RM Education Blog

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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An Update on Academies and Academy Chains

The academies conversion rate has accelerated enormously since 2010, and as of September 2013 there are 3,304 academies open in England (compared to just 299 in September 2010).

According to the Department for Education, there are now 153,000 teachers and 2.2 million pupils in academies.

While the majority of these academies are …

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IPPR on early-years education: lessons and implications

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report reviewing the evidence around quality childcare as part of its wider project “Childcare: A strategic national priority?”.

“Early developments: Bridging the gap between evidence and policy in early-years education”  looks at how high quality early-years care can best be achieved in …

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8 Considerations for Implementing a One-to-One Device Programme

Implementing a programme to give every student their own device is easy, right? All you have to do is raise some cash, buy a truck-load of stuff, and dish it out.

Well, not quite. There is, as you might imagine, rather more to it than that. Here are some pointers to …

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