Resource Our Schools

The Resource Our Schools campaign is dedicated to ensuring that every school has access to the resources they need to deliver the education that our children deserve.

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Teachers can’t do it alone!

Teachers should be at the heart of the UK education system, but they need support! They need access to the right training and course guides to ensure that they are well positioned to introduce students to the “best that has been thought and said” in order to give them the best possible life chances. To bring this learning to life for students, they need the right pedagogical equipment at their disposal: literature, textbooks and teaching aids. Importantly for the 21st Century classroom, it’s vital that pupils have access to the unprecedented learning opportunities that the digital world provides. It’s equally important that teachers and schools can access the rich data that is consequently generated to shine a light on a student’s performance in innovative new ways.

Outstanding schools are well-resourced schools

Schools are having to make some tough financial decisions at the moment, and there is a wealth of evidence suggesting that they are cutting back on resources as a result. While there are doubtless efficiencies to be made, the impact of cutting back on resources upon a child’s education should not be underestimated. There is a powerful evidence base to show that resources matter - from the size of the furniture, to the quality of the science equipment. It’s no surprise that there is a strong correlation between the best schools and those that can afford the best equipment. Schools know this and are now having to charge parents for materials that they could previously have afforded. Is it right that the burden lies on them?

School improvement can’t happen without resources

The Education Secretary has recently outlined her vision to build “the capacity to enable genuine and sustained school improvement in the future”. Core to school improvement must be ensuring teachers and schools alike can access the right resources. Throughout their careers, teachers need access to the right CPD materials and training. Not least during a time of considerable curriculum and assessment reform. Improving the quality of what is taught and how it is taught cannot take place without the right teaching aids. The rise of Education Technology means that the sharing of best practice across the UK – and beyond - can happen in ways that were impossible a generation ago. Its potential should be seized.

Getting the right infrastructure in place

Cutting-edge developments in education technology have the potential to transform the way in which classes are taught, pupils are assessed and in which schools are managed. Parental and community engagement is being taken to another level, and pupils can explore the entire globe from within the classroom walls like never before. But this is only possible if schools have adequate access to the internet. Worryingly only 44 per cent of the UK’s primary schools say they are currently well-resourced with broadband, meaning that millions of pupils across the UK are currently being denied access to the transformative potential of education technology.

Resource our schools!

The UK is renowned the world over for its high standard of education and there is a voracious demand for UK educational resources, technology and talent overseas. As schools the world over benefit from the UK’s leadership in education, it is of the greatest importance that pupils across the UK do as well.

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Caroline Wright, Director General BESA

"It is vital that pupils have access to high quality classroom resources. The unprecedented and continued pressure on school budgets over recent years is now having a real and lasting damaging impact on the quality of our children's education. Politicians must act to stop the cuts now."

England

Mike Watson, Labour Education Spokesperson, House of Lords

"Funding will be the most important issue facing schools in the years ahead. Without the necessary resources to ensure enough teachers, teaching materials and support staff, children's education will be damaged, in some cases irreparably. No matter which party forms the government after the election the proposed national funding formula must be scrapped and replaced by a system that ensures not one school loses out and in future school budgets are protected against inflation on a funding per-pupil basis."

UK

Chris Ratcliffe, Chair of BESA

“I am are passionate about making sure that teachers and pupils have access to the best research based and effective resources available today. I wholeheartedly back the Resource Our Schools campaign to ensure that schools have adequate budgets to enable them to access these resources.”

UK

Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT

“Schools are currently being expected to make £3bn of savings by 2020. These reductions put the stability of the whole education system at risk. NAHT’s Breaking Point Survey from January 2017 revealed that eight out of ten school leaders are cutting back on equipment in order to balance their budgets. Six out of ten are cutting back on the hours worked by support staff. Support staff are crucial to making sure that all pupils in the class can participate fully in practical subjects like science and technology. Any future government needs to commit to fund education fully and fairly, reversing the £3bn real terms cuts that schools are facing.”

UK

Paul Doherty, Director/Mike Miller Associates Ltd

"It is patently clear that our schools are in great financial difficulty. I find it very worrying that the one thing we should be investing in for the future, education, is being starved of cash. The likely outcome is that we will be left with a generation which is poorly educated and under skilled in an increasingly competitive global economy. In business training is everything. We skill up our staff which in turn benefits both them and the business. In quieter times we use the slack time for additional training so we're ready and ahead of the game when the upturn comes. Education is no different..."

UK

Chris Mahady, Managing Director, Findel Education

"Education has been a political football for too long ! Teachers and Headmasters are great people who enjoy to deliver fantastic teaching and learning outcomes for children who ultimately become the future of our nation. Why has this become so hard for them ? They spend their time focusing on the wrong things. UK Government sort it out !!"

England

Colin Redman, SEN Books

Its not just resources budgets that are being squeezed. I met a school leader in Somerset yesterday who is working in a school where 10 Teaching assistants were let go. Special needs pupils are bearing the brunt of these cuts, so lets not call them 'efficiency savings' as that is paying the politicians' game for them. Once again this Government is making the vulnerable pay the price. One survey highlighted in TES pointed to 1300+ teaching assistants being dismissed in the past year. The SEN students they supported are still there but not receiving the education they have a right to.

United Kingdom

Kate Hudson, Valiant Technology, Marketing Manager, Valiant Technology Ltd

Having been in education for over 40 years, first as a teacher, then as a supplier I have never seen schools so poorly funded. Teachers have always complained of having inadequate funding but never before has it been cut so much that even the basics are beyond reach, as is the case now.

England

Richard Ayre, Director, Clickety Books Ltd

Teachers need the support of good quality resources.

United Kingdom

Wendy Tweedie, Director / Phonic Books Ltd

Schools need to have the right materials to teach children and keep up with new resources may they be publications of technology.

UK

Jonny Page, Managing Director, SchoolMars UK

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United Kingdom

James Patient, MIS Support Officer/ London Borough of Havering

"Schools need to be properly resourced to provide a good education for our children."

England

Allison Allen, Director, Outstream Consulting

Schools cannot provide high quality education with impoverished resources. The UK is not a third world country

UK

Alex Shaw, CTO/Touchable Universe Ltd

Access to the necessary resources enables good teachers to perform, and students to engage!

