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.
This year’s conferences will be held at is The Studio, Manchester and you can take a virtual tour by clicking here. Information about nearby hotels and preferential rates can be found here.
Session One 11:00 - 12:00
The Integration Jigsaw: Health and Education with Emma Smith, ESC Management Services
In pursuit of a life well lived: Maximising the impact of education beyond school with Simon Knight, Frank Wise School
Special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and the education inspection framework (EIF) with Adam Sproston, HMI
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 13:00 - 14:00
Duties on schools under the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Equality Act 2010 and how these would be undermined by the SEND green paper proposals with Maria Bloom, IPSEA
Bog Snorkelling through the muddy waters of SEND Funding with Pauline Aitchison, Deputy Director Schools North East
SEND and Alternative Provision - In It Together or Worlds Apart? Sarah Johnson, President of PRUsAP
Programme (subject to change)
0830 - 0900 Registration
0900 - 0905 Conference introduction from Simon Kidwell, NAHT Vice President
0905 - 0915 Conference Welcome from Marijke Miles, Chair SEND Sector Council
0915 - 0920 Presentation from our Sponsor Behaviour Hubs
0920 - 0930 Keynote Speaker Introduction
0930 - 1020 Keynote one - Annamarie Hassall MBE, Chief Executive NASEN - Setting the scene – the National SEND update
1020 - 1030 Video presentation by Lyfta
1030 - 1100 Break, networking and exhibition viewing
1100 - 1200 Workshop session one
1200 - 1300 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 with Marijke Miles, Chair SEND Sector Council
1530 Conference Close
Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition on the day of the conference. Visit each exhibition stand to learn more about their products and services, collect goodies and earn your stamps as part of the exhibition trail. Delegates with cards (provided) completed with stamps from all participating exhibitors have the chance to win a selection of prizes, and winner takes all!
Exhibition Trail Prizes
6 Month whole school subscription to Lyfta (T&C's apply)
An Amazon Echo from Mighty Writer
£50 M&S E-gift card from NAHT Personal Financial Services
A bottle of gin from NAHT Wellness and Protect
A free annual subscription for a single school/setting to the LearningShared CPLD Learning, Networking & Collaboration Platform (worth up to £600 ex VAT) from Evidence for Learning | LearningShared
Bottle of champagne from Vision for Education
Book "The First 100 days: Leadership secrets of the Premier League Managers" & 2 tickets to the event "Education 2023: Fasten your seatbelts" from Evaluate-Ed
Free trial day for a SEND Teaching Assistant at the school from SEND Recruitment
A free day of supply & a bottle of wine/champagne from Zen Educate
Mini rugby ball signed by three of CRY’s rugby patrons from CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), NAHT Presidential Charity
A Headteachers' Hamper full of useful supplies and treats to use during a school day from NAHT Recruiter
A Goody Bag from NAHT
A relaxing pamper set from Gruum (worth £35) from Education Support
A year group pack of the u-fill system, which includes 10 x Quick sticks & 100 of the ‘only refillable glue sticks on the planet’ from Learn Play Nexus
NAHT Discovery Education Pathway
NAHT Personal Financial Services
NAHT Wellness and Protect
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) - NAHT Presidential Charity
Evidence for Learning | LearningShared
National Network of Parent and Carer Forums
Vision for Education
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.
Don't forget, for this event please note that members who have signed up for the wellness and protect cover can get their transport and cover fees paid for. Please click here to see information about this.