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Optimise your day! Feedback tells us that signing up to 4 or 5 sessions provides the optimum experience (rather than packing your whole day with sessions). Our recommendation is to leave time for lunch, the exhibition and some networking and reflection time.

Please note some sessions will now be full. However, there will eventually be more than 100 sessions to choose from, and you may wish to join a waiting list (people often move from one session to another and leave a space). Where possible we will create a duplicate session and advise people on the waiting list first. We will also aim to move a session to a larger space to accommodate more people if we possibly can.

Please choose up to FOUR sessions in the first instance
Help us to ensure that all delegates get the optimum balance for the day by choosing FOUR sessions only in the first instance.  This will help to manage numbers and waiting lists and enable you to access lunch and the informal aspects of the festival such as lunch, networking, demos and the exhibition. (This is not a strict limit, but a recommendation).

Waiting lists
It is not possible to fully guarantee entry to any specific session, but you will have the option to join a waiting list and you will automatically be added if a place becomes available. If you are on a waiting list, you will also be able to go along on the day to check if there are any spaces after everyone else has entered the room.

Mobile app
You can access the mobile app by searching IFL East in Apple Store or Google Playstore or auto-installing from the schedule page on the website. Please note, THE APP WILL DISPLAY THE SCHEDULE, BUT TO VIEW YOUR PERSONALISED SCHEDULE, YOU WILL NEED TO LOGIN TO YOUR ’SCHED’ ACCOUNT FROM WITHIN THE APP.  The mobile app will update regularly between now and the festival, so keep checking in regularly.

Lunch included
Festival-goers will be given a lunch voucher, courtesy of Norse Group Catering during registration (on the day). Refreshments (such as tea, coffee and a selection of alcoholic beverages will be available from Edmunds outlets at low prices. Water will be freely available from water dispensers.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee fully allergy free food. Please check with food vendors on the day and check the information in your registration form

Refreshments
Refreshments (such as tea, coffee and a selection of alcoholic beverages will be available from Edmunds outlets at low prices. Water will be freely available from water dispensers.

Managing the flow of people
Capacity is limited for each room due to fire regulations, and we rely on the professionalism of delegates to attend the sessions they sign up for and not attend the sessions they have not signed up for.

Removing yourself from a session
If no longer wish to attend a session, PLEASE ensure that you remove yourself from within your schedule account as there may be other people who could take your place.

A festival rather than a conference
This will have a very different feel from a formal conference, and by providing such a broad range of sessions, we anticipate that if you don’t get into one of your top choices, you will almost certainly find something else of benefit. There are also plenty of networking spaces and the exhibition to browse.

Other refreshments
A range of drinks and snacks (tea, coffee, bar) can be purchased with cash or contactless card on the day.  (Water will be freely available from the water fountains on the first and second floors of the Gateway Building, and in the Bistro).

Bar
The bars will be serving a limited range of alcoholic and soft-drinks. Please bring cash or contactless card to purchase.

Further Delegate Housekeeping information
On the Delegate Housekeeping area of the website you will find lots more information such as parking, Wifi, maps, access to the mobile app, First Aid etc. Click here to visit

Mobile View and Native Mobile App
Once you’ve signed up to ’Sched’ you will be able to view your schedule on your mobile device immediately. Nearer the time, you will also be able to log in to your Schedule via the Native Mobile App which will contain more information such as maps, partners, social media, notifications and more. This will be available on the Android Playstore or the Apple App Store. More information on this will be released soon.

We hope you’re as excited as we are!

Best wishes,

The Festival Team

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Friday, June 28
 

9:00am

Engaging, Consolidating and Accelerating Progress at GCSE

It’s written by expert subject teachers then rigorously quality assured. Narrated by professional voice-over artists and with visuals produced by our award-winning in-house design team, every Pod is mapped to GCSE and IGCSE exam boards and we are committed to keeping up with curriculum and technology changes.

Build GCSEPod into your Schemes of Learning by using Pods to introduce new topics and spark independent study. Use the bespoke teacher tools to test understanding and further develop the application of student knowledge. Generate homework, assessment and revision tasks in seconds using our Community Question Bank. Let our Boost Playlists automatically identify and close student knowledge gaps. Keep track of progress with our robust and detailed reporting to intervene intelligently where support is needed most.

Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

9:00am

Enhancing BTEC students' transition to HE

BTEC and combined BTEC and A level courses now account for over a quarter of all students’ routes
into HE. BTEC courses have been particularly successful in supporting the progression to university of
students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and account for almost all increases in
participation from low participation neighbourhoods. The post 16 College sector provides many of
these traditionally underrepresented students with a route into university via BTEC courses.

During this workshop, we will discuss how BTEC pedagogies alongside other College practices can support
underrepresented groups in developing well-articulated possible selves as successful learners in HE,
but also how these students can face challenges. Implications for future pedagogical practice in both
College and University sectors, as well as opportunities for collaboration, will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Associate Professor, University of Suffolk
Christine is an Associate Professor in the Quality Assurance and Enhancement team. She supports the development of quality enhancements at the University, with a particular emphasis on effective learning, teaching and assessment practices. She works across the University and its partner... Read More →
avatar for Clare Gartland

Clare Gartland

Associate Professor, University of Suffolk
Clare Gartland is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Suffolk. Her research focuses on equality and social justice in education and she has worked extensively in the field of widening access to HE and school outreach. She has worked with many different UK organisations... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG2.15 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

9:00am

Evaluating and improving impact: working out what's working in the classroom

The session will focus on how we translate research evidence-informed practice to a particular school and educational contexts.

What evaluation approaches, tools and methodologies can we use to assess if a particular strategy or intervention has worked here? A practical overview of approaches to impact evaluation, and an overview of assessment tools, strategies and systems to make this work without increasing teacher workload.

There will be a particular focus on methods for reliably evaluating non-academic outcomes such as meta-cognition, self-efficacy and motivation.



Speakers
avatar for Owen Carter

Owen Carter

Co-Founder and Managing Director, ImpactEd
Owen is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of ImpactEd, an organisation partnering with schools to support them in evaluating the impact of the programmes they run. Prior to running ImpactEd, he led a number of research and evaluation projects at education charity The Brilliant... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG2.06 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

9:00am

Transforming educational establishments into self-organising learning environments

In this session, Mark will show you - by building the environment from scratch in real time - how organisations can leverage contemporary technology to transform themselves into the self-organising learning environments capable of withstanding the seismic changes (which he'll identify) the world is likely to throw at them over the coming years.  

Speakers
avatar for Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Founder, EdintheClouds Ltd
Mark introduces cloud-based working practices and builds the conditions for culture change, providing programmes to make that change stick. His programmes help schools and other educational establishments save money, work smarter, increase staff empowerment and wellbeing, engage learners... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

9:00am

Reducing isolation, building connection and wellbeing in your organisation

A healthy organisation requires the development of wellbeing and resilience throughout. This session will bring anecdote and research together to explore how this can be achieved both practically and strategically.

Affirm provide a range of services to school staff and businesses with a focus on building personal and organisational wellbeing and resilience. Our bespoke work uses evidence-based approaches from positive psychology and is rooted in senior leadership experience in the public sector of over 2 decades.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Flintoff

Ian Flintoff

Director, Affirm
Affirm provide a range of services from group training, to coaching, and advice and support on developing strategies to boost wellbeing and resilience. The approaches have been developed to not only assist individuals to develop new skills and strategies for self care and coping... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG2.16 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

9:00am

Why compassion is the key to our educational future

Exploring compassion in education - using the Compassion Focussed Therapy model to help us better understand our personal and wider educational context.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Sammons

Andy Sammons

John Catt, Author
I've been a teacher for nearly 10 years, and held various positions such as Key Stage Leader at all levels, Second in English, Lead Practitioner and now Director of English. My interest in mental health stems from my own experiences in recent times; as a result, I'm really interested... Read More →



9:00am

Digital Differences - safeguarding disabled children and young people in online spaces

Based on academic research, this workshop will outline some of the everyday risks faced by disabled children and young people using virtual spaces.  

Together, we will share solutions to empower young people to stay safe online.



Speakers
avatar for Dr Allison Boggis

Dr Allison Boggis

Associate Professor, University of Suffolk
Dr Allison Boggis is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Education at the University of Suffolk. She is currently the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies programme.  Allison has taught on a variety of social science... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG1.14 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

9:00am

Working towards inclusion for all - Universal Design for Learning

Questions of inclusion and accessibility are everywhere in further and higher education. From the DfE, through our institutions and to individual tutors - we all want to widen opportunities for potential students and want learners to have all available tools to succeed. In this session, we’ll be exploring how the universal design for learning (UDL) framework posits a set of solutions for these questions, and we’ll establish a practical way forward for implementation.  At its heart, UDL is all about inclusive design to benefit everyone involved in learning interactions. It's not just about students with disabilities - it's a way to reach out to every student to give them more options for study, motivation and choices in their learning. We’ll explore the "why," "what" and "how" of whenever we learn anything, and we’ll encourage "plus-one" thinking so for every teaching or learning interaction that learners have now, we provide one more way for that interaction to happen. UDL is not a set of specific practices - it's a mindset, an approach and a framework that helps every single student. Join us and we’ll show you how!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath

Education Technology Specialist, Texthelp Ltd (company)
Patrick is the resident EdTech champion at Texthelp. A passionate educator, Patrick is an accomplished international speaker focusing on engaging sessions on how technology can make a real and meaningful impact on teaching and learning for all.  An Apple Education Mentor and Google... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG2.12 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

9:00am

The Human Toolbox Overview - 'What Humans Do...'