UK

Philip Blackburn, Education Consultant, Brightlakes

Depriving schools of a budget that covers basic costs such as teachers, support staff and essential materials can only be interpreted as the governments way of ensuring our children and grandchildren fail!

UK

Max Yates, Managing Director / Sport and Playbase Ltd

Lets give teachers the resources needed to teach our children properly

UK

Carol paxton, Exams invigilator

"I believe a good education is what every child needs and deserves."

England

Nolan Parker, Commotion

"A crucial campaign for the future education of our children."

England

Andrea Carr, Director Hodder Education, Founder Rising Stars

"Teaching resources are key to a successful school. From assessment materials to revision guides, from videos to textbooks, from science kit to stories that grip the whole class, resources are essential ingredients for learning. The Resource Our Schools campaign comes at a crucial time. Funding cuts already mean that many schools are struggling with even the most basic of resources at a time when we should be investing more in supporting the progress and attainment of children."

UK

Dennis Blackmore, Managing Director at Learning Resources Ltd.

"This issue transcends party politics; now more than ever we world-class education for our young people."

UK

Giles Dawson, Tute Education

"This is such a fundamental issue in today's world. It is vital that we give the next generation the best possible start in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. Schools and their proper resourcing are at the heart of this."

United Kingdom

Lynn Sanderson, National Account Manager / Bazaar group

"Resources Budget needs to be increased to enable teachers to purchase the desired resources and provide the optimum learning environment for children to succeed! As a supplier we are working hard to innovate year on year to support teachers, but the budget needs to be available in order for suppliers to deliver continual development."

United Kingdom

Ian Rowe, Sounbite Learning Ltd UK

"Invest in our children, invest in our future!"

United Kingdom

Timothy Coote, Managing Director Commotion

We supply school resources and know how tired and out of date the resources are at many schools. Young children are missing out on resources that offer a better learning result and tackle modern issues.

UK

Dave Gove, Grofar Ltd

"Founder, funder and Chairman of Grofar with a dream of helping schools to deliver the careers service that our students (and country) need. We have a fantastic product which schools love but despite charging 'education' prices (as opposed to commercial ones), schools still have difficulty finding the necessary funds."

United Kingdon

Roger Young, Kudlian Software Limited

"I fully support the initiative to resource schools to enable teachers deliver the education needed to raise the standards of education for our children and the children themselves to be educated so that they can take an active and a fulfilling role in society and truly reach their full potential."

England

Dawn Johnson, Head of science

"If you open a new school provide the money to purchase resources. Science departments need science equipment and it is massively expensive. Encourage scientific industry to sponsor science departments in schools if necessary but you cant train scientists without science equipment. If you want to keep and attract teachers you need to provide the tools to do the job. Keep bringing in new curricula with no money to buy the new resources or new equipment needed to teach it!!"

England

Patrick O'Neill, Sherlock Communicatons

"A really important campaign for the future of our kids and the country."

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Andrew Macmillan, Sales Director of children's Sales agency

"We represent 9 Educational children's publishers (have our own schools sales force) and Export Educational sales going through the roof whilst the UK is rapidly falling behind and into a worrying decline - especially literacy. The UK is a world leader in export our education and language but there is desperate need to focus our attention on our home market and in particular the most deprived schools and areas."

UK

Beverley, Consultant

"Resource our schools. Resource our future."

England

Phil Wallace, Subject Leader Northampton School for Girls

"I am writing to you in my capacity as a Design and Technology teacher to make you aware of my serious concerns about the future of Design and Technology education in schools. We are a girls school who have been very successful in helping girls into a career in Engineering, Product Design and Fashion. Areas in which the UK have led the world and which make a massive contribution to our country. There are critical teacher shortages, GCSE numbers are declining and accountability measures prioritise other subjects, all of which are contributing to the marginalisation of the subject in schools. I would also encourage you to raise these issues with the Secretary of State.”

UK

Phil Wallace, Subject Leader Northampton School for Girls

"I am writing to you in my capacity as a Design and Technology teacher to make you aware of my serious concerns about the future of Design and Technology education in schools. We are a girls school who have been very successful in helping girls into a career in Engineering, Product Design and Fashion. Areas in which the UK have led the world and which make a massive contribution to our country. There are critical teacher shortages, GCSE numbers are declining and accountability measures prioritise other subjects, all of which are contributing to the marginalisation of the subject in schools. I would also encourage you to raise these issues with the Secretary of State.”

UK

Diana Somers, Director, Language Magnet Ltd

"Working directly with Primary Schools, I am seeing and hearing the difficult decisions school Heads are facing. As a business that can bring real value and improvement to schools in the area of foreign language, Head teachers are unable to even consider the benefits of this important skill set due to severe funding cuts. Consequently, the Government is putting the future of our trade, industry and diplomacy at risk by diminishing the voice of Britain on the international stage as pupils are being denied the opportunity to engage fully and develop confident skills with foreign language."

United Kingdom

Alan Kinder, Chief Executive, Geographical Association

“To introduce children and young people to the amazing variety and complexity of their ever-changing world, teachers need curriculum materials of the highest quality. At the same time, teachers themselves need professional guidance to develop their expertise. If the resources in our schools and classrooms do not match the excellence of our teachers and young people, we do them a great disservice.”

UK

Chevonne Ancora, Finance Officer

"The real life challenge of balancing a budget while maintaining sufficient staff and resources to run a primary school has become impossible. As a result an industry already struggling with staff retention continues to decline and the ones that suffer? Not the politicians or their privately educated children.."

United Kingdom

Louise Jackson, Curriculum Consultant

"Politicians must not underestimate the long term impact of the budget cuts in our schools - they are robbing the next generation to fund short term political agendas. I have seen a dramatic and devastating decline in the quality of educational provision which will not be resolved by offering breakfast in schools."

England

Sue Shackleton, Director, EasyRead Time Teacher Ltd

"It's shocking to see how little schools have to spend on educational resources."

UK

Ralph Manning, Education consultant

"The provision of a high quality education cannot be a lottery of who gets the opportunity to attend a grammar school. Every child needs a good school, so every school needs good resources."

