Free Havering Apple iLearning Festival – Wednesday 8th July 2015

Want to make better use of iPads and Apple technology to support teaching and learning?

On Wednesday 8th July 2015 the Havering Apple RTC Management Board are running, for a second year, a free iLearning Festival at CEME Conference Centre.

Following the same format as last year there are 2 sessions to choose from; afternoon (12.30 – 4pm) and evening (4 – 7.30pm). Each session will commence with registration and include presentations from Mark Jones, the Principal of Belmont Castle (Primary) Academy and Apple Distinguished Educator (Julian Coultas), followed by a series of workshops delivered by the Havering Apple Regional Training Centre Management Team.

Please see the flyer for full details.

To register for the event please email delegate name(s) and school to

Scratch Your Nose coding event to raise funds on Red Nose Day!

Momentum is building for Scratch Your Nose – an interactive coding event for students, schools and coding clubs – with over 300 schools now signed up to be involved!

Taking place on Red Nose Day, March 13th, students and schools are invited to get involved by creating red nose inspired games using the free Scratch programming tool. Over 50 students will be attending a central event at Innovation Birmingham at the Birmingham Science Park where they will be guided and inspired by a variety of industry experts before showcasing to local businesses. Schools across the UK will also be running their own events in school with many of them already preparing games in anticipation.

Schools and students can find Scratch resources and video tutorials on the website. And, a livestream of the entire event will be broadcast from so students across the UK can benefit and be inspired by the expert talks.

Ray Maguire, CEO of Gazoob says “We are delighted to see how the Scratch Your Nose event is capturing the imagination of teachers and students across the UK. Not only will the day be fun and raise funds for Comic Relief, but for many students it may be their first experience of coding which can deliver a multitude of learning benefits encouraging creativity, problem-solving skills and team work. Ultimately, it might inspire students to consider a career in the games industry ”.

Students can continue to develop their games after the Scratch Your Nose event and enter into the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition. See for details on how to enter and further game making hints and tips.

For Press Enquiries, please contact:
Claire Ridley
T: 07917428270

London Schools’ Conference 2015 – 20th April

The annual LGfL London Schools’ Conference has established itself as a major CPD event in the schools’ calendar and continues to enjoy consistently positive feedback from attendees.

This year, to meet varying CPD needs, alongside the main conference, LGfL is offering a ‘Services/Technical Stream’, as a separate conference event in its own space at the same venue.

The LGfL broadband service is unique in that included with your school’s connection is a wide range of additional services from which some schools gain enormous value while others remain unaware of what they are missing out on. The purpose of the services stream is to allow ICT coordinators and support staff to become more aware, confident and in control of this array of services.

From taking advantage of MyDrive (a school-safe alternative to Dropbox™), or knowing how to tailor your Internet filtering policy to match your particular school requirements, or how to create a tighter policy for pupils and a wider one for staff – to learning how to save your school a lot of money by using Internet telephony – and much more, the Services Conference will be packed with useful information and guidance on how to make the most of all that your LGfL connection brings to you.

The Services Conference is entirely suitable for those who are less than technically super-confident. It is not a session for ‘technical gurus’, for whom a separate event will be offered in late June.

Once again, the main Curriculum-focussed Conference together with the Services Conference will be held at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in the heart of the City at Blackfriars.

Programme Features of the main Curriculum Conference include:

Keynote presentations :

  • Social Media: Risks, Opportunities and Obligations – Simon Finch, NGfL
  • The Future Workforce – Niel McLean, E-Skills UK
  • Digital Learning Futures – Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth
  • Inspecting Schools for eSafety and Computing – David Brown HMI, Ofsted

Plus a wide choice of break-out seminar options including :

  • Support for delivering the new computing curriculum – and how to create Apps!
  • Managing the risk of exposure to extremism and radicalisation
  • The latest and upcoming LGfL Learning Resources – Primary & Secondary
  • Esafety – SEND – Early Years – Lego – Apple – History – Maths – and more!

The delegate rate of £85 ex vat includes lunch and refreshments however this will be covered in full by LGfL thanks to generous sponsorship by our key supplier partners.

To review the programme and reserve your place at the conference, while places are still available, please visit on or after Monday 26th January when full details of all the break-out options to choose from will be published and bookings will open.

Naace Strategic Conference 2015 – sign-up now…

The Naace Strategic Conference 2015 is THE event for the Naace community to contribute to our mission of advancing education through the use of technology.

The Naace Strategic Conference 2015 will return to the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 25 and 26 March. The two day event will be jam-packed with inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and the prestigious Naace Impact Award ceremony. There will be plenty of opportunities to network, browse the innovation-packed exhibition as well as meet and share ideas with like-minded colleagues at NaaceShare.

The theme of the conference this year is Failing to Succeed – we all learn by our mistakes, and this year’s conference will showcase highly successful individuals who have overcome failure to succeed in their profession.

We are all aware of the positive impact that technology can have on learning, and the Naace conference will share experiences of how technology has been used in various ways. It will provide you with useful tips and ideas to take away as well as motivate and encourage you to try something new. To find out more and to book your place visit Naace Strategic Conference 2015.


