Newcastle 26 September 2014

ICT for Education, Newcastle 2014

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Newcastle on 26 September 2014 at St James Park.

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 Newcastle.

Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top

Steve Bunce, enquiring schools consultant, Futurelab Education

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  


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

Coffee break

10:35 – 11:00

ICT in practice  

Phil Spoors, assistant headteacher, Cramlington Learning Village

11.00 – 11:30

How to manage school e-safety

Simon Finch, e-safety officer, Northern Grid for Learning

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Steve Bunce, enquiring schools consultant, Futurelab Education; Phil Spoors, assistant headteacher, Cramlington Learning Village; Simon Finch, e-safety officer, Northern Grid for Learning

12:10 – 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
Phil Spoors
Cramlington Learning Village
Simon Finch
Northern Grid
Steve Bunce
independent education consultant


2 Simple
3P Learning
Castle Grange Technologies
Conquer Maths
CRB Cunninghams
Durham County Council ICT Services
EXA Networks
LEBA Innovation
Overnet Data
PC Werth
Rising Stars
Room Booking System
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
Smart Assess
Tyn Can Learning
VII Networks Limited

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