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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 benefit from the UK’s leadership in education across the globe, 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

Shaun Reason, Chief Executive, Association for Science Education

"Opportunities for teaching scientific enquiry should be central to all science curricula, so that pupils gain a deeper understanding of science concepts in the context of questions they ask and answer. Practical and investigative science in a well-equipped laboratory is fundamental to scientific enquiry but is unsustainable without adequate financial resources".

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah Silvester, Manager / BIOZONE Learning Media

I fully support this initiative.

UK

katherine perkins, BT

We owe it to our children to ensure that have access tp the resources they need to thrive.

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

Ysanne Heald, Director/TEEM Education

It is important that teachers have access to the wide range of resources they need to deliver a broad curriculum and to support every child in the classroom whatever their ability. Resources need to be of high quality and up to date to engage and motivate young learners and to inspire all teachers and learners. Children learn in different ways and teachers need books and materials, software and technology, play equipment and consumables for use in supporting indoor and outdoor teaching and learning. Teachers in all sectors from nurseries upwards need specially designed resources to support the demands of the curriculum and beyond.

UK

James Clarke, Editor ~ Learning Spaces magazine

Empirical evidence is starting to show the link between environment, resources and attainment. By denying learners the very best chances to succeed we are not only holding them back as individuals but failing to invest appropriately in the future of our country.

United Kingdom

patricia porter, tutor

I have been told by a friend that worked for the company about the school resources..

uk

patricia porter, tutor

I have been told by a friend that worked for the company about the school resources..

uk

Carol paxton, Exams invigilator

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

England

Ian Ryan, Marketing Executive at Educater

It is so important that we invest in resources that can help support teachers in educating all pupils.

United Kingdom

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

Britt Ackroyd, Parent of children with special

My daughter hasn't been given the correct support and now is suffering with high anxiety. Schools are struggling to support special needs because of the tight budget. My daughter got turned down for HLN funding and she had a very valid case for receiving it as her needs are very complex. It's disgusting.

England

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

Phil Bates, Musician

Music resources have been consistently and systematically cut over a period of several years to the cost of ALL involved in education. The provision of music in schools is NOT a luxury, but a necessity which aids students, and wider learning.

UK

Vivienne Duggan,

Ashgrove

United Kingdom

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

Vivienne Duggan,

Ashgrove

United Kingdom

Joanna Bates, Music Education

Hello This is such an important issue and I'm particlularly interested in elevating music education to it's rightul position in terms of how many more skills are learned in the process e.g. understanding maths, languages, and any topic children can sing about. I applaud your efforts.

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

matthew beer, VotesforSchools

At VotesforSchools, we are of the belief that young people need access to quality materials so that they can have a full understanding of both themselves and the world around them. For the first time, children from a young age are bombarded with fake news and incorrect information. The UK is also facing difficult frictions between different demographics. It is more necessary than ever to provide young people with the best possible resources so that they can develop balanced views based on correct evidence.

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

Hilary Fletcher, Lead Lab. Technician

That includes enough well, trained technical support too.

United Kingdom

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

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

Eleanor smith, Science Tech

We don't have full class sets for students to undertake they're required practicals.

South gloucestershire

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

Mrs J Shaw, Science support technician

Science practicals have increased over the last few years, and yet science budgets and technicians have decreased...this has put a lot of pressure on providing science practicals for the new A levels and GCSEs

UK

Emma Speakman, School science technician

Having worked in scientific industry, I cannot stress enough the need to teach practical skills.

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

Glynis Randle, Laboratory Technician

We are under funded and under paid for the work we do to support the teaching staff. We do more than just wash up!

Great Britain

Ian Rowe, Sounbite Learning Ltd UK

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

United Kingdom

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

Patrick O'Neill, Sherlock Communicatons

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

uk

Beverley, Consultant

"Resource our schools. Resource our future."

England

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

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

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

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

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

Karen Gill, Senior Science Technician/ GCS

53 Roma Road Walthamstow

United Kingdom

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

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

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

Nasir Qurashi, Nasir Qurashi, SATs Companion

The link between resources and the financial implications is one of the key challenges schools are facing. It is vital research is done and solutions provided by listening to teachers & supporting this initiative.

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

Mark Pollard, Former Assistant Principal/ Head of Music

I have been fortunate to work in great environments with great colleagues all committed to ensuring the best start in life for our young citizens. I have chosen to leave the profession altogether as I will not be a day to day part of the dissolution of an education that serves all. Our country has, and most likely always will highlight those who can pay more for their education but current changes make this segregation even more hard to accept. The adults in the profession are leaving as it is a miserable way to live. The children are trapped in this continual stream of experimentation and mental illness and unhappiness is become the hallmark of education in this country. Victorian workhouses. I hope that one day I can get back into schools and into the classroom and continue spreading the joy of learning, of living and of the beauty of this world and its challenges.

