Chief Executive, Nasen
Founder and CEO, Achievement for All
National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND
Director, St Martins and St Andrew’s Teaching Schools in Derby
and Deputy Regional SEND Leader for the North & EMSYH, Whole School SEND
Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, PhD,
Professor in Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University
Educational Psychologist, Nottinghamshire County Council
National Head of Inclusivity, Education and Training Foundation
Headteacher, Cherbourg Primary School
SEND LA Regional Network Lead, East & West Mids, Leicester City Council
Dr. Claire-Marie Whiting,
Educational Psychologist, Area Specialist Participation and Engagement, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships and Rotherham Charter
Strategic Lead, Rotherham Parent Carers Forum
and Co-Lead, Genuine Partnerships
Confirmed Representative, The Difference
Westminster Insight’s SEND Conference 2021 will offer the latest updates and practical guidance in delivering high quality support and teaching to maximise attainment and outcomes for children with SEND from Early Years through to adulthood.
Delegates will hear about Government progress with the SEND Review, how to meet the standards of the SEND Code of Practice as well as changes to Ofsted’s SEND Inspection Framework.
We will look at the effect the pandemic has had on children and young people with SEND and explore the innovative ways in which education, health and social care services have delivered remote learning, re-engaged with pupils and built resilience. Take away valuable lessons in readiness for any future closures and lockdowns, and to ensure we can build back better.
There will be a special focus on promoting learner’s mental health and emotional wellbeing as we emerge from the current crisis. With exclusion rates disproportionately high for SEND pupils, learn how to manage behaviour and implement interventions to prevent exclusions.
Whole school case studies will be shared, so that you can analyse and benchmark SEND provision within your school and take away practical ideas of how to make your school more inclusive, from leadership through to curriculum development.
Delegates will consider how to improve co-production and collaboration between young people, parents, carers, education providers, the local authority, health, social care and other professionals. Plus explore the vital role of the Local Authority in improving the Local Offer, developing effective Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and how to learn from tribunals to improve future decision making.
To finish we will hear directly from young people with SEND about how to improve transitions through education or to employment, by effective careers advice, mentoring and raising of aspirations.