Monthly Archives: July 2016

GCSE 2017 Courses Are Now Live

By | 2016-07-29T10:16:50+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News, Product Update|

GCSE courses to cover the new specifications for examinations from 2017 are now LIVE!  Don't worry if you have some learners needing to resit their examinations, we have kept the previous GCSE Maths and English Language courses. You'll find these courses under GCSE English and GCSE Maths Legacy.  The new courses are modular:  GCSE English Reading Writing [...]

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Robert Halfon Given Apprenticeships and Skills Brief

By | 2016-07-19T14:58:45+00:00 2016|Categories: Apprenticeships, Archive, News|

The Department for Education has now taken control of skills, apprenticeships and higher education in an expansion of its remit. The Hawlow MP Robert Halfon has been appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Education (DfE). He succeeds Nick Boles who quit from the role last week. He has expressed his delight this [...]

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bksb’s Managing Director wins Business Woman of the Year at the British Indian Awards

By | 2016-07-19T09:56:25+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, Awards, News|

Harvinder Atwal pictured alongside the other award winners (seventh from the right) We are delighted and proud to announce that bksb's Managing Director, Harvinder Atwal, has been named Business Woman of the Year at the prestigious British Indian Awards. The awards, which recognise successful business people of Indian heritage, look to capture the multicultural and entrepreneurial [...]

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Department for Education taking over FE, Skills and Higher Education

By | 2016-07-18T10:41:05+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, Further Education, News, post-16|

The Department for Education's (DfE) responsibility for education and skills currently cuts off when pupils reach the age of 18, with further and higher education sectors under the remit of the Department for Business Innovation (BIS). It has now been decided that the DfE will take over responsibility for these sectors. It follows a long period [...]

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Nicky Morgan Out. Justine Greening In.

By | 2016-07-18T10:10:58+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

Justine Greening is the new Secretary of State for Education, replacing Nicky Morgan who has served in the role for two years. Ms Greening was tipped for the role after Theresa May was said to be seeking more women for top cabinet positions. She moves to the role from the Department for International Development, where she [...]

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MPs have “Significant Concerns” about Amanda Spielman as Head of Ofsted

By | 2016-07-07T10:00:01+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

The House of Commons education committee has rejected the government's proposal that Amanda Spielman become the next chief inspector of Ofsted, saying they have "significant concerns" about her suitability for the job. Ms Spielman was named on June 10 as the government's preferred candidate to succeed Sir Michael Wilshaw at the end of 2016. Last week, [...]

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Angela Rayner Appointed as Third Shadow Education Secretary since Brexit

By | 2016-07-04T09:42:42+00:00 2016|Categories: Archive, News|

Angela Rayner, the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, has been appointed as the new Shadow Education Secretary. The move comes amid a wave of resignations by Labour MPs seeking a change in leadership. Ms Rayner is the third MP to hold the post since the Brexit decision. Pat Glass said she had stepped down from the post "with a heavy [...]

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