Our 6th Virtual SEND Conference was broadcast live on 26 November 2021. You can still purchase access to the recordings.
One £60 ticket give unlimited access for your whole school to the conference videos of all 12 SEND expert presentations and their Q&A sessions.
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To find out more about our Virtual SEND Conferences, click here – https://www.trainingforeducation.com/virtualsendconference/
Making sense of the SEND Review and the SEND Code of Practice
Lorraine Petersen OBE – Education Consultant, LPEC
The SEND Review was launched in September 2019. Its aim was to review the SEND reforms introduced in 2014. This review was delayed by the global pandemic and is now expected by the end of the spring term 2022. Lorraine outlines the content of the review and the implications for schools, young people and their families.
Here is a snippet from Lorraine’s talk:
The SEND Review: building capacity
Jane Friswell – SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell SEND Consultancy
Building capacity within the SEND system relies on the support and development provided. Ensuring those involved have the knowledge, skills and resources to support children with SEND is a key aspect of the SEND Review. Jane discusses what we need to do to ensure schools can better meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
Here is a snippet from Jane’s talk:
Distributed leadership for SEND: seeking a strategic approach
Kate Browning – School Improvement for SEND Specialist Consultant
Leadership and management can be highly effective when distributed across different levels in a school. But what does a distributed approach to the leadership of SEND across a school look like? Kate explains and outlines how it can enable improved access, participation and achievement for children with SEND across all aspects of school life.
Here is a snippet from Kate’s talk:
STREAM 1 – SPECIAL SCHOOLS
Intervening early: principles into practice
Liz Stratton – Education Consultant and Trainer, Liz Stratton Consulting
Liz explores the factors that make us more effective in supporting children with SEND, intervening early enough to make a difference. She highlights the principles of working across organisational boundaries and how this can add capacity. She also outlines how to build an action plan bespoke to your own situation and role.
Here is a snippet from Liz’s talk:
Listening and responding to pupil voice: effective coproduction
Sherann Hillman MBE – Head of Family Services, Seashell Trust
The needs of the individual child and young person should sit at the heart of assessment and planning process. Sherann discusses how to include children and young people’s voices in effective coproduction.
Whole school strategy to support SEMH and reduce the impact of pandemic-related mental health problems in schools and colleges
Richard Daniel Curtis – Project Lead, National Network of Mental Health Leads
Creating and sustaining a mental health friendly culture and ethos can be hard. Richard shares practical advice to help headteachers develop a whole school strategy to support SEMH and reduce the impact of the pandemic on wellbeing in their setting.
Here is a snippet from Richard’s talk:
STREAM 2 – QUALITY FIRST TEACHING FOR ALL SCHOOLS
A nurturing environment: in and beyond the classroom
Garry Freeman – Independent SEND Consultant
Garry will look at the key principles and practice of a nurturing approach to a learning environment. Underpinning this is the concept and practice of a ‘nurture group’. These are well established in infant and primary settings, less so in secondary and tertiary ones, and so he will discuss how we can have an appropriately nurturing environment in settings for older students, particularly in respect of the demands of different areas of the curriculum.
Here is a snippet from Garry’s talk:
Helping teachers use the Graduated Approach to identify needs and remove barriers to learning
Kate Browning – School Improvement for SEND Specialist Consultant
The Graduated Approach aims to ensure children and young people with SEND are fully able to access the curriculum, participate in lessons and achieve well. Kate helps teachers understand how to use this approach to identify needs, remove barriers to learning and then put effective special educational provision in place.
Whole school dyslexia strategy
Philippa Vince – Director, Toucan Education
Philippa explains the importance of a whole school dyslexia strategy, outlining key principles of dyslexia and the impact it can have on daily life. She gives tips on how to break down barriers to learning for dyslexic students and provides strategies to support dyslexic learners in a busy classroom.
Here is a snippet from Philippa’s talk:
STREAM 3 – SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Strategies for supporting children with poor speech and language skills
Wendy Lee – Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, LINGO
Wendy explains the types of needs children may have with their speech and language and how to identify these needs. She outlines strategies to support the inclusion of children with speech and language needs in the classroom. She also explores practical approaches to support development of key skills and shares examples of implementation.
Here is a snippet from Wendy’s talk:
Preparing students for Higher Education by developing their study skills
Jackie Muggleton – SEN Advisor, South Gloucestershire Council
Many of our most able pupils manage well with our support through their A levels but they can find it difficult to manage the increased demands of Higher Education. Jackie looks at the issues faced by students with additional learning needs and approaches to support them.
Here is a snippet from Jackie’s talk:
Positive experiences and approaches with autistic girls in school and community group settings
Jo Dilworth – CEO, Appeer Community Interest Company
Zara Wright – Strategic Lead for SEND, Weydon Multi Academy Trust
Jo and Zara highlight real life experiences of autistic girls and teens and explain why a positive approach is so important. Jo gives an overview of Appeer’s positive peer-based approach to support autistic girls in the community to connect, share interests and understand and support themselves. Zara shares examples of positive effective practice she uses in schools.
Here is a snippet from Jo’s talk:
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