Southampton 17 May 2013

ICT for Education, Southampton 2013

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Southampton on 17 May 2013 at Grand Harbour Hotel.

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 Southampton.


Delegate registration – ICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

 08:30 – 08.50

View from the top

Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates

School leaders are increasingly expected to have expertise across a wide and sometimes specialist set of issues. Mike will offer his view of how things are changing and share ideas about how school leaders can exploit ICT for learning and efficiency without having to be technical experts.

08.55 – 09:15

ICT in the classroom

Gideon Williams, director of e-learning, Perins School

Ten years ago, key staff at Perins School wrote a wish list for how ICT would look in 2013. The first half of this presentation recaps the journey one ‘bog standard’ comprehensive made to become a school which has “outstanding provision for ICT”. Not willing to wait another 10 years, the second half of the presentation will predict the next big things in educational ICT.

09:15 – 09:35

ICT in the classroom

Helen Jones, assistant head, and Tom Fairbank, ICT manager, Shirley Warren Primary School

Shirley Warren provides children with an engaging and creative curriculum to support their learning. The use of ICT is an integral and embedded part of this process. This presentation will describe the wide and beneficial use of ICT across the school.

09:40 – 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

Coffee break

10:35 – 11:15

Question Time: Will forthcoming 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: Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates; Gideon Williams, director of e-learning, Perins School; Kieron Kirkland, head of research, Nominet Trust.

 11:25 – 12:15      

ICT Reviews Live

ICT for Education product reviews team

In a special hands-on session we will examine the infrastructure requirements for a successful one-to-one or bring your own devices scheme and demonstrate some of the components including wireless networks, mobile device management, bring your own device security and multimedia resource delivery.

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, initial teacher trainer and independent 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

 14:15 Close


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Gideon Williams
Perins School
Helen Jones
Shirley Warren Primary School
Kieron Kirkland
Nominet Trust
Mike Briscoe
IET Associates
Tom Fairbank
Shirley Warren Primary School


Education City
Entry Sign
Frontier Software
Harrap ICT
LEBA Innovation
LEGO Education
Osborne technologies
PC Werth
Recite Me
School Booking
Show my Homework
Talking Products
Tyn Can Learning
VII Networks Limited

By Car

Take the M3 South and leave at Junction 13 to the M27. Exit at Junction 3 to the M271, and follow signs to Southampton Waterfront.

London is 80 miles away, Portsmouth 25 miles and Winchester 13 miles.

Parking for delegates is free on the day.

NB: As you enter the car park you will take a ticket, please swap that for a free exit pass when you register with our front desk In the Mayflower lounge which is on the ground floor.

Register for Southampton

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