Matt and the team are busily preparing for, and looking forward to, two exhibitions during the next week or so. On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th November, he will be hosting an exhibition stand at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole at the National Association of School Business Management National Conference.
The content of this two day event is specifically tailored to the school business management professional and includes some high quality keynote speakers and interactive workshops.
The programme, combined with ample opportunity to network and browse the exhibition floor, is designed to assist school business managers in acquiring new skills and practical tools for the formulation of optimal policy direction.
The headline sponsor this year is the Schools’ Buying Club, an organisation which is responsible for pooling the purchasing power of over 2000 schools. If your school is currently planning to build additional classroom space, try and make the time to pop along to say hello to Matt and take a look at how a Learning Escape can provide an affordable and inspirational solution.
Next week, he will be in Birmingham again, this time at the NEC for the Academies Show. Now in its third year, this biennial event is becoming increasingly popular and ever more comprehensive as the conversion of schools gathers apace. At the time of the first show in 2012, just over 1800 schools had become academies: this figure has now reached almost 4000, with an average of 70 schools converting every month.
The show now covers a huge range of topics, designed to assist those undergoing conversion and those already converted but keen to keep abreast of ways to ensure they maximise the opportunities afforded by academy status. So, whether you are a regular attendee, or a first timer, Matt would love to see your face and hear about your plans.