The education sector in the UK is currently going through some massive changes. Up to 1,000 failing schools will soon be turned into academies, whilst some Conservative MPs have expressed a desire for every British school to become an academy by 2020.

These changes present challenges for head teachers and school business managers, but luckily there is an event which will help you navigate the process of academy conversion and maintain a successful institution.

The Academies Show is the definitive event for professionals working in the education sector. Parago will be there, exhibiting its innovative Academy Asset Management solutions at stand E14; but whatever challenges your school is facing regarding academy conversion, they could be resolved through the many developments and solutions you’ll learn about at the show.

It’s free to attend and takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th November 2015. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s Academies Show.

Why should you attend?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and you’ll benefit from access to leading industry figures, your peers at other educational establishments, and a plethora of exhibitors whose products could drastically improve your institution. It’s also worth mentioning again that, unlike many conferences of this scale, the Academies Show Birmingham 2015 is free to attend.

There’s really something for all establishments here. From maintained schools and those currently considering academy status, to new and established academies and even local authorities, charities and voluntary groups.

Exhibits and speakers

With around 200 exhibitors and 82 distinguished speakers, the show is literally jam-packed full of useful and informative people who can help you and your institution. Keynote speakers include Lord Nash, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools; Russell Hobby, the General Secretary for the National Association of Head Teachers; Dr Mary Bousted, the General Secretary of ATL; and Ian Livingstone CBE, a Digital Skills Champion and co-founder of Games Workshop.

One of the biggest issues for academies, both throughout the conversion period and thereafter, is asset management. Creating an inventory for a massive amount of school equipment is a colossal endeavour – one which, without a solution, can leave schools and academies vulnerable to fire and criminal damage.

Parago’s asset, facilities and contract management software give you clarity and control over your estates. Our Academy Asset Manager solution enables you to manage your school in an east, cost-effective and visually engaging way. At the touch of a screen, you can see a virtual image of your whole school and zoom into individual classrooms to see every asset and task.

Parago will be exhibiting at the Academies Show Birmingham 2015 at stand E14. As a special offer to attendees, every visitor to our stand can get a FREE subscription to our Home Contents Management System.

The Programme

Exhibitors will be available to attendees all day long, and speakers and seminars have been split into sections spread out across four theatres: conference, finance and management, recruitment and skills, school buildings and facilities, and technology and learning. To view the full programme, click here.

We hope you enjoy your day at the Academies Show Birmingham 2015 and take home a lot of useful insights.

Make sure you come and visit Parago at stand E14 for your FREE subscription to our Home Contents Management System. We’ll see you there on 25th November!

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