The LGfL Literacy project

Following on from the success of David Mitchell’s input into the LGfL conference at the end of April 2014, LGfL is funding a unique opportunity to support London school teachers in the effective use of the Blogging to support literacy achievement in London Schools.   The aim of the project is to develop and share good practice in the use of Blogging to impact on literacy across the curriculum, across all Key Stages. Teachers from all Key Stages are welcome to take part in the project, but participants must be from LGfL connected schools.​

The project will include:

Part 1 – LGfL Blogging Project Launch at Camden CLC on 10th October  – See more at

Part 2 – Project work in schools – supported by local authorities (Havering included for Hsis package schools) Work inspired by project launch day developed in participating schools.

Part 3 – Sharing good practice day – at Camden CLC – 27th February at Camden CLC.  An opportunity to share good practice developed within LGfL schools since the start of the project – See more at

For more information on the project visit .

Booking is essential. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible via the site as places are being filled quickly.

Failing to Succeed: Naace Conference 2015

On 25th – 26th March 2015, the Naace Conference will focus on highly successful individuals who have overcome failure to succeed in their profession with technology playing a major role in their journey.

 Everyone experiences failure and there is value in failing, as each failure provides a lesson, from which you can draw knowledge to help you succeed. We are all aware of the positive impact that technology can have on learning and the Naace conference will provide you with lots of useful tips and ideas to take away as well as motivate you to try something new.

The two day event will be jam packed with inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, NaaceShare and the prestigious Naace Impact Awards. There will also be plenty of time to browse the exhibition and network with colleagues.

 This is the conference to attend if you are passionate about advancing education through technology!

Click here for more details & to book your place online

Havering Apple iLearning Festival – Tuesday 10th June 2014

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Havering Apple iLearning Festival


Tuesday 10th June 2014

12.30pm – 4.00pm or 4.00pm – 7.30pm

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CEME Conference Centre

 Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex

Cost: FREE

Want to make better use of iPads and Apple technology to support teaching and learning? 

Searching for practical ideas and advice from school staff, pupils/students, a serving head teacher, Apple Distinguished Educators, Apple technical specialists and Local Authority advisers?

Looking to close the attainment gap?

Need to enhance provision for SMSC?

If the answer is ‘YES!’  Sign-up now to guarantee a place.

NB. Entrance by ticket only

Please note tickets are limited to 5 per school per session.

What will the conference include?

Each session commences with registration and includes presentations from Nathan Lowe, the Headteacher of Flitch Green Academy, Apple Distinguished Educator (Andrew Goodgame), followed by a series of workshops delivered by the Havering Apple Regional Training Centre Management Team and Clockhouse Primary School  – including pupils, teaching staff, local authority computing and ICT advisory team members, Apple technical specialists and more…

Please see the Havering Apple iLearning Festival v2 for full details.

The centre has free parking and refreshments will be provided.

How to register?

To register for the event please visit Eventbrite and search for the event using the search term ‘Havering Apple iLearning Festival’.   Alternatively, click on the following link:-

For any questions regarding the event please email

Please feel free to promote the event via the hashtag #havapple14

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Kind Regards,

The Havering Apple Regional Training Centre Management Board

What is the Havering Apple Regional Training Centre?

The Havering Apple Regional Training Centre is a partnership between Elm Park Primary School, Engayne Primary School, Havering School Improvement Services (Hsis), Hylands Primary School, Scargill Junior School, The Brittons Academy and Toucan Computing Limited.

Naace Regional Conference 2013 The new national curriculum: Preparation for life?

At a time when the best schools are making more use of technology than ever before, these conferences will explore the strategic role of technology to improve learning within the new curriculum. What are the opportunities and constraints in a back to basics curriculum? How can we identify key methods for technology to radically improve learning?

The first one is taking place in London on Wednesday 23rd October at the Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College.

Please see  Naace Regional Conference London Agenda for further details of the day.

For more information and to book your place, please visit or telephone 0115 7484 366.

SEN & ICT – A CPD Day for Primary SENCos – Book now for just £40

Crick Software are proud to annouce that they will be sponsoring a CPD day for Primary SENCos this term.

Passionate education speakers from across the UK will be sharing their ideas, successes and top tips on selecting the right products for your pupils and how to get the best out of them  in London and Birmingham on the 7th and 21st of November respectively. It will also be a valuable opportunity to network with other SENCos and compare notes.

Full details and instructions on how to book can be found on the following flyers CPD Event – London CPD Events – Birmingham and at

*Delegates who book before the 11th October will pay just £40. Group discounts are also available.

The Future of Computing in the Curriculum Event on Thursday 14th November 2013

Are you prepared for the new computing curriculum ?
The Future of Computing in the Curriculum Event on Thursday 14th November, 9:00am – 3:50pm in Central London, will enable delegates to examine and prepare for the government’s vision of the new computing curriculum. It will bring  together stakeholders from the education and technology sectors with key policy makers to discuss best practice case studies and strategies needed to effectively prepare for and implement a new computing curriculum. See agenda for event items and speakers.
Dave Smith, Computing Adviser for Havering School Improvement Services & Board Member for Naace will be speaking about Innovating the Procurement of Technology in the Education Sector and will cover the following:
  • Examining the role of technology in delivering the new computing curriculum
  • Ensuring all schools and colleges have the ICT requirements needed to improve the digital literacy and skillset of pupils
  • The relationship between effective and efficient technology in schools and educational attainment 
  • Procuring technology on a budget: Assessing collaborative methods to improve value for money
  • Working in partnership with local authorities and other schools to deliver effective procurement methods
  • The importance of shared services in providing outstanding technology provisions within schools
To book a place:
Phone: 0845 666 0664
Fax: 0207 550 5966
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