ePace was developed in conjunction with cognitive psychologist Professor Rod Nicolson at the University of Sheffield and requires students to participate in a fun and easy-to-complete 45-minute online assessment which delves deep into how they process, retain and recall information. The assessment tool complies with proposed new Ofsted measures that will require teachers to spend more time in the classroom and emphasise a continued drive on raising standards, especially in reading. It enables teachers to identify areas, such as reading, that a child may be struggling with and support their learning more effectively by helping them to tailor their teaching methods to reflect these requirements.
The awards are among the most respected in the educational community and ePace is nominated alongside a high calibre of established companies. Ray Barker, director of BESA, comments: “The awards aim to test and identify the best resources available to today’s schools and classrooms. Now in their fourteenth successful year, what makes these awards really different is that they focus on the resources, services and people that really make a practical impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom. At a time when schools are being given more freedom to use their professional judgement to organise learning as they see fit, the awards play an increasingly important role in helping to identify products that make a real difference to education.”
Mary Blake, Head of Educational Development at ePace, comments: “We are delighted at the continued recognition ePace is receiving at such an early stage in its product life. ePace is designed to assist both learners and teachers to find out how best each individual pupil learns and enable them to reach their maximum potential. To be recognised alongside such established peers by an organisation as esteemed as BESA is a huge honour and a fantastic reflection of what ePace helps to achieve in the classroom.”
To find out more about how your school could benefit from ePace, please visit: www.epaceonline.com, tel: 0333 123 1810 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ePace will be on stand D73 at The Education Show.