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'Old, new, loved and neglected' – BETT Awards 2014

'Old, new, loved and neglected' – BETT Awards 2014

Gerald Haigh invokes Alberto Semprini in his reflections on some of the BETT Awards finalists 
Remember Semprini? Probably not. He was a radio star of the Fifties and Sixties, a charming and highly popular pianist who hosted a light music programme called Semprini Serenade. Here he is playing the amateur pianist’s Everest, Sinding’s ‘Rustle of Spring’ (‘Bet tha can’t play t’ Rustle o’ Spring, Gerald,’ they used to say to me.)

Why did I think of him when I read down the list of BETT 2014 Award winners and runners-up? Because Semprini always introduced his show with the same words: "Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones." I guess there can be no finer tribute to the BETT Awards process than the way their choices so beautifully fit that description.

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Teaching Schools' ICT outfit makes its BETT debut

Teaching Schools' ICT outfit makes its BETT debut

Why school leaders need the New Technology Advisory Board – independent advice. Paul Haigh explains

As our community makes its annual pilgrimage to BETT, we plan our visit and ...

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Are BYOD and the cloud schools' antidote to 'austerity?

Are BYOD and the cloud schools' antidote to 'austerity?

Steve Smith asks whether Bring Your Own Device and the Cloud can help schools through 'austerity'? 

There has been much discussion about the potential benefits of cloud co...

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Double challenge on tech and policy for SEN workers

Double challenge on tech and policy for SEN workers

Changing technology and inclusion policy pressure SEN professionals to up their game, warns Carol Allen
At times of uncertainty, whether in technology or policy, people are pro...

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Learn lessons from the skeletons in your cupboard

Learn lessons from the skeletons in your cupboard

Learn from you your purchasing mistakes and use your governors, says Ray Barker. And then share!
As chair of governors at a primary school I am continually receiving documents ...

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