Visiting the Schools & Academies Show | 17th - 18th November 2021
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WHY VISIT?

KEEPING THE SECTOR MOVING FROM RECOVERY TO RE-DISCOVERY

Taking place on the 17th – 18th of November at the NEC, Birmingham, the Schools & Academies Show returns to once again provide the education community with two days of networking, learning and procuring from the most influential figures across education! This will be our first physical show since 2019!

Join us to be part of the discussion, whilst gaining free access to:

  • 50+ hours of CPD tailored show content
  • Live debates, workshops, seminars and case-studies
  • Engaged talks with over 100 education experts
  • The Main Stage, which will host some of the biggest names in education
  • 5 themed theatres including the MAT Summit, School Improvement Summit, SEND Theatre, Business Theatre and the Wellbeing & Safeguarding Theatre
  • Dedicated feature areas including the Government Education Village and the Leaders’ Town Hall
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KEY STATISTICS

4000+
VISITORS
200+
EXHIBITORS
150+
SPEAKERS
50
HOURS OF CONTENT
20
HOURS OF NETWORKING
65,000
VISITORS SINCE SHOW LAUNCH

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SHOW ZONES

BUSINESS ZONE

This zone is home to the biggest players and providers in school business. With help from specialist procurement advice, improved financial management and planning systems, schools could save far more than needed to fund any ‘little extras’. There will be a dedicated ‘Business Theatre’ in this zone where visitors will have the opportunity to hear from leading practitioners and experts on topics around financing, pupil premium, funding, school business management, income generation and much more!

MAT ZONE

This zone is one of the new features to the Schools & Academies Show which is entirely dedicated to MATs. To find solutions to help with the day-to-day running of your MAT, this zone is an area of the show floor you must visit. With a dedicated ‘MAT Summit’ and ‘MAT Matchmaking Area’, you will have the platform to hear the latest insights and updates, whilst networking with fellow MAT leaders.

RECRUITMENT ZONE

Recruitment and retention of teachers and the wider education workforce has been a growing issue for a number of years. To find solutions for this crisis, hear real success stories and the latest in support available from the best public and private organisations, join us in the Recruitment Zone.

SPORTS ZONE

The Sports Zone has the key ingredients for healthy and happy children. Improve pupil wellbeing through yoga and mindfulness, learn about innovative medical monitoring, nutritious and affordable as well as the latest in playground equipment. Only 3 million children (43%) lead active lives – here is where you can find some ideas and help for everyone.

ESTATES ZONE

This is the zone where change can make a big difference. In a time of continued financial pressures, schools need to find efficiency savings and improvements to the school estate. Whether you want advice on how to make the most of your buildings, meet firms specialising in maintenance, development or hearing the latest government policy on compliance and capital funding, this is the area for you.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO...

This is a must-attend event for senior leadership teams to discover practical advice and innovative solutions to overcome the most prominent obstacles in the Education Sector. We will be welcoming leading practitioners, experts and government officials to share their advice, policy updates and insights.

Also, our broad range of education suppliers will be showcasing their products and services, all aimed at improving pupil outcomes and the day-to-day running of educational institutions.

Benefits of attending our show include…
– Access to over 50+ hours of dedicated education content
– Meet new and innovative suppliers throughout the exhibition
– Learn from best practice case studies
– The chance to question senior leaders and policy makers
– Test new products and services that can make your school more efficient and improve learning outcomes

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50+ HOURS OF CONTENT

Take advantage of our platform to hear practical insights and advice from over 50+ hours of CPD accredited content. You will have the opportunity to take away practical tips as we welcome some of the biggest names across the sector to share their advice. Topics will be focussed on the challenges that the sector faced before COVID-19, and the new issues that the pandemic has created.

HEAR POLICY UPDATES

Join the rest of the education community and be the first to hear the latest policy updates from leading government officials and policymakers. With key support from the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency, you will have the chance to pose your pressing questions to their representatives who will be in attendance in our ‘Government Education Village’.

INSIGHTFUL CASE-STUDIES

Along with the rest of our broad range of content, we will also be welcoming leading practitioners to share their case-studies. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to gain knowledge from other educational institutions and take away advice to help improve pupil-outcomes. Also, education suppliers will be presenting case-studies to highlight how they have helped other schools, academies and MATs.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our show will attract over 4,000 education leaders and industry experts. We will be providing school leaders with the much-needed opportunity to share ideas and initiatives with each other throughout the show. For MAT leaders, our MAT Matchmaking Area will feature a wide range of intimate roundtable discussion groups around key areas that are affecting MATs.

TEST NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Test and procure the latest products and services to tackle the challenges your school faces. We will have over 200 education suppliers available across the two days, showcasing their products and services. You can visit stands across our exhibition floor and talk with the experts to get a first-hand look at some of the amazing solutions available to schools, academies and MATs.

TAKE PART IN PANEL DEBATES

Take part in panel discussions at our Leaders' Town Hall. This area on the show floor will be a 'Question Time' style theatre providing visitors a platform to debate and discuss the biggest topics in the sector. If you have any pressing questions or topics for debate then this is your chance to have your voice heard.

WHO ATTENDS OUR SHOW

KEY AUDIENCE MEMBERS INCLUDE...

Headteachers
School Business Managers
Bursars
Deputy Headteachers
Principals
Governors
Trustees
Finance Directors
MAT CEOs
Procurement Managers
Network Managers
IT Managers
Heads of PE
Estate Managers
Heads of Capital Funding
Chief Operations Officers
HR Directors
PSHE Leads
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17TH – 18TH NOVEMBER 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

Join us to be part of the discussion and gain free access to:

50+ hours of CPD-certified content with contributions from leading education figures
Insightful talks with 150+ education experts, policy-makers and leading practitioners
Our new Wellbeing & Safeguarding Stage
Talks and seminars from the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency
Our exhibition floor where you will have access to 200+ leading education suppliers
Our new dedicated MAT Zone
The first in-person EdTech Summit which will be co-located with our show
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