Bett Academies launches



Bett Academies, a new event developed in consultation with senior education leaders in the UK, launches this week to provide advice, guidance and inspiration to academies, MATs and schools exploring academisation. The event takes place from 16 to 17 March at the NEC in Birmingham.


Based on extensive research with schools, academies and MATs across the UK, Bett Academies has been designed to address key challenges and considerations relating to academisation. The peer-led programme covering topics such as change management, effective leadership and futureproofing education will help leaders build vital collaborative links with peers, key education stakeholders and suppliers.


Anita Pal, event director at i2i Events Group, said: “Academies are undoubtedly an increasing part of UK education. With the reach and trust of Bett, combined with the unprecedented number of schools involved in their communities, we have the ideal platform to give schools the support and advice they need to make informed decisions. We look forward to welcoming academies and schools that are looking to the future of academy status”.


Bett Academies will unite senior members of academies and MATs with the leading and most forward-thinking solution providers in the education market, giving them an insight into the available opportunities to improve the learning and teaching experience their schools provide.


Patrick Hayes, director at BESA, said: “Bett Academies promises to be the most significant gathering of education leaders we have ever seen in the UK. Educators and school leaders will be united with those at the cutting edge of industry and governmental developments for two days of in-depth discussion, inspiration and networking.


“The establishment of Bett Academies is of vital importance. With changes taking place across the UK school system at an almost unprecedented pace, from academisation to assessment changes, it is essential that school leaders have a space to come together, debate ideas and share their experiences and best practice. If you are a school leader looking for the insights and support necessary to ensure your school is outstanding in the years ahead, Bett Academies should be indelibly etched in your calendar.”


Building upon i2i Event Group’s portfolio of award-winning education events, this new event has been crafted to meet the specific needs of schools that have joined, or are thinking about joining, the growing community of academies and MATs in the UK.


Bett Academies takes place from 16 to 17 March at the NEC Birmingham, with limited spaces available. For more information and to get in touch with the Bett Academies team, please visit