United Kingdom

Katie Blainey, Publishing Director, RS Assessment from Hodder Education

"This is such a crucial campaign for the future of our schools!"

United Kingdom

Paul Gormley, LEV Engineer

"We must invest for the future."

England

Mike Parkinson-Brown, Senior Buyer

"Children are our future teachers, engineers, designers, architects and, even politicians! To underfund schools is to underfund the entire nation of the future."

United Kingdom

Ruth Waterton, Librarian, St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust

"I constantly see staff stretched to breaking point and beyond by the demands made upon them. I see far too many of them regularly spending their own money on resources that should be freely available to them. On top of all this, in many parts of the country they are increasingly assuming the responsibilities of social workers, health professionals, etc. Blame the parents if you must, but ultimately the children deserve better."

United Kingdom

Nasir Qurashi, Headteacher/Director - SATs Companion

"Having high quality resources is an important bedrock for learning and engagement. These are challenging times but if we work together for a moral purpose - we will overcome them."

United Kingdom

Mair Afshar, Early Excellence

"Without adequate funding schools cannot provide the education that children deserve. I believe that a well resourced and well organised learning environment is essential in order for children to reach their potential."

England

Dirk Foch, MD Renaissance Learning

"It looks like the significant pressure on school budgets is not letting up although most parties’ manifestos try and strike a positive note. As an industry we have the responsibility to support our customers in these difficult times, by allowing schools to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, by helping them in getting access to products that add real value and save them time, and by offering them a fair deal."

UK

Simon, VIP Relations - Informa

"Money good, cuts bad. Schools + Money = good."

UK

Richard Stoneman, Marketing Director EMEA: 3P Learning

"I believe that it is vitally important that teachers continue to have at their disposal resources that engage students and augment and enrich their learning. I am passionate about education and have seen first hand the significant impact that resources can have on educational outcomes for children. I am a firm believer in blended learning and the role 'EdTech' and other resources can play in empowering children to learn - and, critically - to free teachers to do what they do best – teach! It is imperative that funding cuts do not result in a reduction in access to resources in the classroom and at home. The wealth of resources in UK schools contributes to improved educational outcomes - of that I have no doubt. In my opinion, the UK is the global leader in the provision of innovative, high quality teaching and learning resources and it's also a burgeoning international growth opportunity for our economy. Where is the logic in simultaneously hampering both our children's education and a UK commercial success story?"

UK

Simon Winfield, Managing Director

"It is very clear from visiting schools and talking with teachers that resources and funds available are having a major impact on their ability to educate our children to the standards they wish to achieve and it is damaging the development of our leaders of the future."

England

Susan Banister, SVB Consultancy

"As a Chair of Governors at a Secondary Special school, I see the effect of the cuts and it is the students that are losing out. To implement cuts in the education sector is short-sighted and will have a significant negative impact across the UK."

United Kingdom

Paul Finnis, CEO/Learning Foundation

"Crucial that we resource our schools properly to give them and their students what they need for a World Class education."

United Kingdom

Adam Statnton, ParentPay Ltd

"We've (ParentPay) have just completed a survey with our schools; 65% of respondents are convinced they will be facing real cuts in budgets next year with many schools are trying to avoid reducing services and resources by making better use of technology and generating additional revenue streams. It’s fantastic to see such a constructive response to a challenging situation but realistically schools are going to need all our support, so anything that can help our schools to continue to provide ‘world class’ education for our children in rapidly changing, uncertain times has my vote- fully support this campaign!"

United Kingdom

Marcus Fields, School Cloud Systems

"It's important schools have funding to deliver world class education."

United Kingdom

Miss Baljit Kharod, Head of Science Dept at Secondary school

"The cuts are also creating pressures for HT's in terms of staffing. You may also notice a up turn in the numbers of teachers facing informal and formal capability procedures as HT's need reasons to reduce staffing due to the cuts. We must remember that the teachers themselves are resources."

United Kingdom

Kevin Hughes, HME technology

"The lack of funding to schools is far wider than not giving our pupils the best start they can have, but affects the industries that service the education market with the loss of jobs."

England

Tony Hillyer, Managing Director Morleys (Bicester) Ltd

"Our schools need adequate funding so that they are fit for purpose in our changing and challenging times. Getting thin is not the same as getting fit."

UK

Tom Wilbraham, Supply Teacher

"I see this only too often as I work in all phases of education and as a 'Regional Supply Officer' I am also responsible for all issues/concerns of supply teachers in the Eastern Region."

England

Caroline Tyrwhitt, Assistant Headteacher

"It is sad that schools with the biggest challenges have the least resources to make a difference. I'm not sure why we invest so little in the future of the country - we know that to improve a country's economic future we educate the people and if that applies to the developing world it should apply here. Funding the future of the country through goodwill should not be acceptable."

United Kingdom

Andy Baines, Director

"After spend 25 yrs teaching Mathematics and 10 years running an Online Learning Platform, I am far too well placed to appreciate the gradual reduction in school budgets over that time, more so in the last 8 years."

England

Nicholas Posthuma, Classroom Teacher/PE Co-ordinator in Primary School

"Nothing is quite so soul destroying as trying to find adequate resources to teach with - whether it is glue sticks or whiteboard pens to use in everyday teaching to decent technology that works, high quality books and texts. The number of times I have had to spend an hour plus to get resources ready for an hours lesson is huge. No wonder teachers are so tired by the end of a half term! Please keep up the pressure on whoever is in power come June time - they need to help us more!"

England

Natasha Dennis, The Crafty Chief

"Teachers need the resources to support them, to provide a rich environment for children to learn."

United Kingdom

Rachel Ward, Teacher (Secondary)

"The situation is becoming critical - if I need specialist resources, I have to buy them myself. Money is tight - I find myself getting wound up over children using too much glue, or sharpening pencils too much! Decisions are being made based on finance, not educational value."

England

Sarah Marson, Hope Education

"Future generations are suffering because of the strain the nation's teachers are under. Under-resourced, data heavy and no work-life balance. This is not what education is about. We owe it to our children to sort this out and prioritise their futures. #resourceourschools"

United Kingdom

Sophie Toovey, Secondary Classroom Teacher

"The teaching job is becoming impossible to do well due to limited resources. Our children's futures matter."

