SEND Conference 2017

Putting children at the centre

  • A spotlight on the real impact of the Code of Practice, personal budgets and ECH
  • A one-day conference focusing on:
    • Identification & intervention
    • Assessment & progress
    • Outstanding inclusive provision
    • Advice for when an inspector calls
    • Child-centred approaches to understanding needs

Uncover the best-practice approaches to offering inclusive, supportive education provision. Learn how to make the SEND Code of Practice, ECH Plans and personal budgets work for you.

Key highlights:

  • An essential update on the Rochford Review

  • New approaches for assessing children working below age-related expectations

  • How to demonstrate effective practice and the impact of improvement strategies

  • Upskill your teachers and TAs

  • Tools to measure the impact of interventions

  • Ideas to improve parental collaboration to boost outcomes

  • Ways to support students with social, emotional and mental health issues

Who should attend:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • SENCOs
  • SEND Leaders
  • Inclusion Leaders

To enquire about a group booking discount, call 01790 756 756 


Information on speakers coming soon.

09:30 - 10:15

Developing Inclusive, Evidence-based, Whole-school Strategies for SEND


- Ensuring corporate responsibility of SEND and developing a 'whole-school approach'. - Supporting teachers to deliver excellent SEND inclusive practice.

By Gareth D Morewood


10:15 - 11:00

Assessment that Promotes Progress and Well-Being


- Ensuring an inclusive approach to assessment. - Outcomes from the Rochford Review: statutory assessment for children working below age-related expectations. - Examples of good practice in assessment from mainstream and special schools.

By Natalie Packer


11:10 - 11:55

Practical Advice for When an Inspector Calls


- How to cope with an Ofsted inspection. - Demonstrating Outstanding leadership and management of SENDacross the school. - Evidencing Outstanding achievement for pupils with SEND

By Malcolm Reeve


12:00 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Educational Policy Delivers Better Outcomes for Learners with SEND


Hear our experts debate whether recent government initiatives and SEND reforms are leading to better outcomes for SEND learners. - How can we ensure SEND reforms and educational policy lead to greater attainment and positive outcomes? - How can we best support schools and academies to be more inclusive and reduce the volume of exclusions (official and non-official)?

By Gareth D Morewood, Malcolm Reeve, Tricia Murphy & Natalie Packer


13:30 - 14:30

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1


Upskilling Teachers to Deliver Great Quality First Teaching

How SENCo's can support staff to deliver classroom strategies and differentiation.

By Natalie Packer

Improving Parental Collaboration and Co-Production to Boost Outcomes for Children

- Proven approaches and techniques. - Examining feedback from parental confidence research.

By Gareth D Morewood


14:40 - 15:40

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2


Best Practice SEND Reporting with the Child at the Centre

- Guidelines on how to produce outstanding SEND information reports for your website. - Tips on content and presentation. - How to keep the child at the centre.

By Tricia Murphy

Strategic Leadership of SEN

- Practical strategies and tools which leaders and SENCos can use to ensure they take a strategic approach to managing SEN. - Tools for identification of SEND, 'labeling' of primary categories of needs, and funding.

By Malcolm Reeve


15:45 - 16:15

Have We Forgotten the Child?



By Dr Adam Bodison


16:15 - 16:30

Closing Remarks with Tricia Murphy



By Tricia Murphy