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Special schools, specialist and alternative provision conference 2017 - Creating stability in changing times

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 09:45
Christopher Hill
For attention of: 
All Headteachers

Special schools, specialist and alternative provision conference 2017 - Creating stability in changing times

Friday 10 March 2017 (with optional panel and dinner on the evening on Thursday 9 March) - Birmingham

Introduction from Paul Williams, Chair SEND Council, NAHT 

Designed for all education staff working in special schools, specialist and alternative provision,the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Creating Stability in Changing Times’.

Following the biggest changes to SEND for a generation via the Children and Families Act in 2014, to changes in SEND funding for pupils with high cost SEND, school leaders will continue to lead the way forward.

Listen to eminent and respected national and international speakers, including Patrick Holford, a leading spokesman on nutrition specialising in the field of mental health, and Will Ord who specialises in helping schools to develop Growth Mindsets, Thinking & Communication Skills, Great Learners, and Mindfulness in both primary & secondary schools. 

Eight carefully commissioned workshops, designed to inspire, stimulate and empower those working with pupils with SEND, the aim is to share current educational thinking, advice and practical support along with examples of effective good practice. The conference is ideal for school leaders, school business managers, children's centre leaders and SENCOs and SENCOs from all schools and academies – special, mainstream, residential, independent, PRUs and alternative providers, creating the opportunity to network with other colleagues.

If you’re joining us on Thursday evening you can put your questions to our panellists, during our question and answer session; panellists will include Russell Hobby, NAHT general secretary and Kim Johnson, NAHT president amongst other expert speakers.

Now running over one day, with the option to attend a dinner and networking the evening before, this new format means we can offer the same high quality of workshops and speakers at a lower rate than before.

Visit and talk to a range of suppliers of educational resources and services.

Our conference is intended to...

•           share current educational thinking and examples of effective practice

•           provide networking and collaboration opportunities both at and following the conference

•           provide practical advice, ideas and support for delegate to take from the conference

Which will be achieved through providing:

•           high profile, thought provoking educational speakers who will challenge, motivate and enthuse

•           topical workshops, led by knowledgeable and forward thinking practitioners


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