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Broadband Buying Guide for Schools: how to save money on broadband internet by Admin

We all know that school budgets have hit hard times. With government funding through the Harnessing Technology Grant being cut and BECTA no longer around to help schools ... Read More

Special Education Needs Workshop - sharing ideas on technology's role in supporting SEN provision by Admin

Research conducted* earlier this year highlighted the concern school leaders shared in how to fund special education needs (SEN) provision. Given that the range of proposals ... Read More

Important information for schools converting to Academy status before September by Admin

It's come to our attention the fact that a number of schools risk losing, in some cases, significant surplus revenue funds if converting to academy status before September. ... Read More

School Funding: More Questions Than Answers by Dale Peters

School Funding The final day of Parliament before the summer recess saw the Government's response to the Review of Education Capital in England and the launch of ... Read More

RM confirms No to 'double-charging' by Admin

With 34% of secondary schools having either applied for academy status, or already operating as an academy, one question we are increasingly being asked is if we are ... Read More

ICT projects in Africa benefit from charitable donation to mark RM ScrapIT expansion by Admin

Earlier this month, we celebrated the expansion of the successful RM ScrapIT trade-in scheme with a £3,500 charitable donation towards ICT projects in Africa. The two ... Read More

The Pupil Premium and Dedicated Schools Grants by Dale Peters

The Department for Education has released further information about the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation process. The PPG, worth £625m in 2011-12 and rising to £2.5bn by ... Read More

A New Lease of Life? Why leasing is growing in popularity by Admin

Following Sue Thompson's guest post ' Top Ten Tips for Effective Procurement ', we explore tips 7 and 10, and consider how leasing is gaining in popularity as a way of ... Read More

UPDATE: Dramatically reduce the cost of your Internet connection by Admin

UPDATE: Since posting this article last month, we've seen an unprecedented increase in enquiries for Internet connectivity. We've already saved secondary schools many ... Read More

Top Ten Tips for Effective Procurement - Advice from a School Business Manager by Admin

Sue Thompson, School Business Manager at Athelstan Community Primary school in North Yorkshire, faces a daily  challenge to ensure the school continues to thrive whilst ... Read More

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