Bett Academies launches at the NEC

Ascential Events has announced the launch of Bett Academies, an event designed to meet the needs of the increasing number of schools with, or that are converting to, academy status.

Running alongside The Education Show at the NEC, Birmingham, Bett Academies is set to be the national centre of excellence dedicated to providing the very best advice, guidance and inspiration to academies, MATs and schools exploring academisation.

From the 16th to the 18th of March, leading names and policy setters will convene to share their insight on addressing the key challenges facing academy schools.

Following the successful model of the Bett shows internationally, Bett Academies has been created to maximise leaders’ time away from school and help them build vital collaborative links with peers, key education stakeholders and suppliers.

The CPD seminar sessions offer more than 20 hours of insights, addressing key issues including change management, effective leadership, and future-proofing education.

Leading industry figures attending Bett Academies include national schools’ commissioner, David Carter, who will be providing an update on ‘academy progress’, and Rob Tarn, regional chief executive and national leader of education at Outwood Grange Academies Trust, who will be sharing his advice on ‘implementing effective measures to transform schools and improve learning outcomes.’

Running alongside these seminar sessions, visitors will have the opportunity to attend
masterclasses and surgeries which will address common areas of concern, including ‘your responsibilities for Health and Safety’, ‘understanding the legal responsibilities for contractors’ and ‘regulations regarding safeguarding’.

Registration for Bett Academies and its CPD and masterclass programmes are free of charge, however we do recommend early registration, which can be done here: