Norwich 16 May 2014

ICT for Education, Norwich 2014

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Norwich on 16 May 2014 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

Doug Dickinson, educational consultant, University of Leicester

Young people we teach are connected in a way that, for most of us, was not possible as we were growing up. This creates a host of exciting new opportunities for education and learning, but also institutional challenges that will test our current practices. How can we grasp the opportunities and tackle the challenges?

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School            

Matt will cover strategies to engage primary students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. He will also consider how to inspire students to become creative with technology, rather than simply learning to use it. A simple but effective message: "Take one idea and make it happen!"

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in practice

Simon Humphreys, Computing at School coordinator

Computing at School (CAS) is supporting schools across the country with the implementation of the new computing curriculum. Simon will review the role of CAS and detail some of its recommendations on how best to deliver the curriculum.

09:55 – 10:25

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.

10:25 – 11.00

Coffee break 

11.00 – 11:45

Question Time: How can the new computing curriculum best be taught and will it meet the needs of students, business and industry?

Panel discussion moderator: Sarah Underwood


Panel members: Doug Dickinson, educational consultant, University of Leicester; Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School; Simon Humphreys, Computing at School coordinator, Mark Allen, Director of Transformational Technology, Delegated Services CIC

11:45 – 12:15      

Supporting tablet schemes

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

As more tablet devices are deployed in schools to support teaching and learning, schools’ internet connections are becoming mission critical, but providing sufficient bandwidth can be impossible, or expensive. This presentation will offer five ways to improve internet performance for tablet schemes.

12:15 – 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
Doug Dickson
University of Leicester
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.
Rob Leggett
Cyber Distribution Ltd


2 Simple
Advantage Technologies Ltd
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Click View
Connectus Scotland Ltd
Delegated Services CIC (EdintheClouds)
Earwig Academic
Interactive Education
LEBA Innovation
New Ways to Learn
PC Werth
Proactive AV
RM Education
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
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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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