Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 08:55

View from the top

Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates

Mike has a unique perspective on the leadership and ICT agenda. His presentation will consider how to ensure ICT is well led and how to ensure leaders understand its implications and the support they will need. IET Associates has partnered with Connecting Learning to develop EXite, a leadership programme that looks at the issues that are critical to successful ICT.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in the classroom   

Bob Harrison, chair of the Teaching Agency ICT Expert Group and the Teaching Schools Technology Advisory Board

The new national curriculum for computing: past imperfect, present tense and future conditional. Bob will discuss benefits and challenges around changes to the curriculum.

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in the Classroom

Tom Sale, ICT subject leader, Mereside Primary School

Tom will review the use of ICT at Mereside Primary School. As an Innovation in Education and Blackpool Innovation award winner, Tom will share his experience, creativity and outstanding practice with all educators, not just technology experts. 

09:55 – 10:35

ICT Reviews Live!

ICT for Education product reviews team
An independent product review session that will put products to the test and give you real insight into their capabilities. ICT Reviews Live! will be led by the ICT for Education reviews team. Watch the reviews, comment on product content, consider underlying technologies, discuss ease of use and share your opinions on how you would like suppliers to develop products and services to meet the needs of teachers and schools.

10:35 – 11.05

Coffee break

11.05 – 11:45

Question Time: Will changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?

Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Richard French, market development manager, learning and development, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; Mike Briscoe, director IET Associates; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Tom Sale, ICT subject leader, Mereside Primary School; Graham Cooper, head of product strategy, Capita SIMS

11:45 – 12:15      

Making wireless work

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom