Annual SEND Conference, 9th June 2016


This annual event for leaders of SEND working in all phases of education provides an invaluable opportunity to update knowledge and improve practice in schools to enhance educational outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

With the SEND reforms nearly two years on but transitional arrangements continuing until March 2018, Lorraine Petersen OBE, Educational Consultant and Past CEO of NASEN (2004 – 2013) will reflect on the SEND reforms and the impact they have had to date.

Dean Beadle, Journalist, Speaker and Successful Adult with Aspergers Syndrome will share how he progressed from a frequently suspended child to an A-Grade student. Through his humorous and poignant anecdotes, he outlines what life in mainstream school with Aspergers was like. Having experienced both terrible and good practice, Dean gives a unique insight in this fun and candid keynote.

The day will provide an opportunity to share best practice with colleagues and to hear from

inspirational speakers and leading experts in the field of SEN and Disabilities. Networking and practical workshops will encourage debate, discussion and reflection on how new ideas can shape future classroom practice.

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Feel inspired and take away practical ideas to implement in school to improve outcomes for pupils
  • Leave confident that you can support your teachers to deliver quality first teaching in their classroom
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to increase opportunities for children with SEND to become more independent
  • Have time to reflect on what it means to be a strategic leader of SEND within your school
  • Share best practice and network with other SEND professionals.

"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."