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LearnED: Free training event for Senior Leaders


LearnED in Oxford is an educational technology conference designed to make a positive impact for schools, led by The British Educational Suppliers Association, (BESA), supported by the Department for Education.

LearnED explores and supports the effective use of technology in schools. This FREE event will provide you and your team with CPD-accredited content, new interactive sessions and teacher-led discussions to help you leverage EdTech in the classroom and beyond.

Date: 15th October 2021

Time: 9am – 3:30pm

Location: Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES

This is part of the LearnED Roadshow. You can also find us in LiverpoolLondonAshford and Birmingham.

“LearnED helped to reignite my passion for using technology to support teaching and learning and left me with practical advice to support my work back at school.” 

C. Crowther, Digital Lead.

Join the conference to:
  • Hear directly from fellow Senior Leaders about the products that have made a positive impact in their school
  • Join teacher-led panels to discuss current EdTech issues
  • Discover new ways of working that will save time and impact teaching and learning
  • Watch inspiring lessons taking place at the demonstrator classroom
  • Gain practical ideas you can put into practice the very next day
  • Earn CPD points for attending – you will receive a certificate at the end of the day
  • Browse the supplier exhibition featuring 30 outstanding educational suppliers ready to help you transform your school
Who should attend:

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders, ICT leads in both primary and secondary schools.

Travel bursaries:

BESA is delighted to offer bursaries of up to £30 to cover travel expenses. For more information, tick the box when booking your ticket.

“The event really helped us to identify our ICT needs in relation to our priorities in shaping teaching and learning for current students and for the future.” 

Sean Murphy, AHT.

LearnED Oxford Agenda


09.00: Arrival and registration

09.40: Welcome and introduction – BESA Director(s)

09.45: Opening keynote – Department for Education representative

10.05: Panel: EdTech Evolution: revisiting digital strategies

  • Chair: Dave Smith, Senior Inspector – Traded Services (HSIS)
  • Speaker 1: Ben McGinnes, Teacher, Danesfield School 
  • Speaker 2: Peter Reeves, Class teacher/ IT Coordinator, Abingdon House School 
  • More speakers will be announced shortly

11.00: Coffee break and educational technology classroom showcase

11.45: Introduction to LendED

11.50: Interactive work group facilitationDemonstrator Schools Programme and digital strategies  – United Learning

  • James Garnett, Edtech Demonstrator Programme 
  • Emma Darcy, Denbigh High School with Challney High School for Girls (Chiltern Learning Trust) 
  • Ben McGinnes and Sarah Morgan, Danesfield School 


12.45: Lunch and educational technology classroom showcases

14.05: School case studies / masterclasses – hear from school and digital leaders who have successfully transformed their respective schools with great teaching and technology that does what it says it will, incorporating slides to show how any challenges were navigated.

  • SEND Showcase:  Simon Tanner, Director of SEND. Bohunt Trust 
  • Secondary Showcase: John Jones, Director of Innovation, RGS Worcester Family of Schools 
  • Secondary and Primary Showcase: Kate Broadribb, Senior Leader for Learning, The Wildern Trust

15.05: Closing speech

15.00: CPD Certificate collection