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Bett Awards 2016: winners announced

The winners of the 18th annual Bett Awards were announced on the first day of Bett Show, celebrating the best in education

Posted by Stephanie Broad | January 21, 2016 | Events

The annual Bett Awards 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


Secondary Digital Content

SAM Learning

Highly commended

Show My Homework

Best Whole Course Subject Curriculum resource


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


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


ICT Service and Support


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


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


Highly commended

Ohbot Partnership 

Outstanding Achievement – presented by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan

Dominic Savage, director general, BESA

The Bett Awards are organised and managed by i2i Events Group and The British Educational Suppliers Association (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.”

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