Speakers Corner


Since 2007, ICT for Education has had a great variety of speakers at its conferences from all educational sectors within the UK. Our alumni of speakers are listed below. Thanks to all of them for their contributions to our conferences to date and hopefully in years to come.
 
If you would like to speak at an ICT for Education conference, please contact Sarah Underwood.

 
Simon Hunt
Simon Hunt
Tottington Primary School.
Simon recently shot to international stardom as the dance floss teacher, although he does teach from time to time! He is the current ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ of Greater Manchester. Simon is a senior leader of education and Year 4 teacher at Tottington Primary School. He has also taught in Reception, Year 3 and 6 in his teaching career so far. Simon loves using technology and Skype and taking ‘risks’ in his classroom through a growth mindset approach to teaching and learning. He has also appeared on the BBC and ITV where he has discussed issues and his thoughts on educational issues.
 
Simone Martorina
Simone Martorina
Business manager for visual instruments, Epson UK
Simone Martorina, business manager for visual instruments, Epson UK: Simone is responsible for bringing visual imaging technology, including Epson’s ultra-short-throw, interactive and business projectors, to schools in the UK. An Italian (Sicilian) and a father, Simone has over a decade of experience in consumer and business AV across Europe and in the UK, and his role at Epson includes exploring the role technology plays in improving education standards within primary, secondary and tertiary education.   
 
Steve Bunce
Steve Bunce
independent education consultant

Steve is an inspirational and experienced teacher. He has taught in primary, middle and secondary schools and covered many roles including ICT coordinator, head of year and senior leader. For the Open University, he has advised schools across the UK on their use of technology.

Developing teaching and learning in schools is the focus of Steve's work and he now advises teachers on using iPads to make an impact on learning. As a part-time lecturer at Durham University, he shares his experiences with undergraduate teachers. To develop enquiry in the classroom, Steve uses video games, programming and robots to enthuse his students.

Thom Winterbotham
Thom Winterbotham
eLearning consultant for Sheffield City Council.
Thom Winterbotham has been a primary teacher for seven years. He is a specialist in computing, online safety, PSHE and relationships and sex education. He currently splits his working week between being a teacher and an eLearning consultant for Sheffield City Council.

 
Will Franklin
Will Franklin
Westdene Primary School
The three tasks cited as causing the most unnecessary workload in the 2016 Teacher Workload Survey were data collection (56%), marking (53%) and planning and preparation (38%). So why not use technology to make data collection automated, marking automated, and preparation a one-off task? Drawing on his experience of teaching in KS1 and KS2, Will is here to demonstrate some of the simplest and most effective services available to assess pupil knowledge that teachers can use with minimal admin and on a tight budget.

Will is a full-time class teacher and computing coordinator at Westdene Primary. He has taught in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and been subject manager for computing for six years. He also works as a Computing at School's Master Teacher, helping other schools to develop their computing curriculum.