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Leading on SEND across all schools conference 2019            Diversity, Difference, Dynamics

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Radisson Blu London Portman
22 Portman Square, London, WH1 7BG

Do you want to be a role model when it comes to SEND in your school? 
Our upcoming SEND conference is leading the way in challenging diversity and will focus on the varied obstacles and experiences for both young people with SEND, and the adults working with them. It will empower you with the tools you need to do this, such as practical advice and support to help you make a real difference in your school.

Why should you attend?

  • Take away practical advice, ideas and support 
  • Be informed and help shape the NAHT's priorities in relation to the leadership of SEND
  • Take away practical advice, ideas and support
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities 

“SEND is just the beginning of the story…throughout the conference we aim to explore and offer insight into the enormous breadth of challenges faced by young people and their educators.”  

Marijke Miles, Chair of the SEND Council  

Who should attend this conference?

This conference is ideal for school leaders in all types of schools and SEN support services, across early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings.

This event is running back-to-back with our Girls and autism - Many voices conference 2019, so you can attend this exciting day too at a discounted rate. 

Girls and autism book now
2 April

To book to attend both events at a special price.

Autism and SEND book now
2-3 April

Optional Q & A session, drinks reception and dinner the evening before conference

Delegates can hear from SEN experts and put forward their questions during our Q & A session. This is followed by a drinks reception and networking dinner that allows you to meet with colleagues from around the country. The after-dinner speaker will be Dr Rona Tutt OBE. 

For full programme details click here
For more information on our Keynote speakers click here
  1. Developments in Reducing Risk, Restraint and Restriction - Bernard Allen  
  2. Reflecting on what we are learning from school and local area SEND inspections and thinking about the future - Nick Whittaker
  3. Diversity: considering the co-existing conditions in children - Professor Barry Carpenter CBE
  4. Avoiding exclusions - practical strategies for all settings - Sarah-Jane Critchley 
  5. The long-term consequences of premature birth: What teachers need to know - Dr Samantha Johnson (please note that this is a seminar)
  6. 'Bringing about bespoke' supporting learners with physical disabilities - Jane Carter & Di Caesar
Please note workshops are subject to availability


Tuesday 2nd April
Optional Q & A session, drinks reception and dinner

Starts at 5pm

Wednesday 3rd April
Diversity, difference and dynamics
  • Registration from 8:15am
  • Starts at 9am 
  • Ends at 4pm 


Tuesday (Q & A session, drinks reception and dinner)

  • Member - £75
  • Non-member - £95

Wednesday (conference)

  • Early Bird Member - £170
  • Member - £200
  • Early Bird Non-member - £220
  • Non-member - £250
  • Group booking for 3+ persons (including at least 1 x Member) - £185 per person*
  • Group booking for 3+ persons (Non-members) - £225 per person* 

 * Terms and conditions apply