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77% of secondary school children believe there are ‘maths people’ and 67% don’t think they are one

Despite there being no scientific research to support the idea of a ‘maths person’, more than three quarters of children...
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A successful GESS Dubai exhibition for UK education suppliers

The International Team at BESA, along with Director General, Caroline Wright headed off to Dubai for the 10th annual GESS Dubai exhibition in March 2017. BESA took over 70 companies to the show, including 28 BESA members. The BESA lounge, in the UK Pavilion, was a hive of activity throughout the show, with significantly higher … Continued

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Academies 2013

This factfile summarises the main aspects of Academies including how they are formed, what they are and how they are run.

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Acquisition moves WCBS into forefront of school information management

WCBS, one of the leading suppliers of school information management systems, has announced the acquisition of KSM Online in order...
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All Party Parliamentary Group for education

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for education was established to build a stronger relationship between the education supplies industry and Parliament. The Group has covered a broad range of topics that affect education, education resources and associated industries. This document summarises what an All-Party Parliamentary group is for.

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Amolingua – Learning a foreign language includes understanding its cultural context [#BettFuturesTakeover]

Amolingua offers you and your business the tools necessary to work in a global marketplace without the restrictions that come from being an outsider in other cultures. Our services include language learning, memory training, cultural studies, and other personal skills necessary for today’s multicultural world. We can help you break down the cultural and linguistic … Continued

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APPG for Education holds first inquiry roundtable

At the start of the summer, the APPG for Education launched an inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The APPG began this process by collecting written evidence from parents, teachers, employers and academics and has since arranged round-table evidence sessions focusing on three key areas: where the balance should lie between teaching knowledge-centric education and soft skills; the quality and effectiveness of current careers advice and guidance; and finally, a discussion of whether schools should prioritise the study of STEM subjects.

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APPG for Education hosts second inquiry roundtable

On the 19th October, the APPG for Education hosted the second in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The roundtable focused on the availability, quality and effectiveness of current careers advice and guidance students receive from their schools.

The debate was chaired by Andrea Jenkyns MP and followed an event on 13th October which examined where the focus should lie in schools between teaching academic subject knowledge and soft skills. The guests ranged from leaders in industry, to teachers and principals, Ofsted and career guidance counsellors.

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APPG for Education hosts third inquiry roundtable

On 22nd November 2016, the APPG for Education hosted the third and final discussion in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers.

The roundtable focused on what is required to increase the uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, the so called STEM subjects, as well as how to increase the number and quality of STEM teachers and possible ways to transform the gendered nature of STEM subjects to encourage more female uptake.

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APPG for Education Meeting with Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner

On Tuesday 6 September, the APPG for Education hosted Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner. Sir David provided the Group with his thoughts on the development of academies policy and an update on the work of Regional Schools Commissioners.

Sir David began by describing his 32 years in schools, as a music teacher, headteacher, Principal of John Cabot City Technology College, and CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation.

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