UK

Joe Elliott, Business Development at Dataphone Communications Ltd

As a parent with children still in the schools system I strongly agree with the message of resource our schools

United Kingdom

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!"

Caroline Moore, SLT Woodbridge Primary School

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

United Kingdom

Jennifer Wallin, Primary Sales Consultant / Pearson

Children need resources in school to learn and grow to reach their full potential at school, to enable them to make the best of all the opportunities available to them in life. It is not their fault that previous governments have overspent. Don't punish children for someone else's mis-management!

United Kingdom

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

Tracey Khan, General Manager PrimarySite

The UK's largest provider of websites and communications tools to primary schools.

UK

Lucy, TA / Abbeywood school

Why should budget cuts get in the way of the next generation's education. They need resources to learn, they have the human right to a fair and equal education.

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

Trevor Hensley, Red Five

Our children are our future, under-resource them today and the results will be felt tomorrow!

United Kingdom

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

Andrew O'Brien, MD - MLS

"Our education system must be the single most important area of investment for any government. It's so important to the future of our country that there should be a cross party agreement to ensure we continue to invest irrespective of any changes in government. Having a strategy for education that changes every five years (or sooner) when we have a general election is damaging and incredibly wasteful financially. Time to change our thinking on this and come up with a joined up approach which puts education and the future of our children first. It's clear to see the difference it will make to all areas of society if we get this right and put inspirational schools and teachers at the heart of our communities again."

England

Oggy East, Semantise Ltd

"Semantise is fully behind this vital initiative."

UK

Philippa Watts, Projecr Coordinator/ Advocacy for All

Well resourced are vital for developing educated, aware, engaged, safe, creative children and young people.

UK

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

Andy Harmsworth, Education Consultant

Starving schools of resources ultimately affects our country's future - and the Tories' record over the last 40 years is shameful. Invest in our children!

UK

Steve Jones, Director

Steve Jones Director –BrightSparks 4kids Ltd. As a UK business, manufacturing practical Science Resources, we feel it is our duty to offer all UK schools the most economical and well-designed teaching products that last term after term. Furthermore, as budgets tighten we feel that all schools should aim to invest in high quality UK manufactured products and utilise our world class resources for a world class educational system. This enables all teachers and children to work practically, using quality resources and ensuring all children receive a real hands on approach to their learning.

UK

Sue Shackleton, Director, EasyRead Time Teacher Ltd

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

UK

Katie Blainey, Publishing Director, RS Assessment from Hodder Education

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

United Kingdom

Laura Lee, Findel Education

Getting more out of students cannot be achieved with less resources adn support

England

Paul Gormley, LEV Engineer

"We must invest for the future."

England

Jane Reynard, Scolaquip

"Why is it not obvious that budget and resource cutting is endangering the future of our education system and the future of our children?"

UK

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

Gareth Thyer-Jones, TJS Education Ltd

"Improving pupil attainment relies on having excellent teacher in schools that are able to access the very best resources to raise education standards."

United Kingdom

Lis Tribe, Group MD, Hodder Education

"As a BESA member and a publisher, it's obviously in our interests to see schools properly funded and classrooms well resourced. But it's also vital for our children's education; teachers need the right materials to help ensure their pupils reach increasingly demanding levels of attainment, let alone to enrich their learning and develop their minds."

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

Rich Taylor, Head of Technology, Doublestruck Ltd

"Give schools the resources they need to provide the education and the choices in life that our children deserve."

United Kingdom

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

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

Steve Rennison, Director / The Big Orchard Ltd

"Every child in every school deserves, and must have, the full resources necessary to give them the greatest opportunity to achieve their full potential. Throughout each key stage and beyond. I commend this campaign."

UK

Anthony Coxon, GCSEPod

"For the next generation to deliver for us, we need to ensure that we deliver for them. Government of the day - just resource our schools properly, please. " Thank you. Anthony Coxon. Co-Founder GCSEPod

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

Murray Morrison, CEO & Founder, Tassomai Ltd

"At Tassomai, we believe that any student can achieve excellent grades with the right support... and while we think the standards of teaching in the UK are second to none, we know that teachers and schools must be funded and supported by excellent resources. We have to look after our schools to ensure that teachers can spend their time productively and teach effectively. This investment will ensure a better future for them, their students and for the whole country."

United Kingdom

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

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

EmIlie-Kate Kidd, Co-Founder, Earwig Academic

"We are in touch with schools everyday and every single one is struggling with resources. Mainly staffing. It is imperative that education is prioritised in the next budget and that children's futures are protected."

