We believe that technology plays a vital role in helping teachers bring the classroom to life, but how do we ensure the right foundations are in place?
Our research tells us that teachers still believe technology can play a vital role in delivering great teaching and learning, bringing the classroom to life. But too often technology is implemented for its own sake, with no clear understanding of the specific objectives it is expected to deliver.
The right technology foundations need to be in place to give you confidence but they are only useful if you have a clear strategy for how you want to use technology in achieving teaching and learning objectives in your school. A robust and well thought out technology strategy is essential.
Only 27% of teachers were very or somewhat confident in using existing technology provided by their school.
The top 2 reasons teachers say would get them using more technology:
- 68% time savings in preparing and marking
- 39% time savings during the school day
While moving to the cloud is the ultimate goal, it can be a challenging transition and many schools will potentially live in some form of transition state, or hybrid environment, for a number of years. At RM, it’s our job to work with schools to develop an approach that understands and addresses their needs and constraints.
"The support we get from RM Education means we can continue to run that hybrid model. The RM team help us with both fixing problems when they arise, and also problem solving to help us work out how we implement new ideas and continue to evolve and develop our IT in line with our strategy and vision."
Maria Price, Head of Creative Technologies Faculty – Co-Op Academy Stoke-on-Trent
RM believes that everyone deserves access to the best education. We bring together people who share that vision to create the best education technology to deliver better learning outcomes to more students.
With more than 47 years’ experience working exclusively in education, RM understands how staff and students use IT. We're a trusted technology partner to more than 8,000 schools here in the UK and we invest in research and innovation so when teachers share their challenges, we deliver solutions.
How can RM support your
RM Education's support services are designed to complement whatever capability a school has in place already to ensure technology just works and can have a positive impact across the school community.
With technology becoming more integrated into lessons, internet connectivity is becoming more and more critical in the smooth running of a school. We invest over £1m a year improving our network, an investment that sees us boast 99.999% core network availability and have award winning cyber security.
We offer a range of innovative software solutions focused on enabling schools to provide the best education possible, from our market-leading MIS solution, RM Integris, to RM Unify, the solution that makes it simple to manage and access your online services.
Hardware, Infrastructure & Software
The classroom is a demanding and often challenging environment. RM offers impartial expert advice on current and new technologies, ensuring your investment in technology will last. Our partners include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, HPE Aruba, C Touch, Google and Apple, amongst others.