Key Points
  • An update on the SEND Review and Revisions to the SEND Code of Practice
  • Learning from the Covid crisis for educating children and young people with SEN - remote learning, reconnecting, recovery and resilience
  • Meeting requirements of the new Ofsted inspection framework and how to evidence SEND provision
  • Improving the mental health and wellbeing of SEND pupils and preventing exclusions
  • Whole school approaches to SEND and delivering an inclusive curriculum
  • Improving collaboration across health, education and social care to identify SEND needs and supply effective SEND provision
  • Co-producing SEND provision with families, improving parental and carer engagement and partnership
  • Embedding Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) from EYFS upwards
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Overview
Confirmed speakers:
  • Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, Nasen
  • Sonia Blandford, Founder and CEO, Achievement for All
  • Malcolm Reeve, National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND
  • Alistair Crawford, Director, St Martins and St Andrew’s Teaching Schools in Derby and Deputy Regional SEND Leader for the North & EMSYH, Whole School SEND
  • Orlaith Green, Educational Psychologist, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Teresa Carroll, National Head of Inclusivity, Education and Training Foundation
  • Dr Julie Greer, Headteacher, Cherbourg Primary School
  • Pat Bullen, SEND LA Regional Network Lead, East & West Mids, Leicester City Council
  • Dr. Claire-Marie Whiting, Educational Psychologist, Area Specialist Participation and Engagement, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships and Rotherham Charter
  • Jayne Fitzgerald, Strategic Lead, Rotherham Parent Carers Forum and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships

    Westminster Insight’s SEND Conference 2021 will offer the latest updates and practical guidance in delivering high quality support and teaching to maximise attainment and outcomes for children with SEND from Early Years through to adulthood.

    Delegates will hear about Government progress with the SEND Review, how to meet the standards of the SEND Code of Practice as well as changes to Ofsted’s SEND Inspection Framework.

    We will look at the effect the pandemic has had on children and young people with SEND and explore the innovative ways in which education, health and social care services have delivered remote learning, re-engaged with pupils and built resilience. Take away valuable lessons in readiness for any future closures and lockdowns, and to ensure we can build back better.

    There will be a special focus on promoting learner’s mental health and emotional wellbeing as we emerge from the current crisis. With exclusion rates disproportionately high for SEND pupils, learn how to manage behaviour and implement interventions to prevent exclusions.

    Whole school case studies will be shared, so that you can analyse and benchmark SEND provision within your school and take away practical ideas of how to make your school more inclusive, from leadership through to curriculum development.

    Delegates will consider how to improve co-production and collaboration between young people, parents, carers, education providers, the local authority, health, social care and other professionals. Plus explore the vital role of the Local Authority in improving the Local Offer, developing effective Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and how to learn from tribunals to improve future decision making.

    To finish we will hear directly from young people with SEND about how to improve transitions through education or to employment, by effective careers advice, mentoring and raising of aspirations.

Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:40
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Adam Boddison Chief Executive, Nasen

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09:40 - 10:10
An Update on the SEND Review and Revisions to the SEND Code of Practice

 
  • Key areas of enquiry for the Review
  • Timeline, progress with the Review and feedback
  • Identifying what has been working well and areas for improvement
  • Integrating provision across education, health and care
  • How practitioners can prepare for changes to the SEND Code of Practice

10.00 - 10.10 Questions and Discussion 

10:10 - 10:50
Panel Discussion: Learning from the Pandemic – Remote Learning, Reconnecting, Recovery and Resilience

 
  • Reviewing the impact of Covid-19 on SEND provision
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on attendance
  • Identifying what has worked well for children and young people with SEND and their families throughout the pandemic 
  • Managing the return from disrupted education, health and care services and improving access to support services in the interim
  • Remote SEN teaching and learning: connectivity, access to devices, accessibility and personalisation
  • Lessons from the re-opening of schools and re-engaging pupils with SEND
  • Learning from international examples
10.40 - 10.50 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Alistair Crawford Deputy Regional SEND Leader for the North & EMSYH, Whole School SEND

