Norwich 15 May 2015

ICT for Education, Norwich 2015

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Norwich on 15 May 2015 at Holiday Inn Norwich - North.

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 Norwich.

Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens 



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top - Teaching the computing curriculum

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Miles will share some insights into how computing can be taught most effectively. He will draw on a range of learning theories, research evidence, classroom practice and Ofsted's expectations to provide computing teachers with a portfolio of techniques they can use when meeting the requirements of the new computing curriculum.

9:00 – 09:25

Technology beyond computing

Reaya, Mollie and George, pupils at Woodlands Primary Academy, and Tim Handley, ICT, maths and assessment lead

Hear first-hand from the children of Woodlands Primary Academy how they want to use technology in the classroom. Joined by Tim Handley, the children will also share ideas and reminders about how technology can be used outside computing lessons to enhance and extend learning as well as motivate and engage learners and parents. The session has been written by the children and aims to give delegates something they can take back to their setting.

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

ICT in practice 

Dan Leighton, deputy head, Alexanders College
Dan has extensive experience of using cloud based technology to improve teaching and learning. In this session, he will look at what technology is most effective in the classroom and how it can be used to make a significant difference in any subject. He will also share some insights on what educational research says ought to work and what actually does work.

11.00 – 11:30

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good

Natalie 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; Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good; Tim Handley, assessment, maths and ICT lead, Woodlands Primary Academy; and Dan Leighton, deputy head, Alexanders College

12:10 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful – Part two              

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

After presenting an entertaining session covering some of the great and easy-to-use ICT tools available to teachers and learners at last year’s ICT for Education conferences, Andy continues to explore fresh resources. He will share these with you in a new presentation that will give you more reasons to be cheerful.





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dan Leighton
Alexanders College international school
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Natalie Moore
Apps for Good


2 Simple
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Cambridge University Press
Compucharge Ltd
Computing At School
EXA Networks
LEBA Innovation
Proactive AV
Route 2 Education Technology
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
Think IT

From A11 (South) – Turn left on the Ring Road, and follow signs for Cromer and Norwich International Airport. Turn left on to the A140 (signposted for Cromer) and turn right at the traffic lights, sign posted Airport Passengers. The hotel is on the right hand side.

From A47 (West) – Turn off the A47 towards Norwich Centre on the A1074. At the Ring Road, follow signs for Cromer and Norwich International Airport. Turn on to the A140 (signposted Cromer) and turn right at the traffic lights, signposted ‘Airport Passengers’. The hotel is then on the right hand side.

From A47 (East) – Turn off the A47 towards Norwich North and follow the A1042 (Ring Road) signs to Norwich International Airport and Cromer. Turn right onto the A140 then right at the traffic lights, sign posted ‘Airport Passengers’. The Hotel is then on the right hand side.

By public transport
A regular, inexpensive bus service connects the city centre with the airport.

Postcode NR6 6JA

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