Wales, UK

Joanne Bardgett, Teacher

"Teachers need resources to teach and shouldn't feel guilty for asking SLT to action an order or purchase themselves term after term, year after year. Support our schools and improve their budgets!"

UK

Ruth Webb, Supply Teacher and private tutor

"Could not agree more with this campaign - I love teaching and having the right resources so that we can concentrate more on teaching and less on the admin would be fantastic - more money desperately needed for our education system!"

UK

Kate Lewis, Commercial Director, Innovate My School

"This campaign comes at a critical time for schools who find themselves having to do a lot more with less. It is so important that our teachers have a range of tools available to them to engage and support every single student's learning journey."

UK

Graeme Coleman, Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limtied

"It's sad to see many schools resorting to purchasing poor quality equipment for practical science or even worse - doing without. The focus should be on improving standards of equipment in science practicals. This will leave them better equipped to transition into Further Education or employment rather than the gap widening."

United Kingdom

Stuart Abrahams, Commercial Director, Groupcall

“School funding is a significant concern. As a business that has been helping schools save money and increase productivity for years, budget pressure in education is certainly not new. However many schools have few efficiencies left to reap – so funding is more important now than we have ever seen before. When coupled to issues around teacher workload, the potential impact is compounded. In a recent Groupcall survey of 2,500 teachers and senior leaders, over 70% said that workload had got “significantly worse” over the past 5 years, with 96% of teachers suffering mentally or physically as a result. These are quite shocking statistics. The ultimate result will be the material impact on our children’s educational well-being and prosperity. We feel strongly that something has to be done.”

UK

Vikki Frier, Business Manager Woolmer Hill School

Purchase of resources for schools now seems to be secondary to all of the statutory H&S, maintenance and increasing pension contributions leaving classrooms without the necessary supplies/equipment to facilitate the teaching and learning. We need to shift the focus back into the classroom and support our teachers in providing high quality teaching with the appropriate resources. We should not have to seek funding and sponsorship which takes an age to bid for and even longer to get a decision...how does this assist with planning?

UK

Emma Liebeskind, Head of Psychology

"It is vital to ensure that all children are given the support they need to learn, especially in the early years, when the cognitive building blocks which allow access to the curriculum in later years are established. Learning support makes the most difference in outcomes for the individual child when it is targeted at the earlier key stages."

UK

Lesley Burton, SenseToys Limited

"All children and teachers need a well resourced school."

England

Lise Bosher, Teacher

"If the UK wants computer literate adults then children need access more than once a week with a keyboard each and software that is suitable. Teachers need cpd and resources to be able to provide coherent study guidance and make links with the test of the curriculum (context, breadth, application). A school with smaller budget has to focus on retaining staff incl TAs and admin- children are people with complicated lives and many need trained, positive attention to get them learning and support them through the collective experience of mass schooling. But when there are nice, quality resources in enough quantity (not this is your one piece of paper don't spoil it) eyes light up and everyone feels valued with corresponding effort (can take time if pupils have little experience of being valued our working with good materials). Obviously resources should not be wasted and that is part of what good schools teach. I have learned not to care so much and not to use my own money for school (usually)."

UK

Professor Christina Preston and Dr Sarah Younie, MirandaNet Fellowship

"We share the current BESA concern about the under-resourcing of UK schools and, in particular, we are aware that many pupils' are not receiving the kind of education in digital literacy, citizenship and e-safety that they need now and in their adult life. For this reason we are keen to contribute our own evidence to the BESA Resource Our Schools campaign."

UK

Jane Harley, Director, Oxford University Press and School Governor

"An investment in education is an investment in the future of the next generation. Schools must have access to quality staff and teaching and quality resources to support children’s learning. The unprecedented squeeze on funding will have a lasting and negative impact and needs to be addressed now. I back the Resource Our Schools campaign to ensure schools are fully resourced to give children the education they deserve."

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Will Hinks, Demco Europe Ltd

"The richness and diversity of classroom resources in UK schools helps to deliver improved outcomes for pupils. The UK leads the world in the quality of its learning materials and is a growing international industry. Does it make any sense to undermine both children's futures and a British business success story at such a crucial time for our country?"

UK

Cath Jeffrey, Marketing Director, TTS

"We spend lots of time talking to teachers and senior leaders in schools and we hear their pain over and over again. As budgets are cut their ability to deliver outstanding education provision and give every child, every day, a reason to love learning is made more and more challenging. They are our future, let's give them the best start in life."

UK

Rachel Smith, Marketing Manager

"Right behind this initiative!"

UK

Joanne Henson, National Services Manager, Early Excellence

"It is essential that all children have access to the highest quality resources to support their learning and development."

England

K Bate, Corfe-Hills School

"We've had to plan for completely different GCSE and A Level courses with a reduction in our capitation to be able to resource them. The students' progress is suffering as we cannot access paid-for resources."

UK

Sarah Hazel, Science teacher

"New science specifications require that students have access to good practical science opportunities as a key component of their courses so good practical resources are vital for this. Unfortunately schools often have to cope with very poorly resourced labs."

United Kingdom

Michelle Massey, Rushmere Hall Primary School

"This is a crucial time for the teaching profession. Without the necessary resources, schools are failing the children in their care."

United Kingdom

Stephen Morgan, Teacher at Tute

"Without the necessary tools and resources we cannot do the best job for the individuals of school age we teach in our main-stream and special schools and we also need to reach the individuals, who, through no fault of their own, have to access education at home."

Wales

Emma Espley, Teacher of Geography, The Crypt School

"Hear, hear! It is a necessity if teaching and learning is going to inspire and engage students and ensure that we are competing with the highest performing countries in educational terms."

United Kingdom

Emma Davis, School Data Manager

"It is sad to see the funding for schools reducing so dramatically, and the opportunities that our children may miss out on as a result. Teachers put a great deal into providing an excellent education for our kids, however there is only so much they can do on limited resources which are stretched too thinly."

UK

Tara Telford, Supply Chain Co-Ordinator, Twoey Educational Resources

"I'm in full support of this campaign. Not only do I work in this sector but I have a child in primary school at the moment and it is dreadful to see how the lack of resources and funding is beginning to effect our children's education."

