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, Member of Steering Group, National Association for Hospital Education
- (Chair) Dr Louise Gazeley , Senior Lecturer (Education), University of Sussex
- Janice Hill, Headteacher, Pendlebury Centre PRU
- 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
- Dean Johnstone CEO, Minds Ahead
- 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
- Kirsty Brant Lead Nurse and Clinical Lead Gloucester House, Tavistock Children’s Day Unit
- Nimisha Deakin Clinical Nurse Specialist and Gloucester House Outreach Lead
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.