Annual SEND Conference: Vision into Practice
Thursday 1st October 2020 (NEW DATE) | Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey | 19T/15025
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Surrey CC AND Schools Alliance for Excellence
This inspiring annual SEND event for SENCos, leaders of learning and those passionate about improving outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities is great for updating knowledge.
There are a multitude of opportunities to support continual professional learning by listening to inspiring speakers, attending stimulating workshops and taking advantage of networking opportunities. Our one-day event is relevant for practitioners in all phases of education.
Key Reasons To Attend
- Hear from leading figures who offer their insight into leading with moral purpose, who demonstrate that success can be achieved whilst looking after all our staff.
- Gain an insight into the leadership of pedagogy and practice and understand what great teaching looks like in settings.
- Attend workshops that focus on key SEND issues which also provide practical strategies to use in your own setting.
- Be inspired by others who lead SEND so that you can improve outcomes for learners.
- Engage in discourse with others during networking opportunities to help share good practice.
About Daniel Sobel
Daniel Sobel MA Ed (Psychology) FCMI FCIC FRSA is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Inclusion Expert. An internationally respected leader in inclusive education, he has advised the Department for Education, the European Union and governments abroad. Daniel is a well-known speaker, and has written for publications including Headteacher Update, The Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.
He is the author of several works, including The Pupil Premium Handbook and The SEN Code of Practice Pack. Narrowing the Attainment Gap was published by Bloomsbury Press in January 2018 and Daniel’s new book Leading on Pastoral Care was released in January 2019, also published by Bloomsbury Press.
Under Daniel’s leadership, Inclusion Expert has grown into one of the country’s most respected education consultancies, which has worked with over 1,500 schools in the UK and abroad. Daniel and his team together share a vision that every child deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of need, background or ability. This vision continues to drive Inclusion Expert’s ethos and has resulted in recognition from - amongst others - The Educational Business Awards, The Education Investor Awards and the Teach Early Years Awards.
About Sarah Wild
Sarah Wild is the Headteacher of Limpsfield Grange School for girls with communication and interaction difficulties including autism. She has worked in education for 20 + years, in a range of settings across London and the South East and has experience of leadership in a mainstream secondary school in the east end of London; and special schools in London and Brighton. A qualified Teacher of the Deaf, and English teacher.
Over the past 7 years alongside members of the Limpsfield Grange team Sarah has dedicated time to raising awareness of female autism nationally. Limpsfield Grange School was the subject of the ITV documentary “Girls with Autism” and students of the school have written two novels M in the Middle and M is for Autism with the author Vicky Martin. She has contributed chapters to books about female autism, edited by Professor Carpenter and Dr Hebron, and have written blogs and articles for a wide range of publications.
Representatives from Limpsfield Grange speak nationally about female autism, and have spoken at the Autism Show London, NAHT and NUT SEND conferences, the National Autistic Society professional’s conference and the House of Lords. Sarah is a founding member of the Autism and Girls Forum, and has contributed to published works on female autism and education, and on working with disadvantaged young people with SEND.
About Esther Brooks
Esther Brooks is the Executive Headteacher within GLFs schools across a Croydon primary and secondary school. An experienced SENDCO with over 10 years experience as an Inclusion Lead in a diverse range of settings. Previously led as tutor on a National SENDco accreditation course and led as a Whole School SEND Regional lead.
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