Press

We have access to a wide range of individuals, both within the BESA team and among our member companies, who are experienced commentators on the education market in the UK and further afield, who will happily offer their insights to the media.

All media enquiries should be directed through BESA’s Communications team. For information about BESA, further details on current news, press releases or requests for expert commentary on the education landscape in the UK, please contact Mark Rosser.

February 21, 2017

Focus Education and 2Eskimos partner to develop reading assessment app

Primary education resource and consultancy provider Focus Education has announced a new partnership with 2Eskimos - the software development company behind the popular ‘2Build a Profile’ assessment systems. For more than 15 years, 2Eskimos have been creating products to help teachers save time and become more effective. Its ‘2Build a Profile’ app, which tracks pupils’ progress from Reception through to the end of Primary, has won several awards with BETT and ERA.
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February 20, 2017

Diverse group of UK educational suppliers head to Vietnam with BESA and DIT for trade mission

Eight members of the UK educational suppliers industry will be visiting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from March 6-10, 2017 on a trade mission organised in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and BESA, to meet with schools and colleges, as well as members of the local business community and government officials … Continued
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February 16, 2017

Education Resources Awards Finalists 2017

We are delighted to announce that the shortlist of finalists for The Education Resources Awards 2017 (ERAs) has now been announced. Organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), The ERAs are now in their 18th successful year and are firmly established as the premier annual event to celebrate outstanding success for the suppliers and teaching professionals of the education sector throughout the UK.
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January 30, 2017

Deal creates the UK’s leading schools’ payment and parental engagement provider

ParentPay Limited, the UK’s leading provider of school payment services, and Schoolcomms, a leader in parental engagement software for schools, have today announced that they have merged to create the UK’s leading provider of integrated parent payment and engagement services for schools.
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January 30, 2017

Bett Awards – The 2017 Winners

The winners of the 19th prestigious Bett Awards 2017 were announced on Wednesday 25 January, 2017 at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Tobacco Dock, London. Considered the most prestigious accolade in the industry, the annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between BESA, Bett pioneers and the trade association representing the educational supply industry, … Continued
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January 23, 2017

Schools highlight urgent need for teacher CPD in EdTech in major BESA report

Schools highlight urgent need for teacher CPD in EdTech in major BESA report. The report finds that there is a clear requirement for training for teachers in all areas of ICT. Some 57% of primary and 61% secondary teachers named this as their key ICT challenge over the next 12 months.
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January 20, 2017

There’s an app for that: Parents call for primary schools to go mobile

As Bett, the biggest education technology show in the world opens its doors at ExCeL London next week, research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents* want their primary school to send information about their child home through an app or mobile-enabled web portal.
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January 19, 2017

Bett 2017: B Squared to launch Evisense, innovative evidence management software

B Squared is proud to announce the full launch of Evisense, our brand new web-based tool designed to quickly and easily record key events in a child’s learning journey. Previously available to schools that use our market-leading assessment software, Connecting Steps, from February 2017 all schools will be able to access Evisense and experience the power of our new evidence management software.
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January 13, 2017

With school budgets tight, a new loyalty programme is giving over £100,000 back

With the majority of schools experiencing the effects of tighter budgets, every penny counts. That is why Hope Education, a leading education resources supplier, continues to reward its customers in 2017 via an innovative loyalty programme - “Hope 1,2,3 Rewards”.
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January 6, 2017

Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders support schools adjusting to assessment without national curriculum levels

A technical partnership between Capita SIMS and Learning Ladders means that primary schools are be able to measure pupils’ progress without levels easily and then analyse that data within the SIMS management information system.
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