Celebrating the best in education

The winners of the 18th annual prestigious Bett Awards were announced last night (Wednesday 20 January 2016) on the first day of Bett, the world’s leading education technology event.

Organised and managed by i2i Events Group and BESA (The British Educational Suppliers Association), the annual Bett Awards aim to recognise, reward and celebrate ICT excellence within the education sector by honouring outstanding resources and learning solutions developed by educational suppliers. Hundreds of entries to the Bett Awards were judged by over 50 education professionals to ensure a fair and meticulous process.

The winners in each category are:

Early Years Digital Content

Discovery Education – Dinosaurs module in Discovery Education Espresso

Primary Digital Content (core subject content)

Oxford University Press – Big Writing Adventures

Primary Digital Content (rest of curriculum)

London Grid For Learning/Computeam – Knowledge of the Maya

Highly commended

Oddizzi

Secondary Digital Content

SAM Learning

Highly commended

Show My Homework

Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum resource

Oddizzi

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment (non web based)

Capita SIMS – SIMS Assessment

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and assessment (web-based classroom aids)

2Simple Software – Purple Mash

ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment  (web based whole school aids)

TES Institute – TES Courses

Highly commended

CEM – BASE

ICT Special Educational Needs (SEN) Solutions

Crick Software – Superkeys

Digital devices

Avantis Systems Ltd – Tectus

ICT leadership and Management Solutions

Oxford University Press – School Improvement Pathways

ICT Exporter of the Year

GL Education

Highly commended

Eurotalk

ICT Service and Support

Scomis

ICT Company of the year (less than £3m turnover)

bksb Ltd

ICT Company of the year (more than £3m turnover)

Joskos Solutions

Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – content suite

Twig World in partnership with Imperial College London – Reach Out CPD

Runner Up

Gojimo

Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources – single issue resource

The National Archives – Magna Carta

Highly commended

Tesco – The Tesco Eat Happy Project

International Digital Education resource

Whizz Education – Maths-Whizz Suite

Educational Apps

SuperMemo World – Olive Green

The ICT Innovator of the year

Makewaves

Highly commended

Ohbot Partnership

Outstanding Achievement – presented by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan

Dominic Savage, director general, BESA

Debbie French, exhibition director at i2i Events Group said, “The judges look for companies offering the highest quality products and services that provide the best fit for purpose, value for money, innovation, support and customer care.  Hundreds of entries are narrowed down to the finalists; all of whom deserve applause. With the increasing number of award entries year on year, winning a Bett Award has truly become a mark of excellence in ICT. Educators can be assured that each of the winners offers engaging resources that respond to the needs of the education system to improve learning outcomes.”

Caroline Wright, director general designate of BESA added: “The UK leads the world in terms of our technology based learning resources. Ten of thousands of educators visit Bett each year to see what the UK can offer the world in educational ICT. The Bett Awards are a robust, criteria-led way, to promote the best technological solutions that really work in classrooms. The Bett Awards are now the standard by which the UK and international education industry can recognise and reward valuable and innovative resources.”

For more information, please visit www.bettawards.com.