Lindy will be giving a presentation entitled 'What Humans do...' and an overview of the powerful 'Human Tools'.  

The Human Tools include:

The CONTROL Tool - the triune brain which introduces the concept of FEEL>THINK>RESPOND

The INPUT Tools - explores the five senses and the intelligent gut and heart and introduces mindfulness and movement.

The BACK-UP Tool - our own emotional hard-drive and how it links to our stress response.

The RELEASE Tools - powerful ways of instantly relieving stress and anxiety

The FUEL Tools - the vital fuels all humans need to keep them healthy, energised and motivated.

The CONNECT Tools - the vital tools we have for helping us to create safe, healthy relationships which are essential to our wellbeing.

Speakers
avatar for Lindy Wheeler, MBACP(Accred), FRSA

Lindy Wheeler, MBACP(Accred), FRSA

Author/Counsellor, The Human Toolbox Programme
The Human Toolbox Programme was developed by Lindy Wheeler in response to the many questions her young clients brought into the school counselling room.  Whilst every client had a unique story to tell the underlying themes were often similar. They felt anxious, disconnected, tired... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
TG2.17 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

9:00am

Developing the digital literacy of staff across an education institution

In this session, the Teacher Development Team from Suffolk New College will demonstrate how they have developed a digital literacy framework and used this to assess teaching and business support staff with their digital skills.

They will then showcase how the big data was analysed and developed into targeted training sessions for upskilling all staff across the college. The processes used could be adapted to work in colleges, MATs or individual schools.



Speakers
avatar for Markus Copping

Markus Copping

Teacher Development Team, Suffolk New College
Markus holds a Masters in Education (MEd) Leadership in Management from the Open University, a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Essex and has been awarded QTLS and fellowship status with the Society for Education and Training (SET).Markus... Read More →
avatar for Darren Simons

Darren Simons

Teacher Development Team, Suffolk New College
Darren holds a Masters in Creative and Media Education from Bournemouth University and a Certificate in Education from University Campus Suffolk.He began his career in the media industry starting in the commercial radio sector before moving to the BBC World Service as a Studio Manager... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TG1.05 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

9:00am

Creating a Buzz in Science

This action-packed course will provide practical ideas to enrich primary science in your school. You will be inspired to enthuse your pupils about the thrill of scientific ideas and science enquiry.

After this session, you will be able to:
  • Make scientific enquiry challenging and exciting for pupils
  • Generate ideas for a science week or science club activities
  • Access a range of local resources and organisations to support such activities

Speakers
avatar for Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Lead Facilitator, Education Consultant, Stem Learning
Robert is an independent Primary Science Consultant and a Regional Development Leader for Stem Science Learning Partnerships across South East England. After a career spanning 32 years as a primary teacher and headteacher, Robert now promotes Science CPD for Stem Learning and presents... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

10:00am

Mental Health and Wellbeing with Digital Technologies

This session will explore the impact of digital technology on young people's mental health, as well as the possibilities around mental health prevention with digital technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Beth Mosley

Dr Beth Mosley

Clinical Psychologist, Thurston Community College (NSFT)
Nationally, there has been a sharp rise in reported levels of anxiety and stress in school-aged children and there is an estimated three children in every classroom that has an active mental health condition. One in four school-aged children is experiencing emotional distress at any... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Pearson Theatre Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College

10:00am

Beyond the gimmicks - flipping the classroom and automating assessment (Panel)

Panelists with a wealth of experience in Edtech answer challenging questions around the future of the role of technology in education, and whether it can really help teachers to differentiate, bring learning to life and supercharge assessment - all whilst reducing workload.

Your questions answered, plus...

  • How can teachers engage with technology without 'feeling the pain'?
  • By the time you've prepped the Edtech and learned how to use it... is it really worth it?
  • Why do some teachers find technology unpleasant to the point of avoidance?
  • What are the 'hacks' and shortcuts to becoming confident with Edtech?
  • How can the students benefit from modern solutions, whilst reducing teacher workload?
  • What is flipping the classroom and why do it?


Speakers
avatar for Darren Simons

Darren Simons

Teacher Development Team, Suffolk New College
Darren holds a Masters in Creative and Media Education from Bournemouth University and a Certificate in Education from University Campus Suffolk.He began his career in the media industry starting in the commercial radio sector before moving to the BBC World Service as a Studio Manager... Read More →
avatar for Bukky Yusuf

Bukky Yusuf

Teacher and Edtech specialist, Chartered College of Teaching
Bukky Yusuf has worked in education for over two decades and teaches secondary sciences to A level. She has undertaken a number of leadership roles within mainstream / special schools and is also an ambassador for Leadership Matters.Bukky has a variety of Ed(ucation) Tech(nology... Read More →
avatar for Rafik Fellal

Rafik Fellal

Business Development Leader - EMEA, Kognity
Rafik Fellal is the Team Leader for EMEA business developers at Kognity, the publisher of curriculum-aligned, intelligent textbooks for the IBDP/IGCSE/GCSE. Having worked previously as a teacher in Switzerland, he is passionate about EdTech and being able to work with schools to improve... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

10:00am

Using “why” to help define the classroom of the future

How tech can better support the learning environment, including teacher and student workload and workflow. How can we make a better-informed decision on the use of education technology and also looking at some of the relevant important statistics within education and how to use them.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Able-Green

Tom Able-Green

Education Solutions Manager, Academia
Tom Able-Green is an Education Solutions Manager across all sectors of the industry. A highly energetic, hard-working and affable education solutions manager, trainer and leader. Thrives on meeting challenges and seeing them through to completion, while remaining focused and calm... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TG2.16 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Encouraging and promoting Inclusion

Workshop and discussion around physical/Mental Health and inclusion for all.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Morley

Stephen Morley

Consultant, ifnotme-inclusion coaching ltd.
Steve Morley is an Inclusion sports coach, author and public speaker. He has over 25 Years of experience gained working with people from disadvantaged minority groups, Mental Health Service users, refugee and homeless communities and people with both physical and learning disabilities... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TG2.06 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Hands on science investigations

Description coming soon...

Suitable for
  • Nursary
  • Primary
  • Middle School

Speakers
avatar for Jo Montgomery

Jo Montgomery

Consultant, Dr Jo Science Solutions
Dr Jo is a qualified teacher and academic research scientist with more than 10 years’ experience designing and curriculum-relevant,  fun and engaging hands-on science workshops in schools.TwitterLinkedInFacebook... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TG2.11 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

10:00am

'Let the world come to you' Global skills through immersive worlds

Participants will be able to explore global learning, immersive technologies and pedagogies, and consider how this supports the new Ofsted curriculum framework and holistic development priorities in their own contexts.

You will learn from a number of case studies from schools across the country about the rich and high quality experience of their learners, to help you identify the key skills and values which are important to you in your school’s context. You will be invited to consider how these can be embedded in your teaching, pedagogical approach, lesson and assembly planning through a curriculum for 21st Century skills.

The session is appropriate for primary, secondary, special schools and alternative provision alike, covering ideas which are suitable for all abilities from KS2 upwards, learners with SEND and through to more able students.

Participants do not have to be technically savvy or have access to sophisticated technology in their schools. It is advisable to bring a tablet device or laptop to the session if you can.

Speakers
avatar for Serdar Ferit

Serdar Ferit

Co-CEO, Lyfta
I am a film-maker, digital experience designer, and teacher. I am the Co-CEO of Lyfta, an exciting Finnish startup that specialises in immersive, VR and AR experiences for 21st Century learning. Our mission is to support teachers with the best tools to nurture global citizens.I have... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TG2.05 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

10:00am

Growth Headset: Exploring the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in schools

In November 2018, Dr James Mannion published the report Growth Headset: Exploring the use of VR and AR in schools. This report details the findings of a 6-month study James carried out on behalf of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Digital Strategy Group, exploring the ways in which teachers and students make sense of VR and AR technology as a tool for learning (among other things).

As an experienced teacher and an Ed Tech sceptic, James went into this project with a long list of questions and an open mind.

In this session, James will tell the story of his journey, share the findings of the Growth Headset study and explain why he has changed his mind about the role VR and AR can and will play in educating future generations.

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Mannion

Dr James Mannion

Director, Author, Rethinking Education, John Catt
Dr James Mannion worked as a teacher for 12 years, and spent 8 years in school leadership positions. He works as Bespoke Programmes Leader at the UCL Institute of Education, and is also the Director of Rethinking Education, specialists in research-informed school improvement and professional... Read More →


10:00am

Literacy and Communication: Helping Pupils Find Their Voice

Nicholas Bailey, an Eastenders actor for many years and an enthusiastic public speaker, will be talking about the barriers to effective communication and techniques to unlock the challenges for pupils struggling with their communication skills.