UK

Elizabeth Tyler, Pearson

"We have lots of evidence and feedback from teachers and school leaders that high quality teaching and learning materials and planning and assessment tools save them significant amounts of time, and allow them to be more successful in the classroom, helping learners progress and achieve their potential. I support the Besa campaign and its call to provide schools with adequate funds to provide teachers with the resources they need to make the fullest impact on children's learning."

United Kingdom

Natasha Dennis, The Crafty Chief

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

United Kingdom

Helen Bell, Sales Consultant

"Schools have to have the funding to feed our children's minds.."

Great Britain

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

Paul Gray, Business Manager/Timstar

"With the ever changes demands of the curriculum, exam pressure, and STEM crisis, lessons more than ever need to be engaging and relevant. Teachers doing practical work can only occur when schools have the resources they need. YouTube should not be a substitution for practical work."

United Kingdom

Richard Connor, Researcher

"There is clear evidence of a contraction in the purchasing of key teaching and learning resources that are set to deepen in the coming year."

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

Dominique Wirz, Sales Training Manager

"Put your money where your mouth is. If funding is insufficient for education, it means we don't care about education. If we care about education, we need to ensure there is enough funding for it!"

United Kingdom

John Richards, Business Development Manager for Education, The Consortium

"The message coming through from from schools and Multi Academy Trusts is clear: funding has drastically reduced for the resources our children need to help them learn. The government needs to rethink its school funding policies and fast."

UK

Jan Ward, Category Manager, TTS

"Please consider carefully the requirements of all schools and how young children's education can be affected adversely through under resourcing, and conversely we know is bolstered hugely when good resourcing is implemented. Our children's education is the future of this country and society as a whole."

England

Sarah Bullivant, Head of Education Business

"Our schools cannot continue to perform to the required standards without more money allocated to their resources."

UK

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

David Edwards, Non-executive Director

"We cannot continue to live under the pretence that schools are able to achieve more with less resources. Education has to stop being continually demoted in its importance to our future."

England

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

Ian Swinburn, Churchfield Sofabeds

Unit 5 Road 1 Winsford Ind Est Pineapple park

United Kingdom

Thomas Neary, retired

"very important that those on a low income there children receive the best education"

United Kingdom

Jeremy Martin, C.E.O.

"We are seeing a dramatic decline in expenditure from schools, which is clearly effecting my and other children as in particular class sizes are increasing all the time!"

U.K.

Dr. Riyadh Mirza, Director Manger Uk-scientific ltd

"Investing in learning means investing in future, good learned students means good leaders in future. UK is one of best countries that support the students with best resources, and we are so happy that we are working in supporting the school laboratories with best and up to date resources."

Stafforshair

Mark Orchison, MD

"Adequate funding is critical if the expectations of the government are that schools can effectively operate and implement legislation such as GDPR"

United Kingdom

Paul Harrington, Managing Director/Timstar

"We see teachers and technicians struggling to provide the resources required to teach high quality Science education including practical lessons on a daily basis."

UK

Nigel Canin, 2Simple

"For teachers to be able to choose the best resources for the children they are helping ... surely this is a given !"

UK

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

Simon Peyton Jones, Chair, Computing at School

"Few things are more important that a genuinely enriching, joyful, creative education. And the good news for government is that, unlike health, education is not a bottomless pit: there is a relatively easy win here! We are not arguing for with massively expensive new drugs or treatments. We just want solidly good per-pupil funding. With more pupils, though, that does mean more cash. And the inequities of the current funding formula do need correction, which in turn means leveling up, requiring a one-off injection of resources. But that's it. The downside is stark. Crumbling schools, undermined and demoralised teachers tired of doing more with less, and a remorselessly exam-results driven context. Good teacher are leaving, and more will follow them. It's time to stop and ask if this is really what we want. I'd pay more tax, gladly, and so will almost everyone else. (The alternative may be direct parental support for schools, which will take us towards a USA-like system of local funding, which further exacerbates equality.)"

England

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

Dan Nunn, Senior Product Manager, Raintree Publishers

"High-quality resources are vital tools in ensuring the success of our children. As both a publisher and parent I am completely dismayed that for so many schools access to these materials is completely beyond reach or that schools are having to choose between resources or the staff needed to use them properly. I wholeheartedly support this campaign."

UK

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

John Moore, Sales Director - Renaissance Learning

"Education spending is the most cost-effective investment any government can make - just think of the ROI and get your cheque book out..."

UK

Mark L'Estrange, College Lecturer IT

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

UK

Chris Gibson, Commercial Contracts Manager

"As a resources supplier to schools across the UK, listening to our customers (the schools) they are starved of resources budget. Due to class room sizes increasing, their priority is to ensure they have adequate teaching provision, therefore the sacrifice is a dramatic reduction in the acquisition of educational resources."

