*** New Chair Confirmed ***
Philippa Stobbs, Assistant Director: Education, Council for Disabled Children
*** New Speaker Confirmed ***
Janata Ali, SEN Specialist, Boyes Turner LLP
The Government’s commitment to higher aspirations and educational attainment for SEND has been widely recognised through recent reforms, including injections of funding such as those announced in November 2017.
As an area that relies upon multiple agencies and actors working together effectively, SENCOs, LAs and outstanding schools recognised for improving SEND provision will share best practice for you to apply at your setting. We will look to drive home the strategies that need to be implemented in building an effective SEND provision. You will learn how to build a strong single system of SEN support, with the move away from School Action Plan/Plus, and the effective use of Education Health Care Plans (EHCP).
With the spotlight on Primary Assessment reform and the recommendations of the Rochford Review, schools will be provided much needed guidance on how you can be fully equipped to the changes introduced and having rigorous support systems in place.
The forum will also provide LA’s the latest policy updates and tools and resources to ensure you are maximising and allocating the Government’s high needs funding for 2018 to 2019 most effectively and efficiently. The SEND Code of Practice will also be looked at to ensure you are fully compliant with statutory duties, particularly in light of the 2017 Local Area SEND Inspections: One Year On findings.
This timely forum looks to will provide you the latest tips and tools from senior policymakers and nationally recognised names who work at the heart of the field to ensure the educational outcomes and aspirations of SEND pupils are realised.
Who Should Attend
Those in attendance are likely to include; Children and Youth Services Directors, Directors of Education, Directors of Schools and Learning, Directors of Special Educational Needs, Heads of SEN, Head and Deputy Head Teachers, Inclusion Service Managers, Learning Support Manager, Principals, Qualifications and Assessment Leads, Regional Education Directors, SEN Teachers, SENCO's, Senior Education Advisors, Social Inclusion Managers, Social Workers and Special education providers from local and central government departments, voluntary sector, schools, health services and the private sectors.