Brighton 13 March 2020

ICT for Education, Brighton 2020

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits BRIGHTON on Friday 13th March 2020 and will be held at The Amex Stadium.

The conference runs from 7.30 am to 1.15 pm.  Attendance is FREE for all delegates, and includes lunch and refreshments. 

Drawing on both regional and national ICT expertise, we have sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, we will be hosting 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, please ensure they register.

We look forward to meeting you!

Conference schedule


08:30 – 8:40

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:40 – 9:00
Opening keynote: Data science

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Miles introduces an approach to planning a data science curriculum for schools that addresses foundations (probability and statistics), applications (working with small and large scale data using freely available tools) and implications (the wider, personal and societal impact of data science). He will demonstrate how some simple Python programming can help students' understanding of probability and statistics, and walk through a workflow that can be applied to data science projects. The session concludes with a discussion on how we might help students understand ethical issues related to collecting, storing and processing personal data.

09:00 - 09:15
The importance of information gathering in safeguarding young people

Danielle Elliott-Carter, product specialist for Impero EdAware, Impero Software
This session will look at how gathering information appropriately can help identify young people at risk early and provide timely interventions, while promoting a whole-school approach to safeguarding young people in education.
09:15 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:20
Building Computing and ICT capacity

Peter Marshman, TeachComputing Berkshire and Hampshire NCCE Hub, master teacher, advanced skills teacher, Park House School
With so many opportunities for creative digital exploration yet limited resources in schools, how do we make the most of what is on offer and develop a culture of Computing across a school? Whether your passion is to expand students’ horizons or enable them to work with role models, the question of capacity and time is always a barrier. Peter will explore building capacity from the inside-out and from the outside-in through collaborative partnerships. He will also share approaches to building self-efficacy of girls in Computer Science and ICT.
10:20 – 11:00
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.

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 11.50
A primary school teacher’s journey to transforming the classroom

Rachel Coathup, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and primary educator
This session will follow Rachel’s journey as she transformed her classroom by empowering students to create and collaborate. Rachel will discuss how she began to integrate technology and moved on to create innovative and exciting learning opportunities for students. She will also explore some apps that allow students to collaborate and create digitally.
11.50 – 12.05
The Future of the University of Surrey

Chris Bradshaw, Senior Systems Engineer, University of Surrey
This session charts the University’s journey to Cloud. With their existing on-premise data centres coming to end of life they began to start a large-scale digital transformation project to migrate their infrastructure and applications. Hear how they achieved this and what this means to the University, along with their plans for the future.

12:05 – 12.25
Closing keynote – Cyber challenges and solutions

Richard May, business development manager, Orbis IT and Digital Traded Services
This session will outline some of the key threats that can undermine cyber security in schools and give an overview of some of the tools and practices schools can use to help reduce the risk. It will also take a quick look at ‘cyber choices’ and how children can be influenced away from cyber crime.
12:25 – 13.15
Lunch and close



Chris Bradshaw,
Senior Systems Engineer, University of Surrey
Danielle Elliott-Carter
Impero Software
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Peter Marsham
TeachComputing Berkshire and Hampshire National Centre
Rachel Coathup
Google Certified Innovator,
Richard May
Business Development Manager at Orbis IT & Digital Traded Services


BNP Paribas 3 Step IT
Crusader AV
Epson Uk Ltd
Getech Education
Hardware Associates
Impero Software
Newline Interactive
PowerGistics UK
Projector Lamps for Schools
Scanning Pens Ltd
Sync powered by GBM
A guide to transport links to the stadium is availible here

American Express Community Stadium, West Stand, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL



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