22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference – Headteachers

| January 30, 2014 | 6 Comments 

The Arora Hotel, Crawley, West Sussex, for the second day of the 22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference, and today we were joined Headteachers from across the region.

Our workshop titled ‘ICT to Inspire’ looked at the use of accessible tools and ideas, both digital and analog, for raising the levels of creativity, writing, speaking and listening for children of all ages. We explored the powerful effect of using digital games, Web2 tools, software, handheld devices, and more, to model a way of teaching that focuses on quality learning, rather than the latest gadget. The use of virtual worlds, with their stunning landscapes, peaceful characters and realistic challenges, can be used across subject areas, abilities and age ranges to deliver remarkable effects.

Thank you to Fi Dowley, Headteacher, The Brook School, for organising our involvement in these conferences, and sharing these thoughts:

We are holding our annual Primary school leadership conference over 3 days.  It promises to be an exciting, timely and stimulating event.  Once again we have a fantastic line up of speakers to challenge, inspire and inform our thinking about leadership.  

Over the 3 days, leaders will be able to have some much needed time to network, be inspired by speakers, attend mini key notes, visit the market place and just have time to reflect and energise ready to go back into school full of ideas.  Our inspirational speakers include John West-Burnham, Tim Rylands, Will Ryan and Russell Hobby. 

We also have Jeremy Coney as our after dinner speaker. 

We are really excited to have Tim joining us this year.  Using his huge wealth of experience as a teacher and his expert knowledge of ICT, he will be discussing how ICT can inspire children to achieve their full potential and become life long learners as well as raising standards.

Other speakers, today, included John West-Burnham, Professor of Education Leadership; Jonothan Neelands, Professor of Creative Education, Warwick Business School. University of Warwick; Will Ryan, Educational Consultant / Author Independent Thinking Limited; Julie Knock, Southern Collaborative Learning Partnership (SCLP Alliance) Lead Headteacher; Niki Thomas, Lead Associate for the National College for School Leadership, South of England; and Brian Ball, Executive Headteacher and National College Deputy Lead Associate South East.

Tim mentioned Simple English Wikipedia and Again but Slower. The links are here.

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  1. Fi Dowley says:

    Fab and inspirational, Tim. You didn’t disappoint with your inspirational ideas for using ICT. Busy now trying to find all the websites you mentioned!!!

  2. Helen Williamson says:

    Fabulous and inspiring. First common sense ideas about filters which drive us insane in schools! Thank you. Will start a blog

  3. Chris Luckin says:

    Tim, what an amazing collection of ideas to work with children in the 21st century. Thanks.

  4. Matthew Barnes says:

    Thanks Tim! Fun and a real inspiration! I want to be in the classroom again. I now need a year to play with all the things you have shown us.

  5. Frederick Sandall says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Sharing the future in a palatable way.
    We all “Inspire” from your energy!

  6. Jane Taylor says:

    Wow! The only problem was I was so enthused about the conference I was awake at 3.30am e mailing school to give them ideas! Sad, I know, I am no ICT geek but wow, what an exciting time the children would have if I introduced half of the websites and ideas into the classroom. Thank you again. Mind blowing!

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