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Exhibitor Spotlight: IAS Advance

This week's exhibitor spotlight is brought to you by IAS Advance, as they take a look over the past 6 years, and introduce to us how their fantastic product and company came to be. IAS Advance@IASAdvance Stand 21 & 22We’re proud of our range of IAS Advance systems, the story of how they came to be is an unusual one worth telling. Back in 2012, our Director of Product Development, Matthew Young, was asked to put himself forward as a parent governor by the enterprising Headteacher.Elected by a landslide (on the basis that nobody else was nominated!) he became increasingly aware of some of the frustrations encountered by both teachers and senior management; with the amount of time which had to be dedicated to both recording and analysing assessment data to demonstrate attainment and progress, and of the inflexibility of systems to adapt to evolving needs.When talking these issues through with staff both at this school, and others in the local area, the foundation of ideas for IAS Advance range of solutions began to take shape -although a lack of time (and a software development team!) meant that the ideas still couldn’t become a reality, yet.In 2015, Matthew approached our company with ...

Child Safety: Dealing with Food Allergies

As it is Child Safety Week (4th - 10th June 2018) we are sharing some helpful tips and information about what to do if a child has an allergic reaction at school. Do you know what the most common allergy is for children in the UK? Would you know what to do if a child had a severe allergic reaction?  In children, the foods that most commonly cause an allergic reaction are: milk eggs peanuts tree nuts fish shellfish Most children that have a food allergy will have experienced eczema during infancy. The worse the child’s eczema and the earlier it started, the more likely they are to have a food allergy. Anaphylaxis is an extremely dangerous allergic reaction. Common triggers being the foods mentioned above. In anaphylaxis, a chemical called histamine is over-produced, causing one of more life-threatening Airway, Breathing or Circulation problems. How will I know if a child has an allergic reaction? Blotchy skin rash or flushing A rapid onset of one (or more) life-threatening Airway, Breathing or Circulation problems. Airway: Blood capillaries can 'leak' causing swelling and blockage. Look out for swelling of the tongue, lips, throat or a feeling of the throat 'closing up'. Breathing: Wind-pipes can consist ...

Exhibitor Spotlight: EasyRead Time Teacher

The EasyRead Time Teacher team are looking forward to exhibiting at the National Education Show in November.  To round up a very busy year, this event will give us the perfect opportunity to showcase our range of time teaching products, and what better venue than Cardiff to show off our latest addition – our Welsh Language Classroom Clock!Easy Read Time Teacher@EasyReadTimeStand 61Our Cloc Y Dosbarth is just one of the products we have developed to help school children master the skill of telling the time on an analogue clock.  It features our ‘past and to’ method of teaching the time and makes the perfect educational feature for any classroom wall. Just like the National Education Show, we are committed to making a positive difference to children, teachers and parents and we believe our products and unique methods can do just that.EasyRead Time Teacher is a family run business, which was founded in 2011 by Roger Shackleton following his own experience of struggling to teach his children to tell the time.  Roger, who is based in Australia, designed the ‘EasyRead Dial’ and the ‘Three Step Teaching System’ and in 2012, Roger’s sister Sue joined him to develop the company in the ...

Mental Health Awareness Week: Tips for Developing Resilience in Students

With thousands of supporters across the UK taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week, the NES team have asked one of our great speakers from this years show to create a blog tackling the issue of developing resilience in pupils. Nicola S Morgan, training director at NSM Training & Consultancy will be presenting "Mental Toughness – Practical ways to develop resilient pupils" at this years show.Developing resilience in students is key in order for them to overcome challenges ranging from adapting to a new classroom to dealing with abuse at home. Providing pupils with the right skills not only enables them to bounce back from stress, challenge, trauma or adversity but also enables them to develop their self-esteem and become more curious and adaptable both inside and outside school.Resilience is ‘…a complex and multifaceted construct, referring to a person’s capacity to handle environmental difficulties, demands and high pressure without experiencing negative effects.’ (Kinman and Grant 2011)There are many ways schools can help develop student resilience, below are just a few examples:Teach Problem SolvingTeach problem solving so that they learn how to handle challenges and become more independent in their thought process, allows them to keep perspective and avoid catastrophising. Also ...

Celebrate Local and Community History Month by visiting some of Wales’ historic landmarks

This month is Local and Community History Month, the aim of the month is to promote history to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate. Some people aren't even aware of the historic landmarks that are at their doorstops across Wales, just waiting for the local people to get involved. Why not use this month to find out about global historical connections in your local community? The Big Pit A huge part of Welsh heritage is found in the mines that were once open all across Wales, the Big Pit a real coal mine open to the public and schools. One of Britain's leading mining museums, with facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pithead Baths and Historic colliery buildings. All this AND the world-famous Underground Tour. Take a trip back in time and step into the steel capped boots of a miner as you go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked ...

Exhibitor Spotlight: Apollo Teaching exhibiting at NES 2018!

