RM Education has been chosen to provide innovative technology for Stour Valley Community School in Clare, Suffolk, one of the country's first Free Schools. RM was chosen on the basis of its innovative approach and strong heritage as a supplier of technology and resources to UK schools.

Stour Valley Community School will be able to support its pupils' learning with appropriate and affordable personal computing devices, a learning platform, virtual learning environment and e-portfolio's for students. All this means that children will be able to learn in a way that works for them, at school and at home, and that teachers and parents will have an easy, online way to support them and view their progress.

Terry Sweeney, Chief Executive of RM Education, said: "I am delighted that RM Education is able to support Stour Valley Community School to equip its pupils with innovative technologies to support learning and development. Our equipment and services will are designed to support the school in putting the community at the centre of everything it does."

Stour Valley Community School will give the children of Clare and neighbouring communities the highest standards of education and add a huge amount of value to the local community. RM Education's solution will support the essential educational and administrative functions of the school from day one.

Mrs Christine Inchley, Stour Valley Community School Headteacher, said: "Technology will play a pivotal role at Stour Valley to enhance learning and development of our pupils.  RM Education met our requirements for technology that will deliver exciting learning opportunities, such as developing strong and long-term links with communities from Brazil to China. This will also significantly improve workplace learning and allow for more field trip activities."

Terry Sweeney, Chief Executive of RM Education, continues: "With nearly 40 years' experience providing solutions for UK schools, we are ideally placed to develop individual creative solutions for the new Free School model. We look forward to working in partnership with Free Schools this year and beyond."

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RM Education is a global company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. We provide innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies, to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.

Stour Valley Community School website:  http://www.stourvalleyeducation.org/index.html

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