Key Points
  • Get an update on the SEND Review and potential changes to come
  • Understand how to demonstrate your SEND provision to an Ofsted inspector under the new inspection framework
  • Hear from pupils with SEND, parents and carers about the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid
  • Learn how to improve life chances for pupils with SEND by effectively preparing them for key transitions and adulthood
  • Learn how to develop a whole-school inclusive approach to SEND, to promote good mental health and prevent exclusions
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Overview
Speakers Include:

  • Chaired by: Philippa Stobbs, Assistant Director of Education, National Children’s Bureau
  • Andre Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Jean Gross CBE, Independent Consultant, Speaker and Best-Selling Author
  • Malcom Reeve,National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND
  • Karen Pilling, SEND Expert and Acting Deputy Head, Chapel Street Community Primary School
  • Michelle Haywood, Strategic Lead for SEND/Inclusion/Safeguarding, University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy
  • Fiona Gray, Principal Educational Psychologist and Service Manager for SEND Inclusion Support Services, Nottingham City Council
  • Tina Emery, Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums
  • Julie Pointer, Programme Lead - Children and Young People, National Development Team for Inclusion
  • Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher, Highlands Primary School
  • Abigail Hawkins, Author of ‘School Exclusion, The Parent Guide’

Join us at Westminster Insight’s Conference to hear from Andre Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education (DfE), who will update delegates on progress with the SEND review.

Learn how to demonstrate SEND requirements for Ofsted’s new inspection framework and maximise attainment and outcomes for children with SEND from Early Years through to adulthood.

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums
will review challenges and opportunities the pandemic has presented for SEND pupils, their parents, and carers.

Practical strategies will be showcased from primary, secondary, further education and local authorities who will share initiatives on whole school approaches to promoting inclusivity, developing capacity and capability and making effective use of the high needs block.

We will be joined by Julie Pointer from the National Development Team for Inclusion who will provide special focus on improving life outcomes. You will learn how to promote SEND pupils' mental health and wellbeing, manage behaviour to prevent exclusions, smooth key transitions and prepare for a successful life beyond school.

You will hear from Malcom Reeve, Chair of Programme Board, Whole School SEND, who will be reviewing the Send Review in England 2021, exploring national patterns of SEND identification and the practical implications this has for your school.

This full day conference will be delivered live via an interactive digital platform.

Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:30
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Philippa Stobbs Assistant Director of Education, National Children’s Bureau

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09:30 - 10:00
An Update on the SEND Review and Funding

 
  • Key areas of enquiry for the SEND Review
  • Identifying what has been working well and areas for improvement
  • Integrating provision across education, health and care
9:50 - 10:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Andre Imich SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education (DfE)

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10:00 - 10:30
Implications for SEND in the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

 
  • Understanding Ofsted’s role in raising standards and inclusion for SEND pupils
  • Improving accountability in the SEND system
  • Preparing your school for an Ofsted inspection under the new framework and how practitioners can evidence SEND provision to meet requirements
10:20 - 10:30 Questions and Discussion 

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Karen Pilling SEND Expert and Acting Deputy Head, Chapel Street Community Primary School

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10:30 - 11:00
Covid-19 Recovery for SEND Pupils

 
Hear from pupils with SEND, parents and carers about the challenges Covid has posed to their education and wellbeing, the medium and long term impact, risks and opportunities.

10:50 - 11:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Tina Emery Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forum

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11:00 - 11:20
Break

 

11:20 - 11:50
Preparing for Adulthood: Ensuring good life outcomes for Children and Young People with SEND

 
  • Supporting positive transitions for young people between key stages and as they move into their adult life.  
  • Supporting learners with SEND to achieve their aspirations, thinking about the four PfA pathways and the evidence base for what works; employment, friends and relationships and community, independent living and good health.
11:40 - 11:50 Questions and Discussion 

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Julie Pointer Children and Young People Lead - National Development Team for Inclusion - NDTI, (Preparing for Adulthood Programme Lead).

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11:50 - 12:20
Panel Discussion: Preventing SEND Exclusions and Managing Behaviour

 
  • Analysing the reasons behind increased exclusions and off-rolling for SEND pupils
  • Understanding the over-representation of SEND pupils from ethnic minority groups being excluded
  • Interventions that work to manage challenging behaviour and promote inclusive learning over exclusionary practice
  • Providing additional support for children who have been excluded, supporting effective returns to school and preventing further exclusions
12:10 - 12:20 Questions and Discussion 

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Dr Kulvarn Atwal Headteacher, Highlands Primary School

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Abigail Hawkins Author of ‘School Exclusion, The Parent Guide’

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12:20 - 13:10
Lunch

 

13:10 - 13:40
Case Studies: Developing An Inclusive Approach towards SEND

 
A variety of educational establishments will share their approaches will share their approaches towards SEND, developing strategies to create a pupil-centred approach to create a positive and inclusive educational experience for SEND pupils.

13:30 - 13:40 Questions and Discussion

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Michelle Haywood Strategic Lead for SEND/Inclusion/Safeguarding, University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy

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13:40 - 14:10
The SEND in England 2021 Report and Implications for Schools

 
  • Exploring the 2021 national pattern of SEND identification 
  • Using the national data to inform practice in schools
14:00 - 14:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Malcolm Reeve National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND

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14:10 - 14:20
Break

 

14:20 - 14:50
Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of SEND Pupils

 
  • Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with SEND
  • Successful interventions in schools to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Schools, health care and local authorities working together to promote positive mental health 
  • School avoidance and anxiety: Approaches for re-engaging anxious pupils
14:40 - 14:50 Questions and Discussion

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Jean Gross CBE Independent Consultant, Speaker and Best-Selling Author

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14:50 - 15:20
Developing Inclusive Capability and Capacity in Mainstream Schools

 
  • Managing rising numbers of pupils with EHC Plans
  • Developing graduated responses for schools to follow
  • Improving capability and capacity by clustering MATs and schools together
  • Working in partnership to use the high needs block to support inclusion

15:10 - 15:20 Questions and Discussion 

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Fiona Gray Principal Educational Psychologist and Service Manager for SEND Inclusion Support Services, Nottingham City Council

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15:20 - 15:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Dr Kulvarn Atwal Headteacher, Highlands Primary School

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Tina Emery Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forum

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Fiona Gray Principal Educational Psychologist and Service Manager for SEND Inclusion Support Services, Nottingham City Council

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Jean Gross CBE Independent Consultant, Speaker and Best-Selling Author

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Abigail Hawkins Author of ‘School Exclusion, The Parent Guide’

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Michelle Haywood Strategic Lead for SEND/Inclusion/Safeguarding, University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy

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Andre Imich SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education (DfE)

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Dr Paul Phillips CEO and Principal, Weston College

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Karen Pilling SEND Expert and Acting Deputy Head, Chapel Street Community Primary School

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Julie Pointer Children and Young People Lead - National Development Team for Inclusion - NDTI, (Preparing for Adulthood Programme Lead).

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Malcolm Reeve National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND

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Philippa Stobbs Assistant Director of Education, National Children’s Bureau

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Venue details

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