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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

RM Education and MeritTrac sign e-marking licensing agreement in India by Admin

RM Education, the leading global education provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed a six year licensing agreement with MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd, for the ... Read More

The Wolf Report by Dale Peters

Michael Gove's foreword to the Review of Vocational Education (The Wolf Report) starts by saying: Since Prince Albert established the Royal Commission in 1851 policy-makers ... Read More

School Partnerships: pitfalls and possibilities by Tim Brighouse

Increasingly schools are being encouraged to consider partnerships with other schools. This blog is intended to help schools make the best use of partnerships. First a word ... Read More

The English Baccalaureate by Tim Brighouse

The English Baccalaureate seems to have provoked three reactions. 'It is outrageous and exclusive rather than inclusive: we shall ignore it'. I came across this last night ... Read More

Building Schools for the Future High Court Decision by Dale Peters

The High Court has given its verdict in the case of six councils against the Secretary of State for Education regarding the Government's decision last year to stop Building ... Read More

The Education Bill - Second Reading by Dale Peters

The Education Bill was given its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (8 February 2011). MPs backed the bill by 324 votes to 244, a majority of 80. Michael Gove ... Read More

Education Bill by Dale Peters

Summary The first draft of the Education Bill was published by the UK government on Thursday. Much of the content of the Bill had already featured in the Schools White Paper ... Read More

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