Edtech Lead LIVE Manchester

14th June 2019, 8.30am-1.15pm


Eventbrite - Innovate My School Lead LIVE @ Manchester 

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On the morning of 14th June, we will bring you an action-packed agenda full of practical ideas to take a strategic look at edtech in your school, and schools like yours.

Built from the ground up, all of our events provide a unique blend of grassroots ideas combined with national voices, where attendees can share, discuss and debate ideas throughout the day. We are delighted to be working with leading edtech suppliers, and to Ashton on Mersey School for hosting the morning and supporting our mission of ensuring every UK school is equipped with an effective edtech strategy that puts impact at the heart of teaching and learning.

Of course, there couldn’t be an Innovate My School event without one of our super-efficient Speed Dating sessions. We’ve vetted ten of the best education providers that are proving their impact by drastically reducing teacher workload and improving educational outcomes. Meet them all in one go via speed date style micro-meetings, and decide whether you want any further information. You are in control, and no hard sales pitch ever has a place at a Speed Date table.

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Mick Walker - Keynote Speaker
Mick taught in the secondary phase of education for around seventeen years before working as an advisory teacher then as a local authority inspector. He moved on to work for national government agencies including the National Curriculum Council where he was involved in developing the national curriculum. Now ‘retired’ but maintaining his passion for education, Mick is an adviser to the DfE, a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), chair of the Institute of Directors’ Examinations Committee and undertake extensive work with schools and educational conferences.

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Simon Howe - Keynote Speaker
Simon Howe is the Head of ICT and Computing at Ashton on Mersey school, where he leads and delivers the Computer science curriculum form Key Stage 3 to Key stage 5. In addition, Simon is a Google Qualified Individual, Raspberry Pi Educator, CAS Master Teacher and SLE, who prides himself on developing innovating ways to deliver the Computers Science curriculum across all key stages. Prior to becoming a teacher Simon was a backend web developer, focusing on Database driven websites. Simon firmly believes that the best way to educate pupils and build resilience is through real world experiences and physical computing to motivate and engage pupils in both the classroom and at home.

"Looking forward to sharing how the application of cloud based products within the classroom can aid Teaching and Learning as well as reducing cost”.


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Simon Hickton - Keynote Speaker
Simon Hickton is the founder and Managing Director of Cornerstones Education. Simon has 20 plus years of teaching experience, including 10 years as a primary headteacher. He is currently working closely with schools across the UK to develop and implement curriculum solutions. Simon’s recent work involves helping schools revolutionise curriculum design, planning and assessment.

"It is exciting that Innovate My School are providing a vehicle for more schools to find out how they can evolve their curriculum and reduce workload at the same time."


Who this event is aimed at:

Five hundred senior leaders have already been part of the Lead LIVE conversation.

We would love to meet the following at this event:

- New senior leaders
- Deputy Headteachers
- Headteachers
- Head of Faculty



08:30 Breakfast & networking
08:55 Introduction from Innovate My School
09:00 Welcome from Welcome from Nick Parry, Assistant Principal Head of Teaching School
09:30 Speed date - 10 innovative edtech tools to reduce teacher workload
11:00 Refreshment break
11:15 Keynote: Simon Hickton - Cornerstones MD
11.30 Keynote: Edtech: Simon Howe - Head of Computer Science
11:50 Keynote: Edtech in leadership - Mick Walker
12:30 Q&A
12:40 Buffet lunch & networking
13:15 Finish


So, to sum it all up, what’s in it for me?

Don’t take it from us. Here is what Kirsty Tonks, Principal at Shireland Technology Primary said about one of our recent events:

"What a success! We were all so pleased with just how well our IMS LIVE event went. Every single person who came found me at the end before they left to say what a great day it had been and how useful it had been to attend. I think they each went away with at least one action to follow up.”

See you there, Innovate My School Team


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