Connect with the education community & share best practice at BESA’s LearnED 2024: Education in Action Conferences
The LearnED Conferences from BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) have been designed to empower leaders from schools and multi-academy trusts. An in-person event, it aims to inspire educators by opening up a discussion between school colleagues, leading experts and educational suppliers, showcasing best practice to improve school outcomes.
This will be a day of active learning for all delegates.
- practical CPD masterclasses
- inspiring real-life stories from schools like yours
- hands-on demonstrations
Forget pages of notes that might be forgotten about, LearnED 2024: Education in Action will give you practical strategies and meaningful ideas that can be implemented straight away to improve outcomes in your own setting.
Hosted in association with Shireland Collegiate Academy in the Midlands and Trinity Academy in Leeds, the LearnED one-day schools-based conferences are free to attend making this a cost-effective opportunity to gain invaluable CPD and network with like-minded professionals.
Who should attend?
The event covers the primary and secondary sector and is aimed at:
- CEOs of Multi-Academy Trusts
- Headteachers and members of the SLT
- Directors of Teaching and Learning
- Curriculum Leads
- School Procurement Leads
Dates and Venues
Join the FREE LearnED Conference to:
- Make informed, evidence-based decisions about where to spend budget – deliver the best value-for-money for your school or trust
- Identify areas for improvement in your current use of resources – reduce teacher workload and enhance student outcomes (and much more)
- Receive practical, peer-to-peer support – purposeful CPD that can be implemented in your own setting
- Connect with school leaders in your local education community – hear real-life stories of strategies in practice from schools and MATs like yours
- Review education resources by seeing them in action – speak directly with suppliers and hear personal recommendations from teaching colleagues
08:00 – 08:55 Arrival and registration at the BESA Market Place: Suppliers, Schools and MATs Networking Breakfast
08:55 – 09:00 Welcome and introduction from BESA – Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA.
09:00 – 10:00 Keynote presentation in association with Hodder Education: Opportunities for growth for schools and MATs
In today’s educational landscape, schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) are increasingly focused on enhancing their operations and strategically planning for future growth. They are keen to identify opportunities for scaling their resources to improve efficiency, drive better outcomes, and ensure staff retention. The dynamic nature of the digital environment underscores the importance of establishing a robust digital strategy and a flexible digital infrastructure that can seamlessly accommodate your growth aspirations.
Given this context, Al Kingsley, Chair of Trustees at Hampton Academies Trust and Author; ‘My School and Multi-Academy Trust Growth Guide’. will discuss growth strategies, the role of emerging technologies like AI and the Metaverse, while providing useful checklists for evaluating and substantiating the effectiveness of #EdTech solutions within your educational institutions.
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments and networking: Watch live product demonstrations at the Teaching and Learning Demonstration Area and engage with BESA’s trusted member companies at the BESA Market Place.
10:30 – 11:30 Professional Development Masterclasses: Delegates will be given a choice of two breakout workshops covering a range of topics.
11:30 – 12:15 Schools and MAT Leadership Roundtable chaired by the host school: An interactive panel discussion with CEOs and senior leaders of local schools and MATs. Hear directly about their experiences in school leadership and management to help you address pressing challenges and consider new opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to pose your questions directly to the panel.
12:15 – 12:30 How BESA can support your school or MAT – Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA, will share an overview of the trusted Supplier Directory and information about the DfE-backed education resource lending platform, LendED
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch and networking: Watch live product demonstrations at the Teaching and Learning Demonstration Area and engage with BESA’s trusted member companies at the BESA Market Place.
13:45 – 14:45 Professional Development Masterclasses: Delegates will be given a choice of two breakout workshops covering a range of topics.
14:45 – 15:15Education Resources in Action: an interactive spotlight session with Bett Radio Show Russell Prue: In this audience-focused session experienced education guru, and Bett Radio host, Russell Prue will reach out to the audience to shine a spotlight on what you have gained from the conference and how this will help you to improve outcomes in your school or MAT.
15:15 – 15:45 Keynote presentation:
- Engaging with parents to provide them with their ‘parenting superpower’ in order to tackle social mobility with Jon Tait, Director of Education, Northern Lights Learning Trust.
15:45 – 15:55 Closing remarks from BESA Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA: A round up of the key takeaways and action points from the conference.
15:55 – 16:00 Raffle prize draw: Your chance to win a selection of prizes from the conference exhibitors.