Bett 2020 - A 2Simple round up

Feb. 14, 2020

We had an amazing time at Bett this year. Not only were we celebrating our 20th birthday, but we also launched four new products and hosted, in association with Hyve, the largest #EduFootyAid event including the first womens match.

Watch our Bett highlights:

Bett 2020 saw us adding four new products to our portfolio.

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Python in Pieces is an interactive coding environment, designed to build student and teacher confidence in the text-based coding language of Python. With the ability to easily translate from block-code to Python, in BOTH directions, students will quickly become empowered to progress from the expectations of KS2 through to KS3. The guided lessons allow students to manage their own learning and teacher solution guides enable teachers to support student learning at every step.

Steve Wheeler, who visited us at Bett, wrote a review of Python in Pieces.

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Inspection Coach is an easy-to-use improvement tool that helps schools become good and outstanding in their Ofsted inspections. It covers your school’s self-evaluation, improvement planning and inspection preparation combining top quality consultancy with state-of-the-art technology to simplify the process of school self-evaluation. Inspection Coach has been created to take the pressure off school leaders, dramatically reducing the time & effort involved in self-evaluation. Inspection Coach was written in partnership with Focus Education, a company that has provided advice and support to schools for 25 years.

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Improvement Hub will support your Improvement Planning, whether you're creating Whole School Development Plans, Improvement Plans, Action Plans, Governing Body Action Plans or Subject Leader Plans. Effortlessly have complete oversight of school improvement live progress. Staff receive a notification when they have an action on any plan, they can view, monitor or feedback on the plan immediately.

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Dot Com Digital is an enhanced digital version of the Dot Com safeguarding programme which has been developed by children with Essex Police, the National Police Chief Council, Internet Intelligence and Investigations and safeguarding leads. The free version includes five themes: Feeling Safe, Recognising Personal Warning Signs, Grooming, Knife Crime and County Lines. There’s no limit for schools to use this resource, and it’ll be updated to reflect current issues reported by children and the Police.

Watch founder, Sharon Doughty's Bett talk:

20th Birthday

We celebrated our 20th birthday at Bett! Many thanks to all those who came to celebrate with us. Our ability to share our educational resources with so many, and the development of our new products is all down to you. We want to celebrate our 20th birthday by thanking you, for all the extra things you do to educate and inspire learners. We've put together, a FREE resources pack that includes; Free Schemes of Work, Wellbeing Pack, Toolkits, Stickers, an Ofsted Guide and more, to thank you for your support over the last 20 years

#EduFootyAid

Watching the players receive their medals on the main stage at Bett 2020 and with £15,000 now raised for Mind, it’s hard to believe that the #EduFootyAid initiative is only 15-months old. Until now, fixtures have all taken place in primary schools, and it was a big step-up from bobbly playgrounds to the Excel Arena. A pre-eminent venue demands a special event and that’s why, although time was against us, we put together an audacious plan to bring two firsts to Bett. Our first multi-region men's tournament and our headline match, the first-ever #EduFootyAid women's game. Read the full match report here. Many thanks to all who played, sponsored and supported the event helping raise £5,000 for Mind.

We're already looking forward to Bett 2021 over the 20th - 22nd January 2021 – see you there!