The National SEND Conference 2020 will offer the latest updates and practical guidance in delivering high quality teaching and learning support to maximise attainment and outcomes for SEND Pupils.

Those attending will gain best practice insights from leading SEND experts in the delivery of effective teaching interventions for SEND pupils, meeting the standards of the SEND Inspection Framework and ensuring successful SEND leadership across schools and local authorities.

Reasons to Attend

the next steps in delivering high quality teaching interventions which maximise outcomes for all SEND pupils

how to successfully meet the standards of the SEND Code of Practice and the SEND Inspection Framework

insights on the role of SENCOs and SEND leaders in supporting the delivery of outstanding SEND teaching and support

how to review SEND provision within your school and improve the impact of SEND teaching

the role of local authorities in developing high quality local offers and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

how to support value for money and maximise funding in the delivery of SEND provision

how to enhance multi-agency working to effectively to identify and meet the needs of SEND children and young people

with leading SEND professionals from across the country to share best practice and guidance

This Conference is specifically designed for Primary and Secondary Schools, Local Authorities and Charities. Typical job titles will include:
  • Headteachers
  • SENCOs
  • Directors of Children’s Services and Education
  • Directors of SEND
  • Directors of Education
  • Directors and Heads of Inclusion
  • Directors of Schools and Learning
  • Directors of Inclusion
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • Heads of Learning Support
  • Heads of Learning Support and Development
  • Heads of SEND Commissioning
  • Heads of Services
  • SEND Teachers
  • Service Managers
  • Children’s Service Managers
  • Looked After Children Advisors
  • School Improvement Advisors

*This Conference is also open to the wider public and private sectors to encourage networking and debate.


The SEND conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet with like minded professionals, hear the latest good practice evolving in regards to SEN, as well as be updated on any policy changes and the best way forwards.

City and Islington College-WKCIC Group

Being new to the role of SENDCO, the conference allowed me to meet other people in the same role as me, as well as inspiring and informative presentations that gave me a lot to go away and think about. The examples of best practice were very useful in allowing me to see the possibilities that lay ahead of me in and challenging me to provide the best possible support for my students.

London Enterprise Academy

I thought this was an excellent event with a range of interesting speakers on a variety of subjects.

St Anthonys Catholic Primary School and Nursery

The SEND conference was a wonderful opportunity to get an in-depth insight into the role of SENCOs in schools, the various needs of students and the different ways in which the school community can support them and their families.

New Wave Federation

superb, thoroughly enjoyable and informative, good resources and great networking opportunities!

Rushey Mead Academy