Key Points
  • Navigating Ofsted: exploring alternative models of inspection factoring in the different challenges that Alternative Providers face.
  • Curriculum: Aiming to achieve a broader and more balanced Curriculum, accommodating the needs of all skills and abilities.
  • Funding models: exploring the different types of funding for Alternative Provision while ensuring Quality Assurance.
  • SEND provision and Mental Health: additional challenges faced by SEND students, with a focus on mental health and the link with attainment.
  • Local Authorities and the rise of Academisation and Home Education: exploring the functions of LA's in the wake of rising academisation and home education, and how LA's can respond to this.


Overview
Alternative Provision Conference: SEND, Funding, and Navigating Ofsted
"“I hear too many stories about off-rolling, with schools finding ways to remove pupils, outside of the formal exclusions system … SEND pupils are not someone else’s problem. Every school is a school for pupils with SEND; and every teacher is a teacher of SEND pupils”
The Rt. Hon. Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education"

Our expert speakers so far include:

  • Dr Adam Boddison Chief Executive, NASEN and Chair of Whole SEND School Consortium
  • Cath Kitchen, Chairperson – National Association of Hospital and Home Teaching
  • Daniel Sobel , CEO and Founder, Inclusion Expert
  • (Chair) Dr Louise Gazeley , Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Sussex
  • Councillor Dr Lynn Moore: City Councillor for Leicester City Council and an Educational Psychologist
  • Sarah Cressall: Best Selling Author, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder and Managing Director, The Creation Station Ltd
  • David Bishop: Head of Service for Alternative Provision, Attendance and Independent Schools, Birmingham City Council
  • James Fornara: Principal of WAC Arts College
  • Nell Nicholson, Headteacher, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

This year the DfE has undoubtedly shown that they are committed to transforming Alternative Provision, but the evidence shows that there is still much more to be done. Alternative Providers- including Pupil Referral Unit’s and SEND specialist schools- as well as local authorities across the country, have been exploring ways of ensuring a high-quality education for children outside of mainstream education, while trying to find cost effective solutions.

Our conference on Alternative Provision, hosted in Manchester, follows on from our successful Alternative Provision Conference hosted in London on the 3rd July 2018. This conference will unpack the latest developments from the DfE, as well as exploring key topics such as navigating Ofsted, SEND, Mental Health and Funding challenges.

This conference will allow delegates from a variety of backgrounds, including Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Academies, PRU’s, Hospital Schools, Local Authorities and more, to consult and discuss the best ways to overcome the challenges that AP faces. Delegates will be able to explore these issues in an unbiased and open forum by collaborating and sharing best practice with others.

This forum will also provide delegates with the necessary tools and tips from senior policy-makers and expert personnel, to improve the functionality of alternative providers.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:20
Tea, Coffee and Registration

 

09:20 - 09:35
Chair's opening remarks

 

Speakers

Dr. Louise Gazely Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Sussex

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09:35 - 10:05
Key-Note Address

 

Speakers

Dr Adam Boddison Chief Executive, Nasen

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10:05 - 10:35
Key-Note Address: Narrowing the Attainment Gap

 

Speakers

Daniel Sobel CEO and Founder, Inclusion Expert

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10:35 - 11:00
Key-Note address: Navigating Ofsted

11:00 - 11:20
Tea, Coffee and Networking break

 

11:20 - 12:30
SEND and Mental Health

 
11:20:11:40
Mental Health in Schools

11:40-12:05
Medical AP

Cath Kitchen

12:05-12:30
Joining up of services
between healthcare and education
Nell Nicholson

12:30-12:45
Questions and Answers with delegates ------

Speakers

Nell Nicholson Headteacher, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

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Councillor Dr Lynn Moore City Councillor for Leicester City Council and an Educational Psychologist

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Cath Kitchen Chairperson – National Association of Hospital and Home Teaching & Head Teacher for Hospital and Outreach Education PRU

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12:45 - 13:30
The Role of Local Authorities

 
  • AP in your area: Exclusions, Admissions and reintegration     
  • Finding cost effective solutions while maintaining Quality Assurance    
  • Collaborations, Partnerships and connected service
  • Elective Home Education



Speakers

David Bishop Head of Service: Alternative Provision, Attendance and Independent Schools, Birmingham City Council

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13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch

 

14:30 - 15:15
Curriculum

 
The Importance of Creativity in Alternative Provision

  • Why harnessing students’ creativity and their passion in performing arts and creative media re-engages them in learning
  • Ensure the continued education of children and young people in a supportive and      nurturing education environment
  • Support pupils to address any emotional and behavioural difficulties which affect their development
  • Deliver robust tailored teaching techniques for English and maths
------ Questions and Answers with delegates ------

Speakers

Sarah Cressall Best Selling Author, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder and Managing Director, The Creation Station Ltd.

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James Fornara Principal of Wac Arts College

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End

Speakers

David Bishop Head of Service: Alternative Provision, Attendance and Independent Schools, Birmingham City Council

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Dr Adam Boddison Chief Executive, Nasen

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Sarah Cressall Best Selling Author, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder and Managing Director, The Creation Station Ltd.

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James Fornara Principal of Wac Arts College

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Dr. Louise Gazely Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Sussex

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Cath Kitchen Chairperson – National Association of Hospital and Home Teaching & Head Teacher for Hospital and Outreach Education PRU

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Councillor Dr Lynn Moore City Councillor for Leicester City Council and an Educational Psychologist

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Nell Nicholson Headteacher, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

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Daniel Sobel CEO and Founder, Inclusion Expert

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Venue details

Central Manchester Central Manchester


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