Learn More About Apollo Before The Big Day! @ApolloTeaching Stand 129  Apollo Teaching Services are very excited to be heading back to the National Education Show for the second year running. 2018 is a big year for Apollo as we look to bring on new offices, new technology and a new training programme from September! Apollo are an REC Gold accredited teaching agency with currently eight offices at the UK.Safeguarding pupils is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our stringentcompliance policies and procedures because we want every student to feel safe, and everystaff member to feel secure. Schools with Apollo receive a personalised twenty four hour service. We understand that notwo schools are the same, so our Recruitment Consultants take time to get to know theindividual needs of every school or college. Through face to face meetings, phone calls andemails, we develop a tailor made service that ensures our schools receive the highestpossible standard of staff. Recognising that the staffing needs of all schools vary means thatwe can make sure the staff received by a school are the perfect fit. City Hall is a great venue for us to chat to schools about their supply ...

One Team Logic Nominated for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

One Team Logic The Safeguarding Company​@MyConcernStands 36, 26 and 131 The NES Team would like to give a huge congratulations to our headline sponsor One Team Logic for being nominated for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category. One Team Logic has been recognised for creating their ground-breaking safeguarding software, MyConcern®, which they will be showcasing at this years show! MyConcern® is a trusted and secure software solution for safeguarding children and vulnerable young people. The Queen’s Award is considered to be the most prestigious business award in the UK, and the most distinguished, globally recognised, accolade any business can hope to receive. One Team Logic's Managing Director, Martin Baker commented "The most important thing to say is an enormous thank you to all of the partners, friends and staff that we have worked with in relation to MyConcern. This Award provides a huge springboard for us all to make even greater improvements to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults across the UK and world-wide." MyConcern is used extensively in schools and colleges across the UK and world-wide, as well as by local authorities, sports organisations, charities, youth groups and training organisations. The system enables the recording and management of ...

Rock UK – Brand new adventure centre opens in South Wales

Rock UK Summit CentreStand 46@Summitcentre1This summer, Rock UK Adventure Centres will open their brand new outdoor activity centre. The former coal mine in the picturesque Welsh valleys has been turned into a unique destination for adventurous school trips.Rock UK have nearly 100 years’ experience of offering life-changing adventure. The charity was founded in 1922 when a group of Sunday school teachers from inner city London took their school children, who had never had a holiday to the coast for a healthy and adventurous time. Today the charity holds firm to those founding principles of transforming young lives through outdoor learning.Rock UK now have four centres nationwide and their newest is Summit Centre in South Wales. The centre is built on the site of an old coal mine and overlooked by beautiful hills and woodland. It boasts a stunning 18 meter high indoor climbing walls and a bouldering area. The rural location means that Summit Centre is lucky enough to offer multiple off siteactivities. These include climbing on local crags, gorge walking through real waterfalls, caving, canoeing, kayaking and eco warrior activities. This allows groups to experience nature first-hand and get a real sense of adventure and excitement.The new centre has ...

Attend seminars from UK-renowned education authors at NES 2018!

The National Education Show is happy to have so many talented speakers presenting their own seminars in this year's show, with some of our speakers even being accomplished authors in their own field.For just £10 per seminar until the end of April, you can attend our innovative and inspiring seminars from some fantastic education authors, specialising in a range of different topics and trends. Read more about our seminars and order tickets here.Debra KiddDebra Kidd will be presenting Uncharted Territories in Learning at NES 2018. With 23 years teaching in primary, secondary and higher education settings, she combines the rare feat of having teaching experience in every phase of education with her recent doctoral studies.The originator of the popular grassroots event Northern Rocks and the author of a number of challenging and controversial education books, with works such as Teaching: Notes from the Front Line and Becoming Mobius: The Complex Matter of Education.Her latest project, Uncharted Territories: Adventures in Learning, which she has worked with fellow speaker at NES 2018, Hywel Roberts to create.Fintan J O'ReganFintan J O’Regan will be presenting Practical Ways to Successfully Managing Pupils with ADHD at this years show. Fintan is one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists in the UK. He is currently ...

Still a few chances to grab a prime location stand at The National Education Show 2018!

The National Education Show may still be 7 months away, but we’re running out of available spaces for exhibitors. Don't miss out on your chance to exhibit at Wales’ biggest education show then you really should book now before everything is gone!To help out our potential exhibitors (we know you're still out there!), the NES Team have located some of our top remaining spaces, to make the whole process that much easier. We want our exhibitors to get the most for their money, so we will let slip what stands have the prime locations in Cardiff City Hall.Head to our downloads page for an exhibitor brochure and booking form now, or find links at the bottom of the email. Ajuda at one of our prime locations last year. Because this years show has proved to be even more popular than last year, our stands are being snapped up quickly, and the prime locations (such as corner stands, entrance facing stands, and stands near the seating and eating areas) are starting to run out. To avoid disappointment, please get in touch today to reserve your perfect stand. Some top tips: Remaining stands 11 & 15 are situated on the end of our row of stands, which will allow ...

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