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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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Why schools shouldn’t ban Facebook – RM launches free e-safety resources site for schools

When we ask schools about their ICT priorities, e-safety consistently tops the list.  Not surprising when you consider that e-safety now forms part of Ofsted’s inspection and that one in every 12 minutes we’re awake is spent online*.

In schools, excitement about the amazing learning opportunities presented by the internet is …

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Ofqual’s Annual Qualifications Market Report 2013: Key Points

By Martin Adams, Senior Business Analyst at RM Assessment & Data.
Didn’t have time to read all 114 pages of Ofqual’s Annual Qualifications Market Report when it came out in September? Never fear – Business Analyst Martin Adams has done the hard work for you. Here’s his …

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2012/13 A-level results: an infographic

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The latest breakdowns for this year’s A-level released by the Department for Education reveal that 20% of all students aged 16-19 achieved at least AAB grades.

However, this varies greatly by type of school with 43% of students in independent schools achieving at least AAB grades, compared to 18% in state schools, and …

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2012/13 GCSE results: an infographic

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The latest breakdowns for this year’s GCSE results released by the Department for Education reveal a small decrease in the number of children achieving 5 GCSE’s A*-C (including English and maths), but an increase in the number of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate.

The proportion of pupils achieving the current government benchmark of 5 …

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Secondary Accountability Reforms

On Monday 14th October the Department for Education published its response to the secondary school accountability consultation, detailing the planned changes to the performance tables and accountability measures.
As already suggested in the initial consultation document earlier this year, a number of significant changes will be made …

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