UK

Barbara Gittner, HLTA Science

"Essentials such as books and stationary as well as teaching staff are all being compromised and lost because of the senseless cuts to schools, it has to stop."

England

Mark L'Estrange, College Lecturer IT

"We are failing our young people and therefore our future."

UK

Sean Gardner, CEO Tute

"When I first launched Tute, Sonia Blandford, the CEO of AfA, took me aside and said to me that so long as I always did the right thing by the child, then Tute would succeed. She was right. The environment children are facing today in schools is far from what it should be. It is time that those with influence followed Sonia's advice - then UK Plc can succeed too."

United Kingdom

Sarah Slade, Teacher of MFL

"Constant changes to the curriculum and exam specifications have meant that we have to continually create and buy new resources to be able to deliver the skills and language our classes need to succeed. Digital media resources are expensive and, at present, we are struggling to buy even the essentials. More investment in education is desperately required."

England

Philip Collie, MD

"Schools are struggling to make ends meet and this is putting huge pressure on classroom teachers to find or make their own resources. This is bad for the profession (budget cuts in the 90s helped drive me away from teaching) and for learning, as teachers don't have nearly enough time to make a good job of creating their own resources. Plus, departments increasingly need a cohesive formative assessment strategy, which free resources cannot support. Schools spend less than 5% of their budget on resources at the best of times, so a little extra cash would go a long way. More cash, better spent, is what we need."

UK

Sarah Baker, B Squared Ltd

"Every school should have access to the resources they need to deliver the education that our children deserve."

England

Nicholas Wright, Red Monkey Play Limited

"Everyone should support this campaign."

United Kingdom

Lorraine Levine, Retired Teacher

"Very impressed with your campaign and hope it brings good results."

United Kingdom

Lucy Mcnally, Head of Year 12 and 13, Chelsea Academy

"If we want to plug the massive skills gap with all of the talented and promising students we have, we need to provide them with the right resources. Particularly if they are to compete on the world stage against students who are properly resourced."

UK

Simon Winfield, Managing Director

"It is very clear from visiting schools and talking with teachers that resources and funds available are having a major impact on their ability to educate our children to the standards they wish to achieve and it is damaging the development of our leaders of the future."

England

Stephen Leddy, Design Technology Teacher

"As a teacher of one of the 'creative subjects' and having previously worked for 25 years in the precision engineering sector I know the importance of training our children for the technology of the future. The UK government seems to forgotten this, class sizes are rising and the creative subjects are being marginalised. Not only will our children suffer but the future economy - what a waste ! Shame on you faceless bureaucrat."

UK

Dick Litton Holt, Dulwich Prep London

"About to leave full time teaching in response to the demands on the timetable from English & Mathematics. I teach Design & Technology. The Y7 & y8 puplls do 10 or 12 hours of D&T per year (if at all) compared with 5 hours per week of English and Maths."

United Kingdom

Jo Taylor, Head of PSHEe

"Yet more pressure on education, to not be able to afford to photocopy or go on an exam course..."

England

Graham Harrison, Business Manager / Staedtler UK Limited

"Essential everyone involved in education in whatever capacity supports this cause."

UK

Patrick Morrow, Teacher

"Every year we are asked to ensure our students perform better and better. We are, however, expected to achieve this with fewer and fewer resources. This has to end!"

England

Nadine Dyson, Philip Harris

"Practical science is fundamental in the teaching and learning of science within schools. We need our students to be enthused and excited by science and wish to work in STEM careers. Otherwise the UK will be left behind the STEM global market."

United Kingdom

Kathrin Williams, Business Manager, Christ the King College

"The funding situation for education is at crisis point with schools not being able to cover even just basic provisions, staff being expected to give well over and above what they are being paid for, buildings have to be 'botched up' as expensive repairs cannot be afforded, at the same time the pressure on schools to deliver the highest possible outcomes is ever increasing. The government keeps saying that the largest funding ever is being put into education, what they fail to say is that at the same time the costs for staffing (pay incremental rises and cost of living increases, changes to NI, pension increases, NLW, apprenticeship levy etc etc) have increased faster and higher than the funding and therefore schools have effectively seen a funding decrease/shortfall for many years now."

UK

Kevin Van Der Byl, Director

"We need to invest in the future by ensuring Schools are adequately funded."

United Kingdom

Kim Rowlands, Bursar, Secondary

"Schools can't do it all. Of course we could set a balanced budget but the cuts required to do this will eventually lead to a decline in standards. There is increasing pressure on teachers to meet targets but every year resources are reduced or taken away. We need to do something to ensure schools are resourced because, at the end of the day, it will be the children who lose out."

UK

Jacqueline Beeney,

"This is so important. It makes my heart bleed after a career of 30 years in teaching to see and hear of schools in such a state of underfunding. All power to your elbows!"

Angela Mollison, Retired

"As a retired grandmother of 5 school age children, I feel it is vital that the focus should be concentrated on this generation, and those yet to come. We owe them the very best education available in this ever-changing world."

UK

Angela Leary, KS5 Curriculum Manager

"The worst I've ever seen it in 36 years."

UK

Preet khukh, Head of BD, Fieldwork education

"Teachers need support in this slashing of funding to help keep learning creative and keep our kids engaged."

UK

Caroline Moore, SLT Woodbridge Primary School

"The future generations deserve the best not make do."

United Kingdom

Liz Marsden, CEO

"The learning environment sets the high expectations needed for learning. Having access to appropriate tools and equipment is central to teaching ensuring learners are stimulated and practically supported as they explore concepts and knowledge."

England

Liz Bregazzi,

"Children are our future - if we fail them now, the country will suffer."

UK

Stephen Walls, NPD Project Manager/ Findel Education

"The UK is renowned for it's innovation in the way we create new resources that improve the learning outcomes for children. The current funding levels simply mean that UK schools are unable to access the very best resources and I believe this is affecting our children's education adversely."

UK

Michael Forshaw, Innovate My School

"There are so many useful resources now available to teachers, online and offline, that will help make lessons more engaging and creative; resources that will improve efficiencies and save schools money; resources that will plug skill gaps to ensure all pupils are given an equal opportunity to flourish. It is a travesty that they are unable to make use of the innovation that is out there. We must, therefore, do everything we can to put it in their hands now, before it is too late."

