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Note: The SEND Leadership Summit is also returning for its third year! The Summit is a one-day conference within the Tes SEND Show, centred this year on ‘Putting SEND and inclusion at the heart of school improvement’. 

More information on the SEND Leadership Summit can be found here

09:30
  1. 60 mins
    This session will focus on the current direction of SEND policy, what have we learnt one year on from the start of the SEND and AP Change Programme pilots. But it will also focus on what further chang ...

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11:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Leadership and Management
    This session will introduce the work of the European Agency, including projects looking at education systems responding to the pandemic, and analysing approaches to eliciting pupil voice. We will also ...
  2. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    The session will focus on the power of literacy and promoting an education system where all learners access a high-quality inclusive literacy curriculum. From high aspirations, to ensuring accessible, ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    This session explores the identification of autism in Black and mixed-heritage women and girls, and some of the barriers to diagnosis. It highlights how autism impacts women and girls, and people of B ...
  4. 60 mins
    • EYFS
    During this session, we will explore the emerging characteristics of ADHD in children under 7 years of age. We look at the impact of ADHD on child development and strategies to support the presenting ...
  5. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    Rob and Cat will outline the journey from the initial gathering of information on an individual’s math’s abilities, through use of screener assessments to more formal tests utilising the expertise of ...
  6. 60 mins
    • Physical
    • Sensory
    Formby High School was named the first TES Inclusive School of the Year in 2023, following our response to supporting students working significantly below age related expectations. Our approach was to ...
12:30
  1. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    How well do you know your pupils? What about all of their needs? Research highlights significant unidentified speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) risking lower educational outcomes, mental ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Leadership and Management
    In this talk, we delve into the realm of alternative provisions and explore strategies for successful collaboration and engagement. Alternative provisions encompass a diverse range of educational sett ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    The best form of inclusion is when resources can be used by everyone! During this session a wide range of apps and websites will be showcased which provide alternative ways of recording and access to ...
  4. 60 mins
  5. 60 mins
    • Post 16
    • Secondary
    Life is comprised of transitions - we move from one place; event; phase; activity or level to another. These can be positive, empowering experiences or negative, causing consequential difficulties. Du ...
  6. 60 mins
    • EYFS
    • Post 16
    This session will offer the opportunity to consider many aspects that contribute to effective inclusive practice and better experiences and outcomes for children with SEND in the early years. With a g ...
14:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    National data suggests significant under identification of SLCN in secondary schools compared to the research evidence. We might see difficulties with literacy, learning or mental health, though the u ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    • SEMH
    The post-pandemic surge in Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) is alarming, with EHPC students' absenteeism rising by nearly 4% from 2016/17 to 2021/22. EBSA starts subtly but can lead to prolon ...
  3. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    This session will provide an overview of the latest developments across the sector, that have shaped SEND provision over the past year, including progress on the implementation of the SEND and AP Impr ...
  4. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    Philippa will explore how informing and supporting governors on disability can enable practitioners, SENCOs and INCOs to support a more inclusive school-wide approach.   Target Audience: SENCO’s / Lea ...
  5. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    This session covers methods for identifying learning difficulties, including screeners and diagnostic assessments. It discusses utilising associated reports and implementing strategies, along with rel ...
  6. 60 mins
    • SEMH
    In this talk we will explore an introduction to OCD, how it differentiates from neurodivergent conditions, and the ways in which OCD can present in children and young people.    Target Audience: SENCO ...
15:30
  1. 60 mins
    • EYFS
    • Post 16
    This seminar is aimed at practitioners, parents/carers and those working with babies and children in the early years to improve their confidence in identifying and supporting those with sensory proces ...
  2. 60 mins
    • SEMH
    This presentation aims to provide delegates with the tools to notice and address minor emotional issues before they escalate. Attendees will gain insights into recognising signs of emotional distress ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    • SEMH
