be a good thing: with almost half (46 per cent)

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Free e-safety helpline for teachers – from the UK Safer Internet Centre

I am delighted to have been asked to write a guest blog for RM Education. My name is Laura and I manage the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre. The POSH helpline is a free service for professionals, and volunteers working with children and young …

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Sponsored and Converted Academies: Trends by Sector

For the first time this November, there are more sponsored primary academies open in England than sponsored secondary academies.

Nevertheless, the proportion of primary schools that are sponsored academies is still significantly lower than the proportion of secondaries (3% compared to 14%). See here for …

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