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bksb Announced as ‘Runner Up’ for Technological Innovation of the Year

bksb has been announced 'RUNNER UP' for the Technological Innovation of the Year category in Teach Secondary's Technology & Innovation Awards. In associated with LEGO® Education, Teach Secondary Magazine's third Technology and Innovation awards recognises organisations whose product, service or resource has made a genuinely unique and significant contribution to improving standards of teaching and [...]

By | 2017-08-15T13:38:57+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Archive, Awards, News UK|Comments Off on bksb Announced as ‘Runner Up’ for Technological Innovation of the Year

Is the Apprenticeship Programme Achieving Value for Money?

The National Audit Office (NAO) report on 'Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme' was released today. The report examines whether the Department for Education can demonstrate that the increasingly employer-led apprenticeships programme is achieving value for money. The Department for Education needs to chart and follow a course from having a lot of apprenticeships to [...]

By | 2017-08-15T10:21:49+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Apprenticeships, Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Is the Apprenticeship Programme Achieving Value for Money?

Cuts to Apprenticeship Funding

Fifty-five Labour MPs have written a letter to the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister to rethink inner-city apprenticeship funding cuts. Former minister for higher education and MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, said the cuts will be "devastating for apprentices in deprived areas." The funding changes will take effect from May 2017 and will see apprenticeship funding for [...]

By | 2017-08-15T13:40:34+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Apprenticeships, Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Cuts to Apprenticeship Funding

GCSE Results 2016: Fall in Results Attributed to Resit Policy

The 2016 GCSE results show a fall of 2.1% in the pass rate, down to 66.9% for A*- C grades. The fall in overall results has been attributed to a policy in England to encourage more pupils to get A* - C grade GCSEs in maths and English. In 2014 the government decided that all 16 [...]

By | 2017-08-15T13:56:05+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Archive, News UK|Comments Off on GCSE Results 2016: Fall in Results Attributed to Resit Policy