United Kingdom

Nickie Fell, Sales and Marketing Director

"The situation in our schools is now critical: Under resourced schools mean over-stretched Teaching staff, which is leading to staff leaving the profession at an alarming rate. We need to do all we can to protect the wealth of experience in the British education system by resourcing it better and relieving one of the pressures on our teachers. This in turn will protect the future learning experiences of our children, which should be the focus of every political party. Well done BESA on shining the spotlight on this vital area of need."

UK

Tony Smith, Headteacher

"Such severe cuts to education are a false economy. It is the vulnerable and most in need of additional support who are the first to suffer - ironic that addressing disadvantage is such a priority. Failure to invest in education is failure to invest in the future."

England

Stephen Emery, Instruments Direct (Services) Ltd

"It is in all our interests that we provide schools with enough resources to equip our children with the necessary skills required to make a positive impact to society."

UK

Tonya Meers, Chief Storyteller, Little Creative Days

"Teachers are fundamental to the development of our future generations and their role should not be underestimated. It's essential that they have access to the best resources and training if they are to teach effectively which is why I'm delighted to support this initiative as teachers should not be funding resources out of their own pockets which I know many do."

England

Jonathan Thomson, Senior Education Adviser

"If we don't provide our schools with the resources and teaching staff that they need, how will our children learn? This is so fundamental to the future of our country that it should be a no-brainer."

UK

Nina Iles, Head of EdTech, BESA

"Every child deserves access to an education that will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish in life. No matter where they are, all children have the right to a high-quality education, taught by great teachers with access to great resources. I'm proud to support BESA's campaign to resource our schools."

UK

Angela Byrne, Prim-Ed Publishing Ltd

"To develop each child equally, funding must be available to our dedicated teachers to buy first class resources. With the new curriculum challenges that teachers face, support and guidance material should be on the agenda, not budget cuts. To those who can make a difference, please make that difference. Budget cuts will do more harm than good."

UK

Dr Helen Boulton, Institute of Education

"On behalf of the Association of Information Technology and Teacher Education I am delighted to support BESA’s initiative ‘Resource our School’. Our education system is facing many challenges in providing a high standard of education, we must therefore work together to ensure our teachers are adequately resourced to ensure every child is able to achieve their potential and have high aspirations. Dr Helen Boulton, Chair of Association of Information Technology and Teacher Education: itte.org.uk."

UK

Emily Hill,

"Children need tools to learn. Don't deny them."

Rebecca Hill, Business Support Manager, EZ Education

"We must do everything we can to protect children's futures by giving them as good an education as possible."

England

Ji Li, MD, Plum Innovations

"Education is the backbone of a nation."

U.K.

Gareth Davies, Frog Education

"Education is vital to a strong economy. We realise that compromises need to be made during difficult times, but this must be balanced. We are in danger of damaging our education system in a way that could take decades to repair. The teaching profession needs not just extra funding, but they need to know that their government hasn't turned its back on them. This is too important to pretend it's not happening."

United Kingdom

Tom Minor, CEO EZ Education

"The cutbacks that schools are being forced to make are coming first-and-foremost from their resources budget. Teachers are back to spending hours reinventing the wheel, creating versions of resources that already exist at a small cost, and begging and borrowing the most basic materials such as pencils and paper. Some of the world's best educational technology is been developed by British companies and having a transformational effect in many countries all over the world but being hugely under-utilised in the UK. The solution is simple - there must be a statutory minimum per-pupil spend on resources within a school!"

United Kingdom

John Hine, Synergy Learning Products Ltd

"Concur with everything that has already been said - teaching resources are absolutely vital in enabling both teachers and children to make a difference! As a business we have been supporting schools local to us with a selection of free resources to help with the lack of funding that is occurring!"

Uk

Paul Harris, Managing Director.

"Great initiative. Well done Besa and to all those who continually fight for funding. If only this issue was sorted properly and simply, just imagine what an enormous positive impact all these sector specialists could have! Such a waste..."

UK

Robert Craig, Head of Primary Sales, Pearson

"In today's world, education isn’t just about gaining qualifications: it's about helping learners at every stage of the journey discover a love of learning that helps provide opportunities throughout their lives. Without the right levels of funding, how can schools help learning flourish as wherever learning flourishes, so do people."

UK

Ceri Stone, Smart Kids - Managing Director

"I speak to so many schools who simply state that the pot has run dry. The current government is derailing our education system (which has been admired the world over) and schools need support to simply do their jobs. Our next generation needs every help and resource and support from government not handicaps and as a result I wholeheartedly support this BESA initiative."

UK

Liz Moorse, Senior Manager, Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT)

"The Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) is committed to effective Citizenship in every school as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We welcome the 'Resource our schools' campaign. Teachers need access to quality education resources, to support their provision and practice, so that all children benefit from a great Citizenship education."

UK

Dan Bond, Parent

"Teachers should be focused on teaching, and headteachers on facilitating that teaching. Neither should not have to dedicate their time to addressing resourcing and funding issues caused by government under investment. This is such an important issue and must be given the priority it deserves."

UK

Mark Chambers, CEO, naace

"It's been Naace's pleasure as a community to work in collaboration with BESA serving UK Schools, Teachers and the school support community for more than 30 years. This new initiative from BESA, The Resource Our Schools website is a great addition to the tools available to school leaders who are keen to manage resources, including Education Technology, proactively and well thereby contributing to moving their schools from good to great!"

UK

John Crick, CEO, Crick Software

When we show our resources to schools, we are now hearing all the time: "We love these products, and they would make a huge impact on our pupils and what they achieve, but we have no available funds."

United Kingdom

Steve Whitley, MD, Data Harvest

"We are seeing UK schools increasing interested in STEM resources, particularly in light of the recent changes to both the GSCE & A-Level Science examinations. However almost every teacher, head teacher and bursar tells us that despite recognising need for new and updated resources, they have no funds to purchase them! The funding crisis means reduced science practicals, giving the students a poorer experience with reduced learning & comprehension. Inevitably this leads to less students taking up science subjects, and for those that do, lower exam grades and less preparedness for further education and/or relevant workplace knowledge As an EdTech company supplying schools in the UK and world-wide for almost 35 years, we are sorry to report that the orders received from UK schools over the last 3 years, are the lowest we have never known them. If it were not for our growing international sales, we simply would be out of business by now... In talking to other companies providing resources to the Education market, (including some of our direct competitors); we are confident that our experience is not isolated, everyone is seeing a massive down turn. Already long established, reputable UK suppliers have going out of business, and I fear there will be many more, if the situation does not radically change - soon!"

