Special Educational Needs Conference: Innovations in inclusive learning
“All children deserve to access good quality education that meets their needs and supports them to learn to ensure that they are able to thrive and climb the ladder of opportunity.” – Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education Committee
The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The new inquiry intends to review the success of reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with SEND.
Alongside this inquiry, councils are set to benefit from a £50 million funding boost to create additional school places and state-of-the-art facilities for children with SEND. These measures build on the Government’s reforms to improve the lives of children and young people with additional needs, through the introduction of the new Education Health and Care (EHC) plans. EHCs aim to help children access a world-class education, with facilities and support that meets their individual needs.
The Special Education Needs Conference will focus on the key challenges set out by the Education Committee’s inquiry. Speakers will examine whether the Government’s stated ambitions for simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND have been met. Presentations will provide practical solutions and examples of best practice from across the age range of provisions.
Delegate feedback from Salford Professional Development’s previous SEND conferences includes:
“I found it really interesting and it gave me insights into SEN. As I am a new SENCO, I value the experience of others”
“A great overview of SEND at the moment. Great for updating knowledge and understanding the SEND issues from other professionals’ positions”
“It helped me to realise that my vision of SEND, seeing the holistic child and not a set of data is a good vision to have”
“It was a very valuable day providing ideas, information and time to reflect”
Join us at The Special Education Needs Conference to hear the latest developments in SEND provision and support, advice for parents, teachers and other public sector staff working to give SEND pupils the best possible education. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and frameworks, as well as sharing your own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about SEND in England.
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- Discover interventions that will make sure that your SEN provision is as effective as possible
- Consider the strands of SEN reform and how successful they have been
- Understand the importance of collaborative care and collaborative responsibility
- Building collaborative practice between schools and practitioners in the area of SEND
- Discussing how to increase the range of provision and improve its sensitivity and responsiveness to the changing individual educational needs
- Evaluating how best to represent the best interests of those with SEND
- Improving the skills and knowledge of staff by contributing to the professional development of staff in schools, colleges and support services
- Case studies from primary and secondary phases on their journey to achieving high quality policy provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND
Who should attend?
Delegates who will have an interest in this event will include: special education providers, SEN teachers, SENCOs, head teachers, directors of education, social inclusion managers, children and youth services directors, directors of schools and learning, and social workers drawn from local authorities, central government departments, schools, health services and the voluntary and private sectors.