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Dr Amelia Roberts, Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Assessing the next steps for schools and local authorities in embedding the SEND reforms and exploring what successful implementation looks like
  • 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 challenges and opportunities for delivering outstanding SEND provision

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 local SEND 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 and evaluating the role of the new consultation into the Framework

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

  • A brief update on status of SEND at a national level
  • Sharing the suite of Whole School SEND review guides and schools are using them for the effective self-evaluation of SEND provision
  • Exploring the challenges and opportunities of SENCOs in the school workforce
  • Assessing the role of inclusion in Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework

Dr Adam Boddison, Chair of Whole School SEND Consortium and 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)

  • Mrunal Sisodia and Maureen Morris, co-chairs of the national network of parent carer forums will present a summary of the “state of the nation” from the point of view of parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
  • They will draw out the common themes in examples where the system is working and where it is not
  • Drawing on case studies, they will outline the central role of strategic and individual co-production with families in improving services and outcomes

Maureen Morris, Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) (CONFIRMED)
Mrunal Sisodia, Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) (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