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The EdTech Summit Launches at the NEC in Birmingham

A new education technology event has been launched to help primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities to optimise their digital strategies, implement new technologies and drive efficiencies in the classroom and the back office. The event will enable education technologists, senior industry leaders and pioneering speakers to come together to discuss how to bridge […]

Laptops Offered to School Pupils to Assist with Virtual Lockdown Learning

Disadvantaged teenagers preparing for their GCSEs will be able to borrow laptops to enable them to study from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Laptops or tablets will be provided to those 15 year-olds who do not have access to a computer in England. The number of devices available or set budget to procure them has […]

Schools & Academies Show 2019 Highlights

The Schools & Academies Show 2019 brings together over 4,000 senior education leaders to tackle the biggest educational challenges effecting the sector.
The Schools & Academies Show event returned to the NEC in Birmingham for its 8th year on 13th & 14th November. After seven years as a one day show, the event returned this year offering a two-day …

The National Schools Awards Highlights

The inaugural National Schools Awards took place at the NEC in Birmingham on 13th November and brought together over 200 education pioneers and leaders from across the UK to celebrate the great work being undertaken across the sector. The National Schools Awards is there to recognise and reward both practitioners and organisations within the education […]

Why review your MIS?

All schools know that a management information systems (MIS) is fundamental to the running of their school. But a good system should be saving schools time by reducing administrative burdens, not adding to them. We find that schools are often unaware that they have the autonomy to choose the MIS provider that is right for […]

How has education technology changed the way people work in schools?

How has education technology changed the way you work in schools? Edtech has brought a whole new dimension and so many new possibilities into my teaching. The students I teach all have special needs and most of them are very difficult to teach the traditional way because they lack motivation and often have bad experiences […]

Implementing EdTech solutions when funding is limited

What is your advice on the implementation of EdTech solutions when funding is limited? Identify solutions that scale well. Implement solutions that have a positive impact on the largest number of students and teachers. Identify solutions that are sustainable beyond the first academic year of use. Apply for external funding to support your EdTech solutions.  […]

School data

Data and Benchmarking

Access to high-quality, accurate and timely data is crucial for schools and trusts to make informed decisions and get the most of their available resources. Benchmarking and comparison with peers can be a powerful tool for change and a driver for improvement in any sector. For schools and trusts, knowing how they compare with similar […]

MATs

How MATs can drive consistency across schools with ICT

According to the Discover Society article, ‘Multi-Academy Trusts in England – are they really accountable?’: “managing and governing collaborative organisations [such as Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)] is no mean feat… Even when all of the collaborating organisations are keen for it to work, the challenges of factors such as: the creation of a coherent organisational identity; ensuring […]

Safeguarding and Online Safety in Education

A Whole School Approach: Safeguarding and Online Safety in Education

Kat Howard – Senior Education Consultant for Online Safety at RM Education   Schools have a duty of care to protect their students from harm and a vital part of this safeguarding provision in schools is now attributed to online safety.  The recent changes to legislation in the UK reflect this increasing focus on the […]

AI: Stop with the fear and embrace the opportunity of AI for Operations!

AI: Stop with the fear and embrace the opportunity of AI for Operations!

Aaron Richard Earl Boasman-Patel, Vice President AI & Customer Experience, TM Forum AI is undoubtedly going to have a profound affect not only on society but also on the way we do business. There has been a lot of scaremongering about how many jobs will be lost due to AI as well as how robots […]

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