The Schools & Academies Show returns to the ExCeL Centre, London on 17th May 2023 when school and academy leaders will connect, spark new ideas and discuss the biggest challenges and emerging trends that will shape the future of the education sector.

Schools & Academies Show

Important issues will be discussed across a number of theatres.

Teachers and school leaders are invited to be a part of this important education policy event, which gives attendees access to more than 30 hours of CPD certified content, spanning across seven themed seminar theatres. This includes SEND, Business & Finance and School Improvement, ensuring that the show’s content attracts a broad range of education professionals and key decision makers.

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School Travel Organiser is an official media partner of the Schools & Academies Show 2023.

This year’s Schools & Academies Show will host the brand-new Teaching and Learning Theatre, providing frontline teachers with best practice examples of teaching in the classroom to ensure they feel empowered to make positive change and improve outcomes for all pupils.

Visitors will also be able to hear from leading practitioners, experts and government officials.

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The show will feature over 150 of the sector’s most decorated and inspiring speakers to share their knowledge, expertise and practical guidance, including:

  • Sir Mo Farah, Olympic Gold Medallist
  • Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
  • Paul Gosling, President, National Association of Headteachers (NAHT)
  • Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Emma Knights OBE, CEO, National Governance Association
  • Evelyn Forde MBE, President, ASCL
  • Prof. Dame Allison Peacock, CEO, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Baroness Blower, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession
  • Terry Clasper, The National Tutoring Programme, Department for Education
  • Natalie Perera, Chair, EPI

Each speaker, dedicated to their respected craft across the education sector, will lead in either a keynote session, live debate or discussion, or tailored workshop. The aim is to make visitors feel empowered, inspired and ready to implement key techniques, guidance and resources to help them drive improvements across their organisation.

The Schools & Academies Show also provides attendees with various opportunities to meet new people, make connections, build relationships, and discover new organisations via the dedicated networking areas.

The Government Education Village will return this year, providing a dedicated area for visitors to meet with senior representatives from the Department for Education and learn more about upcoming policy and developments within the sector, whilst having their questions answered in an informal setting.

Alongside this, the ConnectEd Lounge provides a platform for attendees to connect and collaborate via 1-2-1 meetings at the show. The Educator’s Networking Hour, taking place within the networking area at the end of the show will also return, for visitors to connect, share their experiences and develop key partnerships with their peers.

Discovering education suppliers

The exhibition floor will host over 150 innovative education suppliers, showcasing the latest cutting-edge products and services designed to support school improvements. With dedicated zones for specific exhibitors, including Buildings & Estates, Workforce & Recruitment and Business & Finance, this is a place for attendees to source solutions for their school, academy or MAT and test the latest innovative products.

Register to attend for free

Registration is completely free for Schools, Academies, MATs, Local Authorities, Central Government, Specialist Charities and the wider education sector. Register your free place to attend and be a part of the conversation with over 3,000 visitors across the show floor expected.

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