Full Programme Announced for ‘Importance of Wellbeing for ALL’ Themed Virtual SEND Conference

Great news! All 12 SEND expert presentations are now confirmed for the next Virtual SEND Conference taking place on Friday 20 May.

The Importance of Wellbeing for ALL

Mental Health and Wellbeing is the focus for our 7th online conference helping schools to improve outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. One £60 ticket gives your whole school access to 12 SEND expert talks. Attend on the day or watch the recordings afterwards.

Get 30% OFF if you book by 31 March!
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Full Speaker Lineup 'Wellbeing for ALL' Virtual SEND Conference

Take a look at the Conference Programme

To read more about what each session will cover

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Who’s Speaking?


keynote speakers
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Lorraine Petersen
Educational Consultant, LPEC

Implementation of the DfE’s Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

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Jane Friswell
SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate

Setting the climate – getting the ethos and environment right for SEND

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Arran Smith
Managing Director, SEND Group

Me, my Dyslexia and success

Stream 1 – wellbeing & semh (social, emotional and mental health)
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Ali Knowles
Therapist, Author and Creator of Ollie and his Super Powers

How to connect and communicate with your emotions

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Dr Rob Long
Educational Psychologist, Sebda

Understanding SEMH and wellbeing of children and young people – a psychologist’s approach

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Suzy Rowland
Author and Founder of #happyinschoolproject

School stand off? The link between exclusion and avoidance

Stream 2 – Quality First Teaching
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Joanna grace
Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, The Sensory Projects

Sensory strategies in the classroom


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Dr Geraldene Codina
Associate Professor - Research, University of Derby

SENCO workload – a focus on thriving in the role

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Julie Pointer
Children and Young People Programme Lead, NDTi

Avoiding anxiety at post 16 – planning early to prepare for adulthood

Stream 3 – specific learning differences
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Amy Loxley
Interim Lead Speech and Language Advisor, I CAN

Why schools need to focus on speaking and understanding skills to effectively support SEMH

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Fintan O'Regan
Behaviour & Learning Consultant, Sf30 Ltd

Can’t learn, won’t learn, don’t give a monkey’s – and you don’t understand me at all!

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Arran Smith
Managing Director, SEND Group

The effective use of technology to support Dyslexia

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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