UK

Oggy East, Semantise Ltd

"Semantise is fully behind this vital initiative."

UK

Jon Smith, Pobble

"As a parent and leader of an educational organisation, this is an incredibly important initiative. Education is the source of our future economic growth as a country, in this time of Brexit, this is where we should be investing the most."

United Kingdom

Emma Neath, Managing Director

"Our schools are suffering and need to be brought up to date with IT. US schools and colleges place a huge importance and a lot of funding towards IT in schools. Why don't the UK see this as a priority?"

UK

katherine perkins, project manager BT

"Nothing can be more important than equipping the next generation with the skills they need to thrive."

england

Other signatories include:

ANDY WILSON, MD TTS, UK • BEN DUNFORD, TEACHER OF COMPUTING, UK • DARYL SQUIRES, VANESSA BROWN, DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, TUTE EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • MATT PALMER, DIRECTOR AND NED, THE CONSORTIUM / MULTI, UK • MEL HARRIS, MONTESSORI DIRECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM • MAXINE HOFFLAND, PA TO THE DIRECTORS / BRITISH EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION, UNITED KINGDOM • MARK BROWN, COMMOTION, UNITED KINGDOM • LAURA YOUNG SANTOS, , UNITED KINGDOM • MAXINE HOFFLAND, PA TO THE DIRECTORS / BESA, UK • STEPH WINDMILL, EXPERIA, ENGLAND • JIM PRITCHARD, RETIRED, UK • JO RYLAND, TUTOR, UK • RICHARD OSBORNE, CATALYSED LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • MATT BRADLEY, IMPERO, UK • DOUGLAS MILLS, HME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM • LIANE KATZ, CO-FOUNDER, MAMA.CODES, UK • JIM BELBEN, CONSULTANT PUBLISHER, UNITED KINGDOM • CAROL SHEPHARD, SPECIALIST BRAND MANAGER / FINDEL EDUCATION, UK • JUSTINE BRIAN, CIVITAS SCHOOLS, UNITED KINGDOM • LARA ALCOCK, SALES, U.K. • ESHA CHOPRA, INFORMA PLC, UNITED KINGDOM • HEATHER JAMES, KNECT365, UNITED KINGDOM • MICHAEL MCGARVEY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, ENGLAND • JULES DAVIDSON, SELF EMPLOYED, UK • LINA HOWARTH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ENGLAND • JOSHUA CRONIN, , UNITED KINGDOM • MARTIN PETERS, COMMOTION LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • IR HAMPSON, INFORMA, UK • ALEC LOMBOS, MATHS TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • BIRGIT HOPE, SALES CONSULTANT, PEARSON, UK • RAY WOOD, EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIER, UK • MICHELLE CATON, EARLY EXCELLENCE, UK • AINE HILLAN, COMMOTION LTD, UK • JADE SEKMEN, CURRICULUM ADVISOR, UNITED KINGDOM • ASHLEY GILES, PURCHASING, UK • NICHOLAS BREAKWELL, DIRECTOR, UK • STACEY MASON, DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE OPTIMISTIC VISIONS, ENGLAND • JULIE CARTER, COMMOTION LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • VICTORIA HUMPHRIES, HEAD OF TEACHIT (PART OF AQA EDUCATION), UNITED KINGDOM • KERSTI WORSLEY, EDITOR/OUP, UK • JAMES BELL, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, UNITED KINGDOM • ELENA TSVETKOVA, INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER, MONARCH ACOUSTICS, UNITED KINGDOM • SARAH MONTAGUE, TEACHER, UK • STEVE BAINES, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR & DPO, GROUPCALL LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM • JENNY LIGGINS, AS CREATIVES, UK • MARK ROSSER, , UNITED KINGDOM • CLAIRE DUGGAN, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, FOCUS EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • JENNIFER WALLIN, PRIMARY SALES CONSULTANT / PEARSON, UNITED KINGDOM • PETER GELARDI, CEO, UK • WENDY HAWKINS, SPECIALIST SUPPORT TEACHER, UK • RACHEL MURRAY, N/A, ESSEX • MILLIE SIMPSON, , UNITED KINGDOM • JESSICA PARKER, , UNITED KINGDOM • SHIREEN SHUSTER, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, SPELLZONE, UK • CAROLINA CAMACHO MORENO, ELIZABETH LEMIN, TUTE, UNITED KINGDOM • LAURA HANCOCK, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER, LEARN WELL TRADING LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • HELEN BELL, SALES CONSULTANT, UK • KRIS WAGLAND, MARKETING DIRECTOR / KCS, UK • SEAN MASSEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM • ZENA WILSON, GENERAL MANAGER - EARLY EXCELLENCE LTD, UK • MICHAEL PICKETT, FUTURE2.IT, UNITED KINGDOM • PAUL BARRACLOUGH, MANAGING DIRECTOR - BOXFORD HOLDINGS LTD, UK • MICHAEL PALLADINO, LITERACYPLANET, ENGLAND • HELEN WESTWOOD, TEACHER OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, UK • LAUREN BROWN, FIELDWORK EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • GRAHAM SIMPSON, ST BARNABAS MAT, ENGLAND • CHARLES FURNISS, BUYER - TTS GROUP, UK • AMANDA, TEACHER, UK • ALESSANDRA SPINA, HOPE EDUCATION, UK • STEVE HOWARTH, TEACHER, U.K. • KATY BEARDALL, RM EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • EMMA HOWARTH, CHAPLAIN, U.K. • DAVID WESTON, LITERACYPLANET, UNITED KINGDOM • ROSS KEEBLE, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • LIZ HANKIN, DIRECTOR, UK • LINDA DUDLEY, SEN, UNITED KINGDOM • JOHN KERSHAW, TRADING DIRECTOR / THE