Torquay 12 July 2013

ICT for Education, Torquay 2013

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Torquay on 12 July 2013 at The Imperial Hotel Torquay.

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

08:30 – 08.50

View from the top

Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent 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.

08.55 – 09:15

ICT in the classroom

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

Lucy and Matthew will describe how Broadclyst Primary Academy has created rich media learning environments that embed the use of IT into a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires, engages and extends children. They will also discuss their use of one-to-one computers, a TV studio, iPads and Kodu programming.

 09:15 – 09:35

Flying above the wagon

Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts

Technology is changing as fast as we blink, but rather than jumping on the bandwagon it is important to keep an eye on developments and choose ones that best suit our students. Kelda will share her journey in using technology, including experiences and pitfalls along the way.

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: Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts; Dan Bowen, ICT  learning and teaching consultant, Babcock International; Richard French, director of educational policy, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

11:25 – 12:15      

ICT Reviews Live!

ICT for Education product reviews team

In this session we will look at how to build a reliable, consistent and scalable wireless 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, network management and collaborative learning.

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
Dan Bowen
Babcock International
Kelda Richards
Isca College of Media Arts
Lucy Webster
Broadclyst Primary Academy
Matthew Pitts
Broadclyst Primary Academy
Richard French
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


2 Simple
AT Computers
Babcock ldp
Education City
Entry Sign
LEBA Innovation
Navaho Technologies ltd
Osborne technologies
PC Werth
Schools Broadband
South West Communications
TME (Southwest) Ltd
VII Networks Limited
Yes Programme


From M5 – Exit at junction 31 onto the A38.  Continue onto the A380 signposted Torquay.  Follow the signs onto the A3022 (signposted Seafront).  On reaching the seafront road turn left signposted Harbour.  At the monument roundabout take the second exit right onto Victoria Parade.  The marina will now be on your right.  Bear left and uphill onto Beacon Hill and onto Park Hill Road.  The hotel entrance is second on the right.

Parking: 130 spaces
Nearest airport:
Exeter International – 22 miles
Nearest train station:
Torquay – 0.6 miles

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