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SEN South West Annual Conference and Exhibition

Event Code CONF/17/218
Event type Conference
Event Description

SEN South West is unmissable event for everyone working with children with
Special Educational Needs.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of this  SEN regional Conference.

  • Free exhibition, briefings.
  • Inspirational keynote talks and informative seminars from national experts.
  • Extensive exhibition offering great learning resources and ideas to support you. 
  • Flexible format that allows you to choose your own pathway through the conference.  Stay for one session or stay all day.

Keynote Speakers:

Keynote 1 Session:  This session will explore what schools can do to achieve excellent outcomes for pupils with SEND, and will include examples and models of best practice from across the country. 
This session is being presented by David Bartram OBE who is Director for SEND at the London Leadership Strategy.  He has led outstanding Inclusion provision in London schools for over 15 years.  He was previously Assistant Headteacher at Lampton School, where his department won the Inclusion Award at the National Business Education Awards, the same year the school received it third consecutive Outstanding judgement.  David was awarded an OBE for services to Special Educational Needs and Disability in the 2016 New Year's Honours list.
 
Keynote 2 Session:  This session will explore Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, did you know that 1% of children miss at least a day a week of school with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and 1:50 are not doing the things they should do because of it?  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome stops children concentrating, and is associated with a variety of symptoms that you are probably seeing every day.  Understanding what it is and how to support children with it, is likely to make a big difference to children in your school.
This session is being presented by Esther Crawley, Esther is a Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol, a Consultant Paediatrician and an NIHR Senior Research Fellow.  She is the clinical lead for the Bath specialist CFS/ME service for children based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.  She is also running a large trial investigating Graded Exercise Therapy for children with CFS/ME.  Esther trained in Oxford, did her PhD in London and lives in Bristol when she is not sailing or skiing with her teenagers. 
 
Aims

To offer a flexible package of top quality professional development to anyone working with children with special needs.

