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An update on our outlook for resources spending in 2022 and beyond

It’s that time of year when many companies start looking at their business strategy and subsequent activities for the new academic year in September. BESA will be supporting those discussions with the latest edition of the EdTech survey to be published shortly. We can also look through other research undertaken this year and come to … 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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APPG/POST SEN seminar May 2013

This document is a report of the APPG/POST SEN seminar May 2013. Rona Tutt opened the discussion giving a positive endorsement of the good work to date on the SEN commitments outlined in the Children and Families Bill that is currently going through Government.

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Are You Cyber Secure?

Supreme Systems conducted a mini cyber security audit at a local school. They were confident about the school’s cyber security...
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As cost of sending children to school increases, Resource Our Schools more important than ever – BESA comments on PTA UK survey

Almost four in five parents believe the cost of sending children to school is increasing, as 42% have been asked...
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Assessment in English maintained Schools 2010

This document provides an analysis of a survey issued to schools in October 2010. The report reviews assessment activities with responses from key-stage co-ordinators, examination officers and deputy-head teachers from across a wide spectrum of primary and secondary maintained schools in England.

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Assessment in Primary Schools 2014

The current National Curriculum levels system has been in place since 1995. The system provided a base for both formative and summative purposes including endof-key-stage tests. These eight levels (covering the criteria students) are being abolished and will not be replaced. This review focuses on what schools are likely to do in this new environment … Continued

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