Nottingham 22 November 2013

ICT for Education, Nottingham 2013

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Nottingham on 22 November 2013 at Meadow Lane ( Notts County FC).

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 Nottingham.

Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 08:55

View from the top

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

ICT is increasingly easy to use and its prevalence and relevance is increasing in the lives of learners and teachers. How should schools respond to this? In this presentation, Andy will share some clear and simple steps that enable schools to respond to this fast-changing world.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in the classroom   

Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School            

This presentation will cover strategies to engage primary students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. It 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 the Classroom

Paul Hynes, vice principal, George Spencer Academy

This session will look at how the bring-your-own-device model (BYOD) works at George Spencer Academy, as well as some of the reasons why large-scale tablet rollouts are failing round the country. Paul will also provide a summary of the Teaching Schools network and the work of the Teaching Schools’ New Technologies Advisory Board.

09:55 – 10:35

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.

10:35 – 11.05

Coffee break

11.05 – 11:45

Question Time: Will changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?

Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Richard French, market development manager, learning and development, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Wendy Devolder, chief executive officer, Skills Matter; Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School

11:45 – 12:15      

Making wireless work

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

In this session we will look at the infrastructure solutions required to build a safe, reliable, consistent and scalable network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management and network management.

12:15 – 13:10


13:10 – 14:00

So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.
Paul Haynes
George Spencer Academy
Richard French
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Rob Leggett
Cyber Distribution Ltd


2 Simple
3P Learning
APEX Computing Services
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Classroom Monitor
Click View
Education City
Entry Sign
EXA Networks
Hedley Solutions
LEBA Innovation
Osborne technologies
PC Werth
Proactive AV
Room Booking System
VII Networks Limited

Travel information:

There are currently long delays getting into Nottingham on the A453 (Jnc 24 of M1) and A52 (Jnc 25 of M1) so visitors would be best to come via A46 if from the south or A610 from the north but leave extra time as Nottingham is having tram works and road widening work all at the same time!

"There is free parking for all at the Nottingham Venue. Please approach the barrier at the main entrance, press the buzzer and register with the venue reception before coming up stairs to register at the our events registration desk.

The main car park is straight in, past the main reception entrance and through another open gate."


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