What's on at the show?
As well as over 200 exhibitors the exhibition also features:
EdComs (STAND h65) Teachers is a growing online platform specially designed for teachers and school leaders to earn rewards and contribute to innovative education research which is used to develop new learning programmes that meet teachers’ needs.
Free-to-join and open to all educators, EdComs Teachers allows you to earn cash rewards by contributing to research for education resource development.
You can also have your voice heard as an author on our blog platform, which is shared throughout the wider teaching community.
Contact: Reah Brown
Address: Studio 1.19, Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Telephone: 0207 401 4094
Crick Software (STAND D89) produces award-winning reading and writing software for children of all ages and abilities, including English language learners and those with special educational needs.
The company's best-known product is Clicker, which is currently used in thousands of UK primary schools. The latest version, Clicker 7, builds on the success of its predecessors and makes it easier than ever before for teachers to provide personalised literacy support across the curriculum - from planning, to writing, to proofing.
Using Clicker 6? Ask us about our very special Clicker 7 upgrade prices!
Crick has also developed an incredibly popular range of Clicker Apps, which give learners access to proven literacy tools developed specifically for iPads and Chromebooks.
WriteOnline is Crick's innovative word processor for struggling writers in secondary school and Further Education. WriteOnline’s built-in support features include speech feedback, word prediction, vocabulary banks, writing frames and a mind-map creator.
Contact: Nicola Wilson
Address: Crick House, Boarden Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6LF
Telephone: 01604 671691
Fax: 01604 671692
Take a unique trip around Scotland with 'Kitty's Scottish Safari', the latest picture book from Ablekids Press(STAND H140) and have fun with colours, numbers, hobbies and animals. Don’t forget to try and spot the cheeky mouse in the pictures too! Nurseries and primary schools looking for Scottish-themed stories will enjoy seeing well-known places in a different way and learning about new places in Scotland.
In addition to an English-only version of this story, Ablekids Press has produced editions in Gaelic, Scots, French and German. Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages can build language skills and explore Scottish culture at the same time; whilst teachers of Gaelic and Scots are invited to celebrate the revival of interest in Scottish languages which has so inspired independent publishers like Ablekids Press.
Contact: Pauline Mackay
Address: 46 Ballifeary Road
Mobile: 07833 312960
Explore Science Scotland (STAND G1) activity packs are designed for the Curriculum for Excellence. A wide range of science packs are available for early years, first level and second level including Energy, Magnets and Forensic detectives. Four cross-curricular early years packs are available: Planet Earth; Biological systems; Materials; Forces, electricity and waves.
These contain a wide range of hands-on activities, games and crafts and cover science, social studies, language, numeracy, technology and health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes. Interdisciplinary packs are also available covering a range of curriculum areas.
'The Scottish Science Challenge' covers the entire science curriculum and is available for both first and second levels. 'Natural disasters' contains 19 activities and relates to 34 experiences and outcomes from across the CfE. Calculate emergency relief supplies, explore the spread of disease in a disaster area and investigate significant past natural disasters.
Contact: Kirsty Macleod
Address: Oakden, Crossbost, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9NP
Telephone: 07798 937978
Mobile: 07798 937978
The team at Phonic Books (STAND J75) are excited about the release of a brand new series of 10 Talisman card games that extend the phonic skills taught in our previous series of games.
These games offer reading and spelling reinforcement within the motivating context of an eye-catching and exciting, quest inspired card game.
Contact: Clair Wilson
Address: Westhill House, 74 Bristol Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0AX
Telephone: +44 (0)1666 822 543
Mobile: Clair - 07766800557
SQA (STAND B10) is Scotland’s national awarding body. We help people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.
Want to know more about Developing Young Workforce?
At SQA we understand the needs of learners and of employers. By working together we can create a more qualified, more motivated and more productive workforce.
Our team work across Scotland, and have been out visiting schools, colleges, training providers, employers and other stakeholders. SQA is uniquely placed as we already work with them all.
Our team will also be at the Scottish Learning Festival on stand B10, which gives us the opportunity to speak to practitioners about DYW.
SQA qualifications can help learners get ready for work, and give them skills employers are looking for.
Find out where SQA Journeys will take you.
Jigsaw (STAND G10) brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education in a comprehensive scheme of work to fulfil the Health and Wellbeing Curriculum for primary-age children. It has a real emphasis on emotional literacy and nurturing mental health as the necessary underpinnings for learning, and a unique mindfulness approach, all delivered through creative teaching and learning activities.
