Oxford University Press celebrate double victory

BETT Awards 2016

Oxford University Press’s digital publishing has won in two categories at this year’s Bett Awards, which recognise innovation and excellence in educational technology.

School Improvement Pathways on Oxford Owl was recognised in the ICT Leadership & Management category. Pathways is a simple online system, built round a four-step approach common to schools across the UK, which has been designed to provide essential leadership support and tools.

Cath Haynes, Head of Educational Services, Oxford Primary says: “If you make a system for school leaders who are incredibly busy that’s simple to use, they will use it, they will enjoy using it, and therefore it will have an impact in the school.”

Big Writing Adventures was awarded best Primary Digital Content (Core Subject) after being shortlisted for three awards.

Big Writing Adventures is a whole-school writing programme which invites children to become special writing agents in order to complete a series of exciting missions. Underpinned by Ros Wilson’s Big Writing pedagogy and supported by a wealth of teaching and assessment support, Big Writing Adventures provides a rich interactive experience for pupils and a clear teaching progression to help schools meet the higher expectations of the 2014 Primary Writing curriculum.

Ros Wilson, creator of Big Writing and Series Editor for Big Writing Adventures: “Big Writing Adventures is a revolutionary resource that totally engages children whilst, incredibly, both motivating them and teaching them with rigour. I am so humbled and proud to have been a part of this project.”

Jane Harley, Director of Primary and Children’s Dictionaries, Oxford University Press says: “At Oxford our mission is to support excellence in education and to make a real difference to children’s lives, worldwide. We do that by giving teachers the very best tools to support school improvement and children the most motivating and effective programmes to help them develop and progress. The double Bett awards is a fantastic recognition of this mission and testament to the impact we believe these resources offer.”

The Bett Awards took place on Wednesday 20th January at The Brewery, Central London

Pie Corbett