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WHAT HAPPENED AT VSEND 8TH NOVEMBER 2019?

Here are some previews from the day’s sessions

VSEND 8th November 2019 went off with a bang. We had some fantastic speakers come in and talk about a whole range of different topics. Our 3 afternoon stream setup meant we could deliver talks not just on those key broad topics, it also allowed us to cover some more niche areas normally reserved for specialist conferences.

You can view some previews from each of the speakers by clicking the play icon on the videos next to this text. If you like what you see, you can then click the button below to purchase access to all of these videos! It is that simple!

“The Virtual SEND Conference brings together experts in the field of SEND offering support and advice on a number of topics. Delegates can access and participate from their own setting or home, bringing the SEND community together.”

 

Lorraine Petersen OBE, SEND Consultant, LPEC

What sessions were on?

Jane friswell

Horizon Scanning for SEND 2020; What are the likely priorities for send policy and practice implications for schools and settings?

Jane Friswell – SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate

SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell provides essential horizon scanning information for those working in SEND. The session reviews the likely priorities for SEND policy and the practice implications for schools and settings.

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Roles and responsibilities for managing send in schools

Lorraine Petersen OBE – Education Consultant

Education Consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE evidences that SEND is a whole school responsibility. The session helps schools develop a whole school approach to supporting pupils with SEND by having a greater understanding of everyone’s roles and responsibilities for managing send in schools.

 

Jane friswell

Managing funding for SEN: using effective practice to your advantage – a different way of thinking

Jane Friswell – SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate

SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell outlines a different way of thinking about Managing funding for SEN to help schools who are being asked to deliver more support with less resources.

 

Fin O'Regan

Supporting ADHD and behaviour issues in the classroom

Fin O’Regan – Behaviour Consultant

Behaviour Consultant, Fin O’Regan considers how to effectively support pupils with ADHD and overlapping behaviour issues within classroom settings. By examining the core symptoms of Impulsivity, Inattention and Hyperactivity, this session outlines a range of options to meet Learning, Behaviour and Socialisation objectives.

Dale

Hello assessment data, my old friend

Dale Pickles – B Squared Assessment Expert

B Squared Assessment Expert, Dale Pickles session “Hello assessment data, my old friend” covers how the new Ofsted Inspection Framework and changes around statutory assessments impact schools’ assessment data. The session helps schools consider key questions about their data – What do you have? What do you need? Who needs to see it? How should it be used?

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Supporting mental health and well-being in your classroom

Lorraine Petersen OBE – Education Consultant

Education Consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE outlines why supporting mental health and well-being in your classroom has become such an important issue within schools. The session aims to make teachers more aware of the mental health difficulties that their students may have and why these may be increasing.

 

Pat Bullen

Preparing for adulthood across the EHC pathway and processes

Pat Bullen – Independent Educational Consultant

Independent Educational Consultant, Pat Bullen focuses on Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) key principles. She identifies how schools can embed PfA approaches into the curriculum, keeping children in school.

 

Aqualma Murray

Anxiety and school refusal

Aqualma Murray – Local Authority Designated Child Protection Officer (LADO)

Aqualma Murray is a Specialist in children’s mental health and wellbeing. She offers an insight into the impact of anxiety on children who are hindered from attending school. The session focuses on their mental health issues and stressors as the cause.

 

Jackie Muggleton

Early intervention – making it work

Jackie Muggleton – Special Needs Advisor

Special Needs Advisor, Jackie Muggleton focuses on the concept of early intervention – making it work with practical examples of how schools can gain insight into children’s needs, make decisions about intervention and measure impact.

 

Lara Roberts

Working in participation & coproduction with families

Lara Roberts – Participation Lead at the National Network of Parent Carer Forums

Participation Lead at the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, Lara Roberts outlines how working in participation and coproduction with families should work and what it should look like in practice. The session highlights the differences between individual and strategic participation and coproduction.

 

Susannah Thompson

An introduction to selective mutism and intervention approaches for SENCOs and teachers

Susannah Thomson – Independent Speech and Language Therapist

Independent Speech and Language Therapist, Susannah Thomson provides an introduction to the anxiety-based mental health disorder Selective Mutism. She highlights suitable intervention approaches for SENCOs and teachers. The session aims to help teachers understand more about Selective Mutism.

Carol Allen

Assistive technology: universal or specialised? effective or obstructive?

Carol Allen – Education Advocate for SEND, Inclusion and Technology

Carol Allen is an Education Advocate for SEND, Inclusion and Technology. She outlines why and when to introduce assistive technology. The session addresses key questions, including how do you get started?

 

“It was a really good way of gaining knowledge at a fantastic cost with excellent speakers. Really useful day. Thank you!”


Sue Edwards, CHANGE Schools Partnership

THREE STREAMS

TWELVE GREAT SESSION IN ONE DAY!

Who were the hosts?

Dale Pickles

Dale Pickles

Managing Director, B Squared Ltd

Jon Twycross

Jon Twycross

Chief Product Officer, B Squared Ltd

Alex Hurle

Alex Hurle

Head of Education, B Squared Ltd

Event Schedule

MORNING

#TimeSpeaker(s)SessionVenus
109:15Dale PicklesChair's Welcome
209:30Jane FriswellHorizon scanning for SEND 2020; what are the likely priorities for SEND policy and practice implications for schools and settings?
310:15Lorraine Petersen OBERoles and responsibilities for managing SEND in schools
410:45BREAK/NETWORKING
511:00Jane FriswellManaging funding for SEN: using effective practice to your advantage - A different way of thinking.
611:45Lorraine Petersen OBE , Jane Friswell , Dale PicklesQ&A
712:15LUNCH/NETWORKING

AFTERNOON

STREAM 1

#TimeSpeaker(s)SessionVenus
113:00Dale PicklesHello assessment data, my old friend
214:00Aqualma Murray M.AAnxiety and school refusal
315:00Susannah ThomsonAn Introduction to Selective Mutism and Intervention Approaches for SENCOs and Teachers

STREAM 2

#TimeSpeaker(s)SessionVenus
113:00Fin O’Regan MA, PGCE BScSupporting ADHD and Behaviour issues in the classroom
214:00Pat BullenPreparing for Adulthood across the EHC pathway and processes
315:00Lara RobertsWorking in Participation & Coproduction with families

STREAM 3

#TimeSpeaker(s)SessionVenus
113:00Lorraine Petersen OBESupporting Mental Health and Well-Being in your Classroom
214:00Jackie Muggleton M.A. AMBDAEarly Intervention - making it work
315:00Carol AllenAssistive Technology: Universal or Specialised? Effective or Obstructive?

CLOSE

#TimeSpeaker(s)SessionVenus
116:00Dale PicklesChair's Closing Remarks
216:15Conference close

Our next VSEND Conference is on the 20th March 2020!

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