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.

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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December 14, 2016

School funding formula changes

School funding formula changes threaten to make “a bad situation worse” for the provision of essential classroom resources.
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December 5, 2016

Learning & Teaching Expo (LTE) in Hong Kong

The best UK resources to be showcased at Learning & Teaching Expo (LTE) in Hong Kong. The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), which represents almost 400 UK-based education suppliers with combined revenues totalling £2.2 billion, is pleased to accompany over 20 UK companies with vast educational expertise and products to Learning & Teaching Expo (LTE) 2016.
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November 22, 2016

B Squared Presents Innovative Assessment and Evidence Capture Software at The Academies Show, 2016

B Squared is proud to announce that we will showcase our portfolio of assessment and evidence capture software at The Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 23 November 2016. We have over 20 years’ experience within the assessment sector and are already used by over 3,000 schools and academies across the UK and internationally.
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November 14, 2016

UK Education Suppliers to Showcase Products in the ‘Best of British’ Classroom at Bett Asia

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), which represents over 325 UK-based education suppliers with combined revenues totalling £2.2 billion, is working in partnership with DIT and the UK Embassy in Malaysia to run a ‘Best of British’ classroom at the Bett Asia Leadership Summit & Expo, to showcase the very best of the UK’s education resources and teaching.
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November 9, 2016

Scholastic Education’s Chris Ratcliffe elected as Chair of BESA for 2016/2017

Scholastic Education’s Chris Ratcliffe elected as Chair of BESA for 2016/2017. BESA’s new Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer announced following the appointment of a new Executive Council during last week’s AGM.
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November 3, 2016

B Squared Presents Innovative Assessment and Evidence Capture Software at EduTECH Asia, 2016

B Squared is proud to announce that we will showcase our portfolio of assessment and evidence capture software at EduTECH Asia, on 9-10 November, 2016. We have over 20 years’ experience within the assessment sector and are already used by over 3,000 schools across the UK, mainland Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Delegates can come and meet our experts on stand G15.
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November 3, 2016

Research reveals that ‘Singapore’ approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms

Oxford University Press (OUP) announced today the findings of educational research into mastery – an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries. The independent research, conducted by the Oxford University Department of Education, is the first academic study to demonstrate that a mastery in maths textbook and professional development programme can significantly benefit children in UK schools.
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October 12, 2016

Trial Underway for Evisense, Innovative and Unsurpassed Evidence Capture Software

We are pleased to announce that the beta trial is underway for Evisense, our brand new evidence capture tool. Nearly 200 teachers are participating in the trial, with data for over 1,000 pupils already licensed.
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