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Something for Everyone

The Academies Show has something for everyone involved in the education sector. Below are some of the main types of organisations that attend.


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Multi-Academy Trust

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Maintained Schools

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Charities and Not For Profit Sector

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Local Government

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Central Government

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Independent Schools

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Further Education & Colleges

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What you get from just one day

  • The best speakers: hear from inspirational heads, thinkers and leaders across the whole education sector: 100 speakers and more than 50% are new this year, including the Minister for the School System, Sir David Carter and Ofsted
  • Policy: connect with government to learn the latest on the key policies facing the sector, including the National Funding Formula, the Apprenticeship Levy and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Network: meet your colleagues from academies, maintained schools, local authorities and charities to exchange ideas: 3,000 of your colleagues in the same place looking to collaborate and work together for better pupil outcomes
  • Learn: about best practice not just in school management, but also on key topics such as pupil premium, social mobility and SEND provision
  • Save Money & Find New Partners: meet up to 200 of the leading education suppliers that can help your school or organisation meet your challenges
  • Gain 8 CPD points from the more than 40 hours’ content
  • Free lunch and free parking also available
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Key Themes

  • Finance and Funding
  • Staff and Pupil Wellbeing
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Academy Conversion
  • MAT Formation and Growth
  • Income Generation
  • Governance and School Leadership
  • GDPR – are you ready?
  • Edtech and Learning
  • Procurement Advice and Ideas
  • SEND
  • Apprenticeships and Skills
  • Government Policy
  • Assessments and Inspections
  • Improving Pupil Outcomes

What's New for 2018

New and improved Government Information Village

Ministerial Keynote and Ofsted Keynote on the Main Stage

Dozens of new hand-picked exhibitors, many with exclusive promotions on the day

New and improved Hot Seat interview theatre

New networking areas for visitors

New schools accountability content stream

New mental health content stream

New GDPR content stream

Improved visitor journey to allow you to attend more sessions and have enough time to network and visit the exhibition

More than 50% of the speakers are new to the show

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