Literacy skills should be accessible for all pupils, not just for their own well-being, but to provide them with the very best chance to excel academically. This talk will inspire educators to consider innovative new ways to raise whole school literacy and pupil well-being.


Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Bailey

Nicholas Bailey

Education Ambassador, FlashAcademy®
Nicholas Bailey is best known in his role as Dr Anthony Trueman from Eastenders and has recently become an Education Ambassador for FlashAcademy®, a platform that supports schools to teach English to pupils with EAL. Nicholas has been an actor for over 20 years on shows such as Casualty... Read More →



Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

10:00am

Why iPad? Moving learning forward with technology - Computing

Here we’ll look at Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum – an innovative computing curriculum that gives students the skills needed to become an iOS app developer using Apple’s Swift programming language.

Our team will show how Swift Playgrounds could be integrated into the computing curriculum and how it could be used for cross-curricular activities. We then explore how other resources, such as Sphero robots, help develop programming skills through fun, interactive activities.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Trick

Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
avatar for Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

10:00am

Effective evidence-based revision techniques - with practical examples for science teachers

Effective evidence-based revision techniques - with practical examples for science teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Denton

Alan Denton

Science Learning Partnership, STEM Learning
Alan taught in Suffolk secondary schools and led large, successful science and physics departments. For the last six years he has become well-known for the science teacher training he provides to both trainees and experienced teachers throughout East Anglia, the UK and internationally... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

10:30am

'Can you hack it?' - workload-reducing ways to support pupil voice, on-boarding, training and accountability

Part talk, part demonstration. Find out how to effect an organisational shift towards a more consistent and coherent use of technology. Hear about some approaches to evaluating the tech maze of add-ons and apps, plus a very practical demonstration on how you can get the most out of one of the basic applications (Forms) available to Google and Microsoft users for a range of uses such as pupil voice, on-boarding and training, accountability, and contract management.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Leek

Rebecca Leek

Director of Strategy, ASSET Education
Senior strategic leader within education with wide ranging experience in both secondary and primary. Processes, systems, information, policy and compliance, communications, cultural shift, efficiencies and strategy founded on knowledge and experience as a teacher, Senco, senior leader... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
TG2.15 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

10:55am

Live from Royal Opera House: Impact of Digital Technology & discussion

Sonia Livingstone (Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science) will discuss how digital technology is shaping how children and young people are learning, playing and living.

The live stream will be followed by a panel conversation following the Royal Opera House live broadcast of the presentation: Impact of Digital Technology.





Speakers
SL

Sonia Livingstone

Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, OBE is a professor in theDepartment of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics andPolitical Science. She researches media audiences, especially children’s and youngpeople’s risks and opportunities, media... Read More →
avatar for Festival Bridge

Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and... Read More →


11:00am

Multiple choice - multiple pathways - simplifying a complex world for school-leavers

With a new Ofsted in place and a new set of 'Gatsby Benchmarks' to get our heads around, the world of careers education has changed dramatically - usually with a cross-mapping approach across educational organisations requiring all teachers to be more clued up on the relevance of their subjects to the world of work.

We ask a panel of highly successful people with diverse backgrounds in business and industry to identify and de-mystify the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in entrepreneurship and the workplace - and to draw out ideas for how business and industry can help each other plan and develop.

- The value of university?
- How does the world of business perceive academic qualifications over a portfolio of wider involvement?
- What does the tech industry demand from its employees?
- What skills do I really need to work effectively within a business?
- What are the routes to success?
- How can entrepreneurship gain traction as a valued commodity in schools, colleges and universities?
- How can we prepare our business and education systems to align for a post-Brexit world?
- What can industry and business do to help educational organisations prepare their students?


Speakers
avatar for Yolanta Gill

Yolanta Gill

CEO, European Electronique
Yolanta Gill has been a co-owner and Director of European Electronique since 1997. Born and educated in Poland, Yolanta moved to the UK after gaining a Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Warsaw. Keen to add another string to her bow, she studied for her MBA (Master’s... Read More →
avatar for Marcia Deakin

Marcia Deakin

Games Partnership Director, NextGen Skills Academy
NextGen skills Academy is dedicated to working with leading employers and education to address skills shortages in the UK’s thriving Games, Animation and VFX industries. We offer programmes at Level 3, Level 4 apprenticeships, ready to work boot camps and 'Get Started in' with the... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Steggall

Charlotte Steggall

Higher Education Champion, TakeYourPlace
Charlotte grew up on gaming, and spent hours playing Japanese-made games like Bust-A-Groove and Mario Bros. After being randomly selected to represent her school to some visiting students from Tokyo, she had access to free Japanese lessons and even went on a free trip to Japan at... Read More →
avatar for Dan Sandhu

Dan Sandhu

CEO, Sparx
Dan has an extensive career in the Education sector both in the UK and internationally. Dan sets the strategic direction for Sparx. Passionate about education and the impact that we can make to the lives of learners, Dan has been involved in leading and guiding numerous education... Read More →


11:00am

Raising aspiration and access - data led, place based, digitally delivered

Raising aspiration and access - data led, place-based, digitally delivered.

Speakers
avatar for Clare Marchant

Clare Marchant

Chief Executive, UCAS
Clare has been UCAS Chief Executive since 2017 and feels privileged to lead it through a period of dramatic digital transformation which puts students at the centre of all it provides, from admissions through to information and advice, data analysis and insights and the provision... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG1.14 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

11:00am

1 in 4 Exam Grades Are Wrong. Does This Matter?

The session will reveal the truth about the unreliability of exam grades, expose the gross unfairness to many young people and explore what alternatives there are to make an imperfect system better.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Buchanan

Mike Buchanan

Executive Director, HMC (Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference)
Mike Buchanan is the Executive Director of HMC, the English-speaking world’s oldest association of Head Teachers. Mike has experience in secondary education, all-through schools and boarding, and has held a variety of leadership posts. He helped to establish two state-funded Academies... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

11:00am

Preparing Global Britain for a changing century (Panel)

The world is transforming.  Advances in technology, shifts in demographics, globalisation, urbanisation, climate change, income inequality and political instability are all influencing the future demand for jobs and skills.

These major factors present a challenge to our economy, to our society and to our education system - but they also present a tremendous opportunity. Widespread access to smarter, new technologies presents us with an opportunity to ensure that education is a journey that continues throughout our lives. Lifelong learning has never been more important. If we can get it right we can change the nature of learning and ageing in our society and improve UK economic and social productivity.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Barr

Amy Barr

Amy Barr progressed on to the B.Eng Mechanical Engineering following the HND and really is an excellent example of a young engineer who has talent, drive and determination Achieving firsts in every subject, all doing the final year whilst teaching part-time for the first time. She... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Rampersaud

Cindy Rampersaud

Senior Vice President, Pearson - BTEC & Apprenticeships
Cindy is currently SVP – BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson and is responsible for the development of all Pearson’s UK technical, vocational and apprenticeship qualifications delivered by Colleges, Private Training Providers and Employers. Cindy moved into the education sector... Read More →
avatar for John Cope

John Cope

Head of Education & Skills Policy, CBI (Confederation of British Industry)
John is the CBI’s Head of Education & Skills Policy, leading the CBI’s work across education, from the early years and schools, to lifelong learning and retraining. Alongside this, John chairs the CBI’s LGBT+ Network. Originally from the Midlands, most of John’s career prior... Read More →
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Gerry Griffin

CEO, Skill Pill
Gerry Griffin is the founder of Skill Pill, a digital agency that delivers proven expertise in the production and distribution of digital learning content. To date, Skill Pill has deployed learning to over 125 countries serving more than 1 million learners.Skill Pill has been recognised... Read More →
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Jenny Milsom

Principal, One Sixth Form College
Jenny Milsom is the future Principal of One Sixth Form College.Mrs Milsom has spent the last three decades in education and has served as the sixth form’s deputy principal since its inception in 2010.She also has experience in a number of senior education roles in the East of England... Read More →



Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

11:00am

How technology can help, prevent, detect and treat mental health issues

  • What are the gaps in mental health provision in schools?
  • How could technology benefit schools?
  • A discussion about the Thrive App, how it works and its use in schools

The Thrive App:  https://ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/jobs-training/support-schools-menu-services/thrive-feel-stress-free-app/

Mental Health Support for schools:  https://ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/jobs-training/support-schools-menu-services/

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Armes

Ryan Armes

Mental Health & Education Manager, YMCA Trinity Group
Ryan has 18 years’ experience in working with children and young people in schools and the community across a number of sectors, particularly in the third sector.  He is currently the Mental Health and Education Manager for YMCA Trinity Group who work with schools across the east... Read More →
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Dr Beth Mosley

Clinical Psychologist, Thurston Community College (NSFT)
Nationally, there has been a sharp rise in reported levels of anxiety and stress in school-aged children and there is an estimated three children in every classroom that has an active mental health condition. One in four school-aged children is experiencing emotional distress at any... Read More →



Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG2.18 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

11:00am

Technology and Time - getting the balance right

We live in a world where technology is the force behind fast-moving change and where the expectation is that if used correctly, technological improvements will make our lives easier, we will save time and work more efficiently. So why is it most of us feel we are working harder and longer most of the time?  How do we embrace technological change and use it successfully to create time, make better choices and value our own resources? And how we can help our colleagues, team members and learners to do the same.

