Trudy Williams, Author at National Education Show

Only 4 corner stands and 8 table tops remaining at NES Wales in October!

Stand Booking Form – click here

Exhibitor Guide – click here 

Every year, our most popular stand choices at NES are always corner shell scheme stands and table tops. So it’s no surprise that we’re almost completely sold out of these two types of stands – with just 4 corners and 8 tables remaining!

Table tops are the most affordable way of attending the show as an exhibitor, at just £799+vat. Corner stands allow your shell scheme to be open on two sides rather than one, which means your stand is more accessible and visible to a higher number of people walking past. These are priced at £999+vat, and can be upgraded to include lights and electricity for just £100 extra.

If you have your sights set on one of these stands, they will only be available for the next few weeks. They are already in very high demand, with companies reserving these locations daily.

Take a look at what stands remain below.

If you were considering joining us at Wales’ biggest education show and exhibition, please get in touch at your earliest convenience to reserve a space.

Stands can be held for up to 2 weeks for you to make a decision, so please don’t delay in contacting us to discuss your options!

Take a look at our 4x2m corner stand above – plenty of room and great access for customers!


The National Education Show held at City Hall Cardiff on 16th November 2018

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If you have any further questions, please contact us on 02922 400382 or email

Applications now open for the NES Innovation Award 2019!

Application Form

Exhibitor Info

Do you have an innovative product or service you supply to the education sector that’s a cut above the rest? We have the opportunity to showcase this and get the recognition you and your company deserve by entering the NES Innovation Award!

The award will celebrate and champion the most innovative school resourcesproducts and supplies available to the UK education sector, including all types of school services from textbooks to software, school trips to technology.

“Winning the NES Innovation Award was incredible. It really highlighted the work we do to build childrens’ confidence in maths and we are delighted to be working with so many schools we met at the event”. – Nicola Chilman, Co-Founder of DoodleMaths

Our award criteria is fairly straightforward; we’re looking for any productsservicessolutions or initiatives that have been offered and provided for schools this year that have created significant change, improvements or innovation within the establishment. We’re looking for ideas that are adventurous, unique and effective in their aims and have evidence to support it.

The award will be judged on the originality of the idea, the effectiveness of its utilisation in schools, potential development opportunities of the product or service, and the overall brand impact of the company. If your new service or product is making waves in the education sector – we want to know about it!

The Process

  • Download a form from the button above and return before 28th June 2019 (One entry per product, multiple entries allowed per company).
  • Entries cost £49+vat, and all evidence should be supplied with application form.
  • Judging complete by 17th September 2019.
  • Winner notified by September 30th 2019.
  • Award given on the day of National Education Show (25th October 2019)

Winners will receive a trophy during The National Education Show, and plenty of other great perks including:

  • Company Logo on Show’s Front Web Page

  • Logo in Delegate Brochure

  • Full-page write-up in delegate brochure

  • Use of National Education Show Award logo on marketing and communications materials.

  • Interview with film crew on day of the event.

This a fantastic opportunity to show off your exciting and innovative education services to the Welsh market and across the UK. We wish you all the best of luck with your entries.

5 CPD hours available from over 40 sessions at NES in October!

Click at these to: Book Ticket  –  Speaker Schedule  –  Download Booking Form  –  Visitor Guide

At The National Education Show in Cardiff on 25 October, you’ll earn 1 CPD point per seminar attended – with 5 available if you attend a day full of seminars! The show is ideal for teaching and non teaching staff of all levels of experience, and provides opportunities to network, build knowledge and raise standards in education.

Seminars are optional and cost just £10 per session. For just £50, you can fill your entire day with informative and innovative sessions. We have a great selection of seminars for the UK’s leading education experts, on topics at the forefront of teaching and school life. Take a look at all seminars here.

We currently have a 50% discount on offer for all whole-school INSET/PD bookings – meaning your staff’s 5 CPD hours cost just £25 per person! This offer is valid until 28th June 2019.

Tickets are running low for some of our top seminars, so if you have a seminar in mind – get booking today!

Our school services, products and supplies exhibition is also not to be missed, and is completely free to enter.

