The Whole School SEND Summit will bring together new and established voices to discuss SEND in an innovative and discursive format. The aim is to utilise the experience and expertise of everyone in the room - school leaders, teachers, SENDCos, parents, young people and third sector organisations - in order to develop thinking and practice in SEND, and create a lasting, collaborative community dedicated to improving outcomes for children with SEND.
Contribute to and learn from a series of quickfire table discussions on key issues in SEND provision, led by practitioners including Principal of Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre Vijita Patel, Director of SEND at the London Leadership Strategy David Bartram OBE, NASEN, and Director of Education at National Education Trust Simon Knight
Access a showcase of educational tools and services from some of the leading SEND organisations in the UK, all of whom will be offering part or all of their service for free
Input to significant SEND projects in the later stages of their development, including the MITA project led by Rob Webster and UCL and the SEND Review tool for classroom teachers developed by Simon Knight and National Education Trust
Have the opportunity to troubleshoot questions and dilemmas during our lunchtime surgeries - one on one, confidential chats with experienced SEND practitioners
Hear from the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson, MP
Join a trusted network of SEND experts, supported by a lasting online platform which members can use to share expertise and best practice, ask for support, access resources and contribute to the development of ongoing SEND projects and practice
Roundtables are being hosted by: Chris Rossiter (Driver Youth Trust), Vijita Patel (Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre), Simon Knight (National Education Trust), Sarah Driver (Driver Youth Trust), Maria Constantinou (London Leadership Strategy), Adam Boddison (NASEN), Rob Webster (MITA project), Matthew Parker (Woodfield Special School), Malcolm Reeve (Academies Enterprise Trust), Barney Angliss (Special Needs Jungle), Tania Tirraoro (Special Needs Jungle), Nancy Gedge (TES, Driver Youth Trust), Jayshree Thakore (Barham Primary School), Tina Murray (Barham Primary School), Helen Saddler (Inclusive Classrooms), David Bartram (London Leadership Strategy), Gary Aubin (Pimlico Academy), Monica McCaffrey (Sibs).
Together we will strive to unlock solutions and cascade good practice in SEND provision.
Individuals and organisations who were members of Whole School SEND Consortium on 1st December 2016 are each eligible for one free ticket. We are keen to maximise access to as wide a group as possible so are subsidising event to keep ticket prices at £100. We also have a small bursary budget to support individuals who may need to financial support to attend (including travel costs/care costs). If cost is a barrier to attending, please contact Charlotte Rains at email@example.com.