This session will look at some of the current thought leadership in time management and explore how we might change our approach. There will also be the opportunity to exchange experiences and share personal practice which works for you.


Speakers
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Hilary Clifford

Area Director - East of England, Association of Colleges
Hilary is the Area Director for the Association of Colleges and works with college members in the region to provide training, support, advice and representation.Hilary is an experienced leader of change within a wide range of sectors and has worked with the AoC since 2017. She is... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG2.05 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

11:00am

SPACE Education throughout the primary curriculum

A Practical Workshop exploring how SPACE can be used as a context for learning across the Primary curriculum.

Speakers
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Claire Seeley

Regional Mentor East Anglia, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Claire Seeley is the Regional Mentor for the Primary Science Teaching Trust, which helps improve the teaching and learning of science to children and young people in the UK.Claire has been a primary teacher since 1994, working in a range of primary schools across Suffolk. Claire leads... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG2.12 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

11:00am

Why iPad? Moving learning forward with technology - Developing Critical Thinking

In this workshop, staff will learn a range of techniques that could support and develop students’ critical thinking. These skills can then be applied across other scenarios and subjects.  

Areas covered include sharing, downloading and annotating relevant media, such as documents, images, videos and audio recordings and creating media-rich notes and reports.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Trick

Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
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Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

11:00am

Physical Education: is it fit-for-purpose?

Is PE currently fit-for-purpose? Session to include round table discussions, sharing practice and a range of working examples/case studies.

Speakers
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Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust
We are a national children's charity passionate about creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We are on a mission to pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust
Danny Burton is a former teacher and senior leader, having worked in the sport and PE environment for 15 years.  In his latest role with the Youth Sport Trust, Danny is responsible for the development and improvement of PE and school sport at national level. He holds a Masters Degree... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

11:00am

Focus on Autism and ADHD - Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping pupils safe within a mixed suite of messengers,  search engines, social media and streaming can feel like a full-time job, Throw Autism & ADHD into the mix and it can feel completely overwhelming. Dr Annie Clements will talk about the common issues & pitfalls and how they can spread rapidly across a school community.  She’ll then  explore possible solutions, and how adults around the child can be effectively involved to keep the child AND the adults safe throughout the process.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Annie Clements

Dr. Annie Clements

CEO, Autism and ADHD
Among her many accolades, Annie has a number of achievements:Helped at least 10,000 familiesHas over 30 years’ experienceHonorary Doctorate, University of SuffolkConsultancy & training service for Business and Edu organisationsMulti-award winning youth participation project called... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

11:30am

Creative Learning in a Digital World

We’re part of a world that thrives on information technology, but soft skills are just as important and are what artificial intelligence cannot achieve. These include: communication, collaboration, leadership and creativity.

This fun and active workshop will include practical games and exercises, using Shakespeare’s stories. It will demonstrate how to build these all important skills in young people, equipping them with the tools needed to succeed in life.


Speakers
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Louise de Froment

Workshop Officer, Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is a cultural education charity, offering teacher CPD and student workshops. Our collaborative, on-your-feet approach encourages learning in a safe and creative environment.


Friday June 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Dance Studio Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College

11:30am

The Joy of Not Knowing: Creating Intrinsically Motivated Lifelong Learners and Critical Thinkers in the Primary Classroom

The session will introduce participants to the principles and practical approaches that underpin the Joy of Not Knowing philosophy of education and of school leadership. Participants will be able to gain an understanding of why it is so good to not know and how this realisation through modelling has such a transformational impact of how children view themselves as learners and how they perceive that there no barriers to the process of learning.

Participants will be introduced to, and have a go at, a plethora of practical, evidenced-based, easy to implement initiatives that are designed to be incorporated as part of the everyday life of the classroom and taught during a Learning to Learn week that launches the academic year and equips all children with all they need to succeed as individuals, as lifelong learners and as global citizens.

Participants will be equipped with all they need to launch a Learning to Learn Week in their school, focusing on learning to learn models, critical and creative thinking, visible thinking and learning, philosophy and a philosophical approach to the curriculum, intellectual challenge and the lifelong learning dispositions as a problem-solving tool.

Participants will also be introduced to the JONK Model of Excellence and Enjoyment that provides practitioners with how to present the learning using eight realms that have been shown to have the highest impact on children's outcomes and emotional wellbeing.

Participants will have the opportunity to see how the approach has been designed to build on and enrich what schools are already doing and in accordance with each school's ethos, values, visions, priorities and dreams.

Participants will have the chance to explore a wealth of children's work that illustrates the impact that the JONK approach has on practice.


Speakers
avatar for Marcelo Staricoff

Marcelo Staricoff

Consultant, JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd
Marcelo Staricoff, former Scientist, Author (Start Thinking, Imaginative Minds, 2005), Lecturer, Primary Headteacher and Fellow of Chartered College of Teaching.Marcelo Staricoff is the Creator of the 'The Joy of Not Knowing' Philosophy of Education and of School Leadership and Founder... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
TG2.16 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

11:30am

What is the tipping point? Changing the way we train teachers to meet the needs of today and tomorrow

The session looks at supporting trainee teachers with an understanding of the new approaches to learning and teaching that are offered by technology.  It will be based on the model of delivery we use in our ITE programme but also look at ways ongoing CPD can support existing practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Nikos Savvas

Nikos Savvas

Principal, West Suffolk College
Dr. Nikos Savvas serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. He is the Principal of West Suffolk College since September 2013. He has held senior roles in FE for a number of years. He is a Board member for UCS and ACER. He is also chair... Read More →
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Abdul Chohan

Founder and Director of Development, The Olive Tree Education Trust
Abdul Chohan is a teacher of 17 years and is the Founder and Director of Development for The Olive Tree Education Trust in Bolton, UK. He was the former Principal and CEO of the Essa Foundation Academies Trust based in the UK. He is known for his pioneering work on mobile-based learning... Read More →
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Mathew Pullen

Senior Lecturer ITE / Consultant, University of South Wales / Think Creative Consultancy
An educator of 17 years, and now working with pre-service teachers at the University of South Wales, Mat is a passionate ambassador for innovative education. He is recognised internationally as a creative educator with particular strengths in professional learning and instructional... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
TG2.15 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Measuring meaningfully: how music technology and digital stories are transforming well-being for youth in challenging circumstances

This session will examine the empirically proven theoretical approaches to well-being behind Noise Solution and how it has used them to design an intervention that is having transformative impacts for participants often struggling to engage with other services.

The session will look at Noise Solution's bespoke digital platform that is an integral agent in both contributing to these impacts whilst also comprehensively solving issues for the organisation around impact capture and reporting that cause so many headaches for so many organisations.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Glenister

Simon Glenister

CEO/Founder, Noise Solution CIC
Simon’s background is a mixture of 25 years of combined experience working with young people in challenging circumstances and as an internationally touring musician, specialising in music technology. Founding Noise Solution in 2009, the organisation uses an innovative evidenced... Read More →


12:00pm

NextGen model of bringing Industry & Education together

In her talk, Marcia will showcase NextGen's model of bringing industry and education together to prepare young people with the skills they need for work.

A case study - how the Games, Animation and VFX industries and FE came together to better outcomes for learners




Speakers
avatar for Marcia Deakin

Marcia Deakin

Games Partnership Director, NextGen Skills Academy
NextGen skills Academy is dedicated to working with leading employers and education to address skills shortages in the UK’s thriving Games, Animation and VFX industries. We offer programmes at Level 3, Level 4 apprenticeships, ready to work boot camps and 'Get Started in' with the... Read More →



Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TG2.06 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

12:00pm

It's Culture not Curriculum

A talk on the power of culture to deliver attitudes, behaviours and human capacities for lifelong learning.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Headteacher, Author, Speaker, Guildhall Feoffment Primary School
Andrew Hammond has worked in schools for twenty years, as a Headteacher, Deputy Head, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Head of English and class teacher, in both the independent and maintained sectors.He is Headteacher at Guildhall Feoffment Primary School in Bury St Edmunds. A prolific... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
TG1.14 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

12:00pm

The Keys to Positive Leadership

People will forget what you say and forget what you do but they will never forget how you make them feel. This is certainly the case for me and I'm sure it is for you too. I can remember colleagues who made me feel so positive about myself that I would have done anything for them: I can recall the opposite as well. Leadership in schools is about leading people in all their complex, messy, evolving glory. This session will provide you with some simple ways to get the best from your colleagues and yourself.

Speakers
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Mike Buchanan

Executive Director, HMC (Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference)
Mike Buchanan is the Executive Director of HMC, the English-speaking world’s oldest association of Head Teachers. Mike has experience in secondary education, all-through schools and boarding, and has held a variety of leadership posts. He helped to establish two state-funded Academies... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

12:00pm

Why iPad? Moving learning forward with technology - Improving Teacher Workload

This session will give your staff experience using the iPad to create and develop activities that support assessment strategy. They will use apps and create workflows that are appropriate for any curriculum area and year group in your school.

