London Autumn 06 November 2015

ICT for Education, London Autumn 2015

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches London Autumn on 06 November 2015 at Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley, Floyd Road, London SE7 8BL..

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 London Autumn.

Conference schedule



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 9:00

What we are learning about teaching computing

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton

Now we are in the second year of computing in the national curriculum, Miles will share some insights into effective practices that are emerging from the work of computing teachers in schools across the country, together with some practical suggestions on how these approaches can be incorporated into computing lessons in your school. 

9:00 – 09:25

Busting myths and sharing resources

Phil Bagge, computing advisor, Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service, CAS Southeast coordinator and computing master teacher

Phil will bust some common myths that hold back progress in computing and share some great free resources. His latest book, ‘How to teach Primary Programming using Scratch’, is out today.

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

Curriculum Development

Samantha Badchkam, head of IT and computing, Waldegrave School

Samantha will discuss how the curriculum has changed and been developed since she arrived at Waldegrave School, and show how she has embodied IT, digital literacy and computing at KS3 and GCSE. Her aim is to balance the curriculum at KS3 and give students a programme of study that will lead to choosing IT or computing at KS4.

11.00 – 11:30

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good

Debbie will discuss how Apps for Good teachers are helping students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become innovators and entrepreneurs. She will also describe how teachers are helping students develop the wider thinking and employability skills they will need after leaving school, and consider the benefits this offers not just to students, but also to teachers and the wider school community.

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; Phil Bagge, computing advisor, Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service, CAS Southeast coordinator and computing master teacher; Tina George, director at Sureline Communications; Samantha Badchkam, head of IT and computing, Waldegrave School

12:10 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:00

Engaging your community

Guest speaker: Alan O’Donohoe, education consultant

Technologies like email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter offer fast, low cost methods of communication between schools and communities, but they fall short of engaging parents on a deeper level that demonstrates measurable impact. Some parents feel digitally excluded and Ofsted only judges parental engagement as successful when it has a positive impact on outcomes for children. Alan has led award winning school community programmes with sustainable impact and will share a range of practical examples and approaches that can be used to transform digital engagement between schools, parents and the wider community.




Philip Bagge
Samantha Badchkam
Waldegrave School


2 Simple
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Click View
Computing At School
Earwig Academic
Education City
EXA Networks
Hodder Education
iBoard Touch
LEBA Innovation
Levett Consultancy
London Grid for Learning
New Era Education
Rapid Education
Rising Stars
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
Soft Egg
Strictly Education
Teach Your Monster to read


By car from the M25:

The easiest way to get to The Valley by car is to use the A2, accessed from junction two of the M25 (those heading south via the M1, A1 or M11 should head clockwise on the M25, signposted 'Dartford Crossing').
Heading into London along the A2, the dual carriageway becomes the A102M - the approach road to the Blackwall Tunnel. Leave at the junction after the A2 exit and take the right-hand exit at the roundabout - the A206 Woolwich Road.

After the major set of traffic lights at Anchor and Hope Lane and Charlton Church Lane, travel around second roundabout and take the last exit to drive back on yourself. Then take the first left into Charlton Lane. Cross the railway line and continue up the road, then right into Harvey Gardens. The stadium is on the left.

Access to Floyd Road and Harvey Gardens is restricted on matchdays.

Via the South Circular

Follow the A205 South Circular Road to Woolwich and turn left into the Woolwich Road at the roundabout for the free ferry. You should then turn left into Charlton Lane and proceed as described above.
From central London

From north of The Thames, take the A102 through the Blackwall Tunnel. Come off at the second junction and take the first exit at the roundabout. Go along the A206 Woolwich Road as above.
Train and Tube services

Southeastern runs train services to the railway station at Charlton, from central London in the west and north Kent to the east. The station is a short walk from the ground.
Frequent services depart from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge, with limited departures Cannon Street. Some services come through Dartford continue to Charlton, while connections for others can be made at Blackheath, Lewisham and London Bridge.

A previous limited service from Victoria no longer operates and fans heading to The Valley from Victoria need to change at either Lewisham or Blackheath.
The Docklands Light Railway from East London connects with rail services from Greenwich and Lewisham to Charlton, while the Jubilee Line underground station at North Greenwich is a short bus ride from The Valley.

Travelling by bus
Numerous bus routes serve the ground. They include the 53 (Plumstead, Woolwich, Blackheath, New Cross, central London), the 54 (Lewisham, Catford, Beckenham, Elmers End) and the 161 (Chislehurst, Mottingham, Eltham, Woolwich, North Greenwich).

Others are the 177 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, New Cross, Peckham), the 180 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, Lewisham), the 422 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Plumstead, Blackheath, North Greenwich), the 472 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, North Greenwich), and the 486 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Shooters Hill and North Greenwich).

These services discharge passengers on the A206 Woolwich Road, or in Charlton Village, both a five-minute walk from the ground.

Parking at the ground

Free parking is available at the ground.

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