THE NEXT VIRTUAL SEND CONFERENCE
8TH NOVEMBER 2019
WHAT IS VSEND 8TH NOVEMBER 2019
The VSEND Conference is a 21st-century solution. It is designed to support schools and professionals that is both affordable and easily accessible without reducing quality.
A Virtual SEND Conference is a real conference with a big difference… you attend it online from where you are! We have taken this concept and created SEND focused conferences to help the whole education sector get the quality CPD they need. We get the best speakers from across the country to talk about a range of topics. Then we build a schedule that has something for every school and setting. The next Virtual SEND Conference on 8th November 2019 is going to be epic.
“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 are on?
Horizon Scanning for SEND 2020; What are the likely priorities for send policy and practice implications for schools and settings?
SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell will provide essential horizon scanning information for those working in SEND. The session will review the likely priorities for SEND policy and the practice implications for schools and settings.
Roles and responsibilities for managing send in schools
Education Consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE will evidence that SEND is a whole school responsibility. The session will help 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.
Managing funding for SEN: using effective practice to your advantage – a different way of thinking
SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell will outline a different way of thinking about Managing funding for SEN to help schools who are being asked to deliver more support with less resources.
Supporting ADHD and behaviour issues in the classroom
Behaviour Consultant, Fin O’Regan will consider 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 will outline a range of options to meet Learning, Behaviour and Socialisation objectives.
Hello assessment data, my old friend
B Squared Assessment Expert, Dale Pickles session “Hello assessment data, my old friend” will cover how the new Ofsted Inspection Framework and changes around statutory assessments impact schools’ assessment data. The session will help 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?
Supporting mental health and well-being in your classroom
Education Consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE will outline 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.
Preparing for adulthood across the EHC pathway and processes
Independent Educational Consultant, Pat Bullen will focus on Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) key principles. She will identify how schools can embed PfA approaches into the curriculum, keeping children in school.
Anxiety and school refusal
Aqualma Murray is a Specialist in children’s mental health and wellbeing. She will offer an insight into the impact of anxiety on children who are hindered from attending school. This will focus on their mental health issues and stressors as the cause.
Early intervention – making it work
Special Needs Advisor, Jackie Muggleton will focus 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.
Working in participation & coproduction with families
Participation Lead at the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, Lara Roberts will outline how working in participation and coproduction with families should work and what it should look like in practice. The session will highlight the differences between individual and strategic participation and coproduction.
An introduction to selective mutism and intervention approaches for SENCOs and teachers
Independent Speech and Language Therapist, Susannah Thomson will provide an introduction to the anxiety-based mental health disorder Selective Mutism. She will be highlighting suitable intervention approaches for SENCOs and teachers. The session aims to help teachers understand more about Selective Mutism.
Assistive technology: universal or specialised? effective or obstructive?
Carol Allen is an Education Advocate for SEND, Inclusion and Technology. She will outline why and when to introduce assistive technology. The session will address 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
TWELVE GREAT SESSION IN ONE DAY!
Friday, 8th November 2019
|1||09:15||Dale Pickles||Chair's Welcome|
|2||09:30||Jane Friswell||Horizon scanning for SEND 2020; what are the likely priorities for SEND policy and practice implications for schools and settings?|
|3||10:15||Lorraine Petersen OBE||Roles and responsibilities for managing SEND in schools|
|5||11:00||Jane Friswell||Managing funding for SEN: using effective practice to your advantage - A different way of thinking.|
|6||11:45||Lorraine Petersen OBE , Jane Friswell , Dale Pickles||Q&A|
“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
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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.
- You get:
- Access to the conference LIVE and ONLINE!
- Access to session videos, ALL 12 OF THEM after the event!
- Session Handouts
- PDF Slide packs