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TSL Education Appoints Lord Knight as Managing Director of Online Learning

LONDON, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



TSL Education, the largest network of teachers in the world, is pleased to announce that former Schools Minister, Lord Jim Knight is to join the global ed-tech company as Managing Director of Online Learning, effective from 1 April, 2014.

Lord Knight has been an active member of TSL Education's advisory board since 2011. His commitment to a permanent role at TSL will mean that he will step down from his duties on the front bench at the House of Lords where he is currently spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

TSL Education's CEO Louise Rogers said: "TSL is extremely honoured that Jim Knight has decided to make the transition from being a longstanding and essential member of TSL Education's advisory board to committing to work with us full-time as we continue to focus on accelerating our growth and further develop our online learning offerings."

"TSL's TES Connect is the UK's leading platform for education jobs and hiring solutions, and hosts the world's largest collection of online teaching resources. Jim Knight will play a pivotal role in helping us ensure teachers have the highest standard of professional resources they need to develop in their career, as well as helping to drive up standards of education in classrooms all over the world."

Speaking of his appointment, Lord Knight said, "I am very excited to join the TES team. For me it is a fantastic opportunity to bring my passion around teaching and learning, enhanced by technology, to one of the leading global forces in education.  After nine years on the front bench of politics, now is a good time for me to apply my experience and skills to helping teacher development in a new way."

About TSL Education

TSL Education's story is an extraordinary one: its digital community on TES Connect http://www.tesconnect.com is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, and it boasts a 100-year heritage at the centre of the teaching and education community. It is the largest single-profession social network in the world, and has offices in London, Washington and Sydney.

Today, TES Connect has over 3.2 million teacher members in 197 countries across the globe and connects over 59 million teachers and students. 4.8 million resources are downloaded from the site every week, 10 every second.

Home to more than 730,000 individually crafted teaching resources developed by teachers for teachers, this unparalleled collection helps to guide, inform and inspire educators around the world. This wealth of resources on TES Connect allows education professionals to share and benefit from one another's resources and lesson plans, in order to drive excellence in the education sector.

For further information:

Contact Patrick Hayes: patrick.hayes@tsleducation.com / +447782133399


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