Confirmed expert speakers:
(Chair) Dr. Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, National Association of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Dr. Rona Tutt OBE, Past President, National Association of Head Teachers
Professor. Sonia Blandford, CEO, Achievement for All
Tara Flood, Director, Alliance for Inclusive Education
Jessica Haslam , Head of Disability and Special Educational Needs, York City Council
Dr. Julia Katherine, Head of Inclusion & SEND Strategic Lead, Portsmouth City Council
Tristan Middleton, Director & Chair, Leading Learning for SENDCiC, Senior Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire
Nigel Utton, Treasurer, Alliance for Education
Linda Jordan, Senior Development Adviser, The National Development for Inclusion
Vincent Maiella, SEND Inquiry Adviser, Education Committee All Party Parliamentary Group, Assistant Head & SENCo, Stanway Secondary School
Nicky Gibson, Director of Student Support, Progression & Entry to Technical Training, Barking & Dagenham College
Amanda Hough, Headteacher, SENCo & Inclusion Manager, St Luke’s Primary School
Fenella Potterton, Head of Additional Learning Support, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Abigail Gray, SEND Primary Consultant, SEN Works
‘Inclusivity, not exclusivity is my educational vision for all children. We believe that every child should be able to reach their true potential, regardless of whether they have a special educational need or a disability’
Emma Lewell-Buck, Shadow Minister for Children and Families
In December 2018, an additional £100 million in funding was assigned to creating more Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) places in mainstream schools and colleges promoting inclusivity to improve SEND pupils experience in education.
Westminster Insight’s timely forum will explore ongoing challenges for SEND pupils in mainstream education including exclusions, funding, off-rolling and tribunals. This conference will also examine how future policy initiatives and the Education Committee’s SEND inquiry can improve provisions and support services for SEND pupils.
You will analyse how ‘SEN Support’ and EHCP SEND students experiences in mainstream schools can differ and gain insight into bridging the gap of outcomes and aspirations for SEND pupils. Hear from key industry experts including government officials, local authorities, the voluntary sector and education on how to build a whole school approach to raising standards for SEND pupils.
An award-winning local authority will share examples of best practice, sharing strategies to create positive working relationships with families, schools and social care professionals, as well as, how to make the best use of available funding.
You will review how to increase opportunities and improve accessibility for SEND pupils and young people throughout their education. Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ schools and leading further education colleges will share valuable insight on engaging parents, staff and students, and transitions.
This conference will include a variety of education practitioners promoting inclusivity and creating a positive school experience for SEND children throughout their education.