SEN Show Series

What we know now

The SEN community has undergone drastic changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A month on from the return to school in the 'new normal', join the Tes SEN Show's expert speakers as they explore what we know now and top tips for supporting the futures of children and young people with SEN.

Split over two days, these free webinars will covered vital topics including DfE updates, assistive tech, whole school SEND, SLCN, and supporting loss and trauma.

Register free and find out more about each webinar below.

What’s new in the world of SEND?

Lorraine Petersen OBE, Educational Consultant, LPEC

Stay on top of the latest DfE updates on SEND for schools returning after six months of lock-down.

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A discussion exploring approaches to supporting SEN children and the current challenges facing schools

Julia Clouter, Head of Education, Scanning Pens
Erica Smith, Ed Tech Demonstrator School Lead for Highfurlong School and Assistive Technology Practitioner, DfE Ed Tech Demonstrator Schools Program

Gain best practice for accessibility with education technology tools used by the Demonstrator Schools program.

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Supporting the effects of loss and trauma for children and young people with SEND

Juliet Taylor, SEBDA Affiliate Tutor at Oxford Brookes, SEBDA

Find out why and how emotions resulting from loss and trauma occur and explore hands-on support strategies.

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Digital accessibility and staying safe online for young people

Amrit Dhaliwal, Speaker Volunteer, Leonard Cheshire

Help children and young people stay safe online and explore strategies for digital accessibility.
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Supporting speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) during times of change

Maxine Burns, Lead Speech and Language Advisor, I CAN

Explore key signs to watch out for in children who may be struggling to fully understand change or find it difficult to express their reaction to it.

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Whole school SEND; what it is, why government are funding it and what it means to frontline staff

Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen

Discover vital resources from nasen's Whole School SEND consortium and how to join the Community of Practice.

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