We’ll look at how to save time by assessing digital work and track grades, design engaging quizzes for your students, and support self and peer assessment activities with iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Trick

Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
avatar for Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

12:00pm

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - Exclusive Documentary Screening

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood.

As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.

While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.

Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Speakers
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KPJR Films

Producers of the film: Resilience, The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, KPJR Films



Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pearson Theatre Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College

12:00pm

Do we really understand unconscious bias? How can understanding it help us when planning our curriculum?

Unconscious bias and whether current approaches are superficial. A particular focus on stereotypes and the effect stereotyping can have.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Meitiner-Harvey

Darren Meitiner-Harvey

Head of Curriculum - English, Suffolk New College
Darren Meitiner-Harvey is the Head of the English Curriculum at Suffolk New College and a media educator. He has been teaching Media for 9 years and has worked on representation in videos games published. He also works as a Lead Tutor for the BFI Film Academy.Darren's passion is media... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TG1.05 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

12:00pm

Distillation for Science teachers - 100 years of research, 7 recommendations

Teachers are increasingly using research to inform their practice. But how do you know who to listen to? How do you choose ideas that are not just flashes-in-the-pan? And how do you know what to do with research once you've read it? I helped shape the recent EEF Science Guidance report. I'll talk about how we decided what should be included, explain how the research was distilled into 7 practical recommendations, and suggest ways that you can apply these immediately within your own classrooms. But I will not tell you how to teach!

Speakers
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

Chemistry teacher and Research Lead, Norwich Research School at Notre Dame
Niki Kaiser is a teacher and Research Lead. Prior to becoming a teacher, she carried out post-doctoral research in Marine Biogeochemistry, and Niki has combined her interest in research with her love for teaching in a number of ways. She started Journal Clubs for students and colleagues... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

12:30pm

Digital Cultural Classroom

Discover the best FREE resources and content created by arts and cultural organisations from across the region and beyond to support the teaching of arts and humanities subjects at KS1 and KS2.  This session focuses on making the most of what’s out there showcasing a variety of content to give your pupils access to high-quality arts and culture in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Lawrence

Julia Lawrence

Consultant, Festival Bridge
Julia Lawrence is an education technologist working in both the education and cultural sectors. She is a senior associate at London Connected Learning Centre, a BETT award-winning organisation supporting schools and others in the use of technology; she is a consultant for Paul Hamlyn... Read More →
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Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and... Read More →


1:00pm

The Human Firewall - Cybersecurity for EVERYONE

This is an entertaining and thought provoking talk on Cybersecurity, designed to equip attendees with essential knowledge and understanding requisite in today's fully connected world.

Cybersecurity is a huge problem and it applies to everyone. Unfortunately many people think that this is something for the IT department or that it won't impact them (either at work or at home) but they're wrong.

Come to this session and find out about the real problem with cybersecurity and discover what you can do to help protect yourselves and the people you care about.

According to recent government statistics, around 65 per cent of organisations have been breached or hacked. In other words, data which is considered sensitive, protected or confidential has been used, copied, transmitted, viewed or stolen by an individual or organisation unauthorised to do so. However, unlike other crimes, you may not know that it’s happened until weeks, even months, after the event.

In the first six months of last year, there were 89,000 cases of identity fraud in the UK, which equates to 500 incidents per day. In many cases, the information would have been acquired from a data breach and was used to apply for credit cards, bank accounts, loans and insurance. This is a massive problem in its own right but now GDPR is law it makes it even more of a concern.

Speakers
avatar for Rob May

Rob May

Managing Director, ramsac Limited
Rob May is founder and Managing Director of www.ramsac.com (an IT strategy, support and cybersecurity business with a big focu on education). He is the Ambassador for CyberSecurity for the Institute of Directors and a Professional Keynote Speaker. He has published a number of books... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TG2.12 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Why iPad? Moving learning forward with technology - A school story

Join the discussion...

Many teachers have iPads but are not always sure how to quickly leverage them to support their objectives. Come and talk to the professionals, find out what an iPad can really do, and ask those quirky questions you'd not normally have an opportunity to ask!

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping push the latest technology in the creative industries and driving IT in enterprise and education.

Over 25,000 happy customers, including large businesses, creative professionals, media companies and schools, have been helped by our incredible team, who have gained the highest customer satisfaction levels and more accreditations than you can shake an iPad at.


Speakers
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Hamish Mackenzie

Director of Digital Strategy - Apple Distinguished Educator, Royal Hospital School
Hamish is the Director of Digital Strategy at Royal Hospital School in Suffolk. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has responsibility for digital systems and curriculum, mobile learning, training and online learning.
avatar for Graham Trick

Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
avatar for Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

1:00pm

National Theatre: On Demand in Schools (Part I & II)

National Theatre’s digital initiative, On Demand in Schools, provides acclaimed curriculum-linked productions free of charge, to schools across the country. Every primary and secondary school in the UK can now access world-class theatre on demand with each play supported by comprehensive resources created by teachers and leading artists.

Over a third of all secondary state schools are signed up to the platform and on the back of this success, National Theatre has recently launched ODIS primary giving young people of all ages access to inspirational theatre within the school and providing resources to help teachers embed the arts as a vital part of the curriculum.



(Parts I and II are together within a one hour slot.)

Part I: On Demand in School - free streaming service of National Theatre productions for schools from KS2 - KS5. This session focuses on the platform including an introduction to the content and the resources and
information on how to register and log in.

Part II: Using On Demand in School - In this session, which follows on from an earlier talk showcasing the platform and its content, hear from a KS2 teacher to see how ODIS productions have supported the teaching of English in year 6.



Speakers
avatar for Festival Bridge

Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and... Read More →
avatar for Julia Lawrence

Julia Lawrence

Consultant, Festival Bridge
Julia Lawrence is an education technologist working in both the education and cultural sectors. She is a senior associate at London Connected Learning Centre, a BETT award-winning organisation supporting schools and others in the use of technology; she is a consultant for Paul Hamlyn... Read More →
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Dael Brookes

English Subject Leader, Bure Valley School
Dael Brookes is a year 6 teacher and acting English subject leader at Bure Valley School in Norfolk.The school is a part of the Aylsham Learning Federation and the Aylsham Cluster Trust. Dael hasbeen using ODIS content for two years and in this session he will showcase his use of... Read More →


1:00pm

Apprenticeships and work based learning

This session brings you up to speed with the latest on Apprenticeships and Work-based learning in Further and Higher Education, and gives delegates the chance to raise issues, questions and concerns about any aspect of Apprenticeships - from funding to administration and delivery.

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of over 840+ organisations who support Apprenticeships and work-related learning. with members delivering the majority of Britain's apprenticeships, traineeships and programmes for the unemployed.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Blair

Euan Blair

Co-Founder & CEO, Whitehat
Euan Blair is the Cofounder & CEO of WhiteHat, a tech startup building an outstanding alternative to university. WhiteHat matches school leavers to career-focused apprenticeships at some of the UK's most exciting companies, from Google and Facebook, to BP and Warner Bros. WhiteHat’s... Read More →
avatar for Mark Dawe

Mark Dawe

Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Mark was appointed as the Chief Executive of AELP 2 years ago.  He is on the Board of WorldSkills Uk and the UfI Trust as well as a range of government boards such as the ESFA Advisory Board, IfA Quality Alliance and the DfE’s Apprenticeship Stakeholder Board.Most recently, Mark... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
TG2.17 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Accelerated Learning : Why and How?

With the fast pace of technological advancement, the STEM and engineering skills gap is growing and threatening the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal to provide “Quality Education” for all by 2030. Arm sits at the heart of one of the world’s largest technology ecosystems, and is thus very well positioned to help address the education and skills gap.
In this talk, Dr Khaled Benkrid, Senior Director of Education and Research, explains how Arm Education are working on building collaborations and harnessing new technologies to close the education and skills gap. He will also present his perspectives on the future of education, including the prospect of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven customized education for individual learners.

Speakers
avatar for Khaled Benkrid

Khaled Benkrid

Senior Director of Education and Research, Arm Ltd
Dr. Khaled Benkrid is Senior Director of Education and Research at Arm Ltd, Cambridge, England. Prior to joining Arm in 2013, Khaled spent 13 years in UK academia teaching and researching in computer science and electronic engineering.  In his current role at Arm, he leads a worldwide... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
TG2.11 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Health is our Greatest Wealth - How "Classroom Wellbeing" can improve performance, behaviour and create a healthy and happy school

How 'Classroom Wellbeing' can improve performance and behaviour, and create a healthy and happy school. This session will combine theory and practical ideas to support to help you tweak or transform your classroom, school or organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Carole Baker

Carole Baker

Schools Wellness Advisor and Yoga teacher
Founder of "the self-centre" a yoga and wellness centre, Carole now teaches Yoga and runs Private sessions and Wellness Workshops in Schools and Companies. She has endless enthusiasm for enlightening people to learn how to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

1:00pm

Understanding the importance of a STEM approach to learning

Understand the importance of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) approach to learning in the primary phase



Speakers
avatar for Bernice Dixie

Bernice Dixie

Pupil Experience and STEM Manager, Educator Solutions
Bernice has been with Educator Solutions since 2016. During this time Bernice has developed and delivered a STEM educational service for Norfolk and beyond.STEM at Educator Solutions has three main services:Pupil experiences, these are delivered by the STEM team to young people either... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

1:00pm

Technology in Sports Leadership and Coaching

Practical ways to incorporate technology within student leadership/sports coaching.



