2018 Agenda

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Gill Brackenbury, Director, UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (invited)

  • Assessing the next steps for schools and local authorities in embedding the SEND reforms and exploring what successful implementation looks like
  • Exploring how local areas can effectively utilise SEND funding to maximise outcomes and outlining the new £350 million fund for children with complex needs and disabilities
  • Tackling the challenge of off rolling and exclusions affecting children with special needs
  • Ensuring high quality co-production with children, parents and multi-agency partners to deliver effective planning and design of SEND provision
  • Outlining the future opportunities for outstanding SEND teaching

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

  • Understanding the core standards expected by Ofsted and CQC and sharing key lessons and insights from the joint SEND local area inspections
  • Evaluating how education, care and health services can demonstrate they effectively meet SEND needs and enhance outcomes
  • Exploring how SEND local offers and the development of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans are evaluated by inspectors
  • Assessing how SEND teaching and provision will be assessed and monitored within the new Education Inspection Framework to be launched in summer 2019

Gaynor Roberts, Senior HMI, Ofsted (CONFIRMED)

* Between 11:20am – 12:40pm the Conference will be split into breakout work streams for Primary SEND Interventions and Secondary/ FE SEND Interventions

  • Outlining the development of the Whole School SEND review guides and assessing how schools can implement effective self-evaluation of SEND provision
  • Embedding SEND teaching and learning outcomes within school improvement planning
  • Assessing how to identify and respond to gaps in SEND provision through effective skill development for teachers and SENCOs
  • Making evidence-based decisions on interventions that will maximise impact for SEND pupils and deliver good value for money

Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, NASEN (CONFIRMED)

  • Understanding the role of the SENCO in evaluating the effectiveness of SEND provision and outcomes
  • Utilising peer to peer evaluation strategies to benchmark and enhance performance across a school in line with the SEND review guide
  • Evaluating the core characteristics of high-quality SEND teaching and assessing how SENCOs can ensure the design and delivery of teaching supports these standards
  • Assessing how pedagogy can be developed by SEND leaders to develop a more inclusive learning environment

Natalie Packer, Education Consultant and Author, The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN (CONFIRMED)

* Between 3:10pm – 4:30pm the Conference will be split into breakout work streams for School Strategy and Planning and Local Authority and Care Planning

*Programme subject to change