    Autistic girls often fly under the radar at school. Many struggle in class and at school are not seen by school staff who may think they are ‘Fine in School’. Girls are less likely to be identified, d ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    Disorder of the Corpus Callosum (DCC) is a condition that is not understood and can profoundly affect learning. Recent research has shed light on the substantial challenges in mathematics faced by chi ...
  5. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    Staff professional development is crucial to providing high-quality, inclusive teaching for all learners. In order to improve outcomes for learners with SEND, schools should adopt a proactive, rather ...
  6. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    An overview of EHCP’s, looking at their purpose. This session will also consider how local authorities differ and the challenges this has for young people. In this session Elizabeth will look at how s ...
09:45
  1. 45 mins
    • SEMH
    We are living in a time of collective trauma affecting everyone. It is relationships with adults that make the difference to our children, meeting their needs for connectedness and for recovery. Yet i ...
11:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    There are well evidenced links between development of spoken language and literacy. For children who struggle with text comprehension, the foundation of their difficulties can often be found in spoken ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    This seminar will be a lively interactive practical presentation unlocking innovative tools and strategies created from the person centred approach by getting to know how to unlock students’ cognitive ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    This talk will come from lived experience as an educator, dyslexic, and parent of a young person with dyslexia navigating all these interactions. Marcia will highlight aspects of SEN support and use t ...
  4. 60 mins
    • EYFS
    • Post 16
    We encourage student voice, right from the first stages of developing speech through specific oracy work to more formal activities such as presentations, Annual Review participation and later intervie ...
  5. 60 mins
    • SEMH
    This seminar takes a look at SEMH school refusers and what has led to the significant increase in numbers, as well as strategies for early intervention. Elizabeth will look at what schools can do to m ...
  6. 60 mins
    • Physical
    • Sensory
    In this seminar we will follow the journey of a child with sight loss from their early years through key educational transitions, and explore the resources and strategies that will be of value to both ...
12:30
  1. 60 mins
    • SEMH
    A look at the research and evidence supporting bringing  positive psychology and neuroscience into the classroom as a tool to support self esteem, resilience, and self regulation. Laura will share the ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    • SEMH
    How do we connect well with a child who has an emotional wound ? Hannah's ‘Connection Counts’ training explores the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact that this can have on the ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    This session will explore the opportunities offered through Assistive technology particularly for learners of all ages with ADHD. The session will focus upon key areas of challenge in classrooms, espe ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    This session will look at the pedagogical and curriculum aspects of creating an inclusive maths department and maths classrooms in secondary settings. It will consider what inclusion means and the dev ...
  5. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    The session will focus on practical & meaningful ways to engage young people of all abilities and how to measure the impact of this. Based on the experiences of young people, the session will give cle ...
  6. 60 mins
    • Cognition and learning
    This seminar looks at how AI can remove barriers to learning both in and out of the classroom and, by using innovative and practical strategies to empower neurodivergent learners. Both the challenges ...
14:00
  1. 60 mins
    • SEMH
    Childhood trauma affects learning and puts pupils at risk of underachieving. A compassionate teacher has a positive effect, but we can do more. Neuroendocrine responses to traumatic events have been t ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Communication and interaction
    Dyscalculia, though less recognised than dyslexia, significantly impacts individuals' engagement across various curriculum domains. This session offers insights into dyscalculia's nature and its broad ...
  3. 60 mins
    How do schools and parents work holistically together? Positive Regard with Parents has been designed to help bridge the gap, create consistency, and develop understanding between how schools support ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Physical
    • Sensory
    The seminar will be a lively insightful practical presentation initially based on Mediaeval Apothecary and Susie’s background as a natural product chemist. Subsequently, further application of innovat ...
  5. 60 mins
    • AAT
    • Leadership and Management
    • Other
    More than 30% of children who enter prison have diagnosed SEND and potentially 50% + are Dyslexic. 88% of children are excluded from 10% of schools in the UK. Schools, and other support networks / ser ...
  6. 60 mins
    • EYFS
    • Post 16
    Many of our special learners have not had the opportunity to prepare for changes during puberty, how to keep themselves safe, or understand the confusion over public and private or safe and unsafe tou ...

 

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