Newcastle 20 September 2019

ICT for Education, Newcastle 2019

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits NEWCASTLE on Friday 20 September 2019 and will be held 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, 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
What can the NCCE do for you?
Sarah Zaman, CAS Community Outreach Manager for Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has been set up to support the teaching of computing in schools and colleges across all key stages, giving teachers the subject knowledge and skills to establish computing as a core part of the curriculum. Whatever your needs, the NCCE is able to guide you through high-quality support including  face-to-face and online CPD, generous bursaries, regional support and free resources. Sarah will discuss how the NCCE can support you.

 9:10 - 09:30
Lessons in digital technology: from classroom to staff room
Jeminatu Alabi-Isama, Team Leader, Google Education UK.  
An enlightening session on how to take digital technology into all areas of school management and classroom learning.

9:30 - 09:50
Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT

Marty will discuss how secondary schools can best introduce Computer Science into their curriculum. He will also provide information on how the NCCE can support the subject with an overview of the courses and guidance that are on offer for KS3 and GCSE.

09:50 – 10:30
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.

10:30 – 11:30

11.30 – 11.50
Primary presentation
Simon Hunt, Year 4 teacher, Tottington Primary School

Simon loves using technology and Skype to bring the world to his students. Using Skype he and his students have spoken to famous authors, experts and film stars. In this session, Simon will share how you too can connect with the rest of the world and will describe how a simple poem and Skype session took a group of children to a film premiere and the EU parliament (invited and paid for by an MEP). The children were subsequently named in an EU law.
11:50 – 12.10
Engage, Include and Challenge -  designing learning strategies with technology

Laura O’Hare, Further Education Manager at Texthelp
Join this session to explore how we can use technology to engage, inspire and motivate every pupil by designing learning experiences that are flexible and personal. EAL pupils, those who need extra support, have individual needs and those we want to challenge - our classrooms include a wide range of students with diverse needs. We’ll explore a practical approach to designing learning experiences that can use technology to engage, include and challenge the breadth of pupils we see every day.

12:10 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00
The internet: challenges and opportunities
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

Andy returns to ICT for Education 2019 with another entertaining and helpful presentation. This year his theme is the internet, the dominant cultural force of our time that commands increasing amounts of young people’s time and attention. Andy will look at tools and resources that can help teachers save time and cost, and help teachers guide young people as they learn and develop in the increasingly distracting internet world.




Jeminatu Alabi-Isama
Team Leader, Google Education UK
Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Laura O'hare
Marty Edwards
Freelance editor and journalist
Sarah Zaman
National Centre of Computing Education
Simon Hunt
Tottington Primary School.


2 Simple
3 Step IT
Counterpoint IT Solutions
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
Durham County Council ICT Services
Edukey Education
Faronics WISE
FrontRow UK
Getech Education
IT Systems & Support
MCC Digital
National Centre for Computing Education
NCC Education Ltd
Projector Lamps for Schools
SAM Labs
Securus Software Ltd
Text Help
Widgit Software
Wyvern Business Systems


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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