08:45 – 09:45

Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09:45 – 10:00

Chair’s introduction and welcome

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote 1

Latest national developments: the future of SEN under the Coalition Government

Sonia Blandford, Director, Achievement for All

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote 2

Ofsted inspection criteria: delivering outstanding SEN provision in your school

11.00 – 11.10

Questions

11:10 – 11:40

Morning refreshments and exhibition

11:40 – 12:10

Keynote 3

Restructuring in light of budget restraints: optimise Teaching Assistants to maximise resources despite lack of funding

Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support [SENCo], Priestnall School, Stockport

12:10 – 13:00

Streamed sessions

1A

1B

1C

1D

1E

Engage with parents: develop lines of communication with parents to build confidence and manage expectations

Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support [SENCo], Priestnall School

External agency support: discover who to contact when making referrals and plan the time for meetings into your schedule

Effective data systems: monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions and track the progress and attainment of SEN pupils

Jan Stoney, SENCo, Pershore High School

Provision mapping: create a tool that manages, deploys and evaluates resources for inclusion

Identifying SEN: recognise the key signs of SEN early to allow time to make appropriate interventions

Mary Joint, SEN Advisor, Dorset Local Authority

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and exhibition

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote 4

Finding the time: establish strategies to organise your workload throughout the year to ensure that paperwork and administrative tasks do not dominate your time

Dr. Alison Ekins, Course Director: National Award for SEN Coordination, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

14:30 – 15:20

Streamed sessions

2A

2B

2C

2D

2E

Information dissemination: improve knowledge of specific needs amongst teaching staff and TAs and facilitate communication between teams

Rachael Wardle, Director of Teaching and Learning for SEN, The Fallibroome Academy

Autistic Spectrum Disorder: understand the specific needs of pupils with ASD and disseminate this information to every member of staff

Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support [SENCo], Priestnall School

Fulfilling statements on a reduced budget: allocate funding and ensure statemented pupils receive adequate funding year on year

Elaine Stock

Whole-school systems: implement measures for staff and pupils that enhance planning and provision

Dr. Alison Ekins, Course Director: National Award for SEN Coordination, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

Differentiation: equip teaching staff with the skills to create tailored lessons and include IEPs in their planning

Sharon Gleed-Smith, Inclusion Manager, Lodge School, Purley

15:20 – 15:50

Afternoon refreshments and exhibition

15:50 – 16:40

Streamed sessions

3A

3B

3C

3D

3E

Speech, Language and Communication Needs: deliver effective provision by achieving seamless collaborative working practices

Clare Langton, Strand Manager: Communication & Interaction and Gareth D Morewood, Director of Curriculum Support [SENCo], Priestnall School

Dyslexia: identify the dyslexic pupils in your school and establish a consistent support structure

Glenys Heap
Senior Training Principal, Dyslexia Action

Post-16 SEN provision: prepare your SEN students for life beyond school at university and within a work environment

BESD: utilise appropriate budget friendly resources to manage students with challenging behavior

Holly Evans

High Incidence Support team

Legal obligations: identify your responsibilities by understanding the relationship between SEN and Disability Equality

Mark Blois, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

16:40

Conference close

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