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The SEN Jigsaw Conference 2019

John Hicks & Georgina Smith

Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

The SEN Jigsaw Conference 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Educational Professional Delegate
This ticket is for educational professionals (teachers, SENCOs, assessors and tutors). This ticket provides whole day access to both plenary talks and workshops and includes refreshments and a hot lunch. The delegate will receive a certificate of attendance for their training records.
31 May 2019 £60.00 £5.27
Parent Delegate FULL DAY TICKET
This ticket is for parents of children with Special Educational Needs or for other adults who have a non-professional interest in SEN. This ticket provides full access to the plenary talks and workshops as well as including refreshments and a hot lunch. Please note that this ticket does not entitle the holder to a certificate of attendance.
31 May 2019 £48.00 £4.33
Parent Delegate HALF DAY TICKET
This ticket is for parents of children with Special Educational Needs or for other adults who have a non-professional interest in SEN. This ticket provides access from 13:30 to to the afternoon workshops as well as including afternoon refreshments. Please note that this ticket does not include lunch or entitle the holder to a certificate of attendance.
31 May 2019 £35.00 £3.32
* Prices include VAT

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Sponsored by

 SprintPlus Dyslexia Software Text To Speech Assistive Technology and St David's College Llandudno Independent College

 

Staffordshire's yearly Special Educational Needs conference provides a holistic resource to supporting those with SEN such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, speech and language, auditory processing and visual processing. 

This is an ideal one day event for parents who want to know more about special educational needs as well as for specialist SEN teachers or other educational professionals who want to update their knowledge on the very latest topics surrounding SEN. CPD certificates are available (see ticketing options).

The SEN Jigsaw Conference 2019 will bring you plenary talks based on Autism and Dyscalculia as well as a selection of topical workshops and an exhibition of SEN focused suppliers of products and services.

In 2019 we will be back at The Bridge Centre in Stoke-on-Trent which was very popular with delegates last year.

Check out the video below to find out about what happened last year.

 


 

Announcing our plenary talks based on Autism and Dyscalculia.

We are thrilled to be able to announce the following plenary speakers for the SEN Jigsaw Conference.

Peter Jarrett - Defining Dyslcalculia: What have we learnt about maths difficulties and maths       learning?

Judy Hornigold Dyslexia Dyscalculia

Peter is an experienced specialist teacher and assessor with a particular interest in maths difficulties and he has written and lectured on this area of practice throughout the UK.

 Peter is a member of the British Dyslexia Association Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Committee, the only national body working to improve awareness of these difficulties and to provide a structure of training and assessment to ensure that practitioners working with learners with these difficulties are qualified and well trained. Peter is currently working to improve recognition of maths difficulties in the exam access arrangements process. Peter has published chapters on Dyscalculia and a Dyscalculia classroom checklist in the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide, and a series of case studies that was published in 'The Fear of Maths: Sum Hope 3' by Steve Chinn.

Find out more about Peter by clicking here.

Ruth Fidler - Understanding and supporting pupils with Pathological Demand Avoidance 

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional well being.

She worked at an all age non-maintained special school for 94 pupils across the autism spectrum for 22 years until 2014 and has worked independently since then. During her time on the senior leadership team the school sustained Ofsted outstanding status. Ruth worked within the school promoting interactive approaches and emotional well being for pupils with complex autism. As a member of the leadership team she had a strategic role and contributed to continuing professional development for all staff. She also led an outreach pilot project working with other agencies to meet the needs of children and young people currently unable to attend school. She has experience of using music to promote interaction. 

As well as providing training, she regularly observes and monitors teaching and learning supporting staff to embed and refine good autism and SEND practice.

Find out more about Ruth by clicking here.


Announcing our SEN focused workshops.

We will be maintaining the format (with a slight change to timings) that we used for 2018's conference which worked well according to the feedback we received.  So added to the exciting plenary lineup, we will have a choice of six SEN focused workshops as well as an exhibition of SEN based suppliers of products and services. 

We are thrilled to be announcing the workshops for 2019 and these are listed below.

The SEN Jigsaw Conference Lineup

Note that if you purchase tickets to be with us for the whole day you will also get a hot lunch and refreshments as a part of the package.  With the 'Educational Professional' ticket you will also get a CPD Certificate Of Attendance.

This year you will also have an option to attend just the workshops in the afternoon with our 'HALF DAY' ticket.  This is for anyone who would like to take advantage of being at the workshops but who can't attend the plenary talks.  Note that this ticket does not include lunch nor will you get a CPD certificate with this ticket.


What is the timetable for the day?

09:00 Registration and Exhibition

09:30 Welcome and introduction to the day.

09:40 Plenary 1 - Understanding and Supporting Pupils With Pathological Demand Avoidance

Ruth Fidler

10:40 Tea Break, Exhibition Time & Networking.

11:30 Plenary 2 - Defining Dyscalculia: What have we learnt about maths difficulties and maths learning?

Peter Jarrett

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Workshop Session 1 (with your choice of three workshops).

14:15 Break and change over.

14:30 Workshop Session 2 (with your choice of three workshops).

15:15 Ask The Panel: Question time with speakers and workshop leaders.

15:45 Close

Please let others know about the SEN Jigsaw Conference by clicking here.

 

Our lead sponsors.

SprintPlus confidence and productivity for dyslexic learners

Once again we welcome our founding sponsor for the SEN Jigsaw Conference, SprintPlus.  SprintPlus software helps students with dyslexia develop their confidence with reading and writing as well as being able to access electronic curriculum based text books when printed text is challenging.


 

 

This year we also welcome as joint lead sponsor, St David's College.


St David's are a mainstream independent boarding and day school with 50 years experience of educating children from 9 to 19 years of age. Through partnership with parents they discover the gifts of each child,
remove the barriers to learning and lead young people to realise their full potential. Their highly regarded SEN provision, helping those with dyslexia and associated learning needs, works seamlessly within their mainstream environment.

 This uniquely innovative approach provides children with the freedom to flourish.

 

Our lead Exhibitors

As usual, we will have a small exhibition of products and services that are centred around Special Educational Needs.  

We are currently booking our exhibitors in and as we do we will be listing them below:

                  

 

 

HCB Solicitors Logo Fantastic DyspraxicDyslexia Codebreakers Logo 


 

Laura Graham Occupational Therapist     

Do you have questions about The SEN Jigsaw Conference 2019? Contact John Hicks & Georgina Smith

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When & Where


The Bridge Centre
Birches Head Road
ST2 8DD Stoke-on-Trent
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)


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Organiser

John Hicks & Georgina Smith

 

About John Hicks

Cambridge based Neurodiversity Coach and Dyslexia blogger, John Hicks is co-founder of the SEN Jigsaw Conference.

John is passionate about releasing the potential of young people who have dyslexia and other SEN conditions which present challenges to learning and about supporting families as they explore their journey supporting their child.

John is best known for his work on the Studying With Dyslexia Blog and his online support initiatives, Parenting Dyslexia.

 

About Georgina Smith

 

Experienced dyslexia and assessor, Georgina Smith is co-founder of the SEN Jigsaw Conference and is an associate member of the British Dyslexia Association and a registered tutor and assessor with PATOSS.

Georgina is based in Leek, Staffordshire and supports dyslexic children and adults.  More recently Georgina has developed Dyslexia Codebreakers, a step-by-step synthetic phonics and multi-sensory language programme for students with dyslexia or those looking to boost reading and spelling.

 

Find out more about Georgina by clicking here.

 

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