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Dr. Orlaith Green Educational Psychologist, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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10:50 - 11:20
Ofsted’s Role in Driving Up the Quality of SEND Provision

 
  • What the new inspection will focus on and how practitioners can evidence provision to meet requirements
11.10 - 11.20 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Pat Bullen SEND LA Regional Network Lead, East & West Mids, Leicester City Council

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11:20 - 11:30
Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
Managing Behaviour and Preventing Exclusions

 
  • Understanding predictors of exclusions and why SEND pupils are more likely to be excluded
  • Managing behaviour and understanding the impact of Covid-19 on behaviour
  • Alternatives to exclusion and positive approaches to prevention
  • Building capacity in staff to provide high levels of support to students 
  • Transferring lessons learnt to mainstream settings
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Rohit Naik Head Teacher, Hope School, Liverpool

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12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: Developing Whole School Approaches to SEND

 
  • Supporting governors and leaders to ensure an inclusive culture
  • The role of the SENCO and SEND leaders in supporting the delivery of outstanding SEND teaching and support
  • Empowering all staff to provide quality SEND teaching
  • Improving Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Using data to inform practice for learners with SEND 
  • Implementing an inclusive curriculum for all learners
12.20 - 12.30 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Malcolm Reeve National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND

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Dr Julie Greer Headteacher, Cherbourg Primary School

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12:30 - 13:30
Break

 

13:30 - 14:00
Strengthening Co-production with Children, Young People and their Families

 
  • Enabling good quality parental engagement
  • Capturing the voice of children and young people
  • Co-producing decisions about planning and commissioning or delivering services and support 
  • Examples of successful approaches
13.50 - 14.00 Questions and Discussion 

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Jayne Fitzgerald Strategic Lead, Rotherham Parent Carers Forum and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships

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Dr Claire-Marie Whiting Educational Psychologist, Area Specialist Participation and Engagement, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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14:00 - 14:30
Improving Multi-Agency Working to Deliver an Integrated SEND Approach

 
  • Developing efficient working processes between the local authority, health and social care
  • Reviewing and making improvements to the Local Offer
  • Developing effective Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans
  • Capacity needs and distribution of specialist provisions
  • Learning from SEND tribunals to improve decision-making
  • Exploring new government spending on SEND and what more can be done to bridge the funding gap 
14.20 - 14.30 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Marie Gascoigne Founder and Director, Better Communication CIC

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14:30 - 15:00
Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of SEND Pupils

 
  • Understanding and mitigating against the emotional effect of the pandemic on pupils with SEND
  • Increasing the level of staff expertise in social, mental and emotional health
  • Examples of successful and sustainable interventions to encourage positive mental health
  • Schools, health care and local authorities working together to promote positive mental health 
14:50 - 15:00 Questions and Discussion 

15:00 - 15:30
Panel Discussion: Embedding Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) from EYFS Upwards

 
  • Developing strong transitions and careers advice and guidance
  • The importance of having the highest aspirations for our young people and empowering them to achieve them
  • Supporting extra-curricular activities
  • Developing well rounded SEND pupils who have positive futures
15.20 - 15.30 Questions and Discussion 

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Teresa Carroll National Head of Inclusivity, Education and Training Foundation

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15:30 - 15:40
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

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Professor Adam Boddison Chief Executive, Nasen

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End

Speakers

Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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Professor Adam Boddison Chief Executive, Nasen

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Pat Bullen SEND LA Regional Network Lead, East & West Mids, Leicester City Council

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Teresa Carroll National Head of Inclusivity, Education and Training Foundation

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Alistair Crawford Deputy Regional SEND Leader for the North & EMSYH, Whole School SEND

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Jayne Fitzgerald Strategic Lead, Rotherham Parent Carers Forum and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships

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Marie Gascoigne Founder and Director, Better Communication CIC

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Dr. Orlaith Green Educational Psychologist, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dr Julie Greer Headteacher, Cherbourg Primary School

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Rohit Naik Head Teacher, Hope School, Liverpool

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Malcolm Reeve National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND

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Dr Claire-Marie Whiting Educational Psychologist, Area Specialist Participation and Engagement, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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