In 2016 we invited you to unlock Digital Doorways and focus on how technology empowers teachers and learners to unlock learning and connect to new opportunities. As global citizens we all need to take our place in this digital world and become responsible, safe and productive users of the exciting tools the 21st Century offers.

Keynote Speakers

Ken Corish
Ken CorishOnline Safety Director
Ken is the Senior Manager responsible for Compliance and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Ken chairs the successful multi-disciplinary regional E-Safety Development Group. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, he works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.
Tim Rylands
Tim RylandsDigital Wizard
Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils”.

With over 25 years of classroom experience, in the UK, and beyond, including 4 years in West Africa, Tim is now much in demand for training days, conferences and seminars around the world, presenting the results of his work in an inspiring, practical and often humorous way.

Sarah Neild
Sarah NeildDigital Educationist
Sarah is an award winning teacher with experience of inspiring schools with many creative uses of ICT. Sarah was awarded Advance Skills Teacher status in 2003 being described as an ‘exceptional teacher… teaching of the highest calibre, particularly in her dynamic use of ICT’.
Fran Scott
Fran ScottScience Translator
Fran is a science and engineering presenter who loves designing high-impact demonstrations to prove her scientific point.

In the past 18 months she’s presented 4 science series on CBBC, a science series for Radio4extra, 2 series for BBC Learning (in association with the prestigious QE Prize), spear-headed an engineering campaign for CBBC’s Newsround, showcased a brand-new stage show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appeared on Radio4’s Today Programme and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. She’s also filmed an Engineering series for BBC Worldwide (Factomania) which is currently TX-ing worldwide.

Seminar Sessions

Doorways to Learning

Improving Teaching


Improving Leadership



This conference is organised by a partnership of local authorities.

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