Special Educational Needs Solutions

Aim
To reward products that make a distinct contribution to supporting learners with special educational needs.

Product types
Software, content, online and offline products, and hardware to support learners with special educational needs. This category is for paid for resources, if your product is free please enter the Free digital content / open education resource category.

Focus
Learners from early years to further education and skills with access needs. To help practitioners make and keep their practice inclusive.

Criteria
Judges will not expect entries to match every criteria listed in the category. Each product will be considered on individual merit.

The judging criteria differ according to the type of product entered:

  • Software entries
  • Hardware entries

Hardware products with software elements will be judged against both sections

Software entries

  • Does it provide valuable user guidance and information?
  • Does it provide flexibility to the teacher?
  • Does it engage learners?
  • Does it enable effective learning?
  • Does it track progression and achievement?
  • Is it distinctive and innovative?
  • Does the product show consideration for e-safety within the online context?
  • What impact has it made in the classroom?
  • Does it provide value for money?
    (failure to include pricing details will result in the entry being marked down)

Hardware entries

The following criteria will be used by the judges to guide them in the evaluation of your hardware entry’s fitness for purpose in the Special Educational Needs Solutions category.

  • Does the product demonstrate sound design principles?
  • Does it engage learners?
  • Is it innovative and distinctive?
  • Does it demonstrate environmental sustainability?
  • What impact has it made in the classroom?
  • Does it provide value for money?
    (failure to include pricing details will result in the entry being marked down)

 

Any attachments, examples, links or websites etc. sent in at the outset will only be looked at during the second round of judging. Therefore companies should make sure that their submission form is evidence based and covers all the criteria requested clearly and succinctly to showcase their product effectively.

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