Speakers
avatar for Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust
We are a national children's charity passionate about creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We are on a mission to pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust
Danny Burton is a former teacher and senior leader, having worked in the sport and PE environment for 15 years.  In his latest role with the Youth Sport Trust, Danny is responsible for the development and improvement of PE and school sport at national level. He holds a Masters Degree... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TG1.05 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

1:00pm

SEND and technology - a lifelong approach to empowering the child (Panel)

Technology has long been associated with education - but the relatively recent surge in collaborative technology, adaptive assessment and tools to supercharge outcomes has been a key feature of innovative support for SEND in recent years.

Additional provision and the ability to reach young people who otherwise may not engage with education in a meaningful way has left the door open for innovative tech solutions.

What works and what doesn't?  What are the pitfalls? What are the biggest considerations? What are the common mistakes? What are the economics? Where is the evidence? What are your questions and comments?

Speakers
avatar for Dr Beth Mosley

Dr Beth Mosley

Clinical Psychologist, Thurston Community College (NSFT)
Nationally, there has been a sharp rise in reported levels of anxiety and stress in school-aged children and there is an estimated three children in every classroom that has an active mental health condition. One in four school-aged children is experiencing emotional distress at any... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Chapman

Lawrence Chapman

CEO, SEND Academy Trust (SENDAT)
Our vision is to develop a continuum of specialist provision which is focused on student outcomes.The “SENDAT” (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Academy Trust) is a unique multi academy trust focusing in special school and specialist provision. The aim is to provide... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Annie Clements

Dr. Annie Clements

CEO, Autism and ADHD
Among her many accolades, Annie has a number of achievements:Helped at least 10,000 familiesHas over 30 years’ experienceHonorary Doctorate, University of SuffolkConsultancy & training service for Business and Edu organisationsMulti-award winning youth participation project called... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

1:30pm

Leading by example: ethical innovation and AI in education (Panel)

How do we ensure that the education community rejects the ethical vacuum of commercial AI development? How can we make education a "better" example, of how to apply AI in ways that are both ethical and innovative?

The panel will discuss these questions and share the work planned by the Institute for Ethical AI in Education.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Forcier

Laurie Forcier

Director, Global Thought Leadership, Pearson
Laurie Forcier directs Pearson's programme of global thought leadership, where she translates world-class education research into forward-looking pieces that are practical and accessible, creative and inspirational.She has nearly 20 years of experience in the education sector, covering... Read More →
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Tom Moule

Executive Lead, The Institute for Ethical AI in Education
Tom is the Executive Lead at The Institute for Ethical AI in Education. Tom started his career as a teacher, completing the Teach First Programme and teaching maths and science in secondary schools in West Yorkshire before teaching in China for one year.Always passionate about addressing... Read More →
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Mohamed Abdel-Maguid

Dean of School for Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Suffolk
Professor Abdel-Maguid is a professional engineer, entrepreneur and a research and enterprise focused Academic, with 25 years of experience in both business and academia.He joined the University in 2012 as the Founding Professor of the School of Science, Technology and Engineering... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
TG2.15 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Engaging young people with the world of work through ‘Virtual Internships’

This innovative research project (2019-21) is investigating how technology can enable young people from areas of low social mobility to engage with the world of work. It involves developing and testing a new model of ‘Virtual Internships’ that aims to bridge the worlds of education and enterprise.

Using communications technology to link enterprises with schools, the project will serve as a ‘proof of concept’ and as a seed for a new approach that has the potential to change the way young people engage with the world of work. Learners (in Year 7 or 8 initially) will work in small teams to role-play being interns in real enterprises, developing and designing new products that respond to real-world challenges proposed by real engineers.

Through these scenarios, they will learn to think like professional engineers. They will also develop key competencies required for success in the workplace of the future. For instance, relating to communication, creativity, collaborative problem solving and critical thinking.

The project is one outcome of a recently established research partnership between the University of Cambridge, BT and Huawei.

Speakers
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Louis Major

Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Louis Major is a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the use of digital technology for educational purposes, in particular, the role of technology in supporting dialogue and interaction. | | Currently, Louis is the... Read More →
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Carol Fletcher

Head of Academic and Research Partnerships, BT
Watch this space...


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
TG1.14 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Inspirational Futures Programme: 'Upgrading your School'

The school has established a new Inspirational Futures programme, designed to engage and enthuse our students on their journey through career discovery.  Who do they want to be,  what do they want to do, how will they make a difference? Ultimately what will make them happy, employable and informed?

Part of this programme is to develop an application that will enable them to reflect on experiences with employment and higher education. It will enable them to think about what skills sets they need to progress into the world of work, do they have these skills and what do they need to do to develop them.

We are aiming to change the language of our curriculum to make better links to the world of work in what we are teaching and to help our students recognise what skills they are developing and how that will lead to a brighter future.

Speakers
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Claire Broxton

Assistant Headteacher, Stowmarket High School
I am an Assistant Headteacher responsible for the Curriculum.  I have been developing an application that enables our students to self reflect, track and develop key employability skills, from their work across the curriculum.


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
TG2.06 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Curriculum controversies, concepts and conversations

  • We will consider some of the reasons for reviewing a
    school’s curriculum to ensure that it is sufficiently broad and
    balanced for all pupils.
  • Pupils are asking for more demanding work. The principles
    of high challenge, low threat can achieve this when we take
    account of the findings from cognitive science.
  • We will discuss the importance of concepts in building
    coherence in curriculum plans and how high quality talk
    should underpin a demanding curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Myatt

Mary Myatt

Education Adviser, Author, John Catt Educational Publishing
Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Pearson Theatre Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College

2:00pm

Why iPad? Building the capacity to drive innovation with Apple Professional Learning

By the end of this workshop, you’ll leave with the framework of an effective professional learning plan grounded in your vision for a technology-rich learning environment. This will help support the implementation of Apple technology throughout your school.

Speakers
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Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
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Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →
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Jigsaw24

Jigsaw24
For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping push the latest technology in the creative industries, and driving IT in enterprise and education.Over 25,000 happy customers, including large businesses, creative professionals, media companies and schools, have been helped by our incredible... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Active in Mind

Using social activism to improve mental health and well being. Case studies from YSTs active in mind project.

Speakers
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Danny Burton

National Secondary Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust
Danny Burton is a former teacher and senior leader, having worked in the sport and PE environment for 15 years.  In his latest role with the Youth Sport Trust, Danny is responsible for the development and improvement of PE and school sport at national level. He holds a Masters Degree... Read More →
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James Sturgeon

Primary School Sport Coordinator, Bury Schools Partnership
James has a rich background in the development of physical education and sport including work in Iraq and across dozens of schools in the UK and includes the delivery of the Youth Sport Trust Technology in Sports Coaching student training scheme, as well as teacher training to support... Read More →


2:00pm

Fear and Loathing in the digital world: A savage journey into the heart of young people's life online

In this session, Emma Bond and Andy Phippen will talk about their work with children and young people around digital technology and what children say they want in terms of support and help from adults in navigating the digital world. They will give practical advice and be able to answer questions around “online safety” in the home and further afield.

Speakers
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Emma Bond

Director of Research, University of Suffolk
Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research and Head of the Graduate School at the University of Suffolk.She is Professor of Socio-Technical Research and also Director of the Suffolk Institute of Social and Economic Research (SISER).Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education... Read More →
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Andy Phippen

Professor of Social Responsibility and IT, University of Plymouth
Andy Phippen is a Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at the University of Plymouth. His research interest lies in the exploration of the use of technology in relationships, online safety and digital resilience and the ethical and professional practices in the IT sector.


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Expanding the limits of memory - Dual Coding with Teachers

The limits of working memory are known to restrict effective learning. And nothing so far has enlarged our working memory capacity. Dual coding show that there are hacks  to make it more efficient. By using the two separate verbal and visual channels, we can increase the amount of incoming information into working memory capacity. This session provides research and experiences that demonstrate this directly, and leaves the audience with a range of strategies to incorporate into their teaching with this aim in mind.

Speakers
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Oliver Caviglioli

Author, John Catt Educational Publishing
Oliver was a special school head teacher for a decade, moving on to becoming a trainer and author of several books on visual teaching strategies, and then inventing the HOW2 visual guides to teaching methods. Born to an architect father, Oliver received a continual education in design... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

2:00pm

AI now, AI future

I will describe the state of AI technology in 2019 and what the likely evolution will be over the next 20 years. I will relate that to the impact on student's lives and on wider society.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Principal Investigator AI & CX, BT
After doing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a brief stint as a consultant, Simon joined BT as a researcher and worked on a number of EU and national funded AI projects. He's in charge of the direction of AI & CX research at BT Labs and works with UK and international academics, and... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TG1.05 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Here's One I Thought of Earlier

The impact of choosing questions carefully in the maths classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah McWattie

Hannah McWattie

Maths Teacher and Lead Practitioner, Thurston Community College
Hannah is a mathematics teacher who is passionate about both the subject and about improving the teaching of mathematics.   | | She has extensive experience of working with ITTs, NQTs, RQTs and experienced teachers and in her current role as a lead practitioner supports the improvement... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:00pm

Elevating learning & teaching - differentiate, automate and flip the classroom

As schools and colleges move further towards digital delivery, so the need for teachers to become skilled in using digital resources increases.  But what if there were ways to enable students to take more responsibility for their own learning, develop critical thinking and prep for exams all at the same time?

