Education Resources Awards 2015 shortlist released

The UK’s best educational resources, suppliers & educators have been selected as finalists for the Education Resources Awards

The finalist list includes 86 products, 25 companies, five schools and four school leaders: the highest number of entries to date. The winner of the Outstanding Achievement awards 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 Resource Award 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
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
Learnpad – Decimo
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 –  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
ESPO – ESPO Active
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.