Exhibitor & Speaker Spotlight: Ajuda Training Ltd

Now that tickets for all seminars have been released, we have a chance to showcase some of the fantastic companies and speakers that are exhibiting, presenting and supporting the event in some way. This week, we'll be having a look at Ajuda Training Ltd, an award winning health and safety training company in Cardiff Bay. They'll be exhibiting at stands 120 and 121, and will also be presenting two seminars! Read more about their session on Ongoing Medical Conditions and CPR & Using a Defibrillator.  by following the links, or continue reading to learn more about the company.   ​Ajuda Training LtdStands 119 and​Ajuda Limited is a multi-award winning, accredited training provider based in Cardiff, South Wales. We specialise in a variety of health and safety related courses in order to keep schools safe. Courses offered include; first aid, defibrillator training, fire safety, food hygiene and many more health and safety related courses.  Ajuda facilitates affordable courses in schools throughout the UK and are specialists in onsite training during inset days. Ajuda also offers accredited online training covering an array of subjects. This can be done at any time or location and is designed to save you time and money. Last year at The National Education Show, Ajuda had a fantastic day and got involved by presenting CPR demonstrations in the marble hall, inviting delegates to test their skills on a manikin - CPR is a skill which is crucial in many emergency health situations. Ajuda also ran a competition for schools to win a free defibrillator. We were thrilled to deliver the life-saving device to the winning school, Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School. The school now has a Life Pak defibrillator on-site to cover the school’s 510 pupils and 50 staff. The defibrillator will also be available to users of the nearby leisure centre, buying precious time for any casualties while ambulance crews travel from the nearest station in Pontypool. If a defibrillator is used and CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of someone suffering from cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%.We will be running the same competition this year at the show so make sure you visit stands 119 & 120 to add your school into the prize draw and learn more about our broad range of health and safety courses.

Headline Sponsor One Team Logic is back for The National Education Show 2018!

Following last year's huge success Welsh-based, award-winning safeguarding company One Team Logic is confirmed for the second year running as the official headline sponsor of The National Education Show - and they are already working closely with the NES team to make November 16th an outstanding day for education in Wales! This year, due to popular demand from our visitors, they are pleased to announce they will be conducting a plenary session specifically geared towards safeguarding. It will take place at 2.00-3.00pm and will be entitled: Hope for the best? Or prepare for the worst? Giving safeguarding evidence. One Team Logic are the creators of the ‘MyConcern®’ safeguarding software, which is specifically designed to enable school staff to identify and record all safeguarding concerns efficiently using a trusted and secure environment. The software is tailored to suit each individual school or establishment’s needs making it possible for teachers and other staff to engage in the prevention, early intervention, and management of a wide range of safeguarding issues including cyber-bullying, mental health issues, radicalisation, online grooming and many other wellbeing concerns. MyConcern also enables school leaders to securely share relevant information with trusted agencies such as medical professionals and social care.​Two of One Team Logic’s directors, Martin Baker and Mike Glanville have over a combined over 80 years’ experience in child and adult safeguarding, having worked previously in five police forces across England and Wales. Martin and Mike are also experienced school governors, sharing fifteen years of voluntary service in both primary and secondary schools. This passion, alongside the software and information security expertise of their fellow director Darryl Morton, created MyConcern. ​One Team Logic’s Managing Director Martin Baker said, “The range of safeguarding concerns being encountered by school staff have never been more complex, so having the opportunity to support those staff through The National Education Show is a great privilege. The fact that MyConcern is ‘Made in Wales’ makes the Show particularly special for us”.   ​  If you don’t manage to book a place on our Safeguarding session at 2.00-3.00pm, you’ll be able to reserve a place at our seminar session (to be announced soon), or alternatively visit us on stand 26/36 on the ground floor, or at the top of the stairs at 131 upstairs in the Marble Hall. 

Seminar and Entry tickets for The National Education Show officially released TODAY!

After a few weeks of finalising the speakers list and building up the suspense for our 2018 National Education Show seminar tickets, we’re releasing them today! Exciting times 🙂 As mentioned in our previous blog post, we have made some changes to our booking system to ensure entry and registration into the event on the day is quicker and more streamlined than last year. This will mean ticket purchases are on an individual basis.  Our registration system is more detailed to ensure we have an improved guest list for this year and can tailor our emails to suit your interests. For large group bookings, or any difficulty using the booking system, please contact us at 02922 400382 or email start registering for your places, please follow the link here.Exclusive early-bird deal means tickets are just £10 until 31st March, so it’s best to book early! Our seminar programme has been designed to appeal to all teaching age groups from early-years to secondary, and encompasses many challenges and concerns faced by teachers in Wales. Many key topics from last year will be re-explored in fresh new seminars including Mental Health, Numeracy and Literacy, Safeguarding, Leadership and Management and many more!We have some brand new speakers for 2018, along with the return of some of our most popular speakers including Nina Jackson, Nicol​​​​a S Morgan, Ollie Tunmer and Fin O’Regan. A selection of our new speakers include Stifyn Parri, Jackie Beere, Nick Corston and Ray Douglas.   ​  A full list of seminars, including speaker Bios, can be found here

Happy New Year from NES: Our 2017 In Summary

Happy New Year to all of our friends, supporters and customers from the NES office – we hope you’ve all had a fantastic holiday and are feeling refreshed and prepared for a great 2018! We’ve been getting this newsletter ready for a few weeks, and it’s been the perfect opportunity for us to look back over our 2017 and remember all the amazing moments we had in our first full year as a business. There’s plenty to be happy about! It’s no surprise that the show was the highlight of our 2017; with 4,000 visitors, over 100 speakers and 40 seminars it was bigger and better than we could have imagined. Some pictures of the show can be found in our gallery or Flickr page. Our dedicated team took 12 months preparing for the day and we couldn’t have achieved so much without the support of many including Marshfield Primary School, NSM Training and Consultancy, Ajuda Training, NASEN and WJEC for their support. We’d also like to give a big thanks to our headline sponsor, One Team Logic who we are pleased to announce will also be headline sponsor for our 2018 show. The end of 2017 has been spent kick-starting the preparations for our 2018 show, which will take place in Cardiff City Hall on 16th November. Over 30 companies have already booked a place in the exhibition hall – keep checking our blog to find out more about these fantastic companies! To top off such an amazing year, we’ve just learned that The National Education Show has been shortlisted for the Visionary Leadership Award at the Business Growth South Wales Awards, taking place on 2nd March 2018. Fingers crossed we’ll have some good news to share with you in our next newsletter. As the show is due to get busier this year, we are currently seeking a new member of staff to help with the Marketing, Sales and Admin duties. Application deadline is 28th January, and we can’t wait to introduce you all to our new staff member in the Spring Newsletter. You can find out more and apply for the job here. In August 2017 one of our co-directors, Nicola, took on one of the biggest challenges of her life when she attempted the Channel Swim to promote the theory of Growth Mindset in students. The tides became too strong for Nicola to complete the swim, but she raised over £4,000 for mental health charity Mind and has booked to re-attempt the swim on 19th July 2019 to promote Pupil Resilience. You can read more about Nic’s story here.   Dawn, our fellow co-director, will be taking part in her own charitable challenge this year too. Dawn has signed up for a 10 day trek up along the Inca Trail of Machu Pichu in aid of Cancer Research Wales. Exceptionally challenging, the Inca Trail reaches an altitude of over 4,200 m. The trek will be taking place 21st September,and you can donate to Dawn’s fantastic cause here. Limited Early-Bird Spaces Available for 16th November 2018, email or call 02922 400382 for info! 

Season’s Greetings from all staff at The National Education Show, and here’s to another great year!

As we’re reaching the end of 2017, the staff at The National Education Show Wales would like to say extend our warmest wishes and a sincere thank you to everyone who has been on our big journey this year. We have so much to celebrate, including hosting our first show in October and meeting so many of you there. We’ll be summarising our fantastic 2017 in our New Year Newsletter – so keep your eyes peeled for that. The NES Team will be back in the office on January 3rd ready for another fun-filled year. But, until then, have a wonderful time and take care.

New and improved group bookings system to be introduced for The National Education Show 2018!

If you are considering bringing along your whole school as an INSET day, or even just a large group of you and your colleagues - staff at The National Education Show have been working hard to ensure that your booking and arrival go as smoothly as possible when you arrive at the City Hall in Cardiff.We are working closely with a new ticketing and badging company, who will providing us with advanced queue-busting technology for when it gets really busy in the morning. Staff will see a large increase of over 50% in the morning to ensure that people are led into the building in quick time and plenty more stewards to lead everyone to their early seminars.Also being introduced this year will be the Teaching Network networking breakfast, which will commence at 8am and will welcome over 100 teachers to the event before doors fully open - this will allow a large section of our crowd to enter earlier and avoid the queues. More information on our Teaching Network breakfast will be revealed soon.Group bookings this year will be registered in a separate area from single and small bookings - in a large marquee to the side of the main entrance to ensure that the main queue continues to flow whilst groups are being dealt with inside and out of the rain.We are also working on ensuring that all visitor badges will include a personalised agenda on the back to guarantee no confusion with seminar tickets and allow easy entry to seminars with a simple scan of your badge.All of these steps are taken to ensure a quick, simple and streamlined registration process at the entrance to the show, and guarantee nobody ends up waiting longer than expected.If anybody has any questions regarding the new registration process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our amazing 2017 official video is finally here! Get a glimpse of the action from October 🙂

After an action-packed day at Cardiff City Hall in October, we wanted to make sure the video captured the size and variety involved in The National Education Show - and it's finally here!Full of testimonials from guests, plus some sneak peaks at some of the seminars and demonstrations from the day - we think Cracking Productions have done a great job! If you'd like to know more about this year's show, and how to get involved, please contact us on 02922 400382 or email 

Sponsorship packages now available, and the chance to feature on our NEW teachers’ wall calendar!

Alongside the release of our 2018 early-bird stand deals, we're also rolling out out sponsorship and advertisement opportunities, including the chance to feature on our new 2018-19 wall calendar for schools! Would you like to be included on our sponsor wall - which will feature in our promotional videos of the show? Read more about the opportunities below!   View Exhibitor Brochure & Other Offers Here SponsorshipBecoming a sponsor to Wales' biggest education show will provide your business with multiple benefits, such as raising your profile among schools in Wales and across the UK, and get your brand distinguished above industry competitors. Sponsors also receive a higher level of exposure throughout our email and social media campaigns leading up to the event. We have many options for sponsorship, such as having your logo printed on our staff uniforms, delegate lanyards, or on the registration desk in the event entrance.  There are also Headline Sponsor, Partner Sponsor and sponsorship space for our new award, The National Education Show Award. AdvertisementOur brochure will be available to advertise inside this year again, at the same reasonable price as last year at £295 for a half page advert, £495 for a full page and £795 for a double-page spread! This brochure will be handed out to the 4,000 delegates set to attend the show in November. Along with the brochure, this year we are adding a wall calendar into the delegate bags too - handy for school teachers to use in their staff rooms or classroom to plan the year. Take a look at the calendar here.  If you think you'd like to take up one of these brilliant sponsorship opportunities, contact us at, or call 02922 400382. 

Early-bird exhibitor bookings now open for The National Education Show 2018!

Although it’s only been less than a month since our hugely successful event, The National Education Show, we’re already gearing up to our 2018 show on 16th November 2018.We’re looking for innovative and exciting education related businesses to present their ideas in the exhibition at Cardiff City Hall, joining 100+ companies from across the UK. To see a list of our 2017 exhibitors, just click here.Many of our 2017 exhibitors were so pleased with the outcome of the day, they re-booked on the spot for our 2018 show. Over 30 companies have already reserved their space, so don’t be the one to miss out!Until 31st January 2018, we have an exclusive early-bird offer for exhibitors, which includes a discounted price for your stand, a free blog post about your company on our website and other forms of media coverage. This package is just £749+vat for a table-top stand, or £899+vat for the shell scheme option (these will rise to £799 and £999 respectively) – so what are you waiting for?Please contact to register your interest in the annual event of Wales’ BIGGEST education show.

Official event photo album is live, and a chance to give us your feedback!

