We believe that all school leavers should be able to use and interpret data effectively to make evidence-informed choices and decisions. In addition to our policy activities, we support a range of education projects and activities, including our e-Teacher membership programme, the RSS Schools Lecture (Guy Lecture), the Global Learning Programme for schools and the Mathematics teacher training scholarships.
This is a free online membership for teachers in primary and secondary education, anywhere in the world. We recognise that teachers play an essential role in influencing and delivering statistical education. By becoming an e-Teacher member, you can help us improve statistical literacy, support statistical education policy and practice, and encourage students to enter statistical careers.
Resources available to e-teacher members include:
- Our fortnightly member's newsletter, offering an easy to read digest of statistical news and opinion
- Free access to Significance magazine through the iOS and Android apps, and a discounted print subscription rate. Significance communicates the practical use of statistics in an entertaining and thought-provoking way.
- A discounted subscription to Teaching Statistics, an international journal for teachers.
- And priority access to other resources, including the Guy Lecture for Schools and careers promotion materials.
Find out more about e-teacher membership, and how to join.
We have worked with MEI to provide data sets for use in teaching and to identify existing sources of data suitable for teaching.
Through our involvement with the Global Learning Programme we are developing a range of advice, guidance, subject sample and CPD training that focuses on global learning at Key Stages 2 and 3. More information, including how to get your school involved, is available on our Global Learning Programme for schools page.
Your career today is a… statistician resources have been developed to support our members running careers workshops in schools. The workshop resources are self-contained and can be used by teachers in a class without external input, if preferred.
Significance magazine articles more than one year old are free to access. Significance communicates the practical use of statistics in an entertaining and thought-provoking way. Articles provide a range of examples of the applications of statistics, and could be of particular interest to post-16 students.
For several years the RSS funded the RSS Centre for Statistical Education. Its successor body, the International Centre for Statistical Education, provides a range of educational resources, including many developed by the previous Centre.