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The future of classroom technology: blue sky thinking at the RSA Academy by Admin

I'd like to introduce Umran Naeem, Director of ICT at the RSA Academy, who has kindly written this thought provoking guest blog on a recent blue sky thinking session between ... Read More

Celebrating the 20,000,000th Glow log-in by Admin

Scotland is walking the talk when it comes to embedding its national intranet (called 'Glow') in learning and teaching.  This week witnessed the 20 millionth log-in to ... Read More

Government Response to Wolf Report by Dale Peters

On the 3rd March 2011 Professor Alison Wolf published her review of vocational education in England. The scope of the review was: To consider how we can improve vocational ... Read More

Academy Update by Dale Peters

Data released by the Department for Education today shows that the number of academies in England has now reached 658, of which 274 are sponsored academies and 384 are ... Read More

RM Assessment awarded premium business continuity certification by Admin

Business continuity is essential in a high stakes exam situation, which mean that awarding bodies need secure, robust and resilient processes and systems. RM Assessment, the ... Read More

Academy Summary by Dale Peters

Last week the Department for Education released the latest figures on schools in England converting to Academy status. A further 162 schools converted in March 2011, which ... Read More

James Review of School Capital Funding by Dale Peters

Sebastian James has published his, much delayed, review of capital funding for schools in England. The review covers Building Schools for the Future and Devolved and ... Read More

Top 100 Employers Survey launched at RM Education by Admin

The Oxford Times Top 100 Employers Survey was offcially launched at RM Education's REAL Centre on Thursday 17th March, 2011. Business leaders from across Oxfordshire came ... Read More

So what is the ‘Free’ in ‘Free Schools’ all about? by Dale Peters

Today's entry on the blog is a guest post from Andy Bruce, an e-learning advisor from Oxfordshire. Well clearly it's not 'free' to set up and run a free school and there ... 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

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