It’s us again, the NES team! Hoping you’re all well and making good use of the ideas and resources you discovered at the show. Let us know if you found any little gems in our survey (details below). Just a few little updates from us for now, to keep you all in the loop. Keep an eye out for our emails over the next few months, which will provide you with handy show updates including our early-bird ticket sales, and information about large school bookings.Show Photo Album Many of you enjoyed having staff group pictures in front of our lovely camera-men, and I bet you’re all wondering where these photos are now – they’re perfect images to capture a well-spent INSET day, and some good memories too! If you’d like to take a look at our show photo album, which also offers the opportunity to download any images, please follow this link to our Flickr page here: us your thoughts! Also, we are really eager to get your feedback on the event, so that we know areas which can be improved or adjusted for next year’s event. It would be hugely appreciated if you could take just 5 minutes to let us know what you thought about a few aspects of the day. Just click this text to visit the survey! We'll be announcing plenty more about the 2018 event soon, such as our new speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and a whole variety more! If you'd like to know more about getting involved, please email

Show’s Over For 2017: A Big Thanks From The Team!!

Wow! To think that a whole seven days ago, we were welcoming flocks of eager teachers, trainers and professionals to Cardiff City Hall for The National Education Show – where has the time gone? Although you’ve probably seen our big thanks over social media, but again, thank you SO MUCH everyone who attended for joining us in our fantastic day, and helping us to make NES the biggest day in Wales for education. We couldn’t have done it without our great speakers, exhibitors, staff and of course all of our lovely delegates for bringing your knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching to Cardiff – it was an honour to see the foyer so full in the morning and we had some great feedback to work on for next year's event.  This week we’ve been reading through some of our comments, and there are so many lovely ones we couldn’t fit them all in! Here’s a few that made us smile 🙂 

ONE WEEK TO GO! How to get the most from The National Education Show!

After over a year of planning, The National Education Show will be holding our very first event in less than a week in Cardiff City Hall - how exciting! We've been working hard to prepare for the event, and we think you're all going to have a fab day. Ahead of the day, we thought it would be a good idea to lay down some top tips for the day, to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as it can. We can't wait to see you all!Try to pre-register before the day if you canWe're expecting it to get pretty busy at the welcome desk, particularly around 9am when we open the doors for the day. Please aim to arrive an hour early for your first seminar. If you'd like to avoid the queues, or be the first to take a look at our fantastic exhibition stands in the lower and upper halls - then pre-registering before the day gives you the best chance of doing that. You can register for free entry HERE.Save money by booking seminars nowEntry to our large selection of seminars will be £20 on the day, and attendees will need to pay via debit or credit card through our Eventbrite system on the day. This is the same process as ordering your ticket early, but you'll save £10 by ordering at any point before the event, the night of 12th October. Also, many of our seminars are filling up so check out our selection of seminars HERE.Plan your trip aheadParking outside the City Hall will be limited, so plan your journey ahead with alternative parking plans just in case. Having your tickets saved on your phone or printed will allow you easier entry to the building. Keep checking our social media pages for any updates on the lead up and during the day as we will be keeping attendees updated there.Use your NES show guide and City hall screensOur show guides include maps for the seminar rooms and exhibition area as well as a seminar time table and information on each seminar and speaker. Please use this as a guide to your day along with the screens in the City Hall which will feature seminar reminders.Make the most of the exhibitionWe have over 80 exhibitor companies attending our showcase in the lower and upper halls, with a huge range of supplies, ideas, resources, software, equipment and much more. They're all a friendly bunch, and they've travelled all the way to Cardiff to speak to you! Use the guide to get an idea of who you'd like to speak to, but it's worth checking out as many as you can as there will be show exclusive offers and discounts that could save your school some money. Exhibitors will be providing demonstrations of their products as well as chances to win some great prizes. A full exhibitor list can be found HERE.Enter our great competitions by giving us your thoughtsWe're already planning next year's event - but we'd love to know what you thought so we can make our programme and overall event better each year. There will be plenty of prizes available for individuals and schools that fill out our feedback forms about the day, feedback forms can be found with any of our staff members and will be in various places around the building such as in the seminar rooms. 

Pre-book a MyConcern demo at the NES Today!

With only a few weeks to go before the National Education Show 2017 on 13th October we are delighted to announce our headline sponsors One Team Logic will be offering FREE demonstrations of their MyConcern safeguarding software on the day.Spaces are limited so pre-book using our online form here>>> Book Demonstration MyConcern is simple to use, safe and secure software for recording and managing all safeguarding concerns and it is suitable for any educational setting. MyConcern is currently used in nurseries, maintained schools, specialist schools, independent schools, and colleges not just in Wales but right across the UK.MyConcern is tailored to suit each individual school or establishment’s needs and enables school staff and safeguarding leads to report and manage a wide range of child protection and safeguarding concerns, both ‘real world’ and online, including mental health issues, self-harm and many other wellbeing concerns. MyConcern integrates seamlessly with all popular school and college MIS systems, is an Enterprise Partner of iSAMS and is SIMS chosen solution for safeguarding.Speak to MyConcern’s safeguarding experts upstairs on the main stage at the conference or pre-book your demonstration today! Book Demonstration

CBAC – 5 rheswm i ddefnyddio Banc Cwestiynau

Mae'r Banc Cwestiynau yn eich galluogi i adeiladu papur cwestiynau ar-lein yn rhad ac am ddim, a dyma'r cyntaf o'i fath yn y DU. Mae'n galluogi athrawon i greu papurau prawf wedi'u teilwra, sy'n debyg i arholiadau go iawn, o gronfa o hen gwestiynau arholiad.Pam defnyddio Banc Cwestiynau?1. Creu papur cwestiwn yn seiliedig ar anghenion eich dysgwyr. Gallwch ddefnyddio'r hidlydd uwch â'r swyddogaethau tag i chwilio am gwestiynau cyn-bapurau yn ôl pwnc, testun, haen, blwyddyn, tymor neu farciau am bob cwestiwn.2. Gweld Cynlluniau Marcio a Sylwadau Arholwyr. Mae pob cwestiwn wedi'i gysylltu'n uniongyrchol â'r cynllun marcio a sylwadau'r arholwyr ar gyfer y flwyddyn honno.3. Addasu eich papur. Gellir addasu pob un papur cwestiwn yn gyfan gwbl, a gellir eu creu mewn ychydig o funudau. Gallwch bersonoli'r dudalen flaen ar gyfer eich papur, dewis a dethol cwestiynau o amrywiol flynyddoedd, llusgo a gollwng cwestiynau i newid trefn y cwestiynau ac ychwanegu neu ddileu cwestiynau yn hawdd.4. Defnyddio yn yr ystafell ddosbarth neu gartref. Mae'r adnodd hwn yn addas ar gyfer profion diwedd y wers, gweithgareddau adolygu neu waith cartref. Gall eich myfyrwyr adeiladu eu papurau eu hunain a phrofi eu cyd-ddisgyblion.5. Mae cwestiynau'n cael eu diweddaru bob tymor. Mae ein tîm adnoddau yn gweithio'n galed i sicrhau bod y Banc Cwestiynau yn cael ei ddiweddaru bob tymor gyda phynciau a chwestiynau newydd.Rhowch gynnig ar yr adnodd hwn am ddim heddiw! Rydym ni wedi creu tiwtorial fideo a chanllaw ar-lein i'ch cynorthwyo i greu papur cwestiwn pwrpasol a chynllun marcio cysylltiedig mewn munud!Welwn ni chi yn y Sioe Dewch i'n gweld yn y Sioe Addysg Genedlaethol ar 13eg Hydref, lle byddwn yn arddangos yr adnodd cyffrous hwn ynghyd â'n hystod lawn o adnoddau rhad ac am ddim.​​

CBAC – Adolygiad Arholiad Ar-lein (AAA)

Mae AAA yn adnodd am ddim arloesol a rhyngweithiol i helpu athrawon i wella safonau yn yr ystafell ddosbarth.Mae'r adnodd hwn yn dwyn ynghyd data cyffredinol, cwestiynau arholiad, cynlluniau marcio a sylwadau arholwr, a fydd yn eich arwain drwy adolygiad o gwestiynau arholiad. Mae'r manteision yn cynnwys:· canllawiau ar gyfer athrawon i werthuso data, gan gydnabod cryfderau a gwendidau· mynediad i ddeunyddiau pob pwnc perthnasol ar gyfer athrawon sy'n addysgu nifer o bynciau· gwybodaeth werthfawr ar gyfer athrawon sydd newydd gymhwyso· sail ar gyfer trafodaethau mewn adrannau a chyfarfodydd rhanbarthol· darpariaeth ar y we, gyda'r opsiwn i argraffu ar gyfer gweithgareddau ar bapur· adnodd rhyngweithiol i asesu effeithiolrwyddRhowch dro ar yr adnodd hwn heddiw! Mae'r adnodd hwn ar gael i'w ddefnyddio heddiw, yn rhad ac am ddim. Rhowch gynnig arni!Welwn ni chi yn y Sioe Dewch i weld ni yn y Sioe Addysg Genedlaethol ar y 13eg o Hydref, lle byddwn yn arddangos yr adnodd hwn ynghyd â'n hystod lawn o adnoddau rhad ac am​

3 Weeks to Go: Seminars with 5 Spaces or Less!

​The National Education Show is an unmissable opportunity for anyone with an interest in education to hear the latest strategies and ideas from renowned educational experts and world-class speakers, for only £10 per seminar. Some of our seminars have already sold out and many are close to full capacity. Book your tickets HERE to reserve your space.These seminars have 5 spaces or less:- ‘Pob un yn Seren’ with Matthew McAvoy- ‘Middle Leadership: Succeeding in the ‘Engine Room’’ with Steve Garnett- ‘How to Develop Literacy and Numeracy Through the Digital Competency Framework’ with Alessio Bernadelli- ‘Gwella Deilliannau Llythrennedd a Rhifedd yn y Profion’ with Dewi Roberts- ‘Developing the Teaching Workforce for ALN’ with Alison Wilcox- ‘Creating a Coaching Culture in Schools’ with Charlie Warshawski- ‘Brave Leaders – Leading With Values’ with Dave Harris- ‘Adventures in Learning’ with Hywel Roberts- ‘STOMP-Style Body Percussion in the classroom’ with Ollie Tunmer- ‘Does STEM Engagement Work for You?’ with Cerian Angharad- ‘Introduction to Assessing & Teaching Social Skills’ with Alex Kelly- ‘Engaging the Disengaged (Teaching and Learning) with Lisa Jane Ashes​

Speaker Spotlight: Sarah Lynn

We're back with a guest post by Sarah Lynn from Stonewall Cymru. Her seminar, 'Creating an Inclusive Environment: An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People', will run from 2-3pm at The National Education Show. Book your tickets to her seminar HERE.Stonewall’s school report 2017 found that 54% of students in Wales still experience bullying based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. This is higher than any other area of the Britain, and there is an urgent need for schools, teachers and education providers to tackle these incidents.The effects of bullying in school are well documented. Attainment, attendance and wellbeing all suffer, and many students go on to change their education and career plans as a result. Our research shows that the majority of lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people have self-harmed. As shocking as we may find that, young people are not at all surprised. Most will tell you that when teachers witness HBT bullying they do not respond.Teachers, universities, colleges and schools all have a duty to protect and safeguard their students. However, when it comes to protecting and supporting LGBT students, many don’t know where to begin. The topics of gender identity and sexual orientation have for so long been taboo, and even actively discouraged in schools, it is not a surprise that when it comes to HBT bullying, most don’t know what to do. Foreign terminology, fear of backlash from parents and uncertainty around resources are just a few of the barriers that we know teachers face.Since 2009, Stonewall has been working to break down these barriers. We provide training and resources to teachers to increase their confidence in tackling HBT bullying when it happens, and give them the skills to create inclusive environments in their schools. During this time we have seen some great successes with schools doing some amazing work, and have amassed a large amount of best practice.In my seminar at the National Education day, I will be sharing this best practice with you, taking attendees through some of our first steps on how to support LGBT students, and the benefits this can have for teachers, students, lecturers, and the entire education community.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Careers Wales