Companies will be offering exclusive show deals, discounts and offers to attendees on the day, so you could save your school money by coming along and having a chat to our friendly exhibitors!

We look forward to seeing you at Wales’ biggest education show!

7 Ways CPOMS is improving safeguarding practice

Child protection software CPOMS is used by over a third of all schools in the UK now as a method of recording and monitoring child protection, safeguarding and wider pastoral care for children. There are numerous reasons why designated safeguarding leads and SLT have adopted this, but the main advantages are listed here:

  1. Chronologies

Gone are the days when building a chronology for a child involves four filing cabinets, three emails on two different accounts and a post-it note. A chronology for any individual or even across the school can be produced instantly.

Number of schools using CPOMS (at time of writing): 9358

  1. Communication

Instead of running around school with sensitive information on a piece of paper, email alerts go directly to the relevant member of staff at their usual school email address. You can even see when each member of staff has read each entry, for extra peace of mind. Appropriate users can also see exactly what actions have occurred as a result.

  1. Movement between schools

When children transfer to your school or out to their next school, their full child protection history will move automatically through CPOMS (once consent has been given). If the other schools don’t have CPOMS, you can either upload everything when a child joins, or download everything easily from CPOMS to pass onto the next school.

Number of UK Local Authorities where over 50% of schools use CPOMS: 55

  1. Governor reports

A full set of reporting tools allow you to press a couple of buttons to find some very specific information on incidents in school, based on the exact categories you are required to report on.

  1. File alerts

Instead of taking a register of staff names and asking everyone to sign when they have read your safeguarding policy or most recent training documents, you can send out an alert and see exactly if and when each member of staff has had the time to read it.

Average number of schools signing up for CPOMS each week: 81

  1. All in one place

UPN, attendance, DOB – the details that crop up on different forms and submissions to outside agencies are all in CPOMS, so you don’t have to use many different systems to fill in one piece of paper.

  1. Uniformity

Staff in school are constantly being told to write down key details about safeguarding incidents. Who is writing it? When did the incident occur? Who else was involved? All the necessary fields are either automatically added or included in the form itself so that all staff can easily add high-quality and useful safeguarding information.

When so much time is saved and so much “just makes sense”, it’s clear to see why so many schools use CPOMS and why so many more are signing up. If you’d like to learn more about how you can improve your school safeguarding, visit and book a demonstration, or read 100+ testimonials to find more reasons why it is becoming so popular.


Some spaces remaining on our official NES Wall Calendar!

Exhibitor Guide

Exhibitor Booking Form

Everyone that attends this years show will walk away with our official NES Wall Calendar. With over 2,500 delegates attending last year’s show, and plans to attract even more for this year’s show, the wall calendar promotion is the ideal way to get your business and brand to such a large audience in the education sector.

Have your business and product on display in thousands of classrooms across the UK, many delegates will use the wall calendars to plan out their entire school year. If you are unable to exhibit at this years show, the Wall Calendar will still ensure that you can get your brand or product out to the niche audience of the education sector.

Prices for the advertising slots surrounding the calendar range from £425 + VAT (h) 53mm x (w) 103mm and £250 + VAT (h) 74mm x (w) 49mm. 
If you would like to buy any of the remaining advertising slots on the Wall Calendar, please reply to this email or contact 

Not booked your NES stand yet? Here’s some reasons not to miss out!

Exhibitor Brochure – click here

Exhibitor Booking Form – click here


The National Education Show is gearing up to be even bigger than last year, with more exhibitors and delegates expected to be attending. So why wouldn’t you want to exhibit at Wales’ biggest education based show?

Our show provides exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their business or product to a large audiences of delegates, target a niche market and raise your profile within the education sector. Whether you’re already established or just starting out, you can meet new business leads and suppliers to further grow your business with the enhanced exposure that our show brings.


Not only will you highly enhance your brand awareness just from exhibiting on the show floor, when you register to exhibit with us, our marketing team will include you in frequent social media posts about your involvement the show. These will be pushed out weekly until the show ends in November, so it’s best to register to exhibit with us as soon as possible to take advantage of our online marketing campaign.








