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 

 

Tricia Murphy

Tricia Murphy

Date: 22nd Mar 2017

Tricia Murphy is an eminent author, former head of SEN Support Services in North Lincolnshire and a former president of NASEN. She is an international consultant in Mumbai, Kolkata and Dubai and is renowned for her inspirational and highly practical training style.

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Natalie Packer

Natalie Packer

Date: 22nd Mar 2017

Natalie is an educational consultant specialising in SEN and school improvement. She has SENCO and headship experience and is the author of the bestselling publication ‘The Perfect SENCO’. Natalie is an associate consultant for NASEN. She is a trainer for the Outstanding Teaching Intervention and her training style is described as inspirational and practical.

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Malcolm Reeve

Malcolm Reeve

Date: 22nd Mar 2017

Malcolm Reeve is Executive Director for SEND & Inclusion at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) - the UK’s largest academy chain. He has worked in the field of SEND for 30 years and in that time has worked in adult provision, mainstream schools and special schools. He has worked in with children throughout the age range and with learning difficulties ranging from moderate to profound. Malcolm is a National Leader of Education, columnist for Special Needs Jungle and Patron of the Centre Algarve holiday centre for people with disabilities Malcolm has been a Headteacher of three schools and one federation. He is a National Leader of Education, Chair of the Federation of Leaders in Special Education and a Member of the National SEND Forum.

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Gareth Morewood

Gareth Morewood

Date: 22nd Mar 2017

Gareth D Morewood has been the Director of Curriculum Support (SENCo) at Priestnall School in Stockport since September 2002.  During this time he has shaped provision not only at Priestnall but also in a number of other schools and Local Authorities across the UK and Ireland through support, research, training and consultancy.  Gareth also regularly supports parents/carers with SEND legislation and provision, as part of his wider interests in equality and opportunity for all. Gareth is also Honorary Research Fellow in Education at the University of Manchester.

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Adam Boddison

Adam Boddison

Date: 22nd Mar 2017

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09:30 - 10:15

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

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 
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?

Keynote

 

By Dr Adam Bodison

 

16:15 - 16:30

Closing Remarks with Tricia Murphy

Keynote

 

By Tricia Murphy

 

First delegate rate

£399 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£379 + VAT