Leeds 27 April 2018

ICT for Education, Leeds 2018

ICT for Education's national regional conference programme visits YORKSHIRE, and will be held on Friday 27 April 2018 at Wetherby 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, 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
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:40 – 9:10
Coding across the curriculum
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Now computing is firmly established as a subject in many schools, there is a great opportunity for pupils to apply their newly acquired programming skills in the context of some of the other subjects they study. Ranging from Monte Carlo methods for estimating π, to composing music with Sonic Pi, Miles will present a quick tour of a few ways pupils can practice programming in meaningful contexts and deepen their knowledge and understanding of other disciplines
9:10 - 09:35
Non-specialist to specialist and back again
Dan Tait, All Saints RC School
Dan, a self-confessed non-specialist, will discuss the journey from teaching ICT to embracing computer science both as a teacher and a subject leader. He will share strategies used to boost subject knowledge and describe how to develop knowledge into ideas and resources that work effectively in the classroom.
09:35 – 10:15
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.
10:15 – 11:00
11.00 – 11.30
CAS resources for primary schools
Paul Willcox, qualified primary school teacher and Computing at School regional coordinator for Yorkshire and Humber
Paul will present a review of the impact CAS has made on the Yorkshire region over the past three years. He will also provide an overview of unplugged approaches to teaching computing and a speedy introduction to CAS Barefoot Resources for primary schools.

11:30 – 12.00
Intelligent IT procurement
Neil Watkins, managing director, Think IT
Intelligent IT procurement and how not to do it and mess up your IT really badly! Neil will cover mistakes schools often make as well as strategies to get IT right without wasting money.
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
More for less
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
In an entertaining and informative 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.          


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dan Tait
All Saints RC School
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Neil Watkins
Think IT
Paul Wilcox
University of York


3P Learning
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Cambridge Assessment
International Education
Computing At School
Crusader Solutions
Deep Freeze Cloud
Discovery Education
Education City
Faronics EMEA
Getech Education
Konica Minolta
Nationwide Retail Systems Ltd
Osborne technologies
Projector Lamps for Schools
Rapid Education
S2 Gov
School ICT Services Ltd
School Spider
Ucan Recycling CIC Ltd
VEX Robotics

Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre is located just minutes from Junction 46 (Wetherby Services) on the A1(M).

Our postcode for your Sat Nav is LS22 5EJ.

The Racecourse offers acres of FREE public car-parking.

If you want to know more about rail and bus links, please visit www.wetherbyracing.co.uk

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