We are very excited by the enthusiasm shown by Scottish schools towards Jigsaw and would like to offer pilot project opportunities to schools, clusters, local authorities etc. including a package of training and support for pilot groups that want to start using the Jigsaw programme. The first pilot is already underway in Orkney. So, if you are looking for a great set of resources to support a mindful approach to health and wellbeing, let us know – we would love to work with you.
Address – Northtown Farm, Milton Damerel, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7DN
Phone - +44 (0) 1202 377192
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Learning Scotland (STAND D50) are Raising Attainment and Bringing Equality to Education
Incorporated in February 2014, Love Learning Scotland SCIO offers a service designed to "bridge the gap" between health, social care services and education, where no statutory provision exists. Our service is focused on working with disadvantaged, often chaotic young people and their families to instil hope and create the aspirations needed for a positive future whilst raising academic attainment.
We offer a programme of support to Schools which is tailored to the needs of teachers, young people and families. We manage challenging behaviours that can bring harmony back to the classroom, release for some pupils and support where exclusion has been the only option previously. We offer a service to manage anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Mental Health or any reason why young people are unsettled in school. This service is then extended to the family where we provide a wrap around service of care and support.
Address: 25 St James Avenue, St James Retail Park, East Kilbride. G74 5QD
Telephone: 01355 239 609
Fantastic new opportunity for cross-curricular education. Inspired by the new Heritage Centre at Bannockburn, Playing with History looks to expand Bannockburn’s fun game and wonderful educational approach which secures the children’s experience through excellent experiences.
The initial period of history covers the Roman Empire, ultimately further periods will be added. Acting as countries across the Empire, teams of pupils work together to research answers to questions about the time period. These questions and suggested activities cover all eight curricular areas from the Curriculum for Excellence. Accurate answers earn credits be used to develop their armies, buy food, improve defences, to assist in their end game objective, gaining maximum territory.
Playing with History allows Teachers to play within a single class, across a whole school, between multiple schools including other countries.
Come and try the version defined especially for the conference where you can win a version of the final product for your school.
Support for children who struggle with Literacy and Mathematics
Every Child Counts is run on a not-for-profit basis by Edge Hill University. Since 2008, we have supported over 6,000 schools in and beyond the United Kingdom to help over 150,000 children who have had difficulties with literacy or mathematics.
We provide interventions, training and professional development for schools:
* interventions to help children who struggle with reading, writing or numeracy to catch up with their peers, and we train and support teachers and teaching assistants to deliver them.
*professional development to help schools and teachers to raise teaching standards and sustain high achievement for all children.
Edge Hill University’s Every Child Counts interventions have been good investments helping our pupil premium pupils to make enhanced progress.
Helen Hackett, Assistant Headteacher, Parkfield Community School, Birmingham
Winner of the National Primary School Pupil Premium Award 2015
Address: Every Child Counts, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
Telephone: 01695 657133
Come along and meet the dynamic Learning Team from the National Trust for Scotland. This year we’re celebrating heritage in a big way as part of the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and we want you (and your class) to be part of it!
Team members from 8 different sites across Scotland will be there to inspire you to learn more about heritage – get hands with history, meet characters from the past and uncover new ways to explore Scotland’s rich and diverse heritage. What better way to bring a topic to life than to visit where Robert Burns was born, or explore the battlefield of Culloden, or play real tennis where Kings and Queens once enjoyed a game or two – we’d love to talk to you about what heritage sites are on your doorstep.
Address: Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
The Learning Zoo has lots of exciting events on stand, including book launches, competitions and ‘Meet the Author’ sessions.
Reflective Reading: Engaging and Practical Ideas for Teaching Reading Comprehension by Anne Glennie, finally brings this popular methodology to print. Got a reading problem you can’t solve? Anne will be on hand to answer delegates’ questions on any aspect of literacy and learning.
The Yesteryear fiction series brings the story in history to life, with thrilling Scottish-set titles covering WW2, the Picts, the Highland Clearances and more. Bestselling children’s authors, Annemarie Allan and Barbara Henderson, will be signing copies of their novels, Charlie’s Promise and Fir for Luck, respectively, as a book of accompanying classroom resources is launched for Fir for Luck.
Don’t miss the chance to take part a competition to win a class set of your favourite Yesteryear title and to have a selfie with Jeffrey the giraffe! #staycurious