CONSORTIUM & WEST MERCIA SUPPLIES, UK • JO TRIGG, MANAGER THE CONSORTIUM, UK • HELEN SHEEHY, MATHEMATICS TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • WILLIAM TOWNSEND, MD/EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS LTD, UK • ESTHER BOUSSELHAM, BUYER/ PHE, UK • MICHAEL FORSHAW, INNOVATE MY SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM • ANDREA KELLY, TEACHER, UK • HOLLY POWER, HEAD OF SIXTH FORM, UK • CHARLES COTTON, SENIOR TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • WILLIAM PRIETO-PARRA, BESA, UNITED KINGDOM • PATRICK HAYES, DIRECTOR, BESA, UNITED KINGDOM • CATHY GRIFFIN, YELLOW DOOR, UK • SAFINA AKHTAR, ANNE-MARIE DOOLEY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • PHILIP WALLACE, TEACHER, UK • HEATHER OLLERENSHAW, PA, ENGLAND • TARIQ P S PHILLIPS, BDM/ GRATNELLS LTD, UK • HELEN, TEACHER, UK • AMANDA DEARMAN, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, UK • JULIE MILLS, FINANCE AND EVENTS EXECUTIVE, UK • SARAH DEEKS, TEACHER, ENGLAND • SUSAN PEDDER, ASSISTANT BUYER, ENGLAND • S WHITE, TEACHER & COVER SUPERVISOR, LUTTERWORTH COLLEGE, UK • JAMES ROBERTSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GROFAR, UNITED KINGDOM • CAROL CHISIM, HEAD OF GEOGRAPHY, NORTHERN IRELAND • CAROL SKITT, HEAD OF HR & COMPLIANCE, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • GARETH RUSSELL, SENCO - MAINSTREAM SECONDARY, ENGLAND • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • ROSS FULLER, LEROY BOGLE, TEACHER, UK • ANDREAS EMERSON-MOERING, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT/NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL, UK • NOVA ROBINSON, CENTRE MANAGER, EARLY EXCELLENCE, ENGLAND • RACHEL KILPIN-MILLER, DIRECTOR/MMA LTD, UK • JAYNE GARNER, AXIS EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • JAYNE WATSON, HEAD OF MFL, UK • CAROLE LOWRY, MIKE MILLER ASSOCIATES LTD, ENGLAND • MINNA SULA, SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • E WAGLAND, ADMIN, UK • COLIN MCCALL, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • SHIRLEY LI, MARKET RESEARCHER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK • JOHN FERGUSON, TWOEY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES., UK • RICHARD PANG, MANAGER / EDU COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LTD, HONG KONG • HELENA GROSSMAN, SENCO, UNITED KINGDOM • DAVID BLAKE, JOINT MD, UK • SAM CHURCHILL, HME, UK • VINCENT TIERNEY, WEST MERCIA SUPPLIES, UNITED KINGDOM • SUZANNE HARLE, ACCOUNT MANAGER, ENGLAND • KATE, KS2 TEACHER, ENGLAND • RICHARD DAVIES, , UNITED KINGDOM • JOHANNE MILLER, MD - TWOEY, UNITED KINGDOM • N. J. BEALE, TEACHER, UK • LEONARDO ROSSETTI, MUSIC TEACHER, ENGLAND • EMMA REES, SENIOR ASSESSMENT PUBLISHER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK • KAREN RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR ALERL, UK • K RICE, ANGELA POTTER, HAVELOCK EUROPAGWENDOLYN HENDERSON, TEACHER, UK • HELEN, WORDSHARK, UK • JAMES PROUT, SANDHURST SCHOOL, UK • ALASTAIR JONES, HEAD OF MARKETING - RED MONKEY PLAY, UK • PAULINE BRIERLEY, TEACHER, U.K. • NATALIE ODLIN, MARKETING MANAGER - FINDEL EDUCATION, UK • CHRISTINA WELLS, MIKE HARTNELL, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER, ENGLAND • ANDREW MULHOLLAND, PARENT, UNITED KINGDOM • ALEXANDER TAYLOR, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB NELSON, DATA HARVEST, UNITED KINGDOM • CHERYL KENNEDY, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • PAUL SMITH, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER/ NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, UNITED KINGDOM • LARA ALCOCK, SALES, U.K. • CAMILLE BENDELL, TEACHER, UK • ANGELA WILLIAMS, TEACHER, ENGLAND • CARMEN VINYARD, ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER, UK • CHRISTOPHER NEATH, MANUFACTURER, UNITED KIGDOM • TARA BRENNAN, RED MONKEY PLAY, UNITED KINGDOM • DIANE PONTING, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR/GOPAK LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • RICKY PANESAR, TEACHER, UK • SARAH MARSON, HEAD OF BRANDS, UNITED KINGDOM • AMANDA HINE, PERSONALISED WATER BOTTLES, U.K. • PAM CHEETHAM, DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR - TTS GROUP, ENGLAND • NICOLA HOPKINS, LAPCABBY, UNITED KINGDOM • PHILIPPA COOK, REGIONAL MANAGER, UK • MARVIN DOUGLAS, UK SALES MANAGER, UK • ALICE SMITH, TEACHER, SURREY • LOUISE DEWSBURY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • GARY FROST, COMPANY DIRECTOR, ENGLAND • FRANCESCA JAMES, TEACHER, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND • HARVEY LIPTROT, SPRINGBOARD SUPPLIES, UK • ASH MOORE, WEB DEVELOPER, UK • TIM COLLINS, STUDENTNOMIC, UK • ANDRINA DHILLON, EVENT COORDINATOR/ BESA, UK • JENNY LOUCAS, BARNET, UK • JAMES BOSLEY, MARKETING EXECUTIVE, UNITED KINGDOM • ROBERT HARRIES, , UK • EMMA BRADLEY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • FELICITY SAVAGE, FINANCE AND INFORMATION COORDINATOR/BESA, UK • ROISIN MCHUGH, BESA, ENGLAND • ABI ROSS-JACKSON, RACHEL ALLEN, TA, GREAT BRITAIN • STEVEN LAWS, THE STICKER FACTORY, UNITED KINGDOM • SHIVANI, , UK •