Newcastle 6th November 2020

ICT for Education, Newcastle 2020

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits NEWCASTLE on Friday 6th November 2020 and will be held at (St James' Park).

The conference runs from 7.30am to 1.15pm.  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


08:30 – 8:40
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:40 – 9:00
Opening keynote:
Steve Bunce

09:00 - 09:15
Lessons in digital technology: from classroom to staff room
James Leonard, head of education, Google UK

An enlightening session on how to take digital technology into all areas of school management and classroom learning. You’ll come away from this session with:
•    The evidence to make cost savings within your school or academy
•    The inspiration to explore digital technologies with confidence and commitment
•    The understanding needed to boost knowledge sharing within your school community.
09:15 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:20
Take one idea and make it happen
Matt Hogan, learning manager (KS4), Raspberry Pi Foundation, and former teacher

Matt will discuss how to engage students in Computing and show the relevance of e-learning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. He will also explore how teachers can inspire students to become creative with technology, rather than simply learning to use it. In a showcase of free online courses from the NCCE, he’ll explain how participating teachers can return to their classrooms with practical tools to inspire and motivate students, and make a tangible impact on their learning. Matt’s message is simple but effective: take one idea and make it happen!

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
Primary presentation

11.50 – 12.05
Impero Software

12:05 – 12.25
Closing keynote:
12:25 – 13.15
Lunch and close



James Leonard
Head of Google Education UK
Matt Hogan
Steve Bunce
independent education consultant


BNP Paribas 3 Step IT
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Crusader AV
Epson UK Ltd
Getech Education
Impero Software
IT Systems & Support
Newline Interactive
PowerGistics UK
Projector Lamps for Schools
Sync powered by GBM


St. James' Park is truly a city centre stadium and is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.


While there is public parking available close to the stadium, we recommend taking a look at our dedicated travel hub - - for a wide range of transport options.

Parking Information


Travelodge Newcastle Central
Forster Street, Quayside,
Newcastle, NE1 2NH
Tel: 08719 846164


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