Here's the Exhibitor Spotlight from Careers Wales! Come along to our exhibition to find out more about their great services; book your free tickets HERE.Careers WalesStand 2@CareersWales and @GyrfaCymruwww.careerswales.comCareers Wales is funded by the Welsh Government. We provide free and impartial careers information and support for anyone making education or employment decisions. We are here to help people make realistic career plans and decisions, to move into the right training, further learning or employment opportunities.​Recently described as world class”* our services encourage the development of aspirations and equip people with the skills they need to manage their career. We help people understand the changing jobs market and to acquire new skills to take full advantage of the opportunities open to them. We provide access to high quality information and online resources to enable people to make informed and confident decisions.​*(Prof Tony Watts OBE)​Mae Gyrfa Cymru yn cael ei ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru. Rydym yn darparu gwybodaeth a chymorth gyrfaoedd diduedd, am ddim i unrhyw un sy’n gwneud penderfyniadau ynghylch addysg neu gyflogaeth. Rydym yma i helpu pobl i wneud cynlluniau a phenderfyniadau gyrfa realistig, gan symud ymlaen i’r hyfforddiant cywir, addysg bellach neu gyfleoedd cyflogaeth.​Disgrifiwyd ein gwasanaethau’n ddiweddar fel rhai “o’r radd flaenaf”* ac maent yn annog datblygu dyheadau a rhoi’r sgiliau sydd eu hangen ar bobl i reoli eu gyrfa. Rydym yn helpu pobl i ddeall y farchnad swyddi sy’n newid a meithrin sgiliau newydd er mwyn manteisio i’r eithaf ar y cyfleoedd sydd ar gael. Rydym yn sicrhau bod gwybodaeth ac adnoddau ar-lein o ansawdd uchel ar gael er mwyn galluogi pobl i wneud penderfyniadau cytbwys a hyderus.​*(Yr Athro Tony Watts OBE)

Exhibitor Spotlight: Schoolzine

​Our latest Exhibitor Spotlight features Schoolzine! Come along to our school products exhibition to meet them; book your free tickets HERE.SchoolzineStand 89@SchoolzineUK​Schoolzine is your only complete platform for school and parent engagement. Our platform is mainly targeted towards improving relationships between schools and parents as well as offering many immediate and long term cost saving benefits.The platform has four feature-packed main components: the eNewsletter, live news-stream, app and website creation. Each service has a heap of functionality including unlimited video and image galleries, Google translate, surveys, a dynamic calendar, parents' evening bookings, online forms and digital signatures to name but a few.In addition, schools love our Control Centre, where they can distribute unlimited notifications to individuals, groups or the entire community through multiple channels. These can be secure and confidential.The platform is multi device friendly and parents and teachers absolutely love it. You might like to take a look at our website: would be great to talk to you about how your school could benefit from our service. Come and visit our stand, where we can show you how the platform works, or call 0800 0699695 for a free, no obligation demo.

Seminarau Iaith Gymraeg yn Gwneud Addysg Hygyrch i Bawb yn yr Arddangosfa Addysg Mwyaf yng Nghymru

​Ynghyd â'n hamrywiaeth helaeth o seminarau ysbrydoledig addysgol ac ymgysylltiol ar gyfer Hydref 13eg, rydym hefyd wedi sicrhau ein bod yn cynnwys detholiad o seminarau drwy gyfrwng Gymraeg ar gyfer y digwyddiad, er mwyn sicrhau bod ein digwyddiad yn addas i bawb ledled Cymru.Mae fersiwn Cymraeg o’n safwe ar gael os ydych chi'n siarad Cymraeg, trwy glicio ar y faner yn y gornel uchaf ar y wefan - lle gallwch ddod o hyd i fanylion i'n holl seminarau Cymraeg.Sylwer: Llefydd cyfyngedig sydd ar gael yn ein seminarau Cymraeg, archebwch yn gynnar i osgoi siomedigaeth.Beth sydd ymlaen...Bydd aelodau'r tîm CBAC yn cyflwyno detholiad o seminarau Cymraeg ar bynciau fel Bagloriaeth Cymru a defnyddio adnoddau CBAC ar gyfer cymwysterau diwygiedig yng Nghymru.Ochr yn ochr â hwy, mae gennym Einir Williams, Pennaeth mewn gofal yn Ysgol Manod, a fydd yn cyflwyno seminar ar ‘Camau i ddatblygu Meddwl Twf yn yr ystafell ddosbarth’ - damcaniaeth addysgu arloesol sy'n datblygu erioed.Bydd Matthew McAvoy, ymgynghorydd addysg, yn cyflwyno "Pob un yn Seren", drwy ganolbwyntio ar ddatblygu creadigrwydd a mynegiant myfyrwyr trwy symud, drama a mwynhad o fewn gwersi.Bydd Dewi Roberts a Delyth Haf Roberts, Ymgynghorwyr Addysg o gwmni Meddwl Dysgu Herio, yn cyflwyno sgwrs yn ymwneud â ‘gwella canlyniadau mewn profion llythrennedd a rhifedd’.Felly, os mai drwy iaith Gymraeg rydych yn awyddus i ddysgu a datblygu eich sgiliau - edrychwch ar yr hyn sydd gennym i'w gynnig ar ein tudalen seminar ac archebu tocynnau ar ein tudalen eventbrite.Edrychwn ymlaen i’ch gweld ym mis Hydref!Tîm Sioe Addysg Cenedlaethol​​​​​   

NES Exhibition Overview Part Two!

We're back this week with a summary of our next batch of exhibitors and the products they will be showcasing in October. Recruitment, Staffing and TrainingIf you’re looking to recruit or upskill teaching staff, The National Education Show is the right event to attend. Our exhibitors offer a range of services, including high-quality consultancy and training to improve teaching practices, provision of highly experienced supply teachers to maintain quality of teaching during staff absences, and health and safety courses to ensure your school is compliant with legislation. Talk to our exhibitors and find out how they can provide your educational establishment with the best personnel and training available. Including:​Ajuda Training ServicesNSMTC Training and ConsultancyEryrNew DirectionsThink, Learn, ChallengeeTeachCollective Learning Teach Ethica Apollo Teaching Teaching PersonnelTeaching Continua Educ8 TrainingImpact Matters Teaching Support, Guidance and UnionsWe have some big names showcasing a wide range of teaching support services. Get all the support and guidance you need from teachers’ unions, examination boards, qualifications regulators, SEND/ALN organisations, and online communities. Don’t miss the chance to speak to the WJEC team to learn more about their resources and support services for teachers. Including:WJECNASUWTNasenNUTEdComs TeachersSchools Advisory Service Educate ServicesVoice CymruEducation 101Qualifications Wales Pupil Support, Guidance and Further TrainingWe’re proud to host some fantastic companies and organisations that provide student support in the form of mental health and behavioural services, careers advice, education training, and more. Whatever your students' learning or career ambitions, our exhibitors offer great ways of helping them to realise and achieve their goals.  Lightbulb Education Solutions Skills ForceNational Handwriting AssociationCareers WalesBig Ideas Wales The Cambian Group The Centre for Child Mental HealthUniversity of Wales Trinity St DavidMilitary Preparation College for TrainingPrince's Trust  Practical School RequirementsFind solutions to all your school’s practical requirements at The National Education Show. Our exhibitors specialise in a multitude of services, including financial advice, school photos, drain care, minibus leasing, book protection, document storage, and portable staging. Visit the exhibition and discover how their products can aid in the smooth and effective running of the many aspects of school life. Bentley Walker MinibusesMetrorod Drainage Systems Fiona Scott Media ConsultancyThe Maltings Document Storage KPC Book Protection PS Financials Wesleyan Bank Stage Systems Colorfoto

NES Exhibition Overview Part One!

Free Exhibition Tickets Here Are you looking for ways to improve your educational establishment, develop teaching practices, or aid student development? From high-quality lesson plans to innovative software solutions, all schools and organisations are sure to find their ideal product at one of the 135 stands at The National Education Show. We've got so much on offer, that we've split our overview into two parts! Here are some of the products our exhibitors are offering:  Teaching and Learning ResourcesEncouraging students’ ability and enthusiasm to learn can be as simple as finding the right resource. Several of our exhibitors offer products that promote literacy, numeracy and other essential skills by making the learning experience fun and accessible. Whether it’s learning to tell the time or gaining knowledge in GCSE subject areas, your students can benefit from resources like online games, activities, worksheets, videos and apps. Our exhibitors also offer lesson plans, presentations, and assessment tools to help teachers deliver excellent, curriculum-based lessons. Exhibitors Include: Lexia UKGCSE PodCornerstones EducationNessyEasy Read Time TeacherRen Learn Jigsaw PSHE Primary Science Teaching TrustLearn Thru MusicSpeechLink Multimedia Twinkl Cymru​ Equipment, furniture and suppliesOur exhibitors cover all aspects of school equipment and supplies. Playground equipment, stationery, sports kits, furniture, exercise books, papers, sound systems, furniture - there are too many to list! Ensure that your school is equipped to the best standards; chat to our exhibitors to see how their products would suit your needs.​ Including: Projector Lamps for SchoolsSnopakeYC SportsESPOCoomber AudioYPO School Planner CompanyMinistry of FurnitureCommunity PlaythingsSafeSpaces School Trips and Fun Class IdeasAdd some variety to the school year with school trips to fun and educational sites. Whether you’d like to inspire your students through science, history, or outdoor activities, our exhibitors will have just the right trip for your school.We also have a range of fun classroom ideas including music, movement and more! Add some excitement to your lessons with some of their great resources.  Including:TechniquestFunk Feet Music Big Learning CompanyUpbeat Music and ArtsRock UK Summit National Museum of Wales Technology SolutionsMake school life significantly easier with IT solutions from our exhibitors. Staff and student data tracking, visitor management, online appointment booking software, power management and document storage solutions are just a few of the services our exhibitors provide. Come along to the show to see how your school would benefit – many exhibitors will be offering web demos and free trials! Including:​My Concern SafeguardingPupil AssetTASC Software LtdSchool Cloud Systems LapsafeinVentry Ltd  Circle IT CEMETThe MaltingsInnovative Technology SolutionsEdukey Publishing Houses, Reading and TextbooksWe also have a selection of publishing houses, reading books and textbooks on offer to stock up your school bookshelves. You can have a chance to flick through a large range of them before you make a choice, much better than bulk buying online. Have a chat to them and see if they have any show exclusive discounts at their stands! Including: Prim Ed PublishingPhonic BooksOxford University Press Bite PublishingHodder Books  We'll be back next week with a summary of our remaining exhibitors including recruitment, training and much more! 

Exhibitor Spotlight: Welcome to the Cornerstones curriculum

"The planning of the curriculum is extremely thorough and builds systematically on pupils’ previous knowledge.”Ysgol Y Bynea Estyn Report, January 2017Cornerstones Curriculum OnlineCornerstones Curriculum online is a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the requirements of the Welsh national curriculum and the four purposes. Easily accessible, Cornerstones Curriculum is flexible enough to meet the needs of any school and the changing landscape of education in Wales.Keeping things broad and balancedThe Cornerstones curriculum provides schools with over 80 Imaginative Learning Projects that include Welsh History and Culture. Each project is organised in areas of learning and experience and provide schools with comprehensive coverage of the national curriculum programmes of study.Resourcing your curriculumAll of our curriculum projects are housed online. Each has its own set of resources and includes videos, texts, picture cards, glossaries, information sheets and much, much more.Digital Competence FrameworkEach project has a designated ‘expanded' task that develops aspects of DCF. These activities include detailed ‘steps to success’, evaluation questions and suggested software which is either available via the Welsh HWB or free to use online. We have also created DCF safety sessions to help teachers deliver some of the skills from the Citizenship strand of the DCF. Use these as session starters, short PSE lessons or even as starting points for assemblies.Enriching your curriculumTo help schools enrich their provision further we’ve created a range of additional materials. These include Love to Investigate (Science), Love to Read (Reading at KS 2) and Love to celebrate (RE).​Come and meet usIf you want to find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum, then come and meet us on stand 118 – 119.

Welsh Language Seminars Available at The National Education Show!