UK

Lorraine Levine, Retired Teacher

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

United Kingdom

Matt Palmer, Commercial Director

"The current government's rhetoric, to the effect that schools have never received more funding, is hugely misleading. Schools are facing massive & unavoidable staffing cost increases, rendering depleted resource budgets unsustainable. If you believe the environment where our children learn is vitally important, you'll back this campaign."

UK

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

Steve Connolly, Group Digital Director, Hodder Education

"We receive very positive feedback from schools in relation to the benefit teachers and learners gain from using high quality print and digital resources created by our company and other publishers in the UK. The common issue they face in adopting valuable resources is the severe constraint on budgets, preventing them from being able to allocate funds for even their basic needs."

United Kingdom

Simon Nutt, Senior marketing manager

"UK schools need the best quality resources and equipment to enable our children to achieve their potential. That is not the case at the current time. The government needs to step up and provide the best education to drive our nation forward for the future."

United Kingdom

Nick Hunter, Publisher, Rising Stars and parent

"Investing in learning resources has the biggest impact on those pupils who need the support most, such as the many children who do not have access to books at home and are watching local libraries disappear."

UK

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

Paul Cherry, Publishing Director

"The world's most successful schools make the best use of resources, particularly textbooks. This campaign sharpens the focus on ensuring that all schools have the materials they need; all students should have access to textbooks across their core-curriculum subjects."

UK

Angela Leary, KS5 Curriculum Manager

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

UK

Liz Bregazzi,

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

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

Emily Hill,

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

Matthew Koster-Marcon, CEO, Learning Ladders

"I was a classroom teacher, and am now CEO of an EdTech company supplying and supporting schools. I can tell you from experience in both roles that schools - like any organisation - need proper funding to perform well. Teachers can sometimes be their own worst enemies by constantly coming up with innovative ways to soften the impact of poorly conceived policies, but when the cupboard is bare - and it literally is bare now in many cases - even they cannot soften the impact. Budget cuts are devastating our schools, and depriving our children of the future they deserve. I fully support this campaign."

UK

Nick White, VP, Product and Marketing, The School Planner Company

"Having worked with schools for over twenty years, now is a critical time to increase school funding and enable schools to buy high quality resources that teachers can trust while saving them valuable time. Classroom teachers have absorbed the impact of increasing demands and expectations with reducing budgets, but I fear they have nothing extra to give and it will lead to a decline in standards if budgets (and the outlook) for teaching are not addressed."

England

Liberty Marden, Commotion

Commotion House Morley Road Commotion Group

United Kingdom

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

Nikki Walters, Early Excellence

"it is vital that the importance of investment in our schools, our children, our future is recognised by all political parties. Every child is entitled to the highest quality education provision - and it needs to be recognised that this needs adequate funding to ensure that schools can provide and equip effective learning environments."

UK

katherine perkins, project manager BT

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

england

Lesley Burton, SenseToys Limited

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

England

Katie Marshall, n/a

"I was a secondary science teacher. Loved teaching, loved the students, loved my staff team. Recently left the profession due to high workload and severely understaffed and under resourced school. Good teachers are leaving at an alarming rate and something needs to change to put this right."

England

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

Katie Harrison, Picture News

"The world around us is changing so rapidly, to ensure our children have the skills and knowledge to thrive in modern environments, we must provide equipment and resources to allow them to thrive in our ever changing world."

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."

UKL

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

nazmin mahmood, Ambulance service

"This is key to allowing the future generation to have skills they can maintain and carry on through with passion."

England

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

Alan Wood, Managing Director Learning Materials Ltd

"It's tough for schools and I know several who have had to cut jobs. It's equally tough for educational suppliers. It's true there is more money in education than ever before but there are so many extra things, like increased pension contributions, that schools have to find."

United Kingdom

Glen Jones, Cyber Coach

"As a supplier to over 10% of schools in the UK and Ireland, we know the effect school resources have on outcomes."

United Kingdom

Rachel Smith, Marketing Manager

"Right behind this initiative!"

UK

Mark A Williams, Rook's Nest Academy

"I am very happy to endorse the message behind this website."

United Kingdom

Rachel Eyres, Findel Education

"Schools are so under resourced for time & funding that it must be urgently addressed now for our children & future generations. I fully support this petition, it is imperative that the UK government channeled increased spending in education."

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

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

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

Max Yates, Managing Director / Sport and Playbase Ltd

"Lets give teachers the resources needed to teach our children properly."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Ayre, Director, Clickety Books Ltd

"Teachers need the support of good quality resources."

United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

Graham Harrison, Business Manager / Staedtler UK Limited

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

UK

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

Nolan Parker, Commotion

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

England

Kevin Van Der Byl, Director

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

United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ji Li, MD, Plum Innovations

"Education is the backbone of a nation."

