Headteachers & Deputy Headteachers

Why Should Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers Attend The Schools & Academies Show?

The Schools & Academies Show will provide Headteachers with the chance to network with like-minded peers, meet leading education suppliers, hear from leading policymakers and school professionals and learn from best practice case studies.

We understand that the role of a Headteacher can be very time-consuming, so having the time to source, meet and test out suppliers can often be an overlooked task.  By attending the Schools & Academies Show, Headteachers will have the chance to not only meet these requirements but benefit from the exclusive discounts and offers provided by suppliers at the event.

By registering for a free ticket today, all Headteachers will benefit from dedicated seminars and presentations taking place across the two days, scroll down to have a look at some of our key speakers and must-attend seminars.

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Key Speakers To Watch

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Day 1 - November 13, 2019


    • 9:35 am
      Ministerial Keynote Address
    • 10:05 am
      Reinventing Leadership through a Humanistic Lens
    • 11:40 am
      Spotlight on: INSPECTIONS – Education Inspection Framework (EIF) 2019: Understanding the Direction of Travel for Schools
    • 1:00 pm
      Afternoon Keynote Address: A New Vision for the West Midlands
    • 1:20 pm
      Spotlight on: LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE – How Can Schools Become Enduringly Successful? The Secrets of the Architect Leader
    • 2:20 pm
      Spotlight on: CURRICULUM – What Should We Be Teaching Children and How?
    • 3:20 pm
      Panel Discussion: Reducing Violence and Knife Crime amongst Young People
    • 11:50 am
      Spotlight on: FUNDING – School Funding Inquiry: What Will Future Investment in Education Look Like?

    • 10:30 am
      Creating a World Class School
    • 11:10 am
      How to Design and Deliver a Coherent Primary Curriculum
    • 10:50 am
      Data: How Future-Proof is your Organisation?

    • 12:00 pm
      Civic Leadership – The Civic Role of School Trusts
    • 1:40 pm
      The Infinite Monkey Cage: Creating a MAT Improvement Model that doesn’t inhibit Growth
    • 2:30 pm
      Moving MATs Forward: The Power of Governance
    • 3:30 pm
      From Failing to Outstanding – Evelyn Street Primary’s Story

Day 2 - November 14, 2019


    • 9:35 am
      Opposition Political Panel – A New Future for Schools?
    • 10:35 am
      Spotlight on: MENTAL HEALTH – How can School Leaders support Staff Wellbeing?
    • 11:00 am
      Transforming the Learning Experience with “Future-proof” Tech
    • 3:40 pm
      The Future of SEND

    • 3:20 pm
      Enhancing Social Mobility Across the Education System
    • 10:10 am
      Literacy and Communication: Helping Pupils Find their Voice
    • 11:30 am
      Safeguarding and RSE
    • 12:10 pm
      Case Study: Developing Outstanding Leadership Practice in a Primary School
    • 12:30 pm
      Improving School Behaviour Management to Achieve Outstanding Pupil Outcomes
    • 12:50 pm
      How can Schools tackle the Disadvantage Gap?
    • 12:50 pm
      Successfully Investing the Pupil Premium to Improve Attainment and Progression


    • 3:00 pm
      Panel Discussion: Can We Increase Female Leadership in EdTech?
    • 2:40 pm
      Techies vs Teachers – Make Love Not War: Encouraging Collaboration Between IT Staff, Teachers and SLT

    • 3:20 pm
      Case Study: Placing Professional Development at the Heart of School Life

    • 10:00 am
      The Proposed Ofsted Framework: A Welcome Improvement or a Missed Opportunity?
    • 11:10 am
      How Can We Prepare Young People for Work Through Careers and Enterprise Education?
    • 12:50 pm
      What is The Role of Schools in Tackling and Reducing Youth Violence?
    • 1:50 pm
      Reframing Blame: What Do We Need to Understand about Exploitation to Safeguard Young People?

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The Wellbeing Demonstration Area

This dedicated area on the exhibition floor will showcase a range of classes, mini-presentations, demonstrations and talks aimed at senior school and education leaders with the purpose of tackling the growing mental health crisis and wider pupil health issues within the education sector. These classes will be free to attend for visitors and we encourage all professionals to take part.

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The National Schools Awards

The inaugural National Schools Awards will take place on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham and is brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show. This celebration of the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK will form as part of The Schools & Academies Show 2019.

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The Government Education Village

This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Across the two days, DfE and ESFA will also be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.

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