From the highest number of entries to date, the United Kingdom’s (UK) most outstanding educational resources, suppliers, educators and institutions were today selected as finalists for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 2014.

The finalist list of what the judges described as ‘exemplary resources, books, people and companies’ included 86 products, 25 companies, five schools and four school leaders.

The winner of the Outstanding Achievement award will be announced on the night of the awards, Friday 20 March, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

Organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Brilliant Marketing Solutions Ltd., the ERAs continue to highlight the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, excellent educational establishments and the most inspiring members of the teaching profession, all working together to encourage the very best in education.

BESA, the sector’s trade association whose members operate to an agreed high-level code of practice, was also celebrating with 52 per cent of the shortlisted organisations being BESA members.

Caroline Wright, director of BESA, comments: “Each year we tend to see familiar names amongst the winners; organisations who continue to develop their resources to support the very specific needs of the sector in these changing times. However this year it has been refreshing to see a number of companies who are new to the awards but are clearly working hard to align their products and services successfully to the sector’s requirements. I applaud the judges for taking the time to meticulously identify these ‘golden nuggets’ amongst the outstanding number of entries.”

The Education Resources Awards finalists for 2015 are:


Axis Education – Fight Club

Bloomsbury – The Dyscalculia Solution

LDA – How to understand and apply reforms in SEN policy

LDA – The Kaos World Chronicles

Learning Resources – Snapshots

Learning Resources – Design and Drill Set

Tennis Foundation – Inclusive Tennis Teacher Resource



Inclusive Technology – Inclusive EyeGaze Foundations

Little Bridge World – Little Bridge.com

SpaceKraft – LED Interactive Infinity Tunnel

Texthelp-Read & Write

TTRS Online – Touch-type Read & Spell


Early Years Non-ICT

Featherstone – Time to Move

Lawrence Education-Let’s Talk about Maths

Letterland  -Phonics Touch and Trace

Tennis Foundation, -Early Years Tennis, Practitioner Resource and Child Story books

Think2Read  – SPECtacular Story Talk

Twinkl Educational  Publishing – Twinkl

Warwickshire CC – Warwick the Bear


Early Years – ICT

3P Learning-Reading Eggs

EducationCity – Foundation Modules

eylog  – eylog  Early Years

GL Assessment – Baseline


Letterland – Letterland Alphabet Stories


Primary Non-ICT

Eden Learning Spaces  – Learn about Nature

Little Creative Days-Pojo Saves the Rainforest

Maped Helix – Kidyboard Transparent Writing Board

Maped Helix – Jungle Innovation Felt Tip Pens & Holder

Oxford University Press- Numicon

Pogo Learning-Calling the Shots

Prim-Ed Publishing-The Literacy Boxes

Sustrans – Literacy and Numeracy Active Travel Resource

Yellow Door – Dinosaur Bones


Primary- ICT

2Simple – Purple Mash

3P Learning – Reading Eggs

Britannica Digital Learning- Britannica School

Charanga  – Musical School

Fuze Technologies – Fuze T2

IdeasWise- ReadingWise English

Just2easy -Just2easy Tool Suite

Learnpad  – Tectus

Lego Education-MoretoMaths

Rising Stars – Switched on Computing


Secondary Non-ICT

Crown House Publishing – Provocations

Daydream Education – Computer Science Posters

English and Media Centre – Literary Shorts: Anthology & Resource Pack

Oaka Books – KS3 Topic Packs

PFEG  – My Money Week

Tennis Foundation – Beyond the Baseline Employability & Skills Student Log Book


Secondary- ICT

3P Learning- IntoScience

Careers 4UTV- Careers4u.tv  Web Resource

Digilogit– Digilog  Student/ Teacher Interactive Resource

Firefly Learning- Firefly Learning

Learnpad – TECTUS

NetSupport  – NetSupport School

Oxford University Press – Ignite English

Sam Learning – Share

Soundbite Learning – GCSE Pod

TrueTube – Doorways


Whole curriculum resource – Non ICT

Cornerstones Education– The Hub

Oxford University Press – Numicon

Roadwise Education – 5 Alive Roadwise Primary Schools Project

PLYT  – Talkplaces

Scholastic – 100 lessons

Smart Kids- Number Smart

Solardome – Solardome Outdoor Classrooms


Whole curriculum resource – ICT

2Simple  – Serial Mash

3P Learning – Mathletics

bksb – bksb for English & Maths

Bloomsbury Publishing – Music Express Online

Day Two Productions – Story Teller Interactive

Independence Educational publishers- Issues online

NetSupport – NetSupport School

Pupil Asset-Pupil Asset

Rising Stars – Switched on Computing

Whizz Education- Maths-Whizz Suite


Educational Book award

Bloomsbury Publishing – Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today.

Independent Thinking Press – Freaked Out

Routledge – Learning with Mobile & Handheld Technologies

Scholastic – 100 lessons

Stoneworks Education- Starting School story book

Strauss House Productions – The Christmas Truce

Strauss House Productions – Where the Poppies Now Grow


Leadership in education

Lorraine Allen- Whitley Academy- Coventry

Ann Clark –King Edward VI  Highs School for Girls-Birmingham

Dr Lesley Curtis- Everton Nursery School and Family Centre-Liverpool

David Hudson Wickersley School & Sports college- Rotherham


Educational Establishment of the year

Brynhyfryd Primary school- Wales

Clapton Girls Academy-Hackney

Matthew Arnold School – Oxford

Saltley School – Birmingham

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School Swindon


Education Exporter of the Year


Technology Supplies



EMPRA- Croydon College summer recruitment campaign

ESPO- ESPO Free School meals


Scholastic- National Curriculum – Practice Books


Supplier of the year – Less than £1m annual turnover

Daydream Education


New ways to learn

Optimum Reports



Think to Read


Supplier of the year – Between £1m-£10m annual turnover


3P Learning

The Consortium-Early years

Crossbow Education


Frog Education

Joskos Solutions



Smart Kids UK


Supplier of the year – Over 10m annual turnover

Capita Sims


Hope Education



West Mercia Supplies



Outstanding achievement award – To be announced on the night

The winners will be announced at the annual gala event at The Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Friday 20 March, the second evening of the Education Show 2015.  To reserve a table or place at the awards dinner please contact Karin Allfree on 01622 474011 or visithttp://www.educationresourcesawards.co.uk

The ERAs are sponsored by Helix and YPO, supported by National Association of Head Teachers, the SSAT and UK Trade & Investment. Media partners are Education Guardian and Education Today.



About BESA

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital-content related services to the education market.

With 79 years of experience, BESA offers unparalleled support, research, events and advice on both UK and International markets, and the future of the education supplies industry.  BESA is focused on promoting and providing support and advice to their members, the industry and to schools.

BESA has a Code of Practice to which all members must adhere, along with a stringent membership process, both of which assure buyers of a high standard of quality in both product and customer service.

For more information, please visit www.besa.org.uk.


About Brilliant Marketing

Brilliant Marketing is an events management company who specialise in organising awards, conferences, seminars, and educational learning days for the education industry. Over the last 14 years, Brilliant has passionately been involved with the education sector and is proud to have developed links with the key associations and companies who supported the inaugural ERAs (Education Resources Awards).



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For information from BESA contact:

Caroline Wright, BESA

T: 020 7537 4997

E: caroline@besa.org.uk


For information on Brilliant Marketing Solutions contact:

Chris Milton

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