U.K.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Marcus Fields, School Cloud Systems

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

United Kingdom

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

Ian Rowe, Sounbite Learning Ltd UK

Invest in our future - Invest in our children's education

United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

Ruth Clarke, education supplier

i hear from the schools directly on a daily basis and know how little money they have to spend

england

Other signatories include:

LARA ALCOCK, SALES, U.K. • RICHARD OSBORNE, CATALYSED LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • JIM BELBEN, CONSULTANT PUBLISHER, UNITED KINGDOM • TARA BRENNAN, RED MONKEY PLAY, UNITED KINGDOM • STEPH WINDMILL, EXPERIA, ENGLAND • RICHARD TINKER, YPO, UK • NIKKI SLOWEY, BURSAR, UK • LOIS MILLS, BESA, ENGLAND • KIERAN HUNTER, MATHS TEACHER, UK • ADELE D'SILVA, HEAD OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS, UK • S WHITE, TEACHER & COVER SUPERVISOR, LUTTERWORTH COLLEGE, UK • MAKHETHA MAKHETHA, SCHOOLNET CAMARA LESOTHO, LESOTHO • LEONARDO ROSSETTI, MUSIC TEACHER, ENGLAND • JAMES BOSLEY, MARKETING EXECUTIVE, UNITED KINGDOM • FLO TURAK, HEAD OF MARKETING (EGAN REID GROUP) & PARENT, UK • JO RYLAND, TUTOR, UK • DOUGLAS MILLS, HME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM • CAROL SHEPHARD, SPECIALIST BRAND MANAGER / FINDEL EDUCATION, UK • VIV KERRIDGE, UNIVERSITY LCTURER, UK • PHILIPPA WATTS, PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENT OFFICER/ COUNCIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN, UK • DAVID WESTON, LITERACYPLANET, UNITED KINGDOM • GARETH RUSSELL, SENCO - MAINSTREAM SECONDARY, ENGLAND • IVETA PENGELLY, LEARNING RESOURCES UK, UNITED KINGDOM • CHRISTINA WELLS, ALICE SMITH, TEACHER, SURREY • DARYL SQUIRES, VANESSA BROWN, DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, TUTE EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • NUPUR VERMA, , UNITED KINGDOM • KARISHMA PATEL, STUDENT, UNITED KINGDOM • BEN DUNFORD, TEACHER OF COMPUTING, UK • ANDY WILSON, MD TTS, UK • REBECCA, EVENTS MANAGER, UK • EDDIE TUDOR, PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS - TIMSTAR LABORATORY SUPPLIERS LTD, ENGLAND • LAURA YOUNG SANTOS, , UNITED KINGDOM • ALICE WHARMBY, PRODUCT MANAGER, ENGLAND • MATT PALMER, DIRECTOR AND NED, THE CONSORTIUM / MULTI, UK • ANNE KINCHIN, , UNITED KINGDOM • MAXINE HOFFLAND, PA TO THE DIRECTORS / BESA, UK • WAYNE BAXTER, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, UK • LINDA DUDLEY, SEN, UNITED KINGDOM • ETHEL MAJER, SCHOOL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • HOLLY POWER, HEAD OF SIXTH FORM, UK • LUCIENNE MCCALLUM, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, SCOTLAND • HEATHER OLLERENSHAW, PA, ENGLAND • HELEN HOPE, SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN/SECONDARY SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM • ANDREAS EMERSON-MOERING, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT/NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL, UK • ALISTAIR FOSTER, TEACHER, UK • FRANCES LAWRENCE, LAB TECHNICIAN, ENGLAND • SUZANNE HARLE, ACCOUNT MANAGER, ENGLAND • PAUL SMITH, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER/ NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, UNITED KINGDOM • AMANDA FRANCIS, SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, ENGLAND • PAM CHEETHAM, DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR - TTS GROUP, ENGLAND • HARVEY LIPTROT, SPRINGBOARD SUPPLIES, UK • SUSAN HUDSON, SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • RACHEL ALLEN, TA, GREAT BRITAIN • NATASHA HIGTON, LINA HOWARTH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ENGLAND • DONNA MORGAN, TEAM LEADER @ TIMSTAR LABORATORY SUPPLIES., UNITED KINGDOM • JASON HUGHES, STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER, TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • LAURA TOPPING, SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • ALEC