Order Your Tickets Here Today! Along with our huge range of inspiring and engaging educational seminars lined up for 13th October, we've also made sure to include a selection of Welsh Language seminars for the event, to ensure that our event is accessible to all across Wales.If you are a Welsh speaker, you can access the Welsh version of our website by clicking the flag in the top corner - where you can find details to all of our Welsh language seminars.Please note: There is limited availability on our Welsh seminars, please book early to avoid disappointment.What's On...Members of the WJEC/CBAC team will present a selection of Welsh seminars on topics such as Welsh Baccalaureate and using WJEC resources for reformed qualifications in Wales.Alongside them we have Einir Williams, Acting Head Teacher of Ysgol Manod, who will present a seminar on "Steps to develop Growth Mindset in the classroom" - an innovative and ever-developing teaching theory.Matthew McAvoy, education consultant, will present "All Stars" which will focus on developing students' creativity and expression through movement, drama and enjoyment within lessons.Dewi Roberts and Delyth Haf Roberts, Education Consultants from Think Learn Challenge, will present a talk concerning "Improving outcomes in literacy and numeracy tests".So, if your preferred language to learn and develop your skills is Welsh - then please take a look at what we have to offer on our seminar page and order tickets at our eventbrite page.Looking forward to seeing you in October!

NES Featured in Wales Online This Week!

We're on the Real School's Guide section of the Wales Online website today! Check it out here.  Also congratulations to all of the schools who worked hard for their ranking - some great results! 

2 Months Until The National Education Show – What To Expect!

The countdown for The National Education Show is down into double digits now - just 73 days to go, so just over 2 months left! And the day is set to be absolutely huge for education, Wales and further afield. Here we'll re-cap what we have lined up, things to do and what to expect on 13th October at the City Hall.  Tickets Available Here 40 + Seminars, huge range of topics covered.  We have a packed programme of seminars running throughout the day from 9:30am - 5:30pm, covering an extensive range of topics listed to the right. We have tried to make our programme as broad as possible to cover all age ranges and struggles, challenges or concerns teachers may face. Our 2017 headline speaker is Darcey Bussell, CBE, Judge of Strictly Come Dancing and previously Head of The Royal Ballet. Darcey will present a seminar on "Advocating Physical and Dance Fitness in Schools" and will be available throughout the day to chat about her new youth dance company, Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX). Other notable speakers include Derek Redmond & Naomi Riches, sporting legends from 400m sprint and Paralympic Rowing respectively. Nina Jackson, Matthew McAvoy, Big Learning Company, WJEC, NASEN, and many more speakers lined up.See a full list of seminars HERE.  Selection of Topics:Mental Health, Behaviour & WellbeingNumeracy & Literacy ​STEM SubjectsQualification ReformsLeadership & Management SEND/ALN Fun & Inspirational Class IdeasTeaching Styles and PedagogiesDance FitnessResilience & Stress Management School Products and Supplies Showcase - over 100 companies! The two large halls in the building, covering both floors, will be home to the school products, resources and supplies exhibition - with over 100 companies exhibiting their best at the show.There will be plenty of opportunities to network, chat and discuss features of the products with their staff and possibly have trials and testers at their stands. Many companies will have show-exclusive deals and discounts for you to take home and test for a few weeks or months such as Month Free Trials and Discount Codes.We've secured such a large range of different products, listed right, that we're sure you'll be able to find the piece of equipment or selection of resources you've been searching for.A full list of our exhibitors can be found HERE. Our Exhibition will feature: Technology, Audio & Visual Equipment. Youth projects - Careers Wales, Big Ideas Wales, Prince's Trust, Skill Force UK etc. Stationery, planners & textbooksLesson Planning Aids, Resources and MediaTraining & RecruitmentPlayground Equipment & Classroom FurnitureSchool Trips/Days Out ​So, if you have yet to order your free ticket for our exhibition, or our reasonably-priced seminars for £10 each - it's time to hurry up and get booking!Our seminars are selling out daily - so avoid disappointment and get booking you places HERE.

Seminar Added: How safe is your school? How to deal with a school fire, keeping your staff and pupils safe in an emergency.

Our aim in hosting The National Education Show is to ensure that schools are supplied with the knowledge and resources to maintain high standards in every aspect of school life. In light of the recent Grenfell Tower disaster, we realised the need to inform teachers of Fire Safety to ensure that in the situation of a fire staff know how to get everybody out of the building safely. In emergencies every second can be crucial, so it’s a smart move to make sure that all staff have a basic level of Fire Safety Knowledge.Read the seminar description and further details below.  Book Tickets For 40+ Seminars Here  How safe is your school? How to deal with a school fire, keeping your staff and pupils safe in an emergency. 11:00 - 12:00pm, Room E.Mike will be looking at precautionary measures within a school environment. He will be demonstrating how to keep your school safe and prevent any potential fire hazards. He will also be talking you through the importance of a safe escape plan, the use of fire extinguishers and dealing with the aftermath of a school fire. Although the number of school fires has been in decline since 2001 (from 1600 to 600 per year), dealing with the immediate aftermath and the longer-term issues relating to school fires can be devastating for staff, students and parents alike. For example, casualties, school closures or relocations. SpeakerMike Pratt, retired fireman, professional trainer for Ajuda Ltd.​About MikeAfter serving 30 years in the fire service, Mike continues to spread his wealth of knowledge training schools, colleges and corporate organisations on the importance of maintaining a safe environment. He also teaches fully accredited Fire Marshall courses via Ajuda Training Academy. Mike’s knowledge and advice is incredible, and he continues to save lives, this time through his knowledge and his prevention-is-better-than-cure approach to fire safety.​​ The costs of a fire within a school can be significant. While financial costs may be great, the cost to the community can be even greater. It is for this reason that Ajuda works with schools to provide advice and guidance on how to protect students and staff from the potentially devastating effects of fire.To keep students and staff safe from fire, it’s important that schools:know how to avoid hazards and keep themselves safe from fireare informed about and comply with fire safety legislationcomplete a fire risk assessmentAll schools are different. They have different layouts and occupancies, and some schools may also have pupils and/or members of staff with special needs.Therefore, each school must develop its own procedures for managing fire safety. When developing this, schools should give full consideration to all of the key issues presented in the seminar. 

CBAC- Mae ein hadnoddau yn cynorthwyo athrawon i ddarparu gwersi cyffrous a diddorol

Mae ein hadnoddau yn cynorthwyo athrawon i ddarparu gwersi cyffrous a diddorolYn ystod y Sioe Addysg Genedlaethol, byddwn yn arddangos ystod o adnoddau digidol sy'n rhad ac am ddim, wedi'u cynllunio'n benodol ar gyfer athrawon sy'n cyflwyno ein cyfres o gymwysterau diwygiedig.Beth sydd ar gaelAdnoddau digidol i gefnogi dysgu TGAU a Safon Uwch diwygiedigMae cyfoeth o adnoddau ar gael i herio myfyrwyr a datblygu'r meddwl er mwyn mynd i'r afael â rhai o'r amcanion asesu newydd.Banc CwestiynauAdnodd sy'n eich galluogi i greu papur cwestiynau gan ddefnyddio rhai o'r miloedd o gwestiynau o gyn bapurau CBAC. Gallwch hefyd ychwanegu sylwadau arholwyr a chynlluniau marcio i'ch papur. Gall hwn fod yn weithgaredd ystafell ddosbarth neu ffordd o adolygu defnyddiol.Adolygiad arholiad Ar-LeinMae AAA yn adnodd rhyngweithiol arloesol sydd wedi ei gynllunio i helpu athrawon i wella safonau yn yr ystafell ddosbarth. Mae'r adnodd yn cyfuno data cyffredinol, cwestiynau arholiad, cynlluniau marcio a sylwadau arholwr.Darganfod mwyGellir defnyddio ein hadnoddau fel rhan o weithgareddau'r ystafell ddosbarth neu fel cymhorthion adolygu, i ysbrydoli a datblygu dysgwyr.Fe fydd gennym stondin yn y sioe felly dewch i ymweld â ni yn Rhif 86 yr Ardal Arddangos, er mwyn i ni eich arwain drwy'r adnoddau neu ateb unrhyw gwestiynau sydd gennych. Am ragor o wybodaeth am ein hadnoddau, beth am gael cip ar ein gwefan? Yn y cyfamser, rhowch gynnig ar ymchwilio'r ystod o adnoddau sydd ar gael ar ein gwefan adnoddau|

Exhibitor Spotlight: WJEC – Our resources help teachers deliver exciting and engaging lessons

At The National Education Show, we'll be showcasing the range of free digital resources, specifically designed for teachers delivering our suite of reformed qualifications.What's available?Digital resources to support the delivery of reformed GCSEs and A levels A wealth of resources to challenge learners and develop thinking in order to address some of the new assessment objectives.Question BankA tool which allows the creation of practice question papers from thousands of WJEC past paper questions. This, along with an accompanying mark scheme and examiner's comments can be a useful classroom or revision activity.Online Exam ReviewOER is an innovative, interactive resource designed to help teachers improve standards in the classroom. The tool brings together general data, exam questions, mark schemes and examiner comments.Find out moreOur resources can be used as part of classroom activities or as revision aids, to inspire and develop learners.We'll be showcasing these exciting resources at Stand 86 in the Exhibition Area and look forward to seeing you. In the meantime, start exploring the range of resources available on our Digital Resources |

Our Most Popular Seminars Have Doubled in Size – 100 SEATS ADDED!

Tickets Here Due to phenomenal demand at some of our seminars, we have re-jigged our event and moved things around at The National Education Show to accommodate more visitors! We are now using the Ferrier Suite of Cardiff City Hall, which seats 200 people. All of our sold out seminars have been boosted with a hundred more seats.These seminars have proven to be extremely popular, and will likely sell out again before the event. It's a good idea to book your place as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  The following seminars have been increased and are now back on sale on Eventbrite and on our paper booking form:Please refer to our Seminars page to learn more about each seminar.   Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools - There isn't a plaster for that! Nina Jackson The Curious Case of ASD and ADHD Fin O'regan How to praise pupils to improve motivation, self-esteem and resilience. Nicola S Morgan Using pupil voice to support improved teachingGareth Coombes    Managing Stress and Building Resilience - I'm Stressed Get Me Out of Here!Nicola S Morgan

TEACHMEET: Come along to our FREE afternoon session!

Our afternoon session of The National Education Show will include a free Teach Meet session. Below is a message from the organiser, Alessio from CollaboratEd, to tell you all about the session and what to expect. To sign up for the TeachMeet session, follow the button below.  Sign Up to Teach Meet What is a TeachMeet?A TeachMeet is an informal gathering for those of us who are enthusiastic about learning and teaching and who are keen to share ideas. Everyone is invited to share approaches they have trailed in their classrooms, examples of good practice and to ask questions, or simply to soak up all the ideas and atmosphere.The focus of our TeachMeet is Identifying & Supporting future entrepreneurs in the classroom, but we are interested to hear about any good practice in education. So, if you have some great ideas and you want to show how you are implementing them in your classroom/school, we would really really love to hear you! We are organising this event with the help of FSB South Wales, who have kindly agreed to sponsor the event.The main point of a TeachMeet is to hear stories about learning from teachers and other education professionals. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and gaining a whole bucket load of networking to boot! To work, it needs people to sign up to give short presentations; presentations can last for 2, or 7, minutes and can include demonstrations or visual aids as appropriate.If you have done something exciting with one of your classes recently or if you would like to come along and watch, sign up below and come along. Open to all with an interest in education in Wales and beyond (both Primary and Secondary).Our Keynote Speaker!Our Keynote Speaker for the event is Melvin Byles, Chairman of the Federation of Small Business, who will kick the event off with some insight into ‘Seeking and developing future entrepreneurs in schools’.Engage on TwitterBefore, during and after the event make sure you use the Twitter hash tag #TMCymru to engage with us, share links and great things you see and like at the event!

Some Seminars SOLD OUT at The National Education Show!

Three of our engaging and inspiring seminars have completely sold out, and there are a few more with limited availability.  Nina Jackson's "Mental Health and Wellbeing", Gill Ellis' "Pupil Participation in Primary Context" and Alessio Bernardelli's "Developing Literacy and Numeracy through Digital Competency Framework" are now full!  Avoid Disappointment, Click Here and Book Now!  And these seminars below all have less than 20 spaces remaining:Make sure that you've booked your tickets to these brilliant seminars to avoid disappointment, they will be sold out this month and once they're gone, they're gone! 

