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WHAT IS HAPPENING AT VSEND 27th MARCH 2020?
We have announced the speakers for this conference. Our last conference was a massive upgrade on the first. We completely changed the way we delivered the content, resulting in:
- Higher quality streaming
- Less technical barriers in schools
- Better delegate engagement through chat
- More flexibility in the streams
Watch some of our preview videos from the last conference to see what the fuss is all about!
“A really good way of gaining knowledge at a fantastic cost with excellent speakers. Really useful day. Thank you!”
Sue Edwards, CHANGE Schools Partnership
Who are our speakers?
Managing and accessing funding for SEN and the £780m additional funding for SEND promise
Jane will advise on managing and accessing funding for SEN. With the promise of an additional £780 million of funding for SEND allocated by government to LAs across England in the new financial year, how likely is this to have an impact on improving the quality of provision for pupils and their families?
An update on SEND policy and practice in the new political landscape
Lorraine will provide an update on current SEND policy (following the general election) on supporting pupils with SEND. The session will also review the impact of the changes to the Ofsted Framework introduced in September 2019.
Learning how to learn – supporting students with SEND to learn for tests and exams
Neil will discuss learning how to learn with SEND. He will outline ways to support students with SEND to learn for tests and exams.
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
Ruth will focus on helping teachers to understand the distinctive profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) as part of the autism spectrum.
Understanding sensory processing and the autistic child
Becky will provide insight on the autistic sensory world. Becky’s aim is to create a better understanding of SPD and therefore a better awareness of it. This will be achieved by educating delegates on what life can be like for autistic children who have Sensory Processing Difficulties.
Effective deployment of TAs – making the most of support staff in schools
Liz will discuss the effective deployment of TAs and making the most out of support staff in schools, based on her 20 years’ experience in education.
Supporting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Fintan will outline how to effectively support children and young people who display traits of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The session aims to demystify ODD traits and mood management.
Supporting pupils with attachment anxiety in schools using Story Links
Dr Trisha Waters, BSc, Cert Ed, MA(Ed), Dip Psych, PhD – Educational Therapist and Director of the Centre for Therapeutic Storywriting
Trisha will explain how the parent-partnership Story Links intervention can support individual pupils with attachment anxiety in schools. This session will show how co-creating stories can support positive attachment while also improving the child’s reading skills.
Developing a purpose filled approach for pupils with PMLD
Marize will focus on supporting learners with PMLD on an individual level. The session will explore practice within classes to ensure individualised and purpose filled learning for PMLD pupils at the early developmental levels.
Dyslexia in mainstream – Part 2
Back by popular demand following his talk on this subject at the 1st Virtual SEND Conference. Neil will present more high impact solutions for students who think faster than they read, write, spell and get ideas down on paper.
Handwriting difficulties in children
Dr Mellissa Prunty, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, Brunel University & The National Handwriting Association
Mellissa will discuss handwriting difficulties in children. The session will review research evidence, consider the factors which influence handwriting skill and outline strategies for assessment and intervention.
“Excellent content delivered in a very convenient way and at a very reasonable price. More information than I could handle in one dose – but thankfully I will be able to re-visit in my own time.”
Janet Bristow, SENCO, Perrymount Primary School
TWELVE GREAT SESSION IN ONE DAY!
1 TICKET GIVES UNLIMITED ACCESS FOR YOUR WHOLE SCHOOL!
|1||09:00||Dale Pickles||Chair's Welcome|
|2||09:10||Jane Friswell||Managing and accessing funding for SEN and the £780m additional funding for SEND promise|
|3||10:00||Lorraine Petersen OBE||An update on SEND policy and practice in the new political landscape|
|5||11:00||Neil MacKay||Learning how to learn – supporting students with SEND to learn for tests and exams|
|6||11:45||Neil MacKay , Lorraine Petersen OBE , Jane Friswell , Dale Pickles||Q&A|
|1||13:00||Liz Murray||Effective deployment of TA’s - making the most of support staff in schools|
|2||14:00||Fin O’Regan, MA, PGCE BSc||Supporting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)|
|3||15:00||Dr Trisha Waters, BSc, Cert Ed, MA(Ed), Dip Psych, PhD||Supporting pupils with attachment anxiety in schools using Story Links|
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Why go virtual?
You can save over £200 compared to other national conferences. We provide high-quality content, accessible after the conference is finished.
Join in on the conference on the 8th November 2019 or watch the sessions later on. It’s your choice.
Fits around you.
Watch the conference from home or at school, the choice is yours. No time spent travelling and no travel and accommodation costs.
Saves time and money
Whole School Benefits
Unlike other conferences, the Virtual SEND Conference provides videos of the sessions for you to share with the rest of your school.