Full Programme Announced for the 6th Virtual SEND Conference


#1 online conference for SEND on 26 November - for everyone working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

The 6th Virtual SEND Conference is launching on 26 November 2021 and the full line up has just been announced! There are 12 expert speakers confirmed covering Special Schools, Mainstream Schools and a focus on Specific Learning Difficulties – there's something for every setting!

It is the #1 online conference for SEND - for everyone working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

Our conferences help you improve outcomes for children with SEND. They are CPD certified, with unlimited access for your whole school. So everyone can get CPD around SEND, not just the SENCO!

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Guest Speakers just announced!
All 12 expert presentations are now confirmed for the conference:

• Making sense of the SEND Review and the SEND Code of Practice - Lorraine Petersen OBE, Educational Consultant, LPEC
• The SEND Review: building capacity - Jane Friswell, SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate
• Distributed leadership for SEND: seeking a strategic approach - Kate Browning, School Improvement for SEND Consultant

Stream1 – Special Schools
• Intervening early: principles into practice - Liz Stratton, Education Consultant & Trainer
• Listening and responding to pupil voice: effective coproduction - Sherann Hillman MBE, Head of Family Services, Seashell Trust
• Whole school strategy to support SEMH and reduce the impact of pandemic-related mental health problems in schools and colleges - Richard Daniel Curtis, Project Lead, National Network of Mental Health Leads

Stream 2 – Quality First Teaching
• Creating nurturing classrooms - Anna Kersley, Director & Education Specialist, Nurture Learning UK
• Helping teachers use the Graduated Approach to identify needs and remove barriers to learning - Kate Browning, School Improvement for SEND Consultant
• Whole school dyslexia strategy - Philippa Vince, Director, Toucan Education Ltd

Stream 3 – Specific Learning Difficulties
• Strategies for supporting children with poor speech and language skills - Wendy Lee, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Lingo
• Preparing students for Higher Education by developing their study skills - Jackie Muggleton, SEN Advisor, South Gloucestershire Council
• A Positive PEER approach for autistic and neurodiverse girls and teens - Jo Dilworth, CEO, Appeer Community Interest Company

For more information on the above sessions, view the conference programme:

One ticket costs just £60 and gives access for your whole school. You can attend online on the day or watch the recordings afterwards when it suits you.

Exclusive offer for TES SEN Show visitors
If you visit us on stand 157 at TES SEN we will be giving out an exclusive discount code to get money off your school’s ticket.

Have you heard of the SENDcast?
We also host The SENDcast, our free weekly podcast for Special Educational Needs and Disability, which has over 70 episodes and 50,000 downloads. It is specifically designed for SENCOs, teachers and parents to keep up to date with continual changes and gain key knowledge and skills – listen here:

Author: Virtual SEND Conference & SENDcast