Conference schedule



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 09:00

Where next for computing?

Claire Lotriet, assistant headteacher, Henwick Primary School

The new computing programme of study isn’t actually so new anymore, we're two years in, so where is primary computing heading now? Claire will take a look at how the teaching and learning of computing – programming in particular – has developed in her classroom over the past two years by sharing examples and strategies that have been successful, and consider where it might go next. 

09:00 – 09:25

Excite, engage, empower

Karine George, former primary school headteacher

Some simple and practical examples of how to build effective learning that moves away from the constraints of the classroom and links learners to a wealth of expertise in order to facilitate conversations that enhance real learning in a real world.

09:25 – 10:05

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.

10:05 – 10:40


 10:40 – 11:05

A secondary school approach to ICT

Michelle Alexander, St Ignatius College

11.05 – 11:30

What could be more important than e-safety?

Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

Would you let your son or daughter cross the road without applying the Green Cross Code? So why do we allow this behaviour in the virtual world, one which is potentially just as destructive? We want young people to see the internet as a positive and inclusive place that respects people’s differences, but how can we achieve this in education and what challenges do we face?

 11:30 – 12:00   

Question time

Join the debate and discuss topical issues including the curriculum, budgets, CPD and more!

Moderator: Sarah Underwood 

Panel members: Claire Lotriet, assistant headteacher, Henwick Primary School; Michelle Alexander, St Ignatius College; Karine George, former primary school headteacher; Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

More for less

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

In an entertaining, informative and updated session, Andy will share with you some of the many free and low-cost ICT tools that can enhance your work in the classroom. He will also present new ideas to help you get more for less.


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14:20 – 15:20

Interactive Education Sponsored Workshop: Is your technology supporting teaching effectively?

The workshop will detail how to combine digital technologies to deliver effective lessons and have a classroom of connected technologies and devices rather than a number of disparate technologies that work in isolation.
We will be demonstrating a range of the hardware/software that is on display on our stand with an experienced, qualified teacher to discuss matters from the teachers perspective.
This is a live workshop with demonstrations of connected technologies working together in a way that will work for a teacher. Teachers should attend this workshop because we will be showcasing a number of innovative techniques to combine and integrate classroom technologies to deliver more effective lessons and ease teacher workload.
Attend our workshop to get the opportunity to win a GV 50 visualiser


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Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

The Guardian reports that startups are creating toys that teach robotics, games that help kids code and apps for teachers in an industry forecast to be worth £129bn by 2020.

‘If schools stop teachers fleeing the profession, budgets will look after themselves’

The Tes reports that one department head provides her advice on maximising resources, reducing workload and improving productivity in schools.