As one of the biggest Education Exhibitions in the world, it can sometimes be a daunting experience! With so much on offer, we’ve put together a list of fantastic speakers at this years Bett which we think are really worth seeing.

In between seeing all the fantastic speakers below, pop along and see SchooliP! We will be exhibiting on Stand C458B and we're taking our brand new school improvement & performance App and the new version of SchooliP!


Maintaining the ability to learn in a digital landscape

Tricia Kelleher - @StephenPerse

Tricia is the Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation and will be discussing the increased focus on learning through technology and the questions raised about the ability of pupils to learn through traditional methods. The session will address an integrated approach; where by students understand their own ability to learn through e-books.

This will be a brilliant talk especially if you have been having the traditional vs digital debate at your school and want to ensure the attainment of your students is maximised through the use of technology and ensure technology is not a distraction.  

When & Where?

School Leaders Summit | 10:30 - 11:00 | 21 Jan 2016


Collaborative Learning in Large Teaching Areas

John Sibbald - @jsibbald

John is the Assistant Principal, Manchester Comm Academy. John will be delivering practical advice on how to monitor the quality of discussions and individual contributions when students are working collaboratively in groups in large learning spaces.

The presentation will include advice drawn straight from the experience of teachers who regularly include small group working in their lessons and who are confronted by large groups of students in large teaching spaces where other classes are being taught. Video footage of lessons will be shown and allowing you to experience the use of the technology that supports this approach to teaching and learning.

John has been teaching in north Manchester secondary schools for over twenty five years where he learnt how (and how not to!) make effective use of new and emerging technologies. John is passionate about how ICT can harnessed to improving teaching and learnt whilst making an impact on student achievement.

When & Where?

Learn Live: Secondary | 16:30 - 17:00 | 21 Jan 2016


Flipped Learning: Technology to enhance this experience.

Kirsty Tonks - @KirstyTonksSCA

Although the concept of ‘Flipped Learning’ is not new, the technology to enhance it is.

Kirsty Tonks will be leading the talk. She is the Assistant Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy and provides the strategic lead on how to enable and use technology to affect whole school sustained school improvement. She will be discussing the impact of using ‘MathsFlip’ with Year 5 & 6. In addition, alongside Jen Devaney, she will be demonstrating how to use technology to ‘accelerate and deepen learning’.

At Shireland Collegiate Academy’s recent Ofsted inspection in March 2013, inspectors acknowledged the role that technology had in “underpinning” outstanding lessons and how leadership and management of learning were “strategically supported by the innovative use of ICT (the Learning Gateway).” You can watch the ‘Flipped Learning in Action’ video here

We highly recommend you check out Kirsty’s talk if you’re interested in finding out more about a “manageable, popular and successful way of improving attainment”.

When & Where?

Learn Live: Primary | 10:30 - 11:00 |  22 Jan 2016


Wellbeing Curriculum: Integrating e-safety

Joe White - @jw_teach

If you’re interested in the Wellbeing curriculum, Online Safety and SEN then this is the talk for you!

Joe will be discussing how the Wellbeing curriculum has been developed to allow online safety to be taught in a context that builds links between curriculum areas such as PHSE and SRE. The talk will discuss how it encourages students to learn and apply skills both on and offline and how it is a flexible approach that aims to reinforce appropriate and safe behaviour in any setting. The session will cover the aims and ethos that underpins the teaching of this vital area to students with a range of SEN.

Joe has spent his teaching career in the field of SEND working with Autistic children and young people at Stone Bay School in Broadstairs. He is the Assistant Headteacher at Stone Bay School and the school’s online safety coordinator.

He runs the #SpEdSC twitter chat, an informal discussion where anyone is free discuss a range of issues around SEND and inclusion.

When & Where?

Learn Live: SEN |  13:30 - 14:00 |  22 Jan 2016


Innovative approaches to Teaching & Learning

Gary King - @Gary_S_King

Gary will be talking about innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Sharing thoughts and ideas around life after lesson gradings and one-off observations.

He is the director of Teaching and Learning and leads CPD at Tavistock College in Devon, Gary also leads teaching and learning focussed whole school projects on ICT innovation, real world learning across the curriculum and exciting entrepreneurial learning projects with schools across Europe.

When & Where?

Learn Live: Secondary |  13:30 - 14:00 |  22 Jan 2016


Case study in success – Surbiton High School

José Picardo - @josepicardoSHS

José will be discussing the strategies implemented at Surbiton High School, and addressing how certain platforms have been integral to achieving an outstanding status.

José Picardo is the Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School, where he leads on Digital Strategy. In addition, José advises schools, government bodies and other organisations on the use of new and emerging technologies to support the processes involved in teaching and learning.

When & Where? 

School Leaders Summit |  16:25 - 16:55 |  22 Jan 2016


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