We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for this year’s conference:

Simon Knight and Matthew Hemson will join us for our annual conference.

Matthew Hemson will be delivering our morning keynote on the theme of ‘Well-being for the whole school community’.

Our second keynote is Simon Knight, Director of Whole School SEND. He will talk about ‘What Matters? What Works?’

He will be exploring:

• Ethical leadership
• The concept of best process.
• School to School support.
• SEND review process
• National developments- the direction of travel for SEND

Join us to reflect on SEN leadership issues that are concerning schools in these challenging times. Share ideas and approaches in a supportive atmosphere with SEN professionals of schools and academies across the region. All are welcome. This conference is a crucial opportunity to be inspired and challenged by our keynote speakers and to learn more about the issues that matter to you.

The conference will also include workshops on a range of topics including:

• Mental Health
• Preventing Exclusions
• Nurture
• Leadership, Management and SEND Review
• Quality teaching for SEN
• Supporting children with an avoidant profile.
• Theraplay
• Emotion Coaching
• Music for whole school improvement
• Preparation for post 16

Keynote Speaker 1: Matthew Hemson
Matthew Hemson is a Therapist, Director of the Therapeutic Media Company and an associate lecturer at UWE on the Mental Health Nursing Degree. He provides training in Therapeutic Intervention Skills across the UK 

Keynote Speaker 2: Simon Knight
Simon is Director of Whole School SEND. Whole School SEND is a coalition of schools and school practitioners, charities, policy influencers, parents, carers and young people. Simon was formerly a Deputy Headteacher in a school for children aged between 2 and 19 with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, described by Ofsted as being “Outstanding and inspirational”. He has sat on the DfE panels developing both the Teaching Assistant and Professional Development standards and writes a monthly feature for the Times Educational Supplement.

Cost £155 per delegate with a 10% discount for subscribing schools.
Click here and scroll down to book your place. 
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