LOMBOS, MATHS TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • MATT EVANS, HEAD OF MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES AND TIMSTAR, UNITED KINGDOM • BIRGIT HOPE, SALES CONSULTANT, PEARSON, UK • RACHEL DOWLING, SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, ENGLAND • MICHELLE CATON, EARLY EXCELLENCE, UK • RICHARD EDWARDS, TIMSTAR, UNITED KINGDOM • JADE SEKMEN, CURRICULUM ADVISOR, UNITED KINGDOM • NICHOLAS BREAKWELL, DIRECTOR, UK • ANNIE HOWARD, SUE WHITING, TECHNICIAN/EDUCATION, UK • NICHOLA PAGE, IAN VAUGHAN, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR / EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTION, ENGLAND • KERSTI WORSLEY, EDITOR/OUP, UK • LAUREN SMITH, TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES LTD, ENGLAND • JAMES BELL, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, UNITED KINGDOM • KAREN MILLER, INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, UK • GRAHAM BELL, TIMSTAR, ENGLAND • JASON LIFFEN, DIRECTOR, U.K. • SARAH MONTAGUE, TEACHER, UK • APRIL JONES, PROJECTS CO-ORDINATOR - TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES LTD, UK • STEVE BAINES, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR & DPO, GROUPCALL LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM • DARREN LIFFEN, DIRECTOR- WALL FAMILY, UK • GREGG CORBETT, MD MAUDESPORT, UK • MARK ROSSER, , UNITED KINGDOM • REBECCA CULLIN, INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, UK • BRIAN HALEY, EDUCATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER, ENGLAND • PAUL HARRINGTON, MD TIMSTAR, ENGLAND • CHRIS STARLING, SALES EXECUTIVE, ENGLAND • VICTORIA BLAIR, DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE / TIMSTAR, UNITED KINGDOM • ANNE-MARIE DOOLEY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • JULIE MILLS, FINANCE AND EVENTS EXECUTIVE, UK • ANN BULLEN, SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • CAROL CHISIM, HEAD OF GEOGRAPHY, NORTHERN IRELAND • LIZ SHAW, BIOLOGY TECHNICIAN IN A SCHOOL, UK • SUE SMITH, SENIOR SCIECNE TECHNICIAN, ENGLAND • JONATHAN REED, INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER, UK • JOHN FERGUSON, TWOEY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES., UK • HELEN JAMES, FINANCE MANAGER / PUBLISHER, ENGLAND • K RICE, CLEO, COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, BESA, UK • ALEXANDER TAYLOR, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • ANGELA WILLIAMS, TEACHER, ENGLAND • SANDRINE BOUCHELKIA, , UNITED KINGDOM • GARY FROST, COMPANY DIRECTOR, ENGLAND • TIM EVANS, SCHOLA OPTIMA, UNITED KINGDOM • JENNIFER WALLIN, PRIMARY SALES CONSULTANT / PEARSON, UNITED KINGDOM • PETER GELARDI, CEO, UK • NATALIE WALKER, SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, ENGLAND • MARGARET REEVE, , UK • JESSICA PARKER, , UNITED KINGDOM • HONOR DAVIDSON, MARKETING MANAGER, UK • CAROLINA CAMACHO MORENO, CAILLEN CHAPMAN, THE SCHOOL PLANNER COMPANY, UNITED KINGDOM • ELIZABETH LEMIN, TUTE, UNITED KINGDOM • IOANA DOROFTE, 2SIMPLE SOFTWARE - CREDIT CONTROL, UK • LAURA HANCOCK, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER, LEARN WELL TRADING LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • HELEN BELL, SALES CONSULTANT, UK • ROSS HANNEY, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, YELLOW DOOR LTD, UK • JAYNE TARRANT, MEDPAC, UK • JONATHAN WALKER, MD, CLASSROOM MONITOR, ENGLAND • KRIS WAGLAND, MARKETING DIRECTOR / KCS, UK • SEAN MASSEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM • DAVID CRELLIN, CEO SCIENCESCOPE LTD, UK • MICHAEL PICKETT, FUTURE2.IT, UNITED KINGDOM • MICHAEL PALLADINO, LITERACYPLANET, ENGLAND • KATHERINE STANGER, GOVERNOR FOR MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOL, UK • LAUREN BROWN, FIELDWORK EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • CHRIS CHAPPELL, COUNTRYSIDE EDUCATION TRUST, UNITED KINGDOM • SEBASTIAN FRANCIS, TITUS LEARNING, UNITED KINGDOM • CHARLES FURNISS, BUYER - TTS GROUP, UK • DEANNA