Torquay 11 July 2014

ICT for Education, Torquay 2014

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Torquay on 11 July 2014 at The Riviera Conference Centre.

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 Torquay.

Conference schedule


Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top

Steve Wheeler, associate professor of learning technologies, Plymouth University

Steve will present his work as a global educator and researcher of technology supported learning, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media, Web 2.0 technologies and mobile devices.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Dan Roberts, deputy headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys

This session shares a creative and systemic approach to embedding the innovative use of ICT for students, leaders and teachers in a school. It will provide practical examples and share the excellent practice that is developing at Devonport High School for Boys.

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in practice  

Lucy Wester and Matthew Pitts, classroom teachers, Broadclyst Primary School

The ethos at Broadclyst Primary School is to engage children in learning through a meaningful, project based approach, while also encouraging a spirit of collaboration and team work. The school runs enterprise schemes, living history projects and most recently international media projects. This session is designed to give educators a range of ideas for beginning digital collaborative projects with learners.

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 – 11:30

A pragmatic approach to the computing curriculum

Clare Fenwick, associate lecturer, Plymouth University

A quick guide to delivering the requirements of the new primary computing curriculum with ease. The session will help you draw on current skills and previous good practice, equipment already in your cupboards and free software to address the changes to the Programme of Study. It will also look at the ethos of the new curriculum, bust a few myths and share some analogue activities so that you can tackle primary computing confidently.

11:30 – 12:15      

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

Lead speaker: Steve Greenhough, CAS Regional Coordinator

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Clare Fenwick, associate lecturer, Plymouth University; Steve Wheeler, associate professor of learning technologies, Plymouth University; Dave Robinson, ICT/computing team leader, Babcock LDP

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
Dan Robert
Devonport High School for Boys
Dave Robinson
Babcock LDP


2 Simple
Babcock ldp
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Interactive Education
LEBA Innovation
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
SVJ Consultants Ltd
TME (Southwest) Ltd

Riviera International Centre
Chestnut Avenue

By Road

The Riviera International Centre is only 24 miles from the Exeter M5 junction (there are also Brown signs with Riviera International Centre along the route from this point).

On the M5 at Exeter continue along the A30 branching off left up Haldon Hill onto the A380 signposted to Newton Abbot/Torquay.

Continue into Torquay. On reaching traffic lights at Torre Railway Station (on your right), bear right following the signpost to the “Sea Front”.

At the second set of traffic lights (a 6-road intersection) turn second left into Chestnut Avenue and continue along 100 meters to the RICC on your right.



Please download and print this permit to use the RICC carpark  Click here

By Train
The Riviera International Centre is only 10 minutes walk from Torquay Train Station.

Fast train services offer direct links from all parts of the UK to Torquay (and Newton Abbot). It now takes just under 3 hours to get from London to Torquay.

Visit for up to date train times and prices to Torquay Station.

By Bus
There are several local bus services that stop nearby including 12, 12A, 12C, 61, X46, X80, and the Cockington Bus.
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