Applying for awards

20 July 2018

Winning education awards can be an invaluable way of building brand awareness and reputation in schools across the world. 


2pm - 4pm


BESA offices
20 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way
E14 9XL View Map


Free for BESA members

Winning education awards can be an invaluable way of building brand awareness and reputation in schools across the world. 




This seminar, which is free for BESA members, will cover how to apply and what judges are looking for from an application. A panel comprising of expert judges and advisors will give advice about how to make your application stand out.

Our speakers will be:

Gill Budgell, Managing Director, Frattempo Ltd

Gill is the director of Frattempo Ltd which is a consultancy business specialising in educational and publishing services within the industry. She has over 10 years’ experience of industry research, content creation, content curation and training events both in the UK and internationally. Before establishing Frattempo, Gill was an in-house educational publisher for 8 years, and before that, an early years and primary teacher plus adviser, specialising in English language development. She has developed, written and published many outstanding and award-winning print and digital resources with industry partners.

In her spare time Gill is a secondary school governor of a large academy currently converting to lead a MAT, a supporter of education APPG issues and keen attendee of the best research conferences in the field.  Gill contributes a unique blend of classroom practicality, an understanding of school leadership issues, commercial reality and business acumen to the judging team.

John Galloway, Advisory Teacher for ICT/SEN and Inclusion for Tower Hamlets, and a freelance writer and consultant

John Galloway is a specialist in the use of technology to improve communication and curriculum access for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. He works with all phases of schools, with any area of learning difficulty, and appreciates the possibilities technology offers. He has written several books and many articles and has been a judge for both the Bett Awards and the ERAs for a number of years.

Rachel Womack, Director, PLMR Mango

As a director, Rachel co-leads the Mango team at PLMR and works on strategy across all clients, planning and delivering PR campaigns in education and related sectors. Rachel works on PR campaigns for education events, educational suppliers, schools, MATs and non-profit education associations. Her remit also includes stakeholder relationships, partnerships and business development, in the UK and internationally. She works with organisations, education professionals and education stakeholders at a local, national and international level and her background is in journalism, marketing and business development across private and public sectors.

Chair: Patrick Hayes, Chair of judges for the Bett Awards and Education Resources Awards.