Join us at Bett 2020 for free CPD workshops – and more

Following last year’s Bett success – we won the coveted Service and Support award and gave an acclaimed talk on critical literacy in the main arena – we’re delighted to be back again in 2020, and this time we’re hosting a whole day! Read on to find out more…

CLC Bett show

Our Big Bett News is that we’re partnering with Bett to deliver a day of award-winning CPD on Friday, 25 January. It’s part of Bett’s commitment to increase its educator-led CPD content and we’re thrilled to have the run of both the North and South Hall’s Professional Development Theatres to bring you six fantastic workshops led by our teaching, learning and technology experts. The sessions include:

  • Pedagogy and future software developers with Scratch, with Rowan Roberts
  • Schools – saving time, working smarter, with Peter Lillington
  • Enhancing primary history and geography with digital technologies,  with Peter Lillington and Caitlin McMillan
  • Technology in early years with Sarah Horrocks and Louise Wade
  • Storytelling with digital technologies with Sarah Horrocks and Caitlin McMillan
  • Leadership of technology and digital strategy with Sarah Horrocks and Peter Lillington

The workshops are completely free and are run on a first come, first served basis so please do arrive in plenty of time before the start time to be sure to get a place. We’ll also have some very special offers lined up for Bett attendees so make sure you don’t miss out!

Bett awards

The Bett awards are always an exciting time and this year even more so as we’re finalists for not one but two shiny awards. After last year’s success in the Service and Support category, we’re now on the shortlist for that category again PLUS we’re through to the finals for the Collaboration award. It recognises how an organisation has worked with a school in an innovative way to have a transformative impact and we’re celebrating our work with Iqra primary School when we brought headteacher Humaira Saleem’s vision of technology-enhanced learning for all pupils to life. Read more about it here.

The Service and Support shortlisting recognises our outstanding technical and curriculum support. We are proud to have a measurable impact on each school we support. 99% of teachers tell us that pupil learning outcomes improve following attendance at our curriculum support workshops and CPD sessions and 98% say that their own teaching practice will improve following attendance at these events (18/19 academic year).

What’s else is new at Bett 2020? Here’s what Bett have to say…

The 36th edition of Bett UK takes place on 22-25 January 2020 at the ExCeL London – and with an expanded offer of show features and content, it is an unmissable date in the global EdTech event calendar. Find out more about this year’s edition below.

A bigger, better Bett event Advancing education is what Bett is all about. We’ll once again be providing a platform to push the sectoral conversation further.

Over 34,000 educators and leaders from the UK and overseas will be there, ready to engage with more than 800 EdTech suppliers, SMEs, and start-ups. What’s more, we’ve arranged a line-up of 300 of the most influential figures in teaching and learning today.

An unrivalled guest speaker agenda

The educators, leaders, and EdTech pioneers you need to hear from are coming exclusively to Bett UK this year. We pride ourselves on giving our visitors the chance to hear from those changing the way we think about education and technology – and that’s exactly what we’re offering in 2020.

The first wave of speakers includes globally recognised figures and finest educational minds in Britain, including:

  • Linda Liukas – Author of “Hello Ruby” and Tech Evangelist
    Presenting in the Bett Arena, 23 January 2020, 10:45: One Hundred Languages
  • Professor Daniel Muijs – Head of Research, Ofsted
    Presenting in the Education Show Theatre, 25 January 2020, 11:30: Broad and Balanced curriculum
  • Arjana Blazic – Teacher Trainer, Croatian Ministry of Education
    Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 17:30: International TeachMeet
  • Dr Sue Black – Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist, Durham University
    Presenting in the Bett Arena, 24 January 2020, 10:45: If I can do it so can you
  • Jos Finer – Head of Organisational & Staff Development, University of St. Andrews
    Presenting in the Higher & Further Education Theatre, 23 January 2020, 16:40: Mentoring without walls
  • Carol Allen – Education Advisor for ICT and Inclusion, Hartlepool LA
    Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 13:15: Supporting children with speech, Language and Communication needs followed by, at 16:00: Whole school SEND strategy and Planning
  • Bart Verswijvel – Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet Partnership
    Presenting in the Schools Theatre, 23 January 2020, 17:30: International TeachMeet

Check out the full agenda and our speakers updates at

The Education Show at Bett

For the first time in Bett’s history, we will be integrating the Education Show fully inside the event in the North Hall.

Hundreds of suppliers will be there, showcasing the products essential for the health and wealth of educational institutions around the world.

We’ll also be offering accredited CPD-led sessions, covering a wide range of topics on educators’ needs in the brand-new Education Show Theatre, for a complete picture of modern education.

Six new inspirational content themes

We have introduced six new themes to structure the conference programme, ensuring every learner and educator can benefit from this year’s content. They include:

  • Innovation
  • Wellbeing
  • Empowering Teaching & Learning
  • Inclusion, Social Mobility and SEND
  • Future Tech and Trends
  • Skills

Our newly appointed Advisory Board, made up of the industry experts, has steered our content in the right direction and to make sure our finger is firmly on the pulse when assessing the latest developments in the education industry.

“Bett provides a hub to connect together like-minded and engaged educators around technology,” says Advisory Board member, Jon Audin of the University of Winchester. “Once a year, everything that you need around the field of EdTech and its use can be found under one roof. With talks, teachers, students and companies sharing the latest practise and ideas it encourages the searching questions of whether this technology will make a difference to students we teach.”

Expanding Bett’s CPD offer

Teacher and leader development is essential to what Bett is all about. With this in mind, the event’s programme of educator-led sessions has been expanded. In 2020, you’ll find more CPD driven content than ever before.

Visitors will benefit from a diverse range of peer-to-peer learnings, insights and expertise. We have also invested in fresh CPD-focussed features, including the launch of the Professional Development Theatres, offering free workshops to educators of all levels.

Better navigation for a higher return on time

We know. Bett is busy. Very busy. Getting a strong return on your time is vitally important.

It will be easy to navigate around Bett 2020. The floorplan has been simplified, making it simple to find the solutions, products and partners you want to see, have better, productive conversations, and take back better technology and learnings to your schools.

The show is now split into six different events zones each with a different focus:

  • The Education Show
  • Equipment & hardware
  • Management solutions
  • Teaching Tech
  • Learning Tech
  • Global Showcase

Further networking opportunities at Bett

Bett 2020 will have more networking opportunities onsite, with a Staff Room for educators to have space to discuss the content sessions they’ve experienced and reflect upon what’s inspired them.

On top of this, we have the Connect@Bett networking app, which will enable visitors to set up meetings with relevant exhibitors and fellow educators to help them maximise their time.

Join us at Bett UK 2020

Bett 2020 is open for visitor registration. Join us at the latest instalment on 22-25 January 2020 at the London ExCeL. Register now!

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