We only have a few stands remaining for potential exhibitors at this years show, as NES 2019 has proved to be more popular than last years show. Due to this, we are running low on table tops! Our available stand opportunities are Table Tops which are £799 + VAT, Standard Shell Scheme £999 + VAT and our Premier Shell Scheme at £1,099 + VAT.








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Less than 10 spaces left on some of our most popular seminars!

This year’s seminar tickets are selling quickly, with some of our sessions planned for October 25th almost sold out already.

The following sessions have less than 20 spaces remaining, and will definitely sell out before the day of the show. If you were hoping to attend one of these popular sessions, please book today to avoid disappointment.

The website and downloads page include everything you would require to register, whether online or via a paper booking form. If you need any help, please contact the team.

We’re also still offering 50% off all whole-school INSET/PD days booked, but only for a limited time. Take advantage of this fantastic offer before it runs out!

If you wanted to see any of the above sessions – this week may be your final chance to book them. Make sure to reserve your desired seminar as early as possible for just £10+vat (or £5+vat as part of a whole-school booking).

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If you have any further questions, please contact us on 02922 400382 or email

50% discount for your NES INSET/PD for a limited time only!

There are great advantages to booking your INSET/PD day early for NES on October 25th 2019. Not only will you ensure your first choice of seminar, you’ll also save 50% on your whole-school booking!

We have a limited number of discounted INSET/PD spaces left, so if you’d like to book your whole school onto seminars at the show, the sooner the better.

Our seminar programme for 2019 is fully confirmed, with a fantastic variety of topics and speakers on offer to our visitors, for just £10+vat per seminar. If you book an INSET day, that price will reduce to £5+vat!

Seminars are filling up quickly this year, with a variety of topics on offer including Subject Development, Behaviour, Health & Safety, SEND, Curriculum Planning and much more.

Our school products, services and supplies exhibition is bursting with innovative solutions to maximise your school days! Featuring a huge range of education based companies from across the UK.

If you’re ready to select your seminars, but would like to arrange your 50% INSET discount, please contact the office via details below at your earliest convenience to receive a paper booking form.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 02922 400382 or email

Seminar tickets for National Education Show released today!

You can view our Speaker Schedule here.

Book Tickets Online Here.

Download a paper booking form here.

After a few weeks of finalising the speakers list and building up the suspense for our 2019 National Education Show seminar tickets, we’ve released them today! Exciting times!

For October 25th at Cardiff City Hall, we see the return of some of our most popular past speakers including Jackie Beere, Nicola S Morgan, Crista Hazell, Dawn Evans, and Fin O’Regan. A selection of our new speakers include Shaun Dellenty, Sam Garner, Dr Neil Hawkes and Wendy Lee.

We spoke to teachers from all over Wales and further afield to develop this year’s programme. Selected seminars were votes the most relevant and useful topics for today’s school and teaching staff – and a perfect selection or a whole-school INSET or PD day!

Topics Include:

– Developing Thinking & Learners
– Behaviour
– Raising Standards
– Exam Stress
– Health & Safety
– Numeracy & Literacy
– LGBT Awareness
– Recruitment

& Much More!

Tickets for this year’s show will be booked up very quickly, so avoid missing out by booking yours early! We also have exclusive deals for whole-school bookings for INSET and PD days – get in touch to discuss further.

If you are part of a large group booking, please get in touch with the office today to receive a paper booking form to ensure simple booking process.
Tel: 02922 400382

What’s NES like? View our 2018 show video to see for yourself! ?

If you have been considering joining us at The National Education Show, but aren’t sure what it’s all about, our video for 2018 is now released!

Our video includes interviews from our very pleased exhibitors on the day, and snapshots of what’s on offer for our attending companies – it’s a great way to see if the event is suitable for yourself and your organisation. If you spot yourself – give us a shout!

Booking your stand for the show in the next few weeks not only guarantees you one of the very best locations in the building, but also could save you some money during our early-bird deal.

If you’d like to know any more about joining us at NES 2019 – please get in touch today!