Newbury 02 December 2016

ICT for Education, Newbury 2016

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Newbury on 02 December 2016 at Newbury 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 Newbury.

Conference schedule



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

Keynote presentation

Helen Caldwell, senior lecturer in education (primary computing), University of Northampton

Helen will share three strands of her recent work that consider: developing ideas for computational thinking in primary schools and the relevance of unplugged approaches; working with European partners to explore the theme of digital learning across boundaries; and multisensory approaches supporting special educational needs and inclusion.

9:00 – 09:25

Excite, engage, empower

Karine George, former primary school headteacher

Some simple and practical examples of how to build effective learning that moves away from the constraints of the classroom and links learners to a wealth of expertise in order to facilitate conversations that enhance real learning in a real world.

09:25 – 10:05

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.

10:05 – 10:40


10:40 – 11:05

Digital strategy: technology at the centre of teaching and learning

José Picardo, assistant principal at Surbiton High School

José will explore how technology has been adopted at Surbiton High School, with pedagogy as the guide. The school is an environment where teachers and students use digital technology habitually to support teaching and learning. This has been achieved by investing in professional development, connectivity infrastructure and by providing every member of staff and student with a tablet device.

11.05 – 11:30

What could be more important than e-safety?

Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

Would you let your son or daughter cross the road without applying the Green Cross Code? So why do we allow this behaviour in the virtual world, one which is potentially just as destructive? We want young people to see the internet as a positive and inclusive place that respects people’s differences, but how can we achieve this in education and what challenges do we face?

11:30 – 12:00   

Question time

Join the debate and discuss topical issues including the curriculum, finance, CPD and more!

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Helen Caldwell, senior lecturer in education (primary computing), University of Northampton; Karine George, former primary school headteacher; José Picardo, assistant principal at Surbiton High School; Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

12:00 – 13.00


13:00 – 14:00

More for less

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

In an entertaining, informative and updated 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.


Conference close



Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Helen Caldwell
University of Northampton
Karine George
Perry Perrott


Allied Telesis
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Bechtle Direct Ltd
Boomerang Education
CASIO Projectors
Computing At School
Crusader Solutions
Developing Experts
DWN Technical Solutions
Earwig Academic
Education City
Getech Education
Harrap ICT
iBoard Touch
Konica Minolta
Learning Ladders
MCC Digital
Oakford Internet Services
Projector Lamps for Schools
Robots in Schools
Soft Egg
Unique Publishing
VEX Robotics
Vybra Solutions


Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is conveniently situated in the centre of the South of England, easily accessible from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, from the M3 and A34. The Racecourse has its own railway station with full details on available services below.

The Racecourse,
RG14 7NZ


How To Get Here

  • By Road


    The racecourse is clearly signposted and just minutes from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, also easily accessible from the M3. The course is clearly signposted from the M4 and from the A34 South of Newbury. There is ample FREE on-the-day parking.

  • By Train


    Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington on selected major racedays and regular connections from the West.

    Find train times
  • By Air


    The racecourse is within an hour of Heathrow and Southampton airports. We also have a helicopter landing area. However use of this is strictly by prior arrangement only with the Clerk of the Course. Please call the racecourse on 01635 40015 for details.

  • Car Parking

    Car Park 1, Centre of the Course - Premier Enclosure customers, Members, Hospitality customers and Sponsors.

    Car Park 2 - Owners & Trainers, Jockeys, Officials and Media.

    Car Park 3 - Horse boxes

    Car Park 4, Grandstand - Grandstand Enclosure customers Coaches, Limousines and Minibuses - there will be an allocated section for Premier Customers & Members who wish to park in this car park.

    Note: If you are unsure of where to park, please ask one of our car parking attendants who will direct you to the correct area.


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