Flipping the classroom has long been an aspiration for many teachers, but how is it done effectively? Often, teachers are asked to perform miracles - flipping a classroom with limited resources or know-how - yet the method is becoming increasingly popular.

So what's out there to help teachers achieve their aims, reduce workload and increase student engagement? There are many websites, platforms and tools to help - one being curriculum-aligned intelligent textbooks that couple the highest quality interactive content with a data-driven formative assessment approach.

With 'intelligent textbooks', teachers see their students’ progress, allowing them to flip the classroom, differentiate their teaching, and automate formative assessment based on each student’s needs to better support students who are strugglers or those who excel. Students have access to engaging content and exam prep material, are able to continuously see their individual strengths and weaknesses while supplying a modern feel to learning to better relate to students.

Kognity’s intelligent textbooks are already used by schools in over 90 countries with great results - 95% of teachers think that Kognity helps their students learn. Try Kognity for 6 weeks and see if we have a similar impact on your students and teachers. Pass by our booth to have a chat and talk about Kognity for your school so you can take advantage of our promotion during the conference!


Speakers
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Rafik Fellal

Business Development Leader - EMEA, Kognity
Rafik Fellal is the Team Leader for EMEA business developers at Kognity, the publisher of curriculum-aligned, intelligent textbooks for the IBDP/IGCSE/GCSE. Having worked previously as a teacher in Switzerland, he is passionate about EdTech and being able to work with schools to improve... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

2:10pm

Live from the Royal Opera House: Young people creating differently & discussion

Children and young people as both consumers and producers of culture; culture as a set of narrative that young people can critique and/or produce; young people are citizens NOW, not citizens of the future.

Time to Listen revealed young people seeing arts and culture not within the confines of a school subject but as a means of reflecting on how we live. Role of nurturing cultural capability and cultural citizenship and how schools that do this successfully do so through high quality, sustained partnerships with arts and cultural organizations.

Pat Thomson (Professor of Education, University of Nottingham & Convenor of the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy) will explore the role children and young people play in both consuming and creating culture.

This live stream will be followed by a panel dialogue about young people creating differently.




Speakers
PT

Pat Thompson

Professor of Education, Convenor, University of Nottingham, Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacies (CRACL)
Pat Thomson PSM PhD FRSA FAcSS is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham. She was a headteacher in South Australia for twenty years. Her main area of research is the arts and cultural education in schools, museums and communities; she also... Read More →
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Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and... Read More →


2:30pm

A realistic approach to supercharged learning - navigating the maze of tech!

Human skills are paramount in the development of culture in education organisations - and - in an age where every other sentence seems to include the word "technology", how can we stay grounded, embracing the unique characteristics of the human being - whilst using technology solutions for the betterment of education - reducing workload and supercharging processes and outcomes.

"Implementing IT-based solutions to academic learning in school is much more difficult than it first appears!" - That's the common consensus of many teachers. So, how can we transition from a culture of fear and loathing of past technological failures - to embracing the modern solutions that are providing robust, quality, affordable options for teachers and students to maximise learning and slash workload.

Follow and contribute to this panel discussion - with your thoughts and questions, and take home practical ideas around how best practice can be achieved.

Speakers
avatar for Craig D'Cunha

Craig D'Cunha

Principal, Chantry Academy
Craig studied chemistry and biology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, before completing a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University and moving into roles in teaching and senior leadership. He was one of the first head teachers to be appointed as part of the Talented Leaders... Read More →
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Andrew Hammond

Headteacher, Author, Speaker, Guildhall Feoffment Primary School
Andrew Hammond has worked in schools for twenty years, as a Headteacher, Deputy Head, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Head of English and class teacher, in both the independent and maintained sectors.He is Headteacher at Guildhall Feoffment Primary School in Bury St Edmunds. A prolific... Read More →
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Murray Morrison

Founder at Tassomai, Tassomai
Founder of Tassomai, an EdTech start up based in East London using innovative techniques from sports and music coaching to help people learn more effectively and get better grades. Through intelligent learning software and multiple choice style “micro-quizzes”, Tassomai builds... Read More →
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Ashley Hailstone

Assistant Headteacher, of Learning and Teaching, Stowupland High School
Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for teaching and learning since September 2018, Ashley is also Head of Geography and prior to this, Deputy Head of Year 7-8 (2 Years) at Westbourne Academy. He is also an Executive Consultant with the PiXL Group (4 Years) and supports schools... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
TG2.16 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Why iPad? Moving learning forward with technology - A school story

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping push the latest technology in the creative industries and driving IT in enterprise and education.

Over 25,000 happy customers, including large businesses, creative professionals, media companies and schools, have been helped by our incredible team, who have gained the highest customer satisfaction levels and more accreditations than you can shake an iPad at.


Speakers
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Hamish Mackenzie

Director of Digital Strategy - Apple Distinguished Educator, Royal Hospital School
Hamish is the Director of Digital Strategy at Royal Hospital School in Suffolk. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has responsibility for digital systems and curriculum, mobile learning, training and online learning.
avatar for Graham Trick

Graham Trick

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
Graham is Jigsaw24’s Professional Development Trainer for the North of England and a former teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. He has also worked as an educational consultant and worked as a PGCE lecturer in the North East of England.Graham holds Apple’s highest training... Read More →
avatar for Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

Apple Education Professional, Jigsaw24
As an educator, Mike has used Apple technology in the classroom since the ’90s, in a variety of contexts and roles. As a professional development consultant, he supports schools and colleges by delivering professional development and supporting the change management required to... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

3:00pm

Friday Afternoons: supporting quality singing in the classroom

Friday Afternoons connects teachers and young people with contemporary composers, through creating high-quality repertoire, resources and training to encourage challenging and exciting music-making experiences for all.

Led by Friday Afternoons Ambassador Tom Appleton, this practical workshop will let you know more
about the free resources and training opportunities available from Friday Afternoons and how you
can use them to develop singing leadership at all levels.

Speakers
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Festival Bridge

Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and... Read More →
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Tom Appleton

Ambassador, Friday Afternoons
Tom Appleton is a Friday Afternoons Ambassador, Guest Conductor and Workshop Leader for theNational Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Co-Founder of the Come and Sing Company and a formerprofessional singer with St. Paul's Cathedral Choir and the Monteverdi Choir.Based in Bury St. Edmunds... Read More →
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Callum Given

Producer, Learning and Inclusion, Snape Maltings
Callum works as part of Snape Maltings’ Learning and Inclusion Team running the international singing project Friday Afternoons.Born out of the Britten centenary celebrations in 2013, Friday Afternoons connects teachers and young people with contemporary composers, through creating... Read More →



3:00pm

Amanda Spielman - Insights into the new Ofsted framework

An in-conversation style session, giving insights and answering questions around the new Ofsted framework.

Speakers
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Amanda Spielman

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted
Amanda Spielman has been Ofsted Chief Inspector since January 2017.Between 2011 and 2016, Amanda was chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. From 2005 she was a founding member of the leadership team at the academy chain Ark Schools, where she became Research and Policy Director... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Pearson Theatre Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College

3:00pm

Positive use of the primary PE and sport premium funding

Getting kids moving can be a powerful academic strategy - The physical benefits of getting children moving have long been recognised as helping to prevent chronic disease and develop movement habits across the lifespan. However, a growing body of research is now showing its significant contribution to academic attainment too. For this year’s International Festival of Learning, Most Active County Partnership has drawn together a series of speakers under a physical activity theme to help schools to integrate physical activity across whole school life.

Active Suffolk will introduce this session, providing background context and examples of where the primary PE and sport premium funding has been used to purchase equipment that exploits technology.

This will be followed by Headteacher Heather Madsen and PE teacher Johnny Lee from Red Oak Primary School giving an overview of how the primary PE and sport premium funding has helped to transform the school, which had been placed into Serious Weakness. This will include a practical example of how they created an active classroom with desk pedals installed under the tables and the impact this has had on children’s wellbeing and learning.


Speakers
avatar for James Payne

James Payne

Senior Development Officer, Active Suffolk
James Payne is a Senior Development Officer for the Active Partnership, Active Suffolk. James is a member of Active Suffolk’s Senior Leadership Team and fulfils the role of the organisation’s designated lead for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.On a day-to-day... Read More →
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Heather Madsen

Headteacher, Red Oak Primary School
Heather Madsen is the Headteacher at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft. Prior to this headship, Heather was Headteacher for First Base Pupil Referral Unit and Behaviour Support Service supporting over 40 Primary Schools in Suffolk. Heather has also been a Deputy Head Teacher, a... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Lee

Johnny Lee

PE and Sports Coordinator, Red Oak Primary School
A committed and professional primary educator and Physical Education coordinator, striving to nurture, teach and coach the next generation the core skills needed for life, as well as developing competitive sporting opportunities within the local community.



