BETT Awards 2019 Finalists….Once Again

For the third year running we are thrilled to announce that Scanning Pens has been announced as a finalist in four categories for the 2019 Bett Awards:


·       Special Educational Needs Solutions

·       Digital Devices

·       Exporter of the Year

·       Company of the Year (More than £3m)


The BETT Awards provide a showcase of resources and companies that seek to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration that are fundamental to the learning process. Each year, the Bett Awards highlight the very best that the global education technology space has to offer, with a celebration of the most innovative and creative solutions and products available.


This marks another successful year for Scanning Pens having recently launched the latest research study on the use and impact of Scanning Pens by students independently carried out by Bath Spa University which showed significant increase in learners understanding when tested on their reading comprehension.


Mr Jack Churchill, CEO and Founder said “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for an impressive four Bett Awards this year and see this as testament to what a fantastic resource the ReaderPen and ExamReader pen truly are. 


Jack also commented on the importance of supporting schools with the technology, he said.

The latest Department for Education guidance challenges schools to develop Teaching practices to support access, inclusion, and improved learning outcomes for all. Scanning Pens is proud to enable schools to meet this challenge with the launch of the Implementation guide which is aimed to help schools manage new assistive technology and to increase learning outcomes for students.”

The winners will be announced at the ceremony at the Troxy on 23rd January 2019.

To find out more about Scanning Pens or to try out the solution, visit the team on stand A230 at Bett 2019, which takes place at ExCeL London from 23rd to 26th January 2019. For more information or to register your free attendance, visit


Breaking down exam accommodation barriers at this year’s Annual IDA Conference

Breaking down barriers in exams is priority and a core message shared by Scanning Pens CEO Mr Jack Churchill at the opening general session kicking off this year’s Annual IDA Conference which Scanning Pens is delighted to support and sponsor for the second year running.


This year’s opening session begins with a timely and relevant question: We know what we know, so what do we do now? Implementing best practices in all schools.


To support this relevant question Jack highlighted the importance of dyslexia assessments and exam accommodations during his opening speech.


Jack said “My Great Grandfather Sir Winston Churchill famously struggled in school. Accommodations have improved for today’s students but in my mind, it’s not gone far enough. The point of exams is to ensure students are tested on their knowledge of a given subject, not their ability to read and assistive technology like the ReaderPen and ExamReader can enable students to read exam questions themselves which develops independent and confident people fit for work.” 

During the 4-day conference, held at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut, the conference attracts thousands of researchers, clinicians, parents, teachers, psychologists, educational therapists, and people with dyslexia who will share their perspectives and ideas on key dyslexic topics including the support of assistive technology.

New this year at the conference is a deeper dive into current dyslexia research where Scanning Pens will share their latest research study on the use and impact of Scanning Pens by students independently carried out by Bath Spa University which showed significant increase in learners understanding when tested on their reading comprehension when using the ReaderPen. 


To watch the full opening speech by Mr Jack Churchill please follow link -

During the conference Scanning Pens will be offering free 30-day trials to all educational providers as well as many competition prizes including free pen giveaways, for more information please visit booth #511 or