School SEND Briefing: Ensuring Appropriate Provision For All Pupils

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Nicholas Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser for SEND, Ofsted
  • Alex Grady, Education Development Officer, nasen and Whole School SEND
  • Professor Brian Lamb OBE, Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability, London South Bank University
  • Anita Devi, Director, #TeamADL
  • Zena Martin, Educational Consultant, Inclusive Learning North Ltd
  • Andrew Harland, Chief Executive, iEOA
  • (Chair) David Birch, Independent Schools Adviser and Consultant


As local authorities and schools begin to see the impact of the strands of SEND reform, facilitated by recent funding announcements by the DfE, attention is turning to explore what constitutes outstanding SEND provision and how all schools and local authorities can deliver high-quality interventions which support improved outcomes for SEND children and young people.

Attend this Westminster Briefing for a full update on the latest developments in SEND policy. Special focus will be paid to strategies enhancing SEND teaching and professional development, effectively assessing and meeting SEND needs, as well as successfully utilising funding and meeting inspection standards following SEND reforms.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Overview of the Government’s plans for SEND policy reform and funding
  • What next for funding reform: the wider funding landscape, including the NFF and High Needs Funding
  • Understanding statutory assessment and Education, Health and Care plans, including targets and reviews
  • Ofsted/CQC: what to expect on inspection and avoiding misconceptions
  • Implications of the Rochford Review: removing statutory requirements in assessment
  • Best practice: learning from settings offering high performing SEND provision
  • A whole school approach to SEND: making sure your implementation plan is evidence-based
  • Evidencing the improvement in outcomes and your identification & support processes

About the event:

The morning session will look at the latest policy and funding developments, alongside up-to-date inspection feedback and how to demonstrate progress to earn that Outstanding judgment.

The afternoon session will look at strategies for ensuing the best provision possible for SEND students, effectively assessing and meeting student needs and how to measure their success.

Who should attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to, head teachers, senior and middle leaders, SENCOs, alternative education providers, pupil referral units, local authorities, relevant governors, health and children's services stakeholders who are preparing for or have in interest in SEND provision.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 18th October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £235 | 2+ Places: £185 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Charity Sector | £150 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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