Exhibitor Spotlight: 3P Learning

Our latest Exhibitor Spotlight features 3P Learning, who will be bringing along their great resources to the exhibition in October. Free tickets for the exhibition can be ordered HERE. 3P LearningStand 45@3PLearningwww.3plearning.com3P Learning is a leading provider of award-winning digital maths and literacy learning resources for schools. If you’re looking for new resources to captivate and engage your students and improve results, please come and say hello!Mathletics is a digital maths resource used by thousands of schools across the UK. It is proven to increase levels of pupil engagement, confidence and motivation and to improve results in maths. Mathletics contains thousands of adaptive activities aligned to the UK curricula, printable eBooks, fun maths games and videos and interactive Rich Learning Tasks, providing a deep learning experience for students. Mathletics helps students to make learning choices, seek help when they need it and reflect on their learning by being able to visually track their progress. The Mathletics Teacher Console provides live data, enabling quick and easy viewing of students’ progress and improvement. Teachers can easily assign targeted and personalised learning pathways to address the needs of every student.Spellodrome is an engaging digital resource that helps children to develop their spelling, writing and communication skills. It offers pre-populated curriculum-aligned word lists for KS1 and KS2 and word lists that can be customised from more than 10,000 words, to your own specific needs. Spellodrome also contains an extensive collection of worksheets; focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation. There are also fun and engaging activities based on your word lists, tools to develop writing skills and online standard benchmarking tests.Reading Eggs effectively helps children learn how to read and develop a love of reading. With an extensive range of engaging phonics and comprehension lessons, eBooks with comprehension tests, creative writing areas, a teacher toolkit with lesson plans, comprehensive reporting and ‘big books’, plus online spelling, punctuation and grammar games. Reading Eggs provides everything needed to raise the profile of reading and nurture high literacy standards.To find out more about our products and register for a free trial, come and see us on stand 45.We look forward to meeting you!

Speaker Spotlight: Helen Battelley on Dance and Movement Pedagody

Here's another Speaker Spotlight, featuring Helen Battelley from Music and Movement! Her seminar, Dance and Movement Pedagogy will run at 3:30-4:30pm at The National Education Show. You can order tickets to Helen's, or any other speaker's seminar here.Fundamentally, we were born to move, in infanthood the body teaches the brain, all learning comes from the body. Physical skills underpin ALL the aspects of a child’s physical and psychological needs; attachment, behaviour, confidence and social/cognitive development.‘The most intelligent person will not achieve more than his/her confidence allows’Esther Andrews (author – How to develop your child’s genius)So why do so many of us shy away from movement; Lack of experience, inhibitions, fear, limited space or not wanting to look ‘foolish’ in front of our peers? How would you answer?As EYFS practitioners we have the ability to multi task (on many levels!!), we are the ultimate improvisers, we wear the best adornments (pasta necklaces, glitter handprints!) and we have the best audience. The children in our settings are our biggest fans… let’s promote ‘movement’ and start a revolution of confident ‘movers’.During this seminar we will focus on ideas to stimulate movement and engage learners. Delegates will be inspired to move and hold a bank of creative ideas to stimulate learning and movement methodology within the EYFS framework.​

New Speakers Announced: Sporting Legends Derek Redmond and Naomi Riches!

We’ve added some great new key-note speakers to our line-up for The National Education Show in Cardiff including Derek Redmond and Naomi Riches.  Click here to book your places on Eventbrite or download a booking form by clicking here.Learn more about their seminar below.  Naomi Riches, MBEParalympic Rower Derek Redmond400m Champion  Naomi Riches is a former elite rower and has been a key driver in the development of para-rowing. Despite being diagnosed with a visual impairment at just eight weeks old, Naomi never let her disability stand in her way and she and her crew took the Gold medal to become Paralympic champions at London 2012. Prior to this, she claimed a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. During her career Naomi also won a staggering six world championship titles.Riches now works for Thomas as a trained associate. She is able to use her experience as a Paralympic athlete to help current and potential clients see how Thomas assessments can be used in their world, and has been instrumental in the development of a sports-specific PPA tool. British athlete Derek Redmond is best known for his heroic finish at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, which saw him hobble to complete the 400 metre sprint after tearing a hamstring. With his father’s arms around him and to a standing ovation, Redmond limped a lap of the track, saying later, ‘I don’t like to give up at anything’. The footage of those heart breaking five minutes is now world-famous and has been used for inspirational videos by Nike, Visa and the International Olympic Committee.During his career Redmond held the British record for the 400 metres sprint and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.Since retiring from athletics, Redmond has also played basketball for England and professionally for the Birmingham Bullets and has played competitive rugby union for Coventry RFC and Stow RFC. He is also a respected coach and advisor for international athletes.Redmond is currently a Thomas associate. “Raising aspirations through self- awareness by Harnessing different learning styles.” Differentiation Strategy Helping young people build self – awareness and identify the type of work for which they are suited. Greater personal understanding boosts confidence and self-worth, encouraging students to take ownership of their performance. Evidence shows the result is, improved attainment and behaviour. Classroom disruption is reduced and the learning environment enhanced, helping every student flourish. Thomas Behaviour assessment identifies natural strengths and motivators, which can help young people make informed decisions. Coupled with this is their preferred working style and the best way to communicate which will undoubtedly get the best out of the student and their class. Attendees will have the opportunity to carry out a behaviour assessments on the day.

INSET Days – Use Your Teacher Training Days to Their Biggest Advantage with The National Education Show!

Order Tickets Here Do you have INSET days to prepare for in 2017/18 academic year? Give your staff an INSET day they won’t forget in a hurry by booking tickets for over 40 seminars taking place at The National Education Show in October. The event runs for one day over 13th October 2017, with seminars on a massive range of topics such as Mental Health, Behaviour & Wellbeing, SEND and Management. A full list can be found here. Seminars are just £10 which includes full day access to the school supply exhibition also taking place. To see some of speakers mentioned on any other occasion and you could be looking at double the price – NES exclusive! It’s well worth considering using one of your 2017/18 INSET days on attending the event, as you’ll be supplying all of your staff with valuable and substantial knowledge on various topics, while guaranteeing that all staff members can attend. Visitors can select the CPD certificate most suitable for them on the day and can stay at the venue all day using the time for valuable networking, idea sharing and knowledge building amongst their teaching peers. The National Education Show also involves an educational supplies exhibition, where you and your staff can peruse through over 130 stands supplying products such as School Planners, IT Systems, Textbooks, PE Equipment, Interactive Whiteboards.... (this list goes on and on!) Some companies will be offering show exclusive discounts, so you could end up saving your school plenty of money if you find the right deal on a much sought-for product. The exhibition could also supply you with ideas and avenues you had left previously unexplored – take the chance!

Exhibitor Spotlight : KPC Book Protection Has You Covered!!

Our exhibition hall is filling up - we'll have 135 stands filled by October at this rate! Here's our latest Exhibitor Spotlight from KPC Book Protection Ltd! To visit our school supplies exhibition in October, order your free tickets HEREKPC Book Protection LtdStand's nothing more heart-breaking than handing out 30 brand-new copies of a Penguin Classic to your GCSE class, only to be returned a dozen dog-eared rags to you classroom in June! KPC understand your pain, and strive to ensure that every book is protected against the treacherous conditions of a whole year in school! Read more below to find out about their company and services 🙂  KPC was established in 1978 specialising in hardback book protection. We have now grown to be a market leader in the manufacture and supply of all book protection products with worldwide sales exceeding 5 million per year.As a manufacturer we can develop products to meet your needs. In-house expertise for designing and building tooling for our machines means that as the market changes or when you require bespoke products you can be confident that we will get it right.Our continuing commitment to our customers means you can reply on our friendly and efficient service and convenient ordering. Our no quibble guarantee means you can buy with complete confidence in our products.All products sold by KPC are made from high quality materials which are produced within Europe. All PVC used is 100% Phthalate-Free (non-carcinogenic) and conform to all EU standards and ISO.All PVC product and hardback covers are manufactured in the UK at our factory in Halifax. Any waste from the manufacturing process is fully recycled meaning there is very little impact on the environment.We are also able to offer you products from carefully selected partner companies that share our values for both high quality products and excellent customer service.Our dedication to setting the benchmark guarantees you a product of the highest calibre.Library books, text books and exercise books - we've got it covered!

One Team Logic are Headline Sponsor of The National Education Show 2017!!!

Welsh-based safeguarding company One Team Logic has been selected as the official headline sponsor of The National Education Show 2017 - and they are already working closely with the NES team to make October 13th an outstanding day for education in Wales! One Team Logic, based in Talbot Green in Pontyclun, are the creators of the ‘MyConcern®’ safeguarding software, which is specifically designed to enable school staff to record and manage all safeguarding and pastoral concerns in schools and colleges. MyConcern® ensures that all safeguarding concerns are efficiently recorded and dealt with swiftly and appropriately in a safe and secure environment.MyConcern® is used in nurseries, maintained schools, academies, independent schools, special schools, pupil referral units, academy trusts and colleges right across the UK. It is also widely used in British schools overseas including the Ministry of Defence Service Children’s Schools world-wide. In Wales MyConcern® is already a popular choice for schools in Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Swansea. The software is tailored to suit each individual school or establishment’s needs and enables teachers and other staff to report and manage a wide range of safeguarding issues including cyber-bullying, mental health issues, radicalisation, online grooming and many other wellbeing concerns. The system is easy to use and offers many useful features such as creating a safeguarding ‘Profile’ for each pupil, a ranking system to establish their ‘Level of Need’ and the ability to create a ‘Team Around the Child’ to ensure all relevant staff members are aware of the situation and their part in the solution. My Concern® is linked to each school’s Management Information System (MIS) to ensure that relevant school staff have access to the full picture of a child’s welfare, progress and achievements. The system also enables school leaders to securely share relevant information with trusted partners such as medical professionals and other caring professions. Two of One Team Logic’s directors, Martin Baker and Mike Glanville have extensive experience in both child and adult safeguarding, having previously working in five police forces across England and Wales, ultimately as Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable of Dorset Police. Martin and Mike are also experienced school governors, sharing fifteen years of voluntary service in both primary and secondary schools. Three years ago they combined their knowledge and experience with the software and information security expertise of their fellow director, Darryl Morton, to create MyConcern®. MyConcern® will be easy to find at the show, as they are exhibiting on the main stage of The National Education Show in the upper hall - and they can’t wait to introduce themselves! One Team Logic’s Managing Director Martin Baker said, “The range of safeguarding concerns being encountered by school staff have never been more complex, so having the opportunity to support those staff through The National Education Show is a great privilege. The fact that MyConcern® is ‘Made in Wales’ makes the Show particularly special for us”. The National Education Show is a new event, taking place for the first time in Cardiff, but it is already set to be one of the biggest days of the year for education in Wales and the South West of England! We’re predicted approx 4,000 delegates on the day, who will be travelling to Cardiff to visit our school supplies exhibition and get involved in several of the 40 engaging seminars on offer. With many of our seminars focusing on safeguarding schools, pupil behaviour and mental health, our partnership with One Team Logic is a perfect match! We can’t wait to see you there! To book your free ticket to attend the Show, please click HERE! 

