SEND Conference 2018



Information on speakers coming soon.

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