Category Archives: Steve Besley

Pearson at the AoC Conference


Last week, along with many colleagues at Pearson, I spent some time at the annual Colleges Conference organised by the AoC. The Conference is an important event in the calendar not just for colleges and those who work with them such as ourselves but also for policy makers and practitioners who often use the occasion…

Out on the road for our senior manager briefings


This month we’re undertaking a major campaign to go out and talk to school leaders about some of the key changes happening as part of the Government’s school reform programme. The format we’ve chosen is an hour long breakfast briefing held at various locations around the country. The advantages of such a format are that…

Tweet up with the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning


Last week, we in the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning hosted a twitter event at our head office in the Strand. It was an evening reception and some 80 people from all walks of life came, perhaps enticed by the wine and nibbles but genuinely it seemed, interested in the power of twitter. At…