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24 winners, from robots to music apps, celebrate their success at the 2022 Bett Awards – FE News

A robot that can play football, an app that connects budding musicians with real-life professional instructors for a fraction of the normal tuition price and a tool that can help schools identify £100million in free funding from School meals are just some of the innovations that won last night’s Bett Awards.

Hundreds of submissions were narrowed down to a few dozen finalists before 24 winners were revealed during the 24andAnnual Bett Awards at a gala dinner last night.

The awards are designed to celebrate the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found in technology for education.

Covid-19 has sparked an unprecedented need for EdTech with hundreds of entrepreneurs and established tech companies stepping up to meet this need.

Winner of the coveted Innovator of the Year award is Practice Pal – which gives children quality music lessons with professional musicians for just £7.99 a week – less than half the cost of a normal music lesson. a half hour.

Marty the Robot, a robot that walks, dances and plays soccer and helps introduce children to the world of coding and robotics, won the Hardware, Digital and Robotics award.

The fast-growing LGfl has been crowned the winner of the tech and IT helpdesk after making its free school meals eligibility checker free. The tool is helping schools regain up to £100m of pupil bonus funding that they may be missing out on.

The company also won the Digital Wellbeing award with its tool, developed in partnership with the Department of Education, which helps students identify extremism online.

Two of the winners had tools that help prepare children to thrive online while keeping them safe: Natterhub won the Transformational Impact award while Southwest Grid for Learning – 360 Early Years – won the Early Years, Digital Product or Service.

Maths Circle – creators of primary school favorites Times Table Rock Stars and NumbBots – won the company of the year award for companies under £3m while Renaissance Learning, which won helped sixth form pupils in Hertfordshire undergo assessments, to bridge learning gaps in difficult circumstances, won the Business of the Year award in the £3m+ category.

A team of 28 judges was tasked with selecting the winners from hundreds of entries.

Julia Garvey, Deputy Chief Executive of the British Educational Suppliers Association and Chair of the Bett Awards Jury, said:

“The Bett Awards always attract high caliber submissions and this year was no exception. The winners are all amazing and the standard was incredibly high – the hardest job we had was narrowing it down to choose one winner every time. We are thrilled to be able to recognize the hard work of so many companies in the EdTech space who have all gone above and beyond to support teachers and learners during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcome everyone back to the Bett Show at ExCeL over the next few days where visitors can see many of the shortlisted and winning entries on display.”

Eve Harper, Portfolio Manager, UK EdTech – Hyve, said:

“The Bett Awards are a highlight of the three-day Bett Show, but this year we’ve truly seen innovation thrive like never before. The pandemic has fueled a wave of new inventions, from small start-ups to large tech companies who have pivoted to meet the need for new ways to deliver education.Long after the pandemic is over, these new tools will have forever changed the way we learn.

Many winners and finalists will be presented to Bett until March 25, 2022 at ExCeL, London.

To register for a free ticket to see the winners and hundreds of other EdTech solutions at Bett, go to

For a list of all finalists, please see:

The full list of 2022 Bett Award winners is below:

Category 2022 Winner
Collaboration with a school Joskos Solutions with Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Childcare Center
Innovator of the Year workout buddy
Transformational impact Natterhub
Business of the Year (Under £3m) math circle
Company of the Year (over £3m) Renaissance
Educational resource for parents or home learning Your favorite teacher
Early Childhood – Digital Product or Service Southwest Grid for Learning -360 Early Years
Class help or support for educators Expert Development – Science Program
Primary – Digital Learning Product – Language and Literacy Kaligo
Primary – Digital Learning Product – Calculus and Mathematics Question-based learning
Primary – Free digital content, application or open educational resource White Rose Maths – Primary Resources
Primary – Digital Learning Product – General Curriculum (Other) Deals
Secondary – Digital Learning Product Textual help – EquatIO
Secondary – Free digital content, application or open educational resource Mathigon – Polypad
Assessing, planning and tracking progress Learning scales
Technical or IT support service LGfL – The National Apprenticeship Grid
International digital educational resource Mussila music school
Hardware, AV, VR/AR, robotics or digital device Robotics – Marty the Robot
Leadership and Management Solutions Guide Education – Guide Teacher Training
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Wellbeing, digital wellbeing and backup resources LGfL – Are you going too far? extremism and the law
SEND Resources, products and services Pearson – Mable Therapy
Higher Education – Digital Learning Product Lean Library Futures
The Education Show (Non-EdTech) Award for School Resources and Equipment for Teaching and Learning The Literacy Tree – The Literary Program
Outstanding Achievement Award John and Ann Crick, Founders, Crick Software
Category 2022 – Highly Commended Strongly recommended
Class help or support for educators Findel Education – Electronic Phonetics
Secondary – Free digital content, application or open educational resource Craig’n’Dave YouTube Channel
Leadership and Management Solutions CPOMS systems
SEND Resources, products and services JellyJames Publishing (Dynamo Maths) – Puffin Maths

Industry Response

Matt Koster-Marcon, founding CEO of Learning scaleswinner of the prize for the best “Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring” tool, commented:

“Everyone at Learning Ladders is so proud to win this BETT award – our second win in three years is incredible! The BETT Awards are the Oscars of the world of education, recognized globally as a benchmark of excellence. Learning Ladders is revolutionizing how schools are improving progress by automating parent engagement at scale, using live school assessment data, and being recognized in this way gives us a huge boost. to everyone – we will be back next year even better!”

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