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Public awareness of Special Education Needs has increased significantly in recent years. The Department for Education, reported on 26 July 2018, that the number of pupils with special educational needs has risen significantly for a second consecutive year.
Ofsted’s Annual Report highlighted concerns raised by their local area SEN inspections, their figures have shown that provision for young people with special educational needs is too disjointed and inconsistent. Medical Diagnoses are taking too long and are often inaccurate. Mental health needs are not supported sufficiently. Moreover, the gap in performance and outcomes for children with SEN is widening between the best and worst local areas. In light of the Timpson review, it was reported that 78% of exclusion are likely to include SEN pupils. Ultimately, Ofsted's new frameworks have an expectation and responsibility for schools to improve the education for SEND learners.
Join us for our annual SEND conference, where we will explore the holistic approach of communication within schools to support pre-diagnosed learners. Central to delivering excellent assistance is having the right resources, a qualified workforce, and strong leadership to exceed minimum expectation. Thus, our experts will share practical advice on developing a team culture for excellence across education establishments. We will be reflecting on the findings of learning from the Timpson review on exclusions, which has been a huge talking point. Phil Minns, Specialist Adviser from Ofsted, will share top tips and guidance on Ofsted’s new inspection framework for SEND provisions which comes into force on September 2019, providing the valuable information necessary for education establishment to build an effective provision that will meet the requirements of during inspections. Essentially, school leaders will have the opportunity to consider the effectiveness of the SEND provision in their schools, establishing strengths and weaknesses, or areas of improvements.
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Registration, refreshments, exhibition and networking
Opening Remarks from chair
Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, Nasen
SEND in the Education Inspection Framework
Phil Minns, Specialist Adviser, Ofsted
Panel Discussion – The Future of SEND Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, Nasen
Reducing exclusions through reasonable adjustments
Fintan O’Regan, Behaviour and Learning Consultant
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Reaching the Heart of the MatterSorrell Dowling, Development Manager, Fresh Start in Education
Movement to Seminars
The Thrive Approach to Building Resilience
Kay Hamilton, Relationship Manager, Thrive
How to save SENCOs time through using Provision MapsMalcolm Wilson, Northwest & Regional Director, Edukey Education
Movement to main stage
Building Resilience for Life
Ben Blunt, Principal Trainer, Thrive
Lunch, exhibition and networking
Working with Parents to Secure Zero-Cost School Improvement
Bethlyn Killey, SEND Governor, Latchmere School
A Holistic Approach in Communicating the Needs of Pupils Prior to Medical Diagnosis
Andrew Whitehouse, SEN Consultant, People First Education
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
High needs funding in Manchester
Julie Hicklin, SEND Lead, Manchester City Council
Sam Russel, Finance Manager, Manchester City Council
Closing remarks from the Chair
Close of Conference
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