Bett Themes for 2020

Bett MEA provides an innovative platform for the Education Community

New to Bett MEA 2020, we have six new themes which will structure the conference at the exhibition, to ensure that every learner and educator from the entire landscape can benefit from this year’s content. We’re also introducing a new tech in action theatre, focusing on future tech, administrative software, classroom solutions and specialist assistive SEND technologies.

Bett Themes



  • Smart solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing teaching at all ages in a variety of settings
  • Innovations in pedagogy – sessions led by teachers
  • Innovations in technology – sessions led by solution providers and teachers




  • Case studies of initiatives to enhance student and teacher wellbeing
  • For students we’ll focus on student resilience and mental health and resilience
  • For staff we’ll be looking at case studies to reduce teacher workload and improve staff retention


Empowering Teaching and Learning


  • Leadership strategies for driving organisational change
  • Best practice to ensure impact, efficacy and usage of technology
  • Sharing research and collaborating to ensure evidence-based practice


Inclusion, social mobility and SEND


  • Engaging the socially and economically disadvantaged with education to amplify the student voice
  • Empowering and connecting students with SEND to learning, skills and future employment
  • Enabling learning for communities in rural areas and developing countries


Future tech and trends


  • Big picture thinking about the future of education and the role of tech to enable learning in its many forms
  • The heart of Bett, where the tech community demonstrates new ideas and where educators can feed back what they really want and need
  • Making better use of existing hardware and software





  • Skills for educators including practical CPD to enable them to do their jobs better
  • Fundamental skills for students including preparing them for the world of work via T levels and apprenticeships
  • Skills for life, including re-educating current workforce, creativity, character and resilience