Berkhamsted School IT Conference
Bringing like-minded schools together to share successes and best practice
Tuesday 28th November 2023 | Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus | 09:30 – 16:00
Berkhamsted School is proud to invite you to our upcoming conference on November 28th, 2023, where we will once again push the boundaries of technology in education. After the resounding success of our January 2023 conference, where we showcased our remarkable journey and achievements, we are excited to take the next step by opening the stage to other innovative schools. This conference promises to be a dynamic and collaborative event, bringing together educators, thought leaders, and visionaries from schools across the country. Together, we will explore the cutting edge of technology in education, sharing insights, successes, and challenges that have shaped our educational journeys.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the way we live, work, and interact with technology. At its core, AI is the science of developing computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
In today’s data-centric world, mastering data analysis is essential and our upcoming conference is your gateway to unlocking the potential of Microsoft Power Bi.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform has been transformational for many schools. See real working examples of Power Automate workflows that frees up masses of time and admin overhead. Hear about PowerApps that allow teachers to spend less time undertaking admin and more time engaging with pupils…
Hear from industry specialists about what’s current in the world of cyber crime. Learn from other schools about the latest tools being used to fight ongoing threats.
Understand how Microsoft Teams underpins digital learning at Berkhamsted. Get insight into various ways of synchronising your MIS system to match your Teams structure.
Hear why and see how OneNote is so important to the overall digital teaching and learning strategy. Plus, learn how the school ensured OneNote was adopted by teaching staff and fully embedded in the pedagogical approach.
Learn how our classroom management tools help safeguard pupil devices both in and out of school, providing reassurance to parents of the safety and wellbeing of their children.
08:30 – Registration Opens
08:30 – Tea/Coffee and Networking
09:30 – Welcome and Keynote speaker
10:00 – TBC
11:00 – Break
11:30 – Session 1
12:15 – Session 2
13:00 – Lunch and Networking
14:00 – Session 3
14:45 – Session 4
15:30 – Interactive Q&A
16:00 – Afternoon Tea and Networking
16:30 – Optional tour of Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus
16:30-17:00 – Carriages
Watch this video to find out more about how we use devices in our classrooms
Hear from the following colleagues
During this conference we’ll be hearing from a number of schools and learning about their journey and successes.
A chance to see how real-time data allows teachers and senior leaders track the whole pupil journey from both an academic and pastoral viewpoint.
Watch a recorded live lesson and learn how devices are used in the classroom
This session will focus on the key ingredients of developing a successful strategy for Prep aged children. This involves prioritising staff training and developing a culture of sharing and innovation.
A chance for colleagues from the floor to share areas of good practice where IT is used to support a process along with the chance to discuss areas where they are looking for solutions/support/ideas in from their educational settings.
See a working example of how a combination of PowerApps, PowerAutomate, SharePoint and Planner help Berkhamsted manage staff development.
Discuss with the teacher panel how 1:1 devices really work in the classroom.
Hear what steps we’ve taken when things go wrong
Hear how we supported Berkhamsted Schools Group with their digital transformation, including deployment of their 1:1 programme underpinned by rock-sold internet connectivity via BTnet.
An opportunity to discuss the cyber threat landscape in 2023 and its implications.
Implementing a successful 1:1 programme
A chance to hear from the Microsoft Education team on how technology can help accelerate learning, improve outcomes, and prepare students for their future.
Learn about how we manage filtering, monitoring, digital wellbeing and safeguarding in a 1:1 environment.
Foundations for resilience. Learn about the the platforms and systems Berkhamsted have put in place to stat safe.
In this session we will demonstrate some of the most effective workflows we use at Berkhamsted, including tips and tricks and some struggles encountered along the way.
This presentation will provide an overview of how features and elements interact, and how Berkhamsted has managed the roll-out of Power BI reports.
Who should attend?
This event is aimed at Independent Schools – Senior Leadership Team members, IT personnel leading on strategy, adoption or deployment. Data specialists both academic and non-academic.
The conference is being held in Deans’ Hall at our Castle Campus, located in the heart of the market town of Berkhamsted.
direct from London Euston by Train
from M25, M1 and M40
available a short distance from Berkhamsted Town
Park and Ride
If you’re planning to drive to Berkhamsted, there is some parking in the town. We are unable to offer on-site parking, but will be providing a park and ride service from one of our nearby sports facilities – Haslam Field. After registering for the event, and closer to the date we will ask if you wish to take up this offer.