The Education Show has moved from Birmingham and will now take place at the ExCeL theatre in London on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January, alongside sister show Bett. The event sees decision makers and school business managers join together and to discuss topics in policy and best practice, to ensure learning and achievement is maximised in institutions.
The show offers over 40 sessions of CPD-accredited sessions and seminars, all focused on ensuring schools can operate as efficiently as possible. In today’s environment of squeezed budgets, managers and school business leaders are facing increasing pressure to open up additional revenue streams. Leaders are facing a host of other challenges, including adjusting to policy change, managing class sizes, recruiting the best staff and meeting league table expectations.
Suppliers and speakers alike come together to make The Education Show a one-stop show for insights, advice and supplies, for school leaders to get the best return on school budgets.
The agenda for 2019 will be divided into three specific themes:
1. Pedagogy in practice will shed light on developments in teaching, with a view to developing well-rounded, modern curricula in schools. This theme will present evidence-based methods, with advice on how this can be applied on the ground in schools. Speakers will include Ian Taylor, National Lead of the Curriculum at AET, as well as Kirsty Tonks, Principal and regional leader of #WomenEd.
2. Policy in Practice will explore how education policy in the UK is evolving, offering attendees the opportunity to contextualise changes in policy and how this affects schools day to day. Topics in 2019 include funding, mental health and well-being (teachers and learners alike), safeguarding, teacher recruitment and improving social mobility. Lord Jim Knight and the Guardian Education journalist Laura McIneray will be discussing paradigm shifts and education trends into 2019 and beyond.
3. School Business delves into leaders’ and managers’ success stories of driving efficiency and profitability in schools. Best practice exchange will facilitate discussions around every aspect of school management – from procurement and finance, to governance and facilities management – helping leaders navigate the challenges faced by senior leadership. Tes Headteacher of the Year Jane Nolan will share her experience of turning around a failing school in little more than three years, with a change management process concentrating first and foremost on people.