KNIGHT, SALES CONSULTANT, UNITED KINGDOM • ALESSANDRA SPINA, HOPE EDUCATION, UK • ANDREA CARR, RISING STARS UK LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • KATY BEARDALL, RM EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • DAVID WESTON, LITERACYPLANET, UNITED KINGDOM • CORIN REDSELL, YELLOW DOOR, UNITED KINGDOM • ANNE MARIE BRUYNS, BOOKKEEPER/YELLOW DOOR, UNITED KINGDOM • LIZ HANKIN, DIRECTOR, UK • DEBBIE FAULKNER, YELLOW DOOR, UK • JOHN KERSHAW, TRADING DIRECTOR / THE CONSORTIUM & WEST MERCIA SUPPLIES, UK • NAOMI KILPATRICK, PROFILE EDUCATION LTD, UK • JO TRIGG, MANAGER THE CONSORTIUM, UK • WILLIAM TOWNSEND, MD/EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS LTD, UK • GRAY RICHMOND, MANAGING DIRECTOR/ MAPED HELIX, ENGLAND • ESTHER BOUSSELHAM, BUYER/ PHE, UK • TARIQ PHILLIPS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, UK • MICHAEL FORSHAW, INNOVATE MY SCHOOL, UNITED KINGDOM • CAROLE MILLS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, YELLOW DOOR, UNITED KINGDOM • JON SMITH, POBBLE, UNITED KINGDOM • TED SIMONDS, STUDENT, WALES • WILLIAM PRIETO-PARRA, BESA, UNITED KINGDOM • PATRICK HAYES, DIRECTOR, BESA, UNITED KINGDOM • EMMA HOWARTH, CHAPLAIN, U.K. • STUART GRAHAM, DIRECTOR, UK • ROSS KEEBLE, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • HELEN SHEEHY, MATHEMATICS TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • JOANNE FINNAN, DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR, UK • ANDREA KELLY, TEACHER, UK • CHARLES COTTON, SENIOR TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • CATHY GRIFFIN, YELLOW DOOR, UK • SAFINA AKHTAR, PHILIP WALLACE, TEACHER, UK • HELEN, TEACHER, UK • MARK BROWN, TG ESCAPES, UK • SARAH DEEKS, TEACHER, ENGLAND • ROSS FULLER, ANDREW FIELDWICK, GOPAK LTD - MANAGING DIRECTOR, UK • LEROY BOGLE, TEACHER, UK • STEVEN LAWS, THE STICKER FACTORY LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • JAYNE WATSON, HEAD OF MFL, UK • REBECCA ZIMMERMAN, ONE DAY CREATIVE LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM • MINNA SULA, SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, UK • CLAIRE NEARY, SALES PROJECTS DIRECTOR / TES GLOBAL, ENGLAND • COLIN MCCALL, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • HELENA GROSSMAN, SENCO, UNITED KINGDOM • PHIL BROWN, DIRECTOR - PROFILE EDUCATION, UK • KATE, KS2 TEACHER, ENGLAND • JAMES BENEFIELD, N. J. BEALE, TEACHER, UK • ANDREW JONES, DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR MILLHOUSE MANUFACTURING DESIGN, ENGLAND • HUW WILLIAMS, MARKETING DIRECTOR - AVANTIS EDUCATION, UK • GWENDOLYN HENDERSON, TEACHER, UK • EMMA CORK, BRITANNICA SALES MANAGER, UK • JAMES PROUT, SANDHURST SCHOOL, UK • MEGAN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, UNITED KINGDOM • PAULINE BRIERLEY, TEACHER, U.K. • LES HOPPER, MIKE HARTNELL, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER, ENGLAND • CASSIE KIRKPATRICK, SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, ESPOCHERYL KENNEDY, TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM • LAURA BERRY, JEM EDUCATION, UK • CAMILLE BENDELL, TEACHER, UK • JOHN BAVESTER, DIRECTOR EDUCATION SERVICES, UK • CHRISTOPHER NEATH, MANUFACTURER, UNITED KIGDOM • ROBERT IRELAND, MD CI LIMITED, ENGLAND • TAMMY PLANT, , UNITED KINGDOM • BRUCE WILLIAMS, OWNER - CAMBRIDGE HOUSE SEN RESOURCES, UNITED KINGDOM • NICOLA HOPKINS, LAPCABBY, UNITED KINGDOM • MARVIN DOUGLAS, UK SALES MANAGER, UK • ISI, TEACHER, HONG KONG • LOUISE DEWSBURY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • NEIL AMOR, , UNITED KINGDON • FRANCESCA JAMES, TEACHER, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND • JENNY LOUCAS, BARNET, UK • EMMA BRADLEY, TEACHER, ENGLAND • VICKY HART, MARKETING MANAGER - NEW ERA EDUCATION, UK • LAURA GRICE, , UNITED KINGDOM • AMANDIP DHILLON, STUDENT, UNITED KINGDOM • TARIQ P S PHILLIPS, BDM/ GRATNELLS LTD, UK • AMANDA DEARMAN, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, UK • MATT LEARMONTH, TEACHER, UK • SUSAN PEDDER, ASSISTANT