To create a support network in which schools share ideas & effective practice & discuss issues surrounding the Business Studies GCSEs, BTECs & A Levels. We aim to focus on practical solutions to common challenges & gain expert advice & guidance from examiners, authors & other lead professionals
1:30-1:35pm: Welcome and Digital Housekeeping | John Simon | Welcome from John Simon the SWIFT Secondary Business Studies Professional Community Lead. Audio and Visual checks. Please say “hello” and give your school’s name in the chat box. 1:35-2.10pm: Jack Knowles | Gul Watersports | Insight into Gul Watersports We are delighted to welcome Jack Knowles, Sales and Marketing Manager from Gul Water Sports to provide an insight into the business model which sits behind this popular water sports brand. He will discuss how the business model has evolved since being bought by Sports Direct in 2015, and the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown at them. Opportunity for Q and A. 2:10-2:40pm: Alex Stephan | HoD Colyton Grammar School | Greening the Business curriculum The Business Studies department at CGS have been exploring how to ‘green the curriculum’ and Alex will share ideas in which this can best be tackled in schools. His session will explore the ATOS STEM challenge and the Green Schools Zero carbon project which offer experiential learning opportunities to tackle environmental and social issues whilst developing business skills.