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The National SEND Conference will provide a vital opportunity to explore what constitutes outstanding SEND provision and how all schools and local authorities can deliver high quality interventions which support improved outcomes for SEND children and young people.


Our 2018 Speakers

André Imich
SEN and Disability Professional Adviser,
Department for Education
Natalie Packer
Education Consultant and Author,
The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN
Dr Adam Boddison
Chair of Whole School SEND Consortium and Chief Executive,
National Association for Special Education Needs (NASEN)
Professor Sonia Blandford
Founder and Chief Executive,
Achievement for All
Rachel Watt
Headteacher, Linden Bridge School and National Leader of Education,
SEND Teaching School
Sarah Dibben
Ashley Infant School
Sarah Dawson
Ashley Infant School
Lesley Cox
Education Consultant and Former National Lead for Special Education Needs and Disability at Ofsted
Elly Tobin
Joseph Chamberlain College
Professor Andy Minnion MBE
Founder and Director,
RIX Research & Media Centre, University of East London
Katie Ives
Assistant Headteacher and Head of ASD Intervention,
Tollgate Primary School
Marie McGee
Principal Adviser (Interim),
Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Partnership

Our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Closing the Gap for SEND – New Thinking is Needed Now

Sonia Blandford shares insights on narrowing the gap for SEND pupils

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Inclusive High Quality Teaching

Natalie Packer, author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher's Guide to SEN shares insights on developing inclusive high quality teaching

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We Love Bricks and the Value of LEGO Therapy

Our Exhibitor WeLoveBricks share their insights on how LEGO® therapy can add value to any SEND strategy

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A great event, an opportunity to find out about best practice and network!! Would highly recommend to others.

Deputy Head/Senco, Perranporth School

Great speakers , relevant issues and good practice shared.

SENDCO, Bexton Primary School and Nursery

I found the conference to be highly informative and engaging. Each speaker was able to give their own perspective on how to manage and deal with the current state of affairs in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEN.

Principal, Horizons Specialist Academy Trust

A thoroughly informative conference that provided an update on current legislation together with some practical suggestions.

SEND Coordinator, Outwood Academy Ormesby

Our 2018 Media Partners