Monthly Archives: October 2016

bksbLIVE 2 Update: New Reports Added

By | 2017-08-15T09:59:36+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News, Product Update|

We have now released some new reports as listed below: End Test Report This can be accessed via the "End Test" report group and provides a breakdown of a group’s results for specific “End Tests”. GCSE 2017 Maths Summary This can be accessed via the "Diagnostic Reports" report group and provides reporting on learner results across [...]

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Is the Skills Gap holding the UK back?

By | 2017-08-15T09:59:15+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

The Tory politician and businessman, Lord Heseltine, gave his opinion on the UK's skills shortages to the Commons Business Innovation and Skills Committee. Heseltine said that "If we accept that [the country is 29th as a country in the world league of education] we'll never be a world beating economy in the future because it's all about [...]

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AoC and AELP Release Autumn Statements

By | 2017-11-20T12:41:51+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, Further Education, News, post-16|

In the annual autumn statement, the chancellor updates MPs on the government's taxation and spending plans, based on the economic projections provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Included in these plans are post-16 education and how government policies will be funded and implemented. Both the Association of Colleges (AoC), and AELP (Association of Training [...]

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Mike Kane becomes Shadow Schools Minister

By | 2017-08-15T10:01:53+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

Mike Kane has been appointed shadow schools minister in the Labour reshuffle. Kane, a former primary school teacher at Springfield Primary in Greater Manchester, has served as the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East since 2014. It's not all change. Angela Rayner will continue  as shadow education secretary and Gordon Marsden will continue as shadow minister [...]

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