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The Education Show is back for 2017

Enhancing academy teaching with the best educational resources

Posted by Charley Rogers | February 11, 2017 | Events

After a period of significant change in the education sector, and with academy schools growing in number and strength, it’s important to ensure that these schools are equipped with the most effective teaching and learning resources. To meet the needs of teachers and students today, exciting new educational tools have sprung up in the UK education market, and The Education Show 2017 is coming to the NEC, Birmingham, to celebrate these innovations and the positive impact they are having on education nationwide.

In its 27th year, from 16-18 March, The Education Show will be welcoming educators from across the country, giving them the chance to soak up the free continuing professional development (CPD) and training, and also the opportunity to meet with suppliers and industry experts. Visitors will also be able to attend a range of seminars and workshops, all designed to spark discussion about some of the biggest issues facing educators today.

Here’s an overview of just some of the unique ideas and solutions that are already having an impact on academy schools across the country, and that will available for you to explore and trial at the show…

Schools Library Service (stand N91) lends carefully chosen resources to schools to support teaching and learning in the classroom, and to encourage wider reading for enjoyment.

Built with schools in mind, (stand E77) is an online event booking and ticketing solution for concerts, performances, open days, parents’ evenings, fundraising events, courses and even merchandise.

TeeJay (stand M17) provides a core mathematics resource via bright and colourful pupil-centred textbooks, covering every strand of a particular year from Reception to Year 6.

In its 27th year, from 16-18 March, The Education Show will be welcoming educators from across the country.

A varied programme of speaker sessions will also take place at the show, addressing the key issues facing educators today. Visitors will come away from the event with practical ideas and strategies that they can implement in their own classrooms. Here are a handful of the seminars that will be available for visitors to attend, to give you a flavour of what you can expect…


·         2.30pm: Alternatives in teaching Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

·         3.50pm: Including refugee children in your setting

·         2.50pm: Mastery or mediocrity: How to overcome the challenges for the KS2 SATs

·         3.30pm: Assessing computing

·         4.10pm: Introducing Visigo, a smart monitoring solution to keep children safe online


·         11.50am: Working through and around behaviours that challenge pupils with autism

·         1.50pm: The troubled-child education for all

·         3.15pm: Intervention strategies to bridge learning gaps for students with SEN

·         11.20am: How to recruit the right teachers in three steps

·         12pm: Educating young people on how to stay safe around dogs


·         10am: Teaching, supporting and managing the neurodiverse classroom

·         10.40am: Managing mental health: A resilience toolkit

·         11.20am: Creating autism champions through developing peer awareness

·         2pm: A step-by-step guide to engaging families

·         12pm: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE): A holistic solution to issues facing headteachers today

Free to attend, The Education Show is the UK’s largest showcase of best practice continuing professional development (CPD), training and educational resources. Each year thousands of education professionals gather to test and compare the latest resources, discuss policy and practice and form vital collaborative links with their peers. For more information, please visit You can follow @EducationShow on Twitter for further news and updates, or join #EdShowChat every last week of the month.

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