An all-round education

This year’s Education Show promises to have something for everyone

The Education Show, the annual CPD and learning resources event, is returning to the NEC in Birmingham from 17 to 19 March. The Education Show 2016 will showcase more than 300 exhibitors, all offering the knowledge and experience they have gained in their field and providing visitors with a programme of new content, inspirational training and development and a wealth of insight into what you need for a successful career in the world of education.

This year’s show is aimed at everyone involved in education: there will be exhibitors and speakers from primary, secondary and higher education backgrounds offering opportunities to find out more about their particular areas of expertise.

Some of the exhibitors you can expect to see at the show include: 

  • Memory Owl (stand F107) provides a new method of memorising times tables using memory techniques. It is aimed at KS1 and KS2 but can be used by any age group to learn particular times tables or all of them. With the help of a colouring book, teachers’ resource pack, flash cards and an accompanying website, it helps make learning easy. 
  • The FitNut Program (stand F119) is a practical, fun and engaging fitness and nutrition learning resource designed to promote healthy habits among students. The program can be used within a unit or as an individual lesson and is cross-curricular. It can also be differentiated for various age groups. The FitNut Program is multi-sensory and is brought to life through the FitNut Superstars audio visual materials, physical exercises and hands-on practical nutrition education.
  • Speech Link helps to support speech and language in the classroom and improves attainment for those pupils with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The user-friendly, online packages deliver evidence of narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and aim to empower education professionals. The standardised assessment identifies pupils with difficulties understanding core language skills, providing a tailored programme of interventions in response. Visit stand C118 to find out more and to receive a special exhibition offer discount code.
  • Staedtler has been supplying quality stationery products to the education sector for more than 35 years and is synonymous with brands such as Noris, the black and yellow school pencil and FIMO. On stand C18-D19, the team will showcase its top-selling stationery items and also introduce new products including the Teacher’s Marking set, in bright on-trend colours, and FIMO kids, a soft and easy to handle polymer clay.

New for 2016, the Education Show will further its mission to provide educators with the highest-quality free continuing professional development (CPD) and resources by partnering with the Teacher Development Trust. A non-profit-making organisation, the trust is taking a national lead on improving standards for CPD and will be playing an instrumental role in developing the CPD content programme for the Education Show in line with the new standards for professional learning. The Education Show’s CPD programme is peer-led and free to all practitioners so as to ensure that teachers get as much out of the event as possible.

Delegates can explore over 300 stands in the exhibition

To help exhibitors plan their route around the show, the British Educational Supplier’s Association (BESA) will be on hand at the BESA show information point. The association’s knowledge and experience will help visitors plan their time at the event and ensure they get as much out of it as possible.

Whatever your areas of interest, there are plenty of invaluable opportunities to justify your visit to the show. Visit the website for more information or to register. You can also follow @EducationShow on Twitter or join #EdShowChat every last week of the month. 

The Education Show 2016 takes place at NEC, Birmingham 17-20 March.


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