Speaker Spotlight: Alison Delaney

Hello! Hope everyone had a fab Easter and is feeling refreshed for the rest of the school year! We're back with another Speaker Spotlight, this time from Alison Delaney, motivational speaker, author and founder of Little Bird.Many reports have highlighted the alarming research that our children lose faith in their own abilities as young as six years old. It's also with alarming regularity that these emotional limiting beliefs continue to hold us back into adult life.With this in mind, surely the importance of building confidence and self-belief in our children is a priority. In this workshop, we'll explore how subconscious conditioning and external influences have impacted our belief mechanisms, how our perceptions as adults will damage or develop self-esteem in our children and how the ability to dream enhances strategies for success.The first 20 people to register a copy of Alison's book and all workshop attendees will be entered into a draw to receive a Dreams workshop for 30 children in your school. A Word from Alison                   ​Hi I’m Alison and I think you guys rock!I believe many of our teachers are the unsung heroes of our time, yet we have a culture that persists on pointing the finger of blame to avoid facing our own failings.Although we have differing titles, we all have feelings and I’m regularly met with the disillusionment of what the school system has become. Many of the teachers I have the pleasure of working with are being taken more and more away from the very reason they became a teacher in the first place. We’re experiencing too many brilliant leaders in the field leaving because they can’t see a way back to their passion.Our workshops create an environment for teachers to explore and dream, as well as the children; re-connecting them to the love they have for their calling.This seminar will support a refreshing perspective on the way we interact with ourselves and those around us and, more specifically, our children.It will be interactive, explorative and support the valuable insights of our inner child. You’ll even walk away with a copy of my book to help you re-claim your dream, and the possibility of having a Dreams Workshop for 30 of your children.I’m excited to meet you so bring an open mind and a pure heart.To find out more about my project Little Bird, visit

Exhibitor Spotlight: Easy Read Time Teacher

With 135 exhibitors set to attend The  National Education Show in Cardiff this year, it's going to be a great event! Joining us in October (6 months to go!!) will be Easy Read Time Teacher, an early years and primary resource to aid children to tell the time. To order your free delegate ticket to visit our school supplies and products exhibition, click HEREEasyRead Time TeacherStand 61@EasyReadTimewww.easyreadtimeteacher.comEasyRead Time Teacher make working wall clocks, watches and classroom resources that help children learn to tell the time. Using their innovative step by step teaching methods and clear clock face designs most children, including those with learning difficulties, can quickly grasp this essential life skill and to meet the requirements for time in the KS1 and KS2 Maths Curriculum.EasyRead Time Teacher offers the perfect solution for teaching children of all ages and abilities to tell the time. Our integrated range of products includes working wall clocks for the classroom and playground; hands-on time teaching resources for teachers and students; and children’s wrist watches. Our unique clock designs and simple but effective teaching systems enable children to quickly master this essential life skill; and to meet the requirements for time in the KS1 and KS2 Maths Curriculum.This year we're showcasing our 24hr Classroom Clock and 24h Playground Clock, as well as the EasyRead Classroom Set, which includes everything a teacher needs to introduce the concept of time.​Come and visit us at Stand 61 and let us show you our simple and effective time-teaching methods in action

Early Bird Seminar Tickets: Everything You Need to Know.

If you weren't aware that our early bird seminar offer was ending in just two days (31st March) then where have you been!? We've made enough noise about it, and here's a final warning!  In two days the price for all of our seminars will double in price to £10 - and will remain that price until the event. If you've just heard the news, and want to know more about getting your hands on some of our seminar tickets, here's everything you'll need to know.When and where?The event as a whole will run from 9am - 5pm, Friday 13th October 2017 in Cardiff City Hall. Cardiff is easily accessible from the M4, and the City Hall is in the heart of the beautiful city. It is a short walk from the train and bus links, too. The times of individual seminars can be found on the seminars page HERE, or in our delegate brochure HERE. Seminars will run for around 30 minutes each, and will run once an hour from 9 until 5. All in all we have around 40 seminars to choose from! What's involved?The event is split into two elements: the seminars and the exhibitions. It is completely free to enter the city hall and visit our exhibition, where you will be able to browse a selection of school related services and products, network and meet new people. We have over 135 exhibitors on the day, including WJEC, National Museum of Wales, Phonic Books, Community Playthings and a whole load more. Within our seminars we have a huge range of topics being covered, so something should surely suit your interest. To find out details of an individual seminar or speaker, visit the speakers or seminars page to learn more. Once you have attended your seminar you are welcome to join us in the exhibition hall. How much will it cost to attend?If you book now, each seminar will cost £5 each to attend. It is free to enter the city hall. From 1st April 2017 each seminar will cost £10, so if you were hoping to attend many it would be very cost effective to reserve your space now. There will be limited free parking near the city hall, but nearby NCP car-parks are reasonably priced at around £7 for the whole day. There will be light refreshments available at the city hall at a small price and plenty of nearby shops and restaurants. How do I book?If you think you're ready to get booking, you can either book through our eventbrite page HERE, or click HERE to download a seminar booking form, which can be posted back to us at 15 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5DP. Closer to the event we will be emailing all visitors with a brief reminder of what to expect on the day. Can't wait to see you all in October! 

Comic Relief: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

On Friday 24th March, The National Education Show team joined with our good friends at Ajuda Training to raise money for Comic Relief and celebrate Red Nose Day. Comic Relief have raised a phenomenal £73million which is distributed around the world's most disadvantaged areas and some of the poorest areas in the UK through social support, medicine and education among many other things. The National Education Show are proud to have helped raise funds for a brilliant cause.  ​Managing director, Dawn, chose the theme of "Mad Hatters Tea Party" (very suited to our office!) and the team chipped in our money, brought in tasty treats and dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters to support the important work that Comic Relief do. Although we are a small team we are very proud that we managed to raise approximately £50 for the cause and can't wait to take part in more fundraising activities as a team.Check out some of our pictures here!

Exhibitor Spotlight: School Cloud Systems introducing System Noson Rieni (Parents Evening System) in Welsh

Today's Exhibitor Spotlight features School Cloud Systems, who would like to introduce their new Welsh based product, System Noson Rieni, designed to make Parents evenings run smoothly. They'll be at stand 20 in October.  School Cloud System Stand We’re very excited to announce that Parents Evening System can now be used by parents natively in their Welsh language.The Parents Evening System is the market leading online appointment booking software that allows parents to book online to see their child's teachers at the parents' evening. It's loved by parents and trusted by over 1800 schools worldwide to manage millions of appointments.Setting up the system is easy since we can sync your data from the leading school management systems (such as SIMS, RM Integris, Facility, iSAMS, Bromcom, Scholarpack and more)Drop by stand 20 for a web demo and to request a free trial of the Parents Evening System. Alternatively go to for more information or call us on 0333 344 3403.​

Exhibitor Spotlight: Lightbulb Education Solutions on Tackling Mental Health Struggles

Lightbulb Education 22​"One in four people has a mental disorder at some point in their life, with an annual cost of £105bn."(The Department of Health)"Young people are affected disproportionately with more than 50% of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 18."(BBC News) The positive teaching and training services from Lightbulb Education Solutions focus on developing knowledge, skills and attributes of wellbeing that are key to the PSHE curriculum and student wellbeing programmes.Our courses and activities are designed to give young people a solution focused toolkit to deal with personal issues and life challenges today, tomorrow and ongoing. “We realise that stress and stress-related symptoms can prevent people from performing to the best of their ability and can affect their general health and wellbeing.”Estyn (Managing Stress and Wellbeing in the Workplace)"More than two-thirds of respondents considered quitting the profession in the past year! Workload was the top concern, with 89% citing this as a problem, followed by pay (45%), inspection (44%), curriculum reform (42%) and pupil behaviour (40%).In addition: * 83% had reported workplace stress * 67% said their job has adversely impacted their mental or physical health * Almost 50% had seen a doctor because of work-related mental or physical health problems * 5% had been hospitalised, and * 2% said they had self-harmed."(NASUWT Survey) Lightbulb Education Solutions also works with staff at schools and colleges to reduce workplace stress, to improve staff morale and productivity, and to reduce absenteeism.We harness the best aspects of Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Clinical Psychotherapy, SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and the very latest Neuroscience techniques backed by more than 25 years of teaching experience.Gareth Strangemore-Jones and Enfys Jones of Lightbulb Education Solutions are PGCE trained and share more than 25 years' experience of teaching children and adults of all ages. We are highly-qualified Clinical Hypnotherapists and Solution Focused Psychotherapists with The Penarth Practice. As specialist consultant teachers, we offer unique insights into ‘mind matters’, behavioural issues, teaching and learning practices and cutting edge techniques to empower people to live and learn positively. We are both DBS / CRB checked and fully insured.Come and find us at Stand 22 in The Main Hall at The National Education Show.We look forward to seeing you there and hearing about you and your work. We have fabulous prizes in our Free Prize Draw, including 1:1 Personal Relaxation Solutions Sessions at our private clinic.

Exhibitor Spotlight: Upbeat Music & Arts Service

Sometimes it can be a struggle to come up with ways to re-energise your class and bring fresh ideas to the school day.  Looking for something a little different to add some excitement to your classroom? Or even to lift the mood at conferences or teacher training days? Upbeat Music and Arts aim to bring a spark to your lessons through their musically charged sessions. You’ll find them at stand 128!​ Upbeat Music and Arts ServicesStand 12801633​Opening eyes and minds to new possibilities and discovering hidden abilities and talent…Upbeat Music and Arts Service is based in South Wales and will work with your school or organisation to exceed your expectations, demands and requirements. We will deliver a learning experience that raises skills, self–esteem, confidence and aspirations. Led by experienced, award winning teacher and nationally recognised music educator David Powell, Upbeat’s mission is to deliver high quality projects that are engaging, challenging and always relevant to the development and successful futures of children. Upbeat can also provide high energy, humorous team building activities, conference energisers or our team can inject an expert percussive explosion to 'WOW' your delegates.Come to stand 128 and discuss how we can benefit your organisation.​

Exhibitor Spotlight: Computeam

Computeam will be joining us in October bringing the Classrooms of Tomorrow to you today! If you’re looking for dedicated and effective IT support and services for your school from an industry leader, go along to stands 115, 116 and 117 to see what Computeam can offer your establishment and check out a selection of their partner products.Computeam supplies bespoke ICT solutions to schools, colleges and universities across the country with offices in Manchester, Taunton, Bristol and Liverpool. Whether its Internet Connectivity, VoiP , curriculum advice, hardware sales, or CPD Training, Computeam can be your partner of choice.We take the time to forge partnerships with our schools and focus on achieving the educational goals. Delivering a great computing curriculum is of primary importance to us, rather than ‘technology at any cost’. Computeams reputation is based on word of mouth, which is why over 500 schools trust us and have chosen us to deliver superior practical technical support and solutions into their learning environment.For our customers, we are very clear about what we aim to achieve. Our 5 Pledges · Deliver Best Value· Provide outstanding Customer Care· Deliver High End Services and Solutions· Consistently look at ways to improve and add value· Have a positive impact on the curriculum and pupils’ school experience. It’s difficult to exhibit IT support and services such as award winning internet for schools from EXA so we will be bringing along some of our partner products we provide to the education sector such as Promethean Interactive Displays, a full range of Acer laptops, and tablets and much more such as innovative Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality from Inspyro.We are on stands 115, 116 and 117 and we are near the lunch area so you won’t miss us!

Exhibitor Spotlight: Go4Schools

Today's Exhibitor Spotlight features Go4Schools... Go4SchoolsStand 7701223 967 556GO 4 Schools supports whole-school improvement by helping your staff, students and parents make informed decisions. Collecting and sharing attendance, behaviour and assessment data in real-time is far more powerful than occasionally collecting summative data, unlocking huge benefits for schools. GO 4 Schools brings time and money savings.As they describe it quite simply: “The GO 4 Schools core functionality unites information from your MIS and any GO 4 Schools modules that you are using into a powerful, incredibly easy-to-use system – online, 24/7. It provides teachers, middle leaders, the SLT and students with the very latest information they need, when they need it.”GO 4 Schools supports school data needs through a range of additional modules; Online Markbooks, Behaviour Tracking, Attendance, Progress Reports, Parental Engagement, Homework, Seating Plans and soon to be available data views for Governing bodies.Come along to stand 77 and see how GO 4 Schools can help to support school improvement and more effective and efficient data management.

