The Importance of Computing in the Curriculum…are you ready?

14 November 2013 – Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London

ASCL and Microsoft are delighted to announce Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, DfE, as one of our keynote speakers at our conference taking place 14 November in London

This new jointly run conference between Microsoft and ASCL seeks to explore the challenges facing school leaders as they respond to the introduction of computing in to the school curriculum.

Spaces are offered on a first come first served basis, so we do encourage you to sign up quickly if you would like to attend.

Follow this link to reserve your place.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in workshops featuring presentations from GCSE pilot schools, the examination boards, training providers and specialists in the field of computing including:

Clare Riley, Group Manager, Education Relations, Microsoft

Simon Peyton-Jones, Chair of the Computing at School Working Group and Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Labs in Cambridge

Peter Kent, ASCL Vice President 2013-14 and Head, Lawrence Sheriff School

Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Policy Director

Sue Sentance, Senior Lecturer in ICT and Computer Science Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Mark Dorling, Specialist School Link teacher, Langley Grammar School

Derrick McCourt, Director of Government, Public Sector, Microsoft

Should you have any questions about this event, please do give us a call on 0116 2991122.

During the event you can also connect with us via @microsofteduk and during the day you can be part of the conversations using #microsofteduk

If you are interested in becoming a showcase school, please read below for some further details on how you can get involved…

Good  Afternoon,

I wanted to advise you of our recent schools program aimed at raising awareness of our services and technologies within education geared towards supporting productivity within the school, classroom and raising attainment with professional development.

Please see link to our UK Microsoft Showcase School Webinar on Thursday November 14th, 4-5 pm discussing how we  recognise and help your school convey its great teaching with technology learning story. The webinar will cover a range of our offerings and outline key requirements needed to become a Microsoft Showcase School.

If you are a School Leader, ICT Champion, Head of ICT Curriculum, and are keen to learn what Microsoft Education can  offer your school  then why not join our free webinar ?  We have a range of free services and professional development for classroom teachers and school leaders that will help encourage 21st century design.

To register for the free webinar you simply need to email Anthony Nneke at :

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