Minding the achievement gap

In a report released earlier this month, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) looked at the progress being made in closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more advantaged classmates. The report analyses students’ attainment across...

More students achieve top A-level results

For the first time in six years, the BBC reports that more students are achieving the top grades of A* and A in their A-levels. With 26.6% of boys getting A* and A grades compared to 26.1% of girls, the 0.3% gap from last year has now been reversed, as boys move...

Newquay Education Trust swaps to NetSupport DNA

Newquay Education Trust (NET) is a multi-academy Trust created in September 2014. After struggling to manage its school IT with other software products such as Impero, it swapped to NetSupport DNA and now uses 1,000 software licences, deployed across the Trust. Mark...

How do you prepare for the new academic year?

For most, the new academic year will bring a new set of pupils with personalities to discover, needs to assess, learning to plan, and expectations to establish. For others, September might bring a new professional responsibility or key stage specialism. Or perhaps...

Canada consistently in top tier of international education rankings

The international Pisa tests that are run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are a major study of educational performance across multiple countries. In addition to Singapore, Finland and Norway who are always found in the top 10,...

Scottish exam results remain consistent

Approximately 136,500 exam results for National 4 and 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers were released on Tuesday, 8th August, showing similar results to 2016. The Scottish Qualifications Authority said the results were evidence of a stable system, reported the BBC....

Exam boards changed questions to avoid distress

Over the past few months, the UK has been hit with several distressing events including the Manchester bombings, London Bridge attack and the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. Occurring during the exam season, exam boards decided to change at least two papers that...

Educator confidence in using classroom technology increases

The third annual Educator Confidence Report from education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) was recently published and highlights that 65% of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms; a 7% increase from 2016....

Is school funding linked to good results?

The OECD suggest that there is not a conclusive link to the amount of money spent per student and the results of international Pisa tests when comparing similar nations. South Korea is one of the highest-performing OECD countries, but spends well below the average...

Mental health problems more common in excluded students

According to new data, the rate of fixed term and permanent exclusions from England’s schools is rising, with some 6,685 pupils being excluded permanently from state primary, secondary and special schools last year. Of these, a study by the Institute for...

MidKent College discovers the benefits NetSupport DNA

Based in the UK, and with three campuses, MidKent College is a further education college with 7,000-8,000 students per year. Tim Hill, the Technical Support Manager, explains why NetSupport DNA was chosen to manage and support the college’s IT. He says: "The...

NetSupport announced as a finalist in the Education Investor Awards

The Education Investor Awards finalists have been announced and NetSupport is thrilled to be nominated in the ICT Services category. The awards promote excellence and recognise innovation and achievement in the business of education. This year, the judges are looking...

NetSupport wins a Global Excellence Award

NetSupport’s IT asset management solution, NetSupport DNA, was recognised in Acquisition International Magazine’s 2017 Global Excellence Awards as the Best in ‘Computer Management Software ’. The Global Excellence winners are handpicked by Acquisition International...

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