Judged to be the very best that the education sector has to offer, the winners of the annual Education Resources Awards were celebrating their achievement last week.
The Education Resources Awards gala dinner event, held last week, honoured the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the industry.
In its seventeenth successful year, the Education Resources Awards are organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the trade association representing educational suppliers in the UK sector, and Brilliant Marketing. Committing to a code of best business practice and high quality resources, 63 per cent of the winners were (BESA) members.
All winners were once again selected by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals, including many classroom teachers. From the highest number of entries to date, the judges described the entries as ‘exemplary.’
Caroline Wright, director of BESA, comments: “We are very aware, from events such as Bett and the Education Show, that thousands of educators visit the UK each year to review and buy products from our suppliers because of the quality on offer. We have had many years to get it right. Lessons have been learned over the years, but it was clear from the entries this year that the industry has every right to celebrate its success and hard work.”
The Education Resources Awards winners for 2015 are:
Tennis Foundation – Inclusive Tennis Teacher Resource
Inclusive Technology – Inclusive EyeGaze Foundations
Early Years Non-ICT
Tennis Foundation, -Early Years Tennis, Practitioner Resource and Child Story books
Early Years- ICT
GL Assessment – Baseline
Yellow Door – Dinosaur Bones
LearnPad – Tectus
PFEG – My Money Week
Soundbite Learning – GCSE Pod
Whole curriculum resource – Non ICT
Oxford University Press – Numicon
Whole curriculum resource – ICT
Rising Stars – Switched on Computing
Educational Book award
Scholastic – 100 lessons
Leadership in education
Dr Lesley Curtis- Everton Nursery School and Family Centre-Liverpool
Educational Establishment of the year
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School – Swindon
Education Exporter of the Year
ESPO- ESPO Free School meals
Supplier of the year – Less than £1m annual turnover
Supplier of the year – Between £1m-£10m annual turnover
Smart Kids UK
Supplier of the year – Over 10m annual turnover
Outstanding achievement award
Dennis Blackmore – Learning Resources
The winners were announced at the annual gala event at The Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Friday 20 March, the second evening of the Education Show 2015.
The ERAs are sponsored by Helix Maped and YPO, supported by the National Association of Head Teachers & The Specialist Schools and Academies. Media partners are Education Today.
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). www.educationresourcesawards.co.uk
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