This group meets between 3-4 times a year virtually to discuss curriculum policy issues related to the UK domestic curriculum and international curriculums.
The group format is agnostic and providers of all types of curriculum products, print, hands-on and digital are welcome to attend.
The group will discuss areas of opportunity and concern, and support BESA’s lobbying and campaigning activity by informing the secretariat of the current issues impacting on commercial curriculum providers.
See the dates for the next meetings
Who are Curriculum SIG members?
|2Simple Software||Jigsaw Education Group|
|3P Learning Ltd||KCS (Kent County Supplies)|
|Access Education||Learning Resources Ltd|
|Ark Curriculum Plus||Lexonik by Sound Training|
|Britannica Digital Learning||My Rockerbox Ltd|
|Brownbread Group Ltd||New Era Education Ltd|
|Charanga Ltd||Oriel Square Limited|
|Classroom Secrets||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Cornerstones Education Limited||Plum Innovations|
|Crick Software Ltd||Renaissance Learning UK Ltd|
|Earwig Academic||SAM Learning Ltd|
|Eximus Education||The Happy Confident Company|
|Fiction Express Education Ltd||The Literacy Company|
|Findel Education||Third Space Learning|
|GL Education||TTS Group Ltd|
|Harding Education Ltd.||Twin Science|
|Harper Collins Publishers||Westchester Publishing Services UK Ltd|
|HFL Education||White Rose Education Services Ltd|
|Hodder Education||Whizz Education Ltd|
|International Curriculum Association||YPO|
How do I join the Curriculum Working Group?
Joining the Curriculum Working Group is free and open to all BESA members. The process is an email or letter from the company, stating that you want to join the group.
Meetings take place approximately three times a year and are usually held at the BESA offices.
Example application letter
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to formally apply to join the Curriculum Working Group.
Paragraph confirming that
i)You are happy to share ideas with the rest of the Curriculum Working Group
ii) Committed to developing and taking the Group forward
iii) Additionally you need to meet the Group’s Terms of Reference which are available on the website.
Please email the events team expressing that you wish to join the group.
Curriculum Special Interest Group
Terms of reference
- Members of the Group must be full or associate members or Launchpad companies of BESA and suppliers of products or services of curriculum products.
- The Group is known as the ‘BESA Curriculum Special Interest Group’ (CSIG).
- The Group should have two or three meetings a year, unless the Group wants more.
- Any member or Launchpad company of BESA may make a written application to the BESA secretariat to join the Group and such applications will be presented to the Group via e-mail.
- Member companies need to attend a minimum of two meeting per year. If the minimum requirement is not met, the company may be asked to leave the Group and will have to reapply for membership.
- When attending a meeting, members need to be ready to contribute to all areas of meeting unless not relevant.
- When attending a meeting, members need to be ready to interact to the polls, Q&A’s and have their camera turned on.
- When attending a meeting, members need to ensure that they are in a suitable location without distractions.
- The Group is entitled to call meetings which will be serviced by the BESA secretariat. Any abnormal costs may have to be charged.
- In the event of the Group deciding to undertake a course of action leading to or becoming liable to any costs or expenditure over and above the provision expressed in paragraph 7) then such expenditure shall be borne by members of the Group.
- In the event of the Group wishing BESA to undertake a course of action on its behalf such proposed action shall first be approved by the Executive Council.
- The Chairman of the Group will be co-opted to membership of the Executive Council of BESA. The Chairman of BESA is, ex officio, a member of the Group and is entitled to attend its meetings.
- The Chairman of the Group has the responsibility of organising a guest for each meeting, this responsibility is not for members of the group.
- A Chair and Vice-Chair shall be elected each year at the Group’s first meeting following the BESA Annual General Meeting. The Chair and Vice-Chair shall serve for one year and, subject to re-election each year, may serve for a maximum period of four years of continuous service in one office. The Chair and Vice-Chair shall be from separate member companies.
- Based on one vote per member company, decisions taken at a Group meeting will be a simple majority with the Chair having a casting vote.