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Stay Connected - Making the most of Broadband and Wi-fi in Schools

The importance of reliable connectivity in schools is the October edition of Education Business Focus. Conveniently hosted online this short interactive webinar will support your school and staff with the UK government’s Connect the Classroom 2025 scheme and much more. 

Connect The Classroom is a fully funded programme by the Department for Education aiming to improve Wireless infrastructure in 600 schools across the UK.

Host British Educational Suppliers Association Head of Content Dave Smith will be joined by an expert panel of guests including the Head of Education for BCS,  education consultants, Cyber Security professionals and IT and procurement leaders. 

Join us on 20th October to help your school stay connected and discover more ways to connect your school's classrooms with the latest, education tailored networking solutions.


10.00 Welcome & Event Overview
Host: Dave Smith, Head of Content, British Educational Suppliers Association
10.13 Changing the way we think about technology in education
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith, Director, One Life Learning Strategic Education Consultancy.
10.21 EB Briefer: Nuvias
10.30 Choosing the right supplier
Niel McLean, Head of Education, BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT
10.38 Live Q&A session
including interactive polls - Submit your questions and get the answers you need from keynote speakers and technology suppliers
11.00 Event Roundup & Close
Dave Smith

Event timings and speakers are subject to change


Dave Smith

Head of Content, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
Dave has recently joined BESA to lead on EdTech, including steering the content of BESA’s highly successful conferences and events. He is also leading on BESA’s ever popular EdTech Exchange and Bett Futures programmes, as well further highlighting the work of BESA as the trusted voice for EdTech and other education suppliers in educational establishments in the UK and beyond.

Dr Fiona Aubrey–Smith

Director, One Life Learning Strategic Education Consultancy

Named by Education Business as one of the 50 most influential people in education (2022 and 2021), Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith is an award winning teacher and leader with a passion for supporting those who work with children and young people. 

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates

Sponsored by


The Nuvias Group is a fast-growing company with a broad range of innovative services and solutions in collaboration with leading technology suppliers. Nuvias specialises in providing security, agility and manageability for clients, networks and cloud technology solutions through an ecosystem of highly skilled channel partners.


British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)

The British Educational Suppliers Association has an 85-year heritage serving the UK education sector, and represents over 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.

BCS - The Chartered Institute of IT

With more than 60,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to its mission, BCS’s agenda is to lead the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.


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