3:00pm

The EEF report "Improving Secondary Science"

This workshop will focus on the content of the EEF report "improving Secondary Science".  The seven themes will be "unpacked", and a little detail added.  There will be a particular focus on: The neurology of learning; practical work and autonomy for students.


Speakers
avatar for Simon Moore

Simon Moore

Teacher / Consultant, STEM learning
Simon Moore has been teaching secondary science in rural Norfolk for 25 years.   He is currently also studying for an MA in Education.  After many years of examining and coursework moderation for Edexcel and OCR, Simon is now a visiting monitor for the OCR Biology A level practical... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
TG1.14 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

3:00pm

Fired up to teach - launching your career with confidence

The session is split into two parts:

1) Mary Myatt - Author of the acclaimed "High Challenge Low Threat" and well-known education adviser, will focus on supporting prospective and newly qualified teachers and HLTAs. Mary Myatt will share her wealth of experience and knowledge to help you feel inspired and ready for the challenges ahead.

2) Mary will then interview a panel of teachers who have only recently entered the profession - and there will be a chance to take questions from the audience.

Suitable for:
  • Teacher training students
  • NQTs
  • RQTs
  • Training HLTAs
  • TT Mentors and leaders

Speakers
avatar for Mary Myatt

Mary Myatt

Education Adviser, Author, John Catt Educational Publishing
Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

4:00pm

Can Teams be your VLE?

Discussing how Microsoft Teams can be a fully fledged VLE.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Clark

Nic Clark

Senior Consultant, Hable
Nic is an experienced leader with a passion for motivation and development as well as the innovative use of new technologies across education.An enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional with more than 18 years’ experience in teaching, training, leadership and consulting. Nic... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
TG1.11 The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

4:00pm

Creativity: Why it Matters

In an age where creative media and technology is growing at a rapid rate globally, and where UK culture has such a strong history of creative output - Darren’s knowledge and insights into the creativity agenda, and how to leverage creative learning in education are unique, and vital in maximising the potential of young people and lifelong learners.

Darren will start with his own insightful view, drawn from research and experience. Then, over to you - the audience to ask questions and challenge ideas and policy....

Darren is one of the most engaging speakers we've had the pleasure of hosting at the IFL, and we're delighted that he's returning this year!

Speakers
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Darren Henley

CEO, Arts Council England
Darren Henley OBE is chief executive of Arts Council England.His two independent government reviews into music and cultural education resulted in England’s first National Plan for Music Education, new networks of Music, Education Hubs, Cultural Education Partnerships and Heritage... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
SMART Room Ground Floor, Suffolk House

4:00pm

Teachers and technology: getting the relationship right (Panel)

Panel discussion on the relationship between teachers, teaching and technology, including the ways in which technology can be used to support teacher development, how teacher development is critical to the effective use of technology, and whether technology itself can ever replace any aspects of the roles of a 'teacher'.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and to draw out and share practical ideas and examples to support impact in your organisation.

Moderators
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Cat Scutt

Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching
A former English teacher, Cat has since worked in learning and development in both the corporate and education sector, most recently leading on digital learning and teacher collaboration at the Girls’ Day School Trust. Her roles have included commissioning and leading research... Read More →

Speakers
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James Grant

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Schools, MyTutor
Co-Founder of MyTutor, the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one tuition.We have a fantastic team and respected investors, working towards an ambitious, socially-driven mission. So far, we've delivered 300k lessons, partnered with 350 schools and our pupils are proven to make... Read More →
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Robert Rodney

Policy Adviser, Department for Education
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Dr Simon Gallacher

Head of Student Programmes, Nuffield Foundation
Dr Simon Gallacher is the Head of Student Programmes at the Nuffield Foundation. He has worked in education research and policy for over 25 years for a variety of organizations, including the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), the National Foundation for Educational... Read More →
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Bukky Yusuf

Teacher and Edtech specialist, Chartered College of Teaching
Bukky Yusuf has worked in education for over two decades and teaches secondary sciences to A level. She has undertaken a number of leadership roles within mainstream / special schools and is also an ambassador for Leadership Matters.Bukky has a variety of Ed(ucation) Tech(nology... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
TG1.16 Jigsaw24 Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

4:00pm

The impact of developing as a Thinking School

This session examines the impact of taking a whole school approach to the teaching of thinking. Specifically, there will be an illustration of how to further develop an already high impact approach. This will involve the following elements:
• What 60 years of research into the teaching of thinking has taught us
• How to integrate cognitive tools and intelligent learning behaviours
• The use of Deliberate Practice Routines to maximise learning
• Assessing / Evaluating the process of learning and thinking
• Assessing / Evaluating the product of learning and thinking
• The role of teacher as mediator.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Walters

Dave Walters

Honorary University Fellow, Consultant, Exeter University Graduate School of Education
Dave completed his Doctorate (EdD) under the expert supervision of the late Professor Bob Burden, founder of the Cognitive Education Development Unit (CEDU) at Exeter University. He has continued his partnership with Exeter as an Honorary Research Fellow of the University where he... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
TG2.12 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Work Smarter - Google for Education

An overview of the ways in which Google for Education can enhance your workflow and your teaching. Make your assignments structured and your resources fresh. Beyond the basics, you can also utilise add-on's to further extend its power.

Speakers
avatar for Alastair Bartlett

Alastair Bartlett

Teacher of Media, Suffolk One
Alastair Bartlett & Clive Robertson -Teachers of Media at One Sixth Form College. One is an inclusive Sixth Form College located in Ipswich, Suffolk. We offer an extensive range of Post-16 courses including: A Levels, BTEC Diplomas, GCSE re-sits and courses in Foundation Learning... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
TG2.06 The Gateway Building, 2nd Floor

4:00pm

The Daily Mile - fitter, healthier children, more able to concentrate in the classroom

Getting kids moving can be a powerful academic strategy - The physical benefits of getting children moving have long been recognised as helping to prevent chronic disease and develop movement habits across the lifespan. However, a growing body of research is now showing its significant contribution to academic attainment too. For this year’s International Festival of Learning Suffolk’s Most Active County Partnership has drawn together a series of speakers under a physical activity theme to help schools to integrate physical activity across whole school life.

Molly will take you through the journey of The Daily Mile: how it all began, where it is now, why we should be doing it and how we can all start. Focused on the 4 Fs: Fun, Friends, Fresh air and Freedom, The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to move at their own pace, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.


Jim will offer testimony on the benefits witnessed in terms of the childrens’ wellbeing and wider impacts on their learning.



Speakers
avatar for Molly Adkin

Molly Adkin

National Coordinator, The Daily Mile
As the National Coordinator, Molly is responsible for promoting and supporting the strong growth of The Daily Mile across England, working closely with The Daily Mile Foundation, Sport England and other nation-wide partners to make this a reality.The Daily Mile is a simple and free... Read More →
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Jim Cleaver

Head Teacher, Wells Hall Primary School
Jim Cleaver has over 20 years of experience in primary education. He is currently headteacher at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard.Prior to this, he was the headteacher at Westgate CP in Bury St Edmunds. Jim has been a long-standing advocate for the Daily Mile and has experience... Read More →



4:00pm

Emotional literacy and artificial intelligence

Emotional literacy and artificial intelligence: exploring the potential for authentic collaboration and community.

This session will focus on exploring the relationship between emotional literacy and artificial intelligence. The central theme will be living and working in community through effective collaboration. The potency of community is directly related to the quality of collaboration. and yet, as numerous policy failures demonstrate, we are a very long way from successful relationships that enhance relationships and create optimal policies.

AI offers the prospect of highly sophisticated evidence informed decision making. However this, in turn, requires equally sophisticated relationships and ways of working in order to optimise collaborative working and so create the potential for communities that are capable of learning and so changing by maximising equity and efficiency.

Equity is a fundamental component of high performance and ethical leadership but it needs to be reconciled with economic efficiency. This is a highly complex process with numerous variables and possible permutations. This requires new ways of communicating, assessing evidence, testing relevance, judging risk, building consensus and monitoring implementation - all within the context of enhancing love, kindness and well-being.


Speakers
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John West-Burnham

Consultant, writer and teacher
John West-Burnham works as an independent teacher, writer and consultant in leadership development.John worked in schools, further and adult education for fifteen years before moving into higher education. He has held posts in six universities.He is author of Managing Quality in Schools... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TG1.10 Kognity Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor

4:00pm

How Parents and Educators change the world: the case for working together

Talk on how schools can engage parents and technology to improve academic and social-emotional outcomes (the talk can be aimed at parents or teachers)

Speakers
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Kathryn Weston

Founder, Tooled-Up Education
Dr Kathy Weston is one of the nation's experts on parental engagement in children's lives and learning. As the author of Engaging Parents (Bloomsbury, 2018, she is passionate about creating alignment between schools and families and in encouraging both educators and parents to adopt... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TG1.09 GCSE Pod Room The Gateway Building, 1st Floor
 

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