Celebrating creativity in education, the Education Show 2017 will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham from 16 to 18 March 2017.

Meet with the education community

Celebrating creativity in education, the Education Show 2017 will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham from 16 to 18 March 2017. Now in its 27th year, it showcases a range of exhibitors and content to inspire and inform visitors from across the UK education sector.

The show welcomes a number of education professionals, speaking across four different theatres, on a variety of interesting and exciting topics. This year’s list of high-profile speakers includes the esteemed ballerina, Darcey Bussell, who will be exhibiting with her dance company DDMIX, to promote diversity for body and mind, on stand M15.

The school leaders summit

The School Leaders Summit is an exclusive conference dedicated for individuals with a leadership role in a school, looking for innovative new ways to enhance education in schools. The Summit aims to provide an environment where like-minded educators can learn, network and share ideas through a combination of case studies, panel debates and networking opportunities.

It covers a wide range of topics, which are obstacles facing school leaders today. Subjects include using pupil premium effectively to raise student attainment, teacher recruitment, and many more. This exclusive opportunity will enable you to be at the forefront of educational changes and take home vital tools to help you further improve your school.

Maths and science theatre

The Maths and Science theatre will immerse educators in teaching techniques and effective learning strategies through seminars, workshops and demonstrations to enhance your maths and science lessons. This series of free CPD accredited workshops and presentations offers visitors professional development and practical advice.

Central Feature is the heart of the show focusing on teaching innovatively to improve literacy skills across all subjects, addressing the changes to assessment facing both primary and secondary.

The show welcomes a number of education professionals, speaking across four different theatres, on a variety of interesting and exciting topics.

There is also an Early Years and SEN theatre, which is a dedicated space focusing on the key challenges and opportunities confronting the SEN and Early Years professionals. The sessions will provide practical advice on meeting the needs of early years and SEN students.

Learning resources and guidance

Teaching professionals will, as always throughout the three-day event, have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of products and resources. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovative ideas, resources and insights that are crucial to encouraging pedagogy and enriching the teaching and learning experience within schools, there is sure to be a new tool or piece of information to be had by everyone. To whet your appetite, here are a few exhibitors we recommend you take a look at.

Hobgoblin Theatre Company (stand M48) is one of the leading theatre in education companies in the UK, delivering inspirational and educational shows and workshops to children across the country. The team brings everything they need with them to the schools, ensuring that children get a unique theatrical experience without having to leave the school hall. Now in its 10th year, Hobgoblin Theatre Company offers over 20 shows all year round on a variety of subjects, from history to science, and numeracy to traditional tales and literacy. It brings the curriculum alive in a way that will stay with our children for years to come.

Helix Trading / Maped UK (stand H19) is a global stationery brand that is synonymous with quality stationery products. Since launching in 1887, iconic Helix and Oxford products have helped many generations throughout their school life. Now part of the Maped group, the Helix and Oxford ranges are complemented by the Maped brands which offer design led and innovative products. Maped is a family‑owned company and has grown to become a world leader in the design and manufacture of school and office supplies.

Built with schools in mind, TryBooking.co.uk (stand E77) is the event booking and ticketing solution that teachers and parents are talking about. An online iCloud based solution, it can be used for concerts, performances, open days, parent teacher evenings, fundraising events, courses, and even merchandise. It generates revenue for schools as well as ensuring cost and time savings when organising the event. It also makes life much simpler for parents and guardians too, by making paper forms, cheques and cash a thing of the past. Trybooking operates on a pay as you use basis, with very low booking fees and is completely free for non-profit events.

The British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) will be on hand at the BESA Information Point to help visitors plan their route around the show. Having been involved with the show since it started, they really are the best port of call when you arrive.

Free CPD and training

To ensure teachers get as much out of the event as possible, the peer-led free continuing professional development (CPD) programme brings together expert teachers from across the UK, to share their experiences and best practice.

No matter what your areas of interest in education are, there is guaranteed to be plenty of invaluable opportunities to warrant your visit to the show. The Education Show is the recognised education & learning community platform. It offers innovative ideas, resources, and insight to enhance passion for pedagogy. It attracts 10,000 visitors providing a unique opportunity to meet over 300 exhibitors at The NEC Birmingham.

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