Enhancing educational effectiveness through IT

Calling all senior leaders and decisionmakers 

It’s a fact - you can’t run a school without good IT.  From increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your staff to bringing new schools into MATs, IT can be an enabler or a blocker.  To find out how to make it an enabler, come to our exclusive event on the 23rd October.  With speakers from the DfE and Microsoft, MAT CEOs and schools themselves you'll get answers to the following questions - How do I:

  • Save money on my ICT?
  • Increase my staff effectiveness and efficiency?
  • Use ICT to improve CPD?
  • Transform SEN teaching and learning?
  • Get girls into technology?


Join us at Fujitsu HQ, Baker Street, W1U 3BW from 10:00  till 16:00 to find out

 Free entry and lunch provided 

Book your place here

Our Speakers

IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 1 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 3
IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 2 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 4
IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 6 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 5


Online Safety Glossary

The Internet and its associated services have spawned a wealth of new terminology and redefined many old words. Sometimes it seems as if the young are speaking a completely new language! Download our full glossary to keep up to date with the latest vocabulary.

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Book Corner - Online Safety Books KS2

Are you looking for some new online safety teaching resources? Have you considered looking in the bookshop? There is a growing body of literature for children and young people that addresses a plethora of online safety issues often in an engaging and amusing way.

KS2 – Storybooks with Strong Online Safety Messages - English and Online Safety




The Cyber Spying Glass - A.M. Marcus & Elisa Bindi

Eric and Kelly show us a place where we must pay very close attention to the clues presented in order to stay safe. Although the Internet may appear to be a place of wonder and curiosity, Eric and Kelly show us that it can also be a very dangerous place.




The Diary of Elle series - Nina Du Thaler

Through the series pupils will learn about internet safety, cyberbullying, social media and online presence through fictional stories.





Tek The Modern Cave Boy- Patrick McDonnell

Tek tells the story of a caveboy in love with tech: his tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore – and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

Tek is a tablet-shaped book that explores the need to balance technology use with ‘real world’ activities.  Tek can help explore the need for children to balance internet use with offline world fun. It can be used to discuss using technology responsibly and the need for children to explore the world both on and offline



Nerdy Birdy Tweets - Aaron Arnold

Nerdy Birdy and his best friend, Vulture, are very different. Nerdy Birdy loves video games, but Vulture finds them BORING. Vulture loves snacking on dead things, but Nerdy Birdy finds that GROSS. Luckily, you don't have to agree on everything to still be friends. One day, Nerdy Birdy joins Tweetster, and the friend requests start flying in. Vulture watches as Nerdy Birdy gets swept up in his new friendships, but when she finally gets angry, Nerdy Birdy knows just what to do to make things right.




Hello! - Matthew Cordell

Outside the world is bright and colourful, but Lydia's family is too busy with their gadgets to notice. She says Hello to everyone. Hello? Hello! Her father says hello while texting, her mother says hello while working on her laptop and her brother doesn't say hello at all. The T.V shouts Hello! But she doesn't want to watch any shows. Lydia, now restless, ventures outside. There are so many things to say hello to! Hello, rocks! Hello, leaves! Hello, flowers! When Lydia comes back home she decides to show her family what she has found, and its hello world and goodbye gadgets!

The first episode "Online Gaming" in a series of Safety Online books. 9-year-old Mac loves playing games online on his game console, but one day all isn't as it should be! Meet SOL, the lovable husky who saves the day!


Book Corner - Online Safety Books Early Years & KS1

Children have an innate love of stories and what better way to teach them about the importance of online safety. There is a growing body of literature for young children that address a plethora of online safety issues often in an engaging and amusing way.

Early Years and KS1 – Storybooks with Strong Online Safety Messages - Combine story time, English and Online Safety

CHicken Clicking Chicken Clicking - Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...

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Troll Stinks - Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?


Penguinpig - Stuart Spendlow & Amy Bradley

Penguinpig is the highly-acclaimed story about a little girl who reads of an exciting creature known as a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she decides that she must go and find one.

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Once Upon A Time Online – David Bedford

Once upon a time, a laptop arrived in Fairytale Land ... A happily ever after is only a click away! Find out what happens when our favourite fairy-tale characters receive a laptop and learn a lesson in online safety.


Webster’s Technology Books – Hannah Whaley

A series of four charming rhyming stories (Webster’s Email, Webster’s Friends, Webster’s Manners and Webster’s Bedtime) that address different internet issues.


SOL Safety Online: Featuring the Hero Husky: SOL (Online Gaming Book 1)

The first episode "Online Gaming" in a series of Safety Online books. 9-year-old Mac loves playing games online on his game console, but one day all isn't as it should be! Meet SOL, the lovable husky who saves the day!


Computing Lesson Ideas

Over the next few months we’ll be pulling together a collection of easy, fun activities that will help your pupils developing their understanding of the computer science aspects of the Computing curriculum:

Year 5/6 Algorithm Magic - Algorithms and Debugging

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 Algorithm Magic presentation


Year2/3 Algorithms and implementing Algorithms - Mission to Mars (two lessons) 

Lesson plans


Robot Code Library

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