SEND Conference 2018

  • Cutting-edge interventions that have a real impact upon the lives of SEND pupils

  • Person-centred strategies and interventions

  • Updates on best practice from the latest strands of SEN reform

  • Evidence progress to earn an Outstanding grade

As we begin to see the impact of the strands of SEN reform, it is becoming clearer which interventions are working.

It is time to share ideas and make sure that we focus on making all interventions person-centred.

There is no such thing as a ‘standard’ pupil with SEN, so it is vital to make sure that interventions match children.

Discover interventions that will make sure that your SEN provision is as effective as possible. Learn how to demonstrate progress for Ofsted to earn that Outstanding judgement.

Key highlights:

  • Analysis of Ofsted’s Outstanding requirements from Ofsted’s former national SEN lead.
  • Consider the strands of SEN reform and how successful they have been.
  • How to effectively evidence interventions.
  • Important considerations for designing interventions.
  • The importance of collaborative care and collaborative responsibility in SEN interventions.
  • Develop skills of all stakeholders, to ensure excellent SEN provision.

Who should attend?

  • Headteachers

  • Deputy headteachers

  • Assistant headteachers

  • SENCOs

  • Pastoral leaders

  • Inclusion leaders

  • Teachers

Tricia Murphy

Tricia Murphy

Date: 18th Jan 2018

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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Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Sarah is the author of 'A Special Kind of Grief: The Complete Guide for Supporting Bereavement' and 'Loss in Special Schools'.

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Rona Tutt

Rona Tutt

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Dr Tutt is co-founder of the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education and continues to be involved with the work of the NAHT. She has written several books on educating children with SEN. She was also awarded an OBE for servies to special needs education.

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Richard Brown

Richard Brown

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Richard is the 2016 Pearson Award Winning Teacher. He currently works at an Outstanding special school in Surrey.

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Pat Bullen

Pat Bullen

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Pat is the East Midlands SEND Reforms Lead for Leicester City Council. She is also an independent educational consultant and former headteacher.

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Lesley Cox

Lesley Cox

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Lesley is a former national SEN lead for Ofsted. She now works as an independent educational consultant.

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Amanda Kirby

Amanda Kirby

Date: 18th Jan 2018

Amanda is the founder of the Dyscovery Centre at the University of South Wales. She has also carried out extensive research into SEN provision and neurodiversity.

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09:40 - 10:40

Planning for Neurodiversity


- Interventions are only as effective as the planning that went in to their implementation. - Consider neurodiversity and its impact on different interventions for children with SEN.

By Professor Amanda Kirby


10:55 - 11:40

SEN Provision: What’s Working and What’s Not


- Consider the separate strands of recent SEN reform and their impact. - What can we take from these reforms? What has been successful and, more importantly, what has not?

By Rona Tutt OBE


11:40 - 12:25

Outstanding Leadership of SEND


- Identify the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers that are most important in raising standards and improving outcomes for pupils with SEND. - Consider the key points to cover when writing school self-evaluation and action plans.

By Lesley Cox


12:25 - 12:45

Panel Discussion



By Lesley Cox, Professor Amanda Kirby, Tricia Murphy & Rona Tutt OBE


13:30 - 14:15

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1


National best practice and provision

- What inspectors are looking out for. - Examples of best practice from Lesley’s experience.

By Lesley Cox

Project SEARCH

- Project SEARCH is an innovative programme to help children with SEN progress into the world of work.

By Richard Brown


14:25 - 15:10

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2


How to support children with SEND with grief

- Children with SEND frequently experience bereavement at an early age. - How does this affect them? - How you can help SEND children manage these emotions.

By Sarah Helton

Safeguarding vulnerable children with SEN

- Understand the implementation of the Prevent Duty with vigilance. - How effective safeguarding will affect judgments in inspections.

By Tricia Murphy


15:20 - 16:00

The Future of SEN Provision


- As we settle in to a new Parliament, with a new minister for SEN, what can we expect to see with regards to SEN provision? - Pat will give her thoughts and tell us how we can afford to be optimistic.

By Pat Bullen


First delegate rate

£399 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£379 + VAT

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