Agenda - "doing more with less"

  • 8:00am    Breakfast & networking
  • 9:00am    Welcome from Innovate My School & Plymouth School
  • 9:10am    Innovate My School's 5 year vision by Michael Forshaw (Founder & MD)
  • 9:30am    Speed date (Part 1)
  • 10:30am  Refreshment break
  • 10:45am  Speed date (Part 2)
  • 11:45am  Innovation in the South West Chaired by Dave Strudwick (Headteacher of Plymouth School)
  • 12:15pm  EdTech prize draw sponsored by Tute Education
  • 12.30pm  Reframing the curriculum and learning environments by Bett
  • 12:40pm  Lunch & networking 
  • 1:30pm    Finish - or optional tour of Plymouth School

What's in it for me?

Back by popular demand, the next series of the Innovate My School LIVE roadshow focuses on how schools today are doing more with less, and how they can continue to innovate in spite of squeezed budgets.

Hosted at the forward-thinking Plymouth School of Creative Arts (aka "The Red House"), the 4th July will bring together senior leaders from across the South West to share best practice, develop new ideas and make meaningful partnerships.

We will be encouraging attendees to share their stories at the event and filming on-the-spot Innovation Burst videos, which will be later shared with our online community. Spectators are also welcome, as there will be lots of ideas to take away and glean from this event.

There will also be two opportunities to speed date during the day. Ten innovative companies handpicked by us have been given the brief of supporting schools to do more with less.

Who should go?

Any senior leader in the region who wants to learn from peers and forward thinking companies, about tried and tested practices and products that will help them innovate their budget.

  • Headteachers
  • Business Managers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • SLT
  • Subject Leaders
  • Curriculum / Phase Coordinators

Speed dating, what’s that all about?

As pioneers of speed dating in the education sector, with over 150 events under our belt, we have proven speed dating to be a fast-moving, fun, effective format for meeting a range of innovative products in a short space of time. For more information, visit our speed date page.

How much does it cost to attend?

This event is free of charge for up to two delegates per school and includes breakfast, refreshments and an executive lunch. Tickets will go fast, so book yours in advance!

Who are the suppliers?

This is a surprise! Each of the 10 non-competing suppliers have been selected based on the brief of supporting schools to innovate their budget. This could be through solutions that create cost savings, help to open up other revenue streams or are proven to support student outcomes.

What the host school says...

"The purpose of Plymouth School of Creative Arts' is 'Creating Individuals, Making Futures'. That purpose is not limited by any institutional, geographical or social boundary, so we are excited to be partnering with Innovate My School in support of their efforts to bring innovative solutions and people to the attention of other schools at the Innovate My School LIVE event on July 4th. We look forward to sharing our ideas and practice and to learning from others, visitors and suppliers alike, about theirs, as we make friendships and relationships that help us each to best meet the needs of our 21st Century learners."
- Simon Rushton, Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Powered by Tute ...

Tute Education is a BETT award winning company. Our purpose is to bring the best teaching and learning to all irrespective of location or background. Tute’s experienced teachers use a Learning Cloud to deliver engaging live lessons to support intervention, curriculum enrichment or increase teaching capacity. Learning continues between lessons in Social Spaces that allow students to collaborate, learn together and extend their thinking. Our range of tried and tested strategies can innovate your budget and enable to achieve more with less.

“Tute has long been helping schools achieve more with less. In this time of budget cuts, we are therefore delighted to be lead sponsor of Innovate my School LIVE. We are pleased to be playing an active role in uniting leaders in education with leaders in innovation and demonstrating how schools can exceed expectation in the face of financial adversity”.
- Sean Gardner, CEO & Founder

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Feedback from attendees

A very effective way for business managers to see what’s out there.
Nottingham Association of Business Managers

A fantastic event with 1:1 access to presenters.
Primary school leader, London

For me, it is exciting to speak to people who are passionate about what they are trying to help schools achieve. The feedback questionnaire provides you the option to decide if / when you can be contacted by the companies you met. You therefore have complete freedom in following up with a company or not.
Bukky Yusuf, Associate Assistant Head Teacher

Innovate My School used a very powerful format of speed networking that enabled each participant to spend quality time with each supplier, examining and understanding the product in a way that is not possible at most exhibitions.
Asha Alexander, Principal, Kindergarten Starters

Another first today... Speed dating! 10 amazing companies and 10 minutes with each one - my brain is full - thanks Innovate My School! It was like a mini-BETT. I was impressed with choice and range of companies selected, so thank you for doing the research!
Rachael Coultart, Computing Subject Leader, St Nicholas


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