|11 Jan 2021|
John Pitt, RGS Headmaster, explained, "The global BETT (British Educational Training and Technology) shows are the biggest events of their kind globally and the BETT Awards are a hallmark of quality and high achievement within Educational Technology.
We are Finalists for ‘The Covid-19 Response Champions Awards – Schools & Colleges (UK & International)', with 7 other schools from across the world, including Eton College. The School's IT leaders submitted a two minute video and a 1,000 word written statement which Mr John Jones, our Director of Innovation, assembled for all 4 Schools. Alumni can view the video on the BETT Awards site
The winner will be announced on 22 January 2021 but, regardless of the outcome, to be a Finalist is a very considerable achievement. This recognition for our Digital Learning Programme follows on from the award of our status as an Apple Distinguished School, being asked to present at global Apple conferences over the summer and last term, and contributing to a ‘think tank’ paper about the future of technology in education provided to the Education Select Committee in Parliament. Recognition at this national and even international level is superb for the RGSW Schools.
We fully recognise that this shortlisting for the award reflects the major team effort between staff, pupils and parents to ensure that online learning is successful in providing continuity of education for our pupils. We are especially grateful to everyone in the alumni community who spreads the news of the innovation that is constantly taking place at the School because this raising of awareness has helped encourage families to join the RGS Family of Schools, including some who are relocating to Worcester."