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Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2016

NAHT Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2016

Hinckley Island Hotel

Promoting wellbeing for children, young people and staff

Thursday, 10th to Friday, 11th March, 2016

The Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire

This conference is intended to...

inspire, stimulate and empower head teachers, deputy head teachers, assistant head teachers, school business managers, children's centre leaders and SENCOs in all phases through an annual special schools, specialist and alternative provision conference, which aims to:

  • share current educational thinking and examples of effective practice
  • provide networking and collaboration opportunities both at and following the conference
  • provide practical advice, ideas and support for delegate to take from the conference
Which will be achieved through providing:

  • high profile, thought provoking educational speakers who will challenge, motivate and enthuse
  • topical workshops, led by knowledgeable and forward thinking practitioners

Keynote speakers


We are offering ten seminars/workshops running over the two days and detailed below, please indicate the workshop(s) that you wish to attend on the booking form.

  1. New Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to cyberbullying
  2. New approaches to funding SEND provision
  3. The impact of changing and new frameworks on the inspection of provision for disabled children and young people and those who have special educational needs
  4. Managing your inspection; Behaviour and safety to personal development, behaviour and welfare
  5. Approaches to assessment
  6. Decoding mental health; building emotional resilience with SEND
  7. How 'specific' is specific language impairment?
  8. The challenges of teaching a child with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  9. The 21st century SENCO; roles, responsibilities and practical ideas
  10. The SEND tribunal

Fringe events

Delegates will be able to sign up for the fringe events when you register at the conference, topics include - Communication, Working with parents, Autism and girls, Emotional and mental wellbeing and cognitive health.


The conference will open at 12:00 on Thursday 10 March for the Fringe events to start promptly at 13:15 and the conference will open at 14:00. The conference will close at 13:00 on Friday 11 March and lunch will be provided on both days.

The programme for the conference is subject to change.

Conference fees

NAHT members - Residential - £449
Non-members - Residential - £499

NAHT members - Non-Residential - £250
Non-members - Non-Residential - £295

Registration information

To book your place on this event, please download and complete the registration form below and email this to: events@naht.org.uk or fax to: 01444 472449.  You will receive a booking confirmation letter within two weeks of your submission, if you do not receive written confirmation within this time period, please call the Events team on: 01444 472405.  

Please note the booking terms and conditions, all cancellations must be notified in writing.  Substitutions of delegate will not be recognised unless prior written notification is submitted before the appropriate event date.

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