 
Facilitator Jackie Muggleton
Subjects Special Educational Needs / Teaching & Learning
Categories Leadership & Management / NQT / Early Career / Returning to Teaching / Secondary / Special Educational Needs, Disabilities, Inclusion & Behaviour / Teaching Assistants / Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
Interests Assessment / Autism / Behaviour / Primary / Secondary / Curriculum / Leadership & Management / Post 16 / Special Educational Needs & Disabilities / Teaching Assistants
Target Audience Adviser / Consultant / Assessment Co-ordinator / Assistant Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher / Early Career Teacher / Early Years / Educational Visits Co-ordinator / Governor / Headteacher / Higher Level Teaching Assistant / Key Stage Leader / Learning Mentor / Newly Qualified Teacher / Other / Returning Teacher / SENCo / Senior Leaders / Subject Leader / Teacher / Teaching Assistant
Key Stages
Foundation Yes KS1 Yes KS2 Yes KS3 Yes KS4 Yes KS5 Yes 14-19/24 Yes 
Essential Information Please Note: When making your workshop choices you do not have to choose all 7 Workshops. This Conference is designed to allow you to choose your own pathway through the conference, stay for one session or stay all day. Lunch will be included for all delegates who book for the whole day. Early Bird offer bookings by 31 July 2017 Snapshots £15, Longer Looks £20, Keynotes £20 Full Day £95 including lunch Bookings received from 1 August 2017 Snapshots £20, Longer Looks £25, Keynotes £25 Full Day £120 including lunch 10% Discount to Schools subscribing to Inclusion Support  
Admin contact STS Training (ststraining@southglos.gov.uk)
Event costs
Full Cost£95.00
Relevant discounts will be applied on booking or upon confirmation by Integra Training.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 21 September 201709:00 - 17:00BAWAMap
A minimum of 7 workshops must be selected from the following.
WorkshopDateTimeslotsTitleDescriptionFacilitator
Workshop 1Thursday 21 September 201709:00 - 09:25
01 DFE Briefing - National UpdateDFE Update with Andre Imich, SEN and Disability Professional AdviserAndre Imich
Workshop 2Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:45
02 TALLA 1 - What do effective SENCos do?The changing role of the SENCo, the unsung hero of policy reform. The SEND reforms 2014 have been described as ?the biggest reforms for 30 years? (DfE and DoH, 2014). Based on research evidence, this workshop will explore the role of the SENCo during this period of reform, specifically exploring how SENCos? have responded to the reforms What do effective SENCOs do and what can we learn from them? And what has the impact of these action had on their role and on schoolsHelen Curran
Workshop 3Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:45
03 TALLA 2 - Learning using IT with pupils with SENThis will be a hands on session looking at software and hardware for children with SEN. Specifically Educational software that teaches skills and productive software that support children?s ability to access and record their learningArran Smith
Workshop 4Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:45
04 TALLA 3 - Mental HealthDetails will be uploaded as soon as they become availableMark Allen
Workshop 5Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:15
05 Snapshot A - School to school support in the context of SENDSchools are being encouraged (and increasingly required) to lead their own development in collaboration with other settings. This session will explore some of the implications of this agenda for SEND and how effective school to school support might be achievedThis workshop is facilitated by Michael Surr, Education Officer NASENPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 6Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:15
06 Snapshot B - Supporting children with SENDSupporting children with SEND in developing fluency and confidence in Maths.Kate Browning
Workshop 7Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:15
07 Snapshot C - Showing progress whatever the starting pointThe efforts of everyone in school is geared to making a difference for children, in this session we will look at how we can demonstrate the difference we make.Jackie Muggleton
Workshop 8Thursday 21 September 201709:30 - 10:15
08 Snapshot D - Multi-agency working.Multi - Agency working, making this work for you.Sometimes just getting everybody in the same room is a significant achievement, but if we are to do the best for children we need to do more than this. We will look at the factors that make Multi-agency working a challenge and explore how to overcome them.Linda Boyce
Workshop 24Thursday 21 September 201710:30 - 11:15
09 Snapshot E - Emotion Coaching: The Somerset ExperienceRichard Parker
Workshop 9Thursday 21 September 201710:30 - 11:15
10 Snapshot F - Shyness? Reluctance to Speak? Or Selective Mutism?It can be baffling and stressful when children speak only to certain people or in certain situations. This introductory session gives a brief overview of patterns of communicationwithdrawal, assessment and management procedures involving home, school and the wider community.This Snapshot will be delivered by Maggie Johnson, Independent Speech and Language Therapist AdvisorPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 10Thursday 21 September 201710:30 - 11:15
11 Snapshot G - Word WiseVocabulary is integral to academic success? - understanding the theory behind vocabulary development and learning strategies to teach children to learn AND remember new words?Elizabeth Fox
Workshop 11Thursday 21 September 201710:30 - 11:15
12 Snapshot H - How neurological problems can present in schoolsDetails will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available. This Snapshot is being facilitated by Dr Tom Allport, Consultant PaediatricianPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 12Thursday 21 September 201711:30 - 12:45
13 TALLA 4 - Delivering Best Practice for Teaching AssistantsSupporting children with SEND from dependence to independenceKate Browning
Workshop 13Thursday 21 September 201711:30 - 12:45
14 Keynote 1 - Creating Great SEND Provision in SchoolsThis session will explore what schools can do to achieve excellent outcomes for pupils with SEND, and will include examples and models of best practice from across the country. The Keynote Speaker for this session is David Bartram, Director for SEND at the London Leadership StrategyPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 14Thursday 21 September 201713:30 - 14:45
15 TALLA 5 - Take a longer look at Pupil Premium Learning Centred LeadershTake a longer look at Pupil Premium Learning Centered Leadership: Creating a Climate for Excellence to Flourish. The session will support schools with practical strategies for deepening learning experiences for all pupils and removing barriers to learning. Rob will also challenge leadership thinking about how learning focused school improvement can create a climate that is compelling, sustainable and enables all pupils to achieve excellence This session is facilitated by Robert Carter, Executive Head Teacher of the Inspire Partnership, Pupil Premium.Please See Workshop Description
Workshop 15Thursday 21 September 201713:30 - 14:45
16 Keynote 2 - Everything you need to know about children with fatigueDid you know that 1 percent of children miss at least a day a week of school with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and 1:50 are not doing the things they should do because of it? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome stops children concentrating, and is associated with a variety of symptoms that you are probably seeing every day. Understanding what it is and how to support children with it, is likely to make a big difference to children in you school.This keynote session will be delivered by Dr Ester Crawley, Professor of Child Health School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.Please See Workshop Description
Workshop 16Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
17 Snapshot I - Building relationships and changing mindsDetails of this Snapshot will be uploaded as soon as they become availableThis snapshot will be delivered by the Integra Behaviour Support Team.Sara Tanner
Workshop 17Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
18 Snapshot J - Reducing AnxietyThis session will equip you with practical tips on how to help anxious children. We will look at a range of solutions including self-soothing , befriending water and practicing mindfulnessClaire Phillips
Workshop 18Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
19 Snapshot K - A new look at dyslexia?Details of this Snapshot will be uploaded as soon as it becomes availableJackie Muggleton
Workshop 19Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
20 Snapshot L - Communicating with children, How to listen and helpDetails of this Snapshot will be uploaded when they become available.This Snapshot will be delivered by Hannah Murdoch, Integra Therapeutic ServicesPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 20Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
21 Snapshot M - Phonics for the child with special needsThis session explores the link between phonological awareness, language development and reading readiness with practical strategies to benefit students of all ages who struggle with phonicsThis Snapshot will be delivered by Maggie Johnson, Independent Speech and Language Therapist Advisor.Please See Workshop Description
Workshop 21Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
22 Snapshot N - Implementing a Sensory WorkoutIn this Snapshot we will discuss how to support young people in managing their own behaviour through the use of sensory workouts. We will look at how workouts can be incorporated into the school day to help reduce anxiety.This Snapshot will be delivered by Marion Lovell, Warmley Park SchoolPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 22Thursday 21 September 201715:10 - 15:55
23 Snapshot O - Early child development in refugee familiesEarly child development in refugee families - Understanding and improving.Further details will be uploaded when they are available.This Snapshot will be delivered by Dr Tom Allport, Consultant PaediatricianPlease See Workshop Description
Workshop 23Thursday 21 September 201716:00 - 16:30
24 Briefing - OfstedThis briefing will be delivered by Catherine Leah and Steffi Penny, Her Majesty's Inspectors, Inspection and Improvement (South West)Please See Workshop Description