Brighton 12 June 2015

ICT for Education, Brighton 2015

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Brighton on 12 June 2015 at Brighton Racecourse.

The conference runs from 7.45am to 2.15pm.  Attendance is FREE for all delegates, and includes lunch and refreshments. 

Drawing on both regional and national ICT expertise, ICT for Education has sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, ICT for Education will host a vendor exhibition showcasing solutions to meet your ICT needs.

Meet the experts, network with peers, solve practical problems and discover new resources in just one short day - free of charge!  Pick up your conference badge(s) from Reception on the day.  If you would like to bring colleagues, they can register before the event or on arrival.  We look forward to meeting you in Brighton.

Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top - Teaching the computing curriculum

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Miles will share some insights into how computing can be taught most effectively. He will draw on a range of learning theories, research evidence, classroom practice and Ofsted's expectations to provide computing teachers with a portfolio of techniques they can use when meeting the requirements of the new computing curriculum.

9:00 – 09:25

Introducing tablets

Louise Salmond, head of junior school, and James South, head of digital learning, Tormead School

09:25 – 10:00

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.

10:00 – 10:35


10:35 – 11:00

Joining the dots 

Donna Comerford, business and STEM teacher, Rye College, and education coordinator, Brighton Digital Festival

Donna will present a picture of education, the creative industries and our young creatives. She will also discuss how to deliver computing in a creative way, including the use of self-managed projects, competitions and Young Rewired State, and consider how the digital and information technology industry could support teaching practice.

11.00 – 11:30

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

The challenges and opportunities of deploying ICT in schools

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton; Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good; Donna Comerford, business and STEM teacher, Rye College, and education coordinator, Brighton Digital Festival

12:10 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful – Part two              

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

After presenting an entertaining session covering some of the great and easy-to-use ICT tools available to teachers and learners at last year’s ICT for Education conferences, Andy continues to explore fresh resources. He will share these with you in a new presentation that will give you more reasons to be cheerful.





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Debbie Forster
Apps for Good
Donna Comerford
Educational Consultant and Teacher
James South
Tormead School
Louise Salmond Smith
Tormead School
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton


2 Simple
3P Learning
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Brighton & Hove City ICT Schools
& Traded Services
Computing At School
East Sussex Council Schools ICT
Everyone Can Program
EXA Networks
Genee World
iBoard Touch
LEBA Innovation
New Era Education
Projector Lamp Source
School Apps
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
SVJ Consultants Ltd
Teach Your Monster to read
The Link


The Racecourse is easy to reach from the A27 Brighton bypass. If you are approaching Brighton on the A23 you need to go east on the A27. Head for signs directing you to Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights and the Racecourse is approximately one mile on your left hand side. Car Parking is free.

This is the recommend route to avoid traffic congestion through the City Centre, however the Racecourse is well sign-posted if you choose to enter central Brighton on the A23. If you're coming from the seafront head for the Palace Pier before driving eastbound along Marine Parade. Turn left at the first set of lights into Lower Rock Gardens. Turn right at the second set of lights into Edward Street, then first left into Freshfield Road. The Racecourse is at the top of the hill.


Brighton is less than an hour from London by train and there are services from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. There are also frequent coastway services operating from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth. Please contact National Rail Enquiries for more information 08457 48 49 50.


Please use STOP B which is the number 7 bus stop just outside the front of Brighton Station.

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