International Women’s Day – The Women Behind The National Education Show

Today is International Women’s Day; a day where the successes and strengths of women are celebrated throughout the world. It’s also a day when people have a time to reflect on how far women have come socially – from having completely different social expectations to men, to becoming their competitors in the business world. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForAChange, encouraging women to step out of their comfort zone and make a change in the world. In the National Education Show office, we have plenty of examples of that! The two organisers of the show, Dawn Evans and Nicola S Morgan, have taken this as their mantra for years – both working hard to develop their businesses into nationally acclaimed training companies providing crucial training all over the UK. Dawn set up Ajuda Training Ltd in 2009, with a goal to provide First Aid training for the Cardiff area. Her idea has grown since – and now Ajuda provide training for multiple aspects of Health and Safety all over the UK. In 2016 she was awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the South Wales business awards, and is also a Role Model for the Welsh Government Big Ideas Programme and a business mentor for The Prince’s Trust. Nicola directs NSMTC Training and Consultancy, using her 15 years of experience in teaching in a wide variety of early years, primary and secondary settings, including mainstream and special needs schools, to provide educational training to schools in aspects such as behaviour, wellbeing and growth mindset. She has published numerous books and academic essays such as The Family Values Scheme (Gillian Ellis and Nicola S.Morgan 2009), The 5 Step Behaviour Programme (Nicola S. Morgan and Gillian Ellis 2009) and Changing Behaviour Through Better Home-School Relationships. Together, with their wide range of experience servicing schools, they have created a goal; to provide Wales and the surrounding areas with an opportunity to improve educational standards, empower teachers and develop great learners of the future. The National Education Show will provide this opportunity, and they will continue to strive as strong leaders to ensure this event becomes one of the biggest in the UK.So, all of the team at The National Education Show would like to thank these two inspirational women for all of their dedicated work to the education sector on International Women’s day – and every day, for that matter!​

Exhibitor Spotlight: Texthelp

Now that our speaker spotlights are well underway, we’d better start to introduce our exhibitors, too! At stand 85 , Texthelp will be exhibiting their products for you to take a look at and have a chat to them about how their product could benefit your establishment. 9442 8105Texhelp’s goals are quite simple; for everyone to have the chance to communicate through reading and writing despite any dispositions they may have. In a statement on their website, they say:“At Texthelp we believe that absolutely everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential - at school, in the workplace and in later life, too. We believe there’s a whole world of avid readers and fluent writers, waiting to emerge with the right tools and encouragement. We believe in digital inclusion - where life stage, visual impairment, dyslexia or dis/ability aren’t barriers to the online opportunities that others enjoy. Most importantly of all, we believe that everyone’s entitled to the best possible learning and language support on their own personal journey – from literacy to life.”​To help them achieve their goals, Texthelp have various products such as : Read&Write, Browsealoud and Fluency Tutor - which are all technology based products to help people who suffer from dyslexia and other literacy based disadvantages use a computer independently. A product like this could change a pupil’s life and provide them with a much better quality of communication in the future. Get down to stand 85 and see for yourself!​ To help them achieve their goals, Texthelp have various products

The Importance of Reading – World Book Day

With the way people communicate with each other becoming increasingly more video-based, the art of reading is becoming rarer by the day. In a time when seven year olds can re-program an iPad, but are stumped by three syllable words, it’s a breath of fresh air to see that World Book Day continues to encourage young people to read for enjoyment. Getting children into the habit of reading every single day is crucial. After all, learning to read independently from as early as possible has huge benefits for their futures.Practicality All of our most important life instructions are communicated through written word. If in adult life, people have not been taught to read with confidence then it could turn out to be a real struggle reading medicine guidelines, filling in application forms or even writing simple emails. Getting accustomed to reading from early as possible ensures that the child’s vocabulary is continually developing and growing, preparing them fully for whatever adult life brings. Imagination and Creativity A strong imagination is vital in the ever developing business world. As adults we are required to make big decisions almost every day, adapt to various changes in circumstance and find ways to make ourselves stand out in the competitive times we live in. Reading fiction causes our minds to create images, scenarios and solutions for a number of different situations, whether that be in a fictional spaceship or a desert island! Allowing our minds to develop this skill of imagination will allow them as adults to be quick problem solvers with the ability to think outside the box in ways that a lesser developed adult may not even be able to comprehend. Job Prospects In turn, having both of the aforementioned skills will boost job prospects for your pupils, ensuring them a future full of opportunities, variety and success. Strong literary skills, as mentioned, are gradually lessening every decade. Developing your pupils reading skills will put them ahead of the game and set them on the right track for life in a future where literary competence could possibly be like gold-dust. If you’d like to find out more about how you can develop your pupil’s literacy skills, we have various seminars on the topic throughout the day including Family Literacy with Anne Harding, How to Develop Literacy and Numeracy with Alessio Bernardelli and Supporting Children to be Articulate with Mike Ebbsworth. We also have exhibitors bringing literary based aids to our showcase! Texthelp support pupils with dyslexia through web-based reading support tool bars, Bite Books publish fiction written with the aim to improve readers and children with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN). We also have Phonic Books, who produce books to develop phonic reading in early years all the way up to 14+. Nessy also provide dyslexia solutions through testing, assessment and literary resources.

Speaker Spotlight: Nicola Marshall

Welcome to Speaker Spotlight #3! Today we have Nicola Marshall, briefly discussing her seminar on attachment in the class room which she will deliver at Cardiff’s National Education Show. To get your ticket to Nicola’s seminar, and many more, follow the link HERE. Biography My background is in personal development. Trained and certified as a coach I have spent the last 5 years helping others in all walks of life to achieve their goals, through training and coaching.In May 2008 my life changed when my husband and I adopted a sibling group of three. That led me into the world of attachment and trauma with a bang. Living with the realities of children who have experienced trauma has been a roller coaster.I have studied theories and strategies to help them, attended many courses, read numerous books and generally immersed myself in this world.Nicola’s Seminar- An Introduction to Attachment in the Classroom.There are many children in our school settings who struggle to learn due to their insecure Attachments. Children in the looked after system, adopted or still living in vulnerable home environments are candidates for insecure Attachment which impacts their learning. This workshop will clearly lay out the basics of Attachment Theory, symptoms and strategies to help and support children in the classroom.Nicola has made a brief video introducing her seminar, watch it below. We can’t wait to see it! Remember, if you BOOK NOW, you’ll save yourself money in our early bird offer. Follow the link HERE.

Speaker Spotlight: Jane Evans discusses the topic “Simple Self-Regulation is Both the Solution and the Challenge in Educational Settings”

Today's speaker spotlight features a guest post from one of our speakers, Jane. If you'd like to attend Jane's seminar, you can find the tickets HERE - limited seating available to save your place today! Jane Evans: Speaker, Trainer, Author, Consultant + CoachBiographyJane Evans is widely known for her TEDxBristol talk on childhood anxiety, Taming and Tending Your Meerkat Brain. Jane began her career with children and families over two decades ago working in pre-schools and as a childminder, family support and parenting worker, and as a foster carer. Jane is now a renowned TV, Radio and Social Media Parenting and Childhood Trauma Expert. Jane combines her vast experience of working with families with complex needs with her knowledge of the latest neuroscience and attachment research Jane regularly speaks to, and trains, others to understand and use this in their direct work with children and families. Jane is a sought-after Parenting and Anxiety Coach and an acclaimed author of four books for children which support complex needs. Jane also frequently contributes to items on, LBC, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 3 Counties and BBC Wiltshire and BBC Bristol Radio and Channel 5 News.Check out what Jane has to say about her seminar here....... Jane's Blog : Simple Self Regulation is Both the Solution and Challenge in Education Settings                Recently, during a day’s training on childhood trauma, I asked a group of teaching professionals to name three ways to explain self-regulation and three ways they use it. There was silence. I waited…..”three ways to calm your body and emotional energy” I added. Still silence.This is not an unusual scenario as I go around the UK training people who are at the forefront in education and who are seeking ways to work with, and understand, children presenting with complex needs. In my experience their behaviours and needs will often relate to some level of early, repetitive trauma. This can begin for a baby or child from living in a household, and being dependent upon an adult carer, or carers, who are emotionally and physically unpredictable, or unavailable, which creates stress in the immature nervous system and brain of the developing child.For example: an adult carer who is often emotionally unavailable as they are distracted by their phone, which they are using to soothe and numb their emotions. As a result, they don’t tune into the baby’s emotional state and needs. There is little mirroring, naming and soothing of feelings which a baby can’t understand and will find overwhelming and stressful without an adult responding to them and getting them back to a relaxed, balanced state again.Lack of connection and interaction causes a child’s whole system to panic! Like a small spaceship, they need to regularly be able to dock-in for refuelling and emotional maintenance so they can continue their journey. In a classroom setting or anywhere in a school this means the adults need to be on hand to be a well-maintained, ever open docking station for the spaceships. It doesn’t need to be perfect, as some children can cope with miss-attunement and build resilience experiences this way. However, traumatised children will struggle more as they get into a state of internal high alert and panic very easily, and at times, very dramatically.In our seminar we will explore simple ways to use the body-brain communication to bring some soothing and regulation to children who are feeling anxious and stress. They are simple techniques to use throughout the day, but especially at key transition times or when tension is building in the adult, a child or a whole classroom.Without inner calmness and the ability to regulate physically and emotionally, a child will not fully access their curiosity, sense of joy and relationships with their peers or key adults. All of these are essential for good mental health and physical wellness and to being able to access their education. The added bonus is that they will also help educators manage their own stress, and health needs too! Jane's Seminar DescriptionUnderstanding why how we present physically around children can act as either a catalyst for increasing anxiety or a solution to reducing and regulating it. Exploring simple everyday rituals and exercises for all adults who are present in the daily lives of children to increase their regulation and wellness. Identifying the benefits for children’s access to curiosity and learning capacity.Has Jane's topic peaked your interest? Her seminar is just £5 until 31st March - you can get one here

Speaker Spotlight: Ollie Tunmer

It’s less than 8 months until The National Education Show - where is the time going?! So, we thought it was about time we start introducing you to our inspirational key-note speakers! Welcome to the first of our Speaker’s Spotlight series, which will feature an individual or selection of speakers and brief details about what to expect on the day.So, without further ado, let’s introduce the first speaker! Ollie Tunmer - Beat Goes OnOllie will be bringing a fun and action-filled seminar to Cardiff for the show - with music-based challenges to get everyone energised! As a Secondary Music teacher, and previous member of the STOMP ensemble, Ollie will be presenting his seminar :  STOMP-style Body Percussion in the Classroom, here's a brief summary of what to expect!This practical, accessible and high-energy workshop takes participants on a journey of rhythmic exploration – from call & response warm ups through to Afro-Brazilian polyrhythms. Led by former STOMP cast member and qualified teacher Ollie Tunmer, content will include a range of South American genres and energisers that can be applied in all subjects, not just music. Rhythm games, exercises and routines will allow for development of composition, performance and communication skills providing resources that participants can take away and implement in their own teaching & performing contexts immediately. This workshop is fun, funky and suitable for all!Ollie's Speaker Profile: Ollie has been delivering workshops since 2001 for the education, corporate and community music sectors. He gained a BMus (Hons) from Kingston University and later a PGCE in Secondary Music from Canterbury Christ Church University. He is a qualified music teacher and now delivers percussion workshops on a full time basis. He regularly works at the Teach First Summer Institute at Leeds University. He delivers workshops for British & International schools across the globe and for the COBIS Schools Council. Ollie’s workshops include STOMP-style Body Percussion (he was a cast member of the hit show STOMP), and Brazilian Samba Drumming (Ollie performed in the 2002 Rio de Janeiro carnival). As well as leading Professional Development sessions for music specialists, Ollie also promotes the use of music as a means of encouraging wellbeing, for both individuals and teaching communities. Participants to all sessions gain a great deal, regardless of prior musical experience. Ollie says:                  'Our seminar will be a practical and interactive experience, aimed at anyone who's interested in developing the use of rhythm in their teaching, or would just like to have some fun!It'll start with some ice breakers and rhythm games and will then move onto elements from our body percussion workshop inspired by Anna Meredith's 'Connect It', that we created for the BBC Ten Pieces program. Participants will then form a high energy 'body percussion bateria', playing samba and other Afro-Brazilian rhythms.I'm a former cast member of STOMP and a former classroom music teacher so I aim to bring those experiences together. The session will provide participants with ideas to take away and try out in their own teaching contexts. We can't wait - looks so interesting! To buy tickets for Ollie's seminar - follow the link to our Event page HERE.

Five Ways The National Education Show Will Benefit YOUR Business!

