Full Programme Announced for the 5th Virtual SEND Conference

Great news! All 12 SEND expert presentations are now confirmed for the next Virtual SEND Conference taking place on Friday 21 May.

This conference is focused on Quality First Teaching, helping schools to enable all children to achieve to the best of their ability. The 3 morning keynotes are relevant for all teaching staff. The 9 afternoon sessions are split into 3 streams aimed at Special Schools, Mainstream Schools, and a focus on Specific Learning Difficulties. So there really is something for every setting!

One ticket costing just £60 gives access for your whole school. You can attend online on the day or watch the recordings afterwards when it suits you.

Register your interest below and we’ll send you an exclusive link to get 30% OFF with our Early Bird discount if you book by 31 March.

Full speaker line up for the 5th Virtual SEND Conference

Take a look at the Conference Programme


Who’s Speaking?


keynote speakers
Lorraine Petersen

Lorraine Petersen
Educational Consultant, LPEC

Quality First Teaching: the role of all teaching staff

Jane Friswell
SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate

School exclusion and SEND: identifying the risks for our children and young people and the steps required to mitigate and prevent

Margaret Mulholland

Margaret Mulholland
EEF Project Director for Whole School SEND, nasen

Building capacity: supporting the work of teaching and learning assistants in the classroom

Stream 1 – special schools
Nell Nicholson & Nimisha Deakin

Nell Nicholson & Nimisha Deakin
Head Teacher & Outreach Lead, Gloucester House School

Building resilience and protective factors within children and staff teams- reflection at the heart of the process

Marize Lawson

Marize Lawson
Head of Margaret Brearley School, Whitefield Academy Trust


Developing communication and interaction strategies for children and young people with PMLD

Cathal Lynch

Cathal Lynch
Education Consultant, Ethical School Solutions



The Building Belonging approach to school improvement and emotional wellbeing

Stream 2 – mainstream schools

Kate Browning
School Improvement for SEND Specialist Consultant

Inclusive High Quality Teaching within a whole school graduated approach to SEN support

Natalie Packer

Natalie Packer
SEND Consultant, NPEC Ltd



The role of the SENCO in supporting High Quality Teaching

Liz Murray

Liz Murray
SEND Consultant, Spotlight Education Support

Developing a nurture provision to support SEND pupils in the mainstream

Stream 3 – Specific learning difficulties
Lana Grant

Lana Grant
Autism Specialist and Author


Masking: what are we missing, and how can this behaviour impact communication between school and home?

Neil MacKay

Neil MacKay
CEO, Action Dyslexia Training and Consultancy


Study skills for learners with Additional Learning Needs

Fintan O'Regan

Fintan O’Regan
Behaviour and Learning Trainer and Consultant, Sf30 Ltd

Neurodiversity ‘traits’ for children and adolescents with learning, behaviour and socialisation – challenges and opportunities

Get 30% OFF your school’s ticket

Register your interest TODAY and we’ll send you an exclusive discount link to get 30% off with our Early Bird discount if you book by 31 March.


What did previous attendees say?


The speakers were excellent and very knowledgeable. The conference was really good and much cheaper than lots of training around, essential at this time when funds are low and access to high-quality CPD can be limited.

Louise Aldridge, Deputy Head Teacher and Inclusion Manager / Bushy Hill Junior School

The information presented was really useful and the staff and I can implement a lot of key ideas quickly and easily. Sharing the videos across the school has also saved me a lot of CPD preparation. Thank you.

Jo Vizor, Head of Learning Support / The Elms School

Excellent content delivered in a very convenient way and at a very reasonable price. More information than I could handle in one dose – but thankfully I will be able to re-visit in my own time.

Janet Bristow, SENCO / Perrymount Primary School


Access 12 presentations from SEND experts

1 ticket for your whole school is just £60!


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