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SEND Conference 2022


Reforming the SEND system: accountability, funding and interagency working


Wednesday 19 October, 2022

Venue to be confirmed, Manchester

Members:  Early bird fee until 6 September is just £129, standard fee from 7 September is £149

Non-Members:  Early bird fee until 6 September is just £179, standard fee from 7 September is £199


Join us and give yourself the opportunity to get the bird’s eye view on the rapidly changing landscape of education across the range of provision. Let thinking and planning for your context be enhanced by hearing from outstanding colleagues who are in a position to support us with interpreting and assimilating the implications of the SEND Review for leaders and learners. 

This conference is for school leaders working in all settings who wish to be inspired and energised by SEND reform, securing the very best provision for all of our young people with SEND.



Session One
The Integration Jigsaw:  Health and Education with Emma Smith
In pursuit of a life well lived: Maximising the impact of education beyond school with Simon Knight
Workshop led by Kathryn Rudd, OBE
Working in a joined-up approach and what difference this can make to families with Tina Emery and Kath Bromfield, National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Session Two
Workshop led by IPSEA
Workshop led by Pauline Aitchison, Deputy Director Schools North East
Workshop led by Sarah Johnson, President of PRuSAP

Programme (subject to change)

0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0905 Conference introduction from Paul Gosling, NAHT President
0905 - 0915 Conference Welcome from Marijke Miles, Chair SEND Sector Council
0915 - 0930 Sponsor Presentation
0930 - 1020 Keynote one
1020 - 1025 Presentation by Serdar Ferit, Chief Executive & Co-Founder of Lyfta
1025 - 1055 Break, networking and exhibition viewing
1100 - 1200 Workshop session one
1200 - 1255 Lunch, networking and exhibition viewing
1300 - 1400 Workshop session two
1400 - 1430 Break, networking and exhibition viewing
1430 - 1515 Mabel Davis CBE in conversation with Dr Rona Tutt OBE
1515 - 1530 Conference summary and close with Marijke Miles, Chair SEND Sector Council


Who should attend?

School leaders - Heads, Head Teachers, Deputies, SLT and aspiring Heads. Suitable for primary, secondary, special, all-through, independent, maintained and alternative provision.

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