Brighton 20 June 2014

ICT for Education, Brighton 2014

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Brighton on 20 June 2014 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

ICT in practice

Niel McLeod, deputy headteacher and business manager, Hove Park School

Hove Park School has implemented a one-to-one iPad programme across the school. Niel will discuss the implementation process, the drivers behind the programme and its outcomes in terms of teaching and learning.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Adam Martin, Java programming teacher, Blatchington Mill School

After spending the past year teaching Java programming to AS and A-level students, and helping them go from zero experience to authoring their own games, Adam will cover the techniques he used, many of which are taken from 15 years’ experience of teaching Java in a commercial setting.

09:25 – 09:50

Tom Fairbank and Jess Lott, website developer and ICT Manager, Shirley Warren Primary School

Shirley Warren Primary School has been focusing on the use of iPads to deliver the new curriculum, as well as using them for media studies and filming. Tom and Jess will demonstrate how ICT is used to promote learning across the curriculum and the school.

09:55 – 10:25

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. 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.

10:25 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 11:45

Question Time: How can the new computing curriculum best be taught and will it meet the needs of students, business and industry?

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Adam Martin, Java programming teacher, Blatchington Mill School;Donna Comerford should be: Donna Comerford, computing and business teacher, Dorothy Stringer School, and project manager, Connective Culture; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Ian Cunningham, chair, Centre for Self Managed Learning

11:45 – 12:15      

Supporting tablet schemes

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

As more tablet devices are deployed in schools to support teaching and learning, schools’ internet connections are becoming mission critical, but providing sufficient bandwidth can be impossible, or expensive. This presentation will offer five ways to improve internet performance for tablet schemes.

12:15 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

This might be difficult to imagine at times but, in terms of resources and opportunities to learn from each other, this is a great time to be a teacher. Andy’s entertaining and informative session will explore some of the ICT tools and resources that provide reasons to be cheerful.





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Donna Comerford
Educational Consultant and Teacher
Ian Cunningham
Centre for Self Managed Learning
Niel McLeod
Hove Park School, Brighton and Hove
Rob Leggett
Cyber Distribution Ltd
Tom Fairbank
Shirley Warren Primary School


2 Simple
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Connectus Scotland Ltd
Earwig Academic
Education City
EXA Networks
Interactive Education
LEBA Innovation
New Era Education
New Ways to Learn
PC Werth
Petra's Planet for Schools
School Booking
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
SVJ Consultants Ltd
VII Networks Limited


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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