BUYER, ENGLAND • SHIVANI, , UK • JAMES ROBERTSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GROFAR, UNITED KINGDOM • MICHAEL MCGARVEY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, ENGLAND • TIM COLLINS, STUDENTNOMIC, UK • CAROL SKITT, HEAD OF HR & COMPLIANCE, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • JONNY PAGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCHOOLMARS UK, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • MAXINE HOFFLAND, PA TO THE DIRECTORS / BRITISH EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB HUIGHES, TUTE EDUCATION, WALES • MEL HARRIS, MONTESSORI DIRECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM • NOVA ROBINSON, CENTRE MANAGER, EARLY EXCELLENCE, ENGLAND • MARK BROWN, COMMOTION, UNITED KINGDOM • RACHEL KILPIN-MILLER, DIRECTOR/MMA LTD, UK • JAYNE GARNER, AXIS EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • JIM PRITCHARD, RETIRED, UK • CAROLE LOWRY, MIKE MILLER ASSOCIATES LTD, ENGLAND • MATT BRADLEY, IMPERO, UK • E WAGLAND, ADMIN, UK • LIANE KATZ, CO-FOUNDER, MAMA.CODES, UK • JESSICA LICHTENSTERN, STUDENT, UNITED KINGDOM • SHIRLEY LI, MARKET RESEARCHER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK • JUSTINE BRIAN, CIVITAS SCHOOLS, UNITED KINGDOM • RICHARD PANG, MANAGER / EDU COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LTD, HONG KONG • ESHA CHOPRA, INFORMA PLC, UNITED KINGDOM • DAVID BLAKE, JOINT MD, UK • HEATHER JAMES, KNECT365, UNITED KINGDOM • SAM CHURCHILL, HME, UK • JULES DAVIDSON, SELF EMPLOYED, UK • JOSHUA CRONIN, , UNITED KINGDOM • VINCENT TIERNEY, WEST MERCIA SUPPLIES, UNITED KINGDOM • MARTIN PETERS, COMMOTION LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • IR HAMPSON, INFORMA, UK • RICHARD DAVIES, , UNITED KINGDOM • JOHANNE MILLER, MD - TWOEY, UNITED KINGDOM • RAY WOOD, EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIER, UK • AINE HILLAN, COMMOTION LTD, UK • EMMA REES, SENIOR ASSESSMENT PUBLISHER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK • ASHLEY GILES, PURCHASING, UK • KAREN RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR ALERL, UK • STACEY MASON, DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE OPTIMISTIC VISIONS, ENGLAND • ANGELA POTTER, HAVELOCK EUROPAJULIE CARTER, COMMOTION LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • HELEN, WORDSHARK, UK • VICTORIA HUMPHRIES, HEAD OF TEACHIT (PART OF AQA EDUCATION), UNITED KINGDOM • ALASTAIR JONES, HEAD OF MARKETING - RED MONKEY PLAY, UK • ELENA TSVETKOVA, INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER, MONARCH ACOUSTICS, UNITED KINGDOM • NATALIE ODLIN, MARKETING MANAGER - FINDEL EDUCATION, UK • ANDREW MULHOLLAND, PARENT, UNITED KINGDOM • ROB NELSON, DATA HARVEST, UNITED KINGDOM • JENNY LIGGINS, AS CREATIVES, UK • CLAIRE DUGGAN, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, FOCUS EDUCATION, UNITED KINGDOM • LARA ALCOCK, SALES, U.K. • CARMEN VINYARD, ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER, UK • WENDY HAWKINS, SPECIALIST SUPPORT TEACHER, UK • DIANE PONTING, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR/GOPAK LTD, UNITED KINGDOM • RACHEL MURRAY, N/A, ESSEX • RICKY PANESAR, TEACHER, UK • MILLIE SIMPSON, , UNITED KINGDOM • SARAH MARSON, HEAD OF BRANDS, UNITED KINGDOM • SHIREEN SHUSTER, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, SPELLZONE, UK • AMANDA HINE, PERSONALISED WATER BOTTLES, U.K. • PHILIPPA COOK, REGIONAL MANAGER, UK • ZENA WILSON, GENERAL MANAGER - EARLY EXCELLENCE LTD, UK • ASH MOORE, WEB DEVELOPER, UK • ANDRINA DHILLON, EVENT COORDINATOR/ BESA, UK • PAUL BARRACLOUGH, MANAGING DIRECTOR - BOXFORD HOLDINGS LTD, UK • LUCIA JONES, , WALES • HELEN WESTWOOD, TEACHER OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, UK • GRAHAM SIMPSON, ST BARNABAS MAT, ENGLAND • ROBERT HARRIES, , UK • AMANDA, TEACHER, UK • FELICITY SAVAGE, FINANCE AND INFORMATION COORDINATOR/BESA, UK • ROISIN MCHUGH, BESA, ENGLAND • ABI ROSS-JACKSON, STEVE HOWARTH, TEACHER, U.K. • STEVEN LAWS, THE STICKER FACTORY, UNITED KINGDOM •