This conference has been designed by school leaders and others in the Open Source Schools’ community to showcase to school leadership teams the best of educational free and open source software, whether used alone or blended with proprietary software.
Why you should come
Using open source software in your school will allow you to:
- save money
- use technology in a way that is aligned to your vision of teaching and learning
- have greater flexibility in the way ICT is used.
Speakers will include
Paul Haigh, Assistant Head for Innovation at Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, an ICT consultant and writer of The New Technologies Handbook for Schools
Miles Berry, senior lecturer in ICT at Roehampton University and Community Manager of Open Source Schools
Mark Taylor, CEO of Sirius Corporation plc the UK's first Office of Government Commerce Open Source Company http://www.siriusit.co.uk
Tony Parkin, Independent consultant (formerly head of ICT Development, SSAT)
Brian Lockwood, Director of IT, Egglescliffe School, Stockton-on-Tees
Ian Usher, e-Learning Co-ordinator for Buckinghamshire County Council's Children & Young People's Service
To book, please go to
For more information and an outline programme, please see http://opensourceschools.org.uk/
For snap shots of open source in practice see their YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/user/OpenSourceSchools
For venue details, please go to
All the above details are on a handy flyer which you can give to Senior Leaders at your school.