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ANME and the Schools & Academies Show

Posted on: 9th Oct 2019 by: ANME

Last April at the Schools and Academies Show the then Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds announced the strategy that will guide the implementation of EdTech across schools. This marked the show’s renewed focus on technology, its challenges and opportunities.

At the upcoming show in Birmingham, the visitors will discover revamped content, and will be able to engage with relevant exhibitors and strategic partners. The show will present our audience with affordable, pedagogy-backed solutions and case studies, to assist leaders in finding the right approach to implementing EdTech and tech management solutions, enhancing benefits and minimising frustrations. Speakers and experts will be available to offer advice and guidance to the visitors, sharing their expertise with the community.

Building on this, the ANME and the Schools and Academies Show have entered in a close partnership that will develop over three axes during the show:

  1. SAAS and ANME are working closely to produce relevant and engaging content for the main features of the show;
  2. ANME will host its regional meeting during the two days of the event, convening at the NEC tens of network managers to discuss the activities of the organisation and share best practices;
  3. The Network Manager Hub, which will be launched for the first time at the Birmingham show, is a dedicated area where attendees interested in learning more about IT-related topics will be able to participate in workshops and interact with leading experts.


We are excited about these new developments! Join us at the leading education event in Birmingham on 13th – 14th November 2019.

Click HERE to find out more and register your free place!


Testimonials from Members & Partners

  • “Fantastic event, with interesting content and very well organised.”

    Alain Squiteri, Sales Director - InVentry

  • I thought the day was excellent. It was really good to have the companies there and invaluable for meeting and speaking with new contacts. I really hope this carries on as it was desperately needed in our field.

    Janet Cannell, Member

  • We’re really proud to be ANME’s platinum sponsor. It’s such a great platform for school network managers to get together and share ideas, plus it provides us the opportunity to speak directly to schools using our solutions and get their feedback and input into new features. Every event is always different, with fantastic speakers providing real insight and ideas on all things edtech.

    Al Kingsley, Group Managing Director, NetSupport Limited

  • ANME meetings provide valuable networking - being able to talk to other professionals doing the same role and understanding their approach and their context. This is a great way to challenge what you are doing in your own setting.

    Neil Limbrick, ANME Ambassador

  • A fantastic online resource of like-minded professionals that you can use to bounce ideas off, chat things through, get advice from. Invaluable.

    Ric Turner, Balshaws Church of England High School

  • The ANME is a priceless resource for anyone working in an IT support role in the education sector. The online forum is lively and informative and the regular meetings provide insight into new products and valuable networking opportunities with peers from other establishments. I've lost count of the number of valuable conversations and helpful tips that I've had since becoming a member. If you've not been to a meeting before then try to attend the next one in your area, you won't be disappointed.

    Dave Leonard, ANME Ambassador and ICT Manager at Matthew Moss High School

  • The ANME has been a great resource when you're a lone IT manager, now you have friends going through the same obstacles as you, with plenty of advice and guidance.

    Michael Frost, ANME Member & IT Network Manager at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy

  • Being part of the ANME is like being part of a large corporate IT department, there's always someone you can ask for advice

    Paul Gillon, ANME Member & Network Manager at West Hill School, Stalybridge

  • ANME is like having a team of IT experts at my fingertips. It helps me keep up to date with the latest trends in IT education.
    Rick and the ANME members have always helped when I've needed extra guidance to make great IT decisions

    Clifford Fernandes, ANME Member & IT Manager at Claremont High School

  • I attended my first ANME regional meeting recently which was great. It was Informative, relevant and useful! Unlike some meetings I attend where you get one or two useful nuggets of information, but other bits have been added to the agenda as fillers. Glad to be a member of this group of like-minded individuals.

    Adam Hall, ANME Member & IT Operations Manager at Four Oaks Learning Trust