It’s just eight months until The National Education Show hits Cardiff, and our exhibition stands are being snapped up fast! UK renowned companies such as NASUWT, Go4Schools, CircleIT and Edukey have already confirmed their spaces at The National Education Show - we can’t wait to meet them in October! Still on the fence over taking that step and booking a stand with us for the 13th October? Well, hopefully your decision will be made that little bit easier after you read five of the many reasons you should be exhibiting at the event!Advertisement/Exposure The National Education Show is the ideal occasion to advertise your brand and gain exposure within nationwide businesses, schools and other educational institutions from all around the UK. The visitors to this event will be key decision makers within their institutions, hoping to get ideas and inspiration to improve their standards of education - and they’ll be making big decisions on the day! Missing out on the event could potentially mean missing out on a lot of quality conversations. Collecting DataThere’ll be plenty of opportunities to collect valuable data on the day, and The NES will also be collecting visitor data which will be available to purchase after the event. Data is crucial to develop a large and useful customer database and implement strong marketing campaigns through email or telephone. Using data from the event will assure that your contacts all have a united interest and actively partake in networking and events attendance - in this circumstance it would be within the education sector. Assessing the Competition“What are they doing, that we aren’t?” Might be a question you’ve been asking yourself about your brand. Well, there’s no better way of assessing that than watching how other companies communicate with the visitors, how they explain their products and the ways they grab the attention of passers by. Use the event as an opportunity to study and assess how your competitors work, and how you can take extra steps to get above them. Practicing Your Own PitchYou can then use this new knowledge gained from watching other companies to practice your own pitching style, working out what works for your brand and what doesn’t. Direct marketing is a practiced skill which, once cracked, can expose your company to masses of new opportunities and connections. Exhibiting at big events such as The NES will give your staff the confidence to communicate your product in the best way possible. Introducing Yourself and Your Product to a New Audience. This could finally be the opportunity your brand has been waiting for - a chance to be introduced into a new audience. Many businesses we’ve spoken to would love to expose their product to the education sector due to their clear relation to each other (e.g Printing Services, Waste Disposal, Recruitment, Catering) - but they are unsure of how to approach it. The National Education Show is supplying them with exactly that - a gateway into the education sector and an opportunity to expand their product to new avenues. With so many different reasons to exhibit - what are you waiting for? The National Education Show has so many benefits to your business it would be a shame to miss out on such a brilliant opportunity. So, if you’re ready to take the step and book your stall, head to our DOWNLOADS page where you can download all of the relevant information.

WJEC is Supporting The National Education Show

We are very pleased to announce that WJEC is supporting The National Education Show in Cardiff - working together to bring bigger and better educational opportunities to Wales.WJEC is a leading awarding organisation providing assessment, training and educational resources to schools and colleges across Wales. Generously giving their support to The National Education Show, WJEC is becoming involved in another amazing initiative to bring high quality education to Wales!A WJEC representative said: "We are happy to support the National Education Show, we are looking forward to attending and meeting our teaching colleagues from across Wales."Representatives from WJEC will be contributing to the programme of events at City Hall on 13 October, speaking on the latest GCSE and A level qualifications reform. They will also be looking at developing and assessing skills through the Welsh Baccalaureate, and will also provide support and guidance on the full range of vocational qualifications they have to offer. Further, they will be available on Stands 86 and 94 where they will showcase the comprehensive range of free digital resources available to support teachers and their students.

Our Inspirational Seminars Are Just £5 – Until 31st March!

GET TICKETS NOW We've been up to plenty behind the scenes at The National Education Show. Our Eventbrite page is fully up and running now, and we've added in all of our keynote speaker seminars for just £5! You'll need to hurry though, because in a week's time the price will increase to £10 and remain at a higher price all the way up until the event. We have 40 seminars being delivered over the course of the day - with a huge variety of subjects to expand` your knowledge on all things educational. Our speakers have a wide range of expertise and come from all over the UK, we have topics covering Early Years, Primary, Secondary, FE and SEND so you can guarantee you'll find something that suits you! Here's a full list of speakers delivering seminars at the show, over the next few months we will be writing 'Speakers Spotlight' blogs featuring a selection of our key-note speakers and information on their seminars.  If you want to know more about a particular speaker, we're currently in the process of uploading their bios on the SPEAKERS PAGE, so check that out. To get your seminar tickets now, and save yourself some money, click the link HERE!  Speakers Matthew McAvoy - Education ConsultantAnne Harding - Independent TrainerSteve Garnett - Education Consultant Dragonfly TrainingNina Jackson - Education Consultant Dragonfly TrainingVince Donovan - Director Conflict Solutions Training & Consultancy LtdMelanie Blount - WJEC Digital Resources Team LeadMike Ebbsworth - Assistant Director of Educational Support WJECAlessio Bernardelli - Founding Director CollaboratEdJulie Addis and Mark Thomas - Education consultants at TLC!Dr. David George - Associate of Independent Thinking LtdDewi Roberts a Delyth Haf Roberts - Education Consultants at TLC!Gill Ellis - Executive Head Teacher and AuthorDawn Evans - CEO of Ajuda Training AcadmeyFin O’Regan - Behaviour ConsultantHywel Roberts - Travelling Teacher, Create Learn Inspire LimitedAlison Wilcox - Head of Education NASENMartin Illingworth - Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd andSenior Lecturer in English Education, Sheffield Hallam UniversityDafydd Watcyn Williams - Assistant Director of Educational Support Lisa Jane Ashes - Associate of Independent Thinking LtdFran Jordan and Stacey Harris - Primary (Masters in Educational Practice*) Practitioners * award pending in both cases Nicola S Morgan - Behaviour Management/Family Engagement Consultant, Author and TeacherCharlie Warshawski - Education Coach TrainerDave Harris - Business Director of Independent Thinking limitedJane Evans - Childhood Anxiety and Trauma Parenting Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, AuthorCaroline Morgan - WJEC Welsh Baccalaureate Framework ManagerSara Davies -WJEC Welsh Baccalaureate Regional Support OfficerEinir Williams - The Head of Ysgol Gynradd ManodOllie Tunmer - Director Beat Goes OnGareth Coombes - Education ConsultantCerian Angharad - Director See ScienceJill Delaney -Founder of Positive Steps UK, Trainer and Restorative SupervisorRichard Parry - WJEC Assistant Director of QualificationsAlex Kelly - Speech and Language TherapistNicola Marshall - Founder, Educator, Adoptive Mother and AuthorHelen Battelley - Movement ConsultantJuggy Chima - Founder/CEO of The Exams OfficeBrian Rogers - Examinations ConsultantKen Dicks - Lecturer: Inclusive Studies in Education, University of Wales Trinity St DavidSarah Harris, WJEC Assistant Director of Vocational Qualifications​

Early Bird Exhibitor Tickets – Less Than A Month To Go!

So, 2017 has finally arrived, and that can only mean one thing… only nine months to go until The National Education Show! Although October may seem like a long way ahead, the end of our Early Bird tickets deal is just around the corner on February 28th, so don’t miss out on the chance for a good deal.Why exhibit? If you have a product or service that has something to offer to the education sector, there’s only one place you need to be on October 13th - The National Education Show in Cardiff City Hall! Thousands of visitors will be attending the capital city in search for new and innovative ideas to improve the education sector and their institutions, and your product may be just what they were hoping to find. With an expected 4,000 visitors to the event it would be a shame to miss out.Whether you’re an education publishing company, school stationery supplier or recruitment agent for supply teachers, we have units available to suit your marketing needs with customisable components to create a unique and bespoke stall you’ll be proud to exhibit to potential partners. We are 100% committed to ensuring our exhibitors are happy with their presentations, so no task is too big or too small for our dedicated team. Just ask!What can I have?Until February 28th (less than six weeks away!) we are offering an early bird discount on any stalls reserved for the showcase. If you were considering taking up two stalls or more, you could be looking at saving hundreds of your hard earned pounds by just letting us know before the 28th - it’s that simple!Stall options include; How can I book?So, now that we’ve convinced you that you’d be crazy to miss out on this brilliant deal, guess you want to know where to start!If you have an idea of what you want, or if you need a bit of advice on options - our friendly team will be happy to advise you.Email any enquiries to us at, or if you’d prefer a chat, our office number is 02922 400382. One of our helpful staff will be in contact within one working day to deal with your enquiry.​

The Boss Factor – Coming To A School Near You!

Attention all teachers!!Do you think your school has what it takes to produce the next generation of business leaders? Are your pupils full of bright ideas that could change the world? We want to hear from schools all over the UK who think they have a business plan worthy of winning The Boss Factor!The National Education Show will be hosting our FREE nationwide competition, The Boss Factor, on 13th October as part of our showcase. We are inviting any individual or group of pupils aged between 11-18 in full-time education to enter a business idea they would like to develop further.Finalists will be required to attend The National Education Show on 13th October in Cardiff City Hall to pitch their business model to a panel of judges in a Dragon’s Den style arena. Finalists will be judged on the vision, sustainability and potentially probability of the business.The winner(s) will be announced at end of the The National Education Show on the 13th October 2017, and the winner(s) will receive £5000 worth of real-life business support, to take their idea from concept to reality. This is a huge opportunity for a budding entrepreneur and could set them up for life!As mentioned, the competition is completely free to enter, so what is there to lose? The National Education Show is guaranteed to be a huge day with numerous benefits for pupils and teachers alike, so it’s well worth the visit.If you are a teacher, and think your pupils would benefit from this opportunity, you need to register your school’s interest before 1 March 2017 so get going! Pupils have until 10 July 2017 to come up with their ideas, before one representative for each school is chosen by the school and entered via the website. Registration can be found at can’t wait to see all the fantastic entries from your pupils, so get those thinking caps on!

Five Reasons To Get Your National Education Show Ticket Now!

​The National Education Show is coming to Cardiff this year on Friday 13th October 2017, and if you haven’t booked your ticket yet, here’s five reasons to get one quick! The event is designed to appeal to everyone in the education sector, so make sure you’re not the one to miss out. 1. Location. Set in the heart of Cardiff, the beautiful capital city is prime location for a great day. On the M4 corridor, it’s easily and quickly accessible for most of Wales and the South West of England. Cardiff also boasts a great diversity of people and opportunities, and with London and Birmingham just a two hour drive, it’s also reasonably accessible for visitors further afield. The National Education Show will be held in the grand building of the Cardiff City Hall, set within a lovely and scenic area just a short walk from many key attractions and landmarks, with plenty of nearby parking too.2. It’s going to be a big day!  We’re expecting around 3,000 visitors to come and see the National Education Show, along with 100 exhibitions from leading education technology developers and seminars from guest speakers. That means plenty of opportunities to pitch your technology, look for new educational resources or simply network with like-minded professionals. The best partnerships all start with an introduction, and the National Educational Show could be the introduction to key people that you’ve been looking for. Whether you are an established company, or just starting out, the show could be used as a chance to practice your presentation or networking skills. Some of the biggest decision makers in the education industry will be attending, from a range of study fields and age brackets. Don’t miss your opportunity!3. A range of events, and some in Welsh!  Running from 9 am - 6 pm, we’ve fitted plenty in to the day in the form of a range of seminars, courses and exhibitions. Book yourself in to one of our courses to receive a CPD certificate to add to your professional portfolio.Some widely experienced and inspirational guest speakers within the education sector are being lined up to attend, including Alex Kelly, Matthew McAvoy, Gareth Coombes and Jane Evans along with over 100 exhibitions to be displayed throughout the day.Although there are various similar showcases run throughout the UK, the National Education Show in Cardiff will be the first and only event to offer selected seminars in the Welsh language, to allow accessibility for everyone in Wales.4. Reasonably priced seminars, with a chance to save some money!  Early bird tickets are still for sale on our website until February 1st, at just £5 for a range of interesting and engaging seminars. The longer you leave it, tickets will rise to £20 by October, so it saves to get in there early. If you’re considering being an exhibitor, we also have great early-bird deals for your presentation stalls, with prices ranging from £749 - £899 for a stall to suit your needs with plenty of customisable elements to brand your stall perfectly. Remember though, the deals end in February so get booking by either calling us on 02922 400382, emailing us at or just follow this link​5. Planned and run by professionals.The National Education Show in Cardiff has been organised and implemented by two of the top education professionals in the UK, supplying over 20 years of experience to the event to deliver a fantastic day. Nicola S Morgan and Dawn Evans have national and international experience in delivering high quality training and conferences for the education sector, between them with experience ranging throughout primary, secondary and college with all levels of abilities. With this worldwide knowledge, they know how the education industry works, and are using their experience to bring together a range of educational professionals with the goal of creating stronger educational opportunities throughout Wales and the UK. If that hasn't convinced you, we don't know what will! For more information, check out the website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to keep up to date with what's going on!

FREE Entry to National Education Show 2018.

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