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SEN Annual Conference: Shifting from aspirations into learner achievement

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Wednesday 1st July 2015 Nottingham

A two-day conference for headteachers and senior leaders of both special and mainstream schools

Wednesday 01 July – Thursday 02 July 2015


As work continues around the national SEND reforms, we recognise that the level of accountability has never been greater.

This conference brings together innovative ideas and proven practice from special schools and specialist providers from across the country – all focusing on how to translate pupil and family aspiration into tangible progress for individual learners.

Creative thinking inspires solutions – this event is your chance to:

  • Refresh and reinvigorate your leadership skills by hearing from renowned speakers and students who have contributed significantly to the improvement of their own school
  • Increase resource in your school to support pupils with effective strategies, presented via special school-led workshops
  • Reconnect with peers and increase your knowledge by networking with senior leaders of specialist provision.
This is a two-day event and prices displayed opposite include dinner and speaker, and accommodation and breakfast. If you do not require these options, you are able to pay for attendance only at the following rates:

Non-member price: £465.00
Member price: £310.00

For those that only want to attend 1 out of the 2 days of the conference we also offer a One-day conference price for attendance only at the following rates:

Non-Member: £412.50
Member: £275

Times shown are for the first day of the conference. The second day will run from 08.30-12.45.


Workshop Host
Day 1
Integrated working – a special school experience The Bridge School Islington
Secrets of the professional recruiter – making the process work for you AXCIS Education – leaders in SEND recruitment
Working with parents/carers to support pupil development and achievement St John's Specialist School
Day 2
Using coaching to support staff wellbeing and improve the quality of teaching and learning Lincolnshire Wolds Federation
Post-19: skills and accreditation for employment Calthorpe School and The English Speaking Board
Organisational change: facts around multi-academy trusts (MATs) Exeter House School


  • Leadership strategies to improve overall school performance, including pupil voice and parental engagement.
  • Management techniques and information to support change, including recruitment and structural change.
  • Building school capacity, including supporting staff well-being and specialist teacher use of ICT across the curriculum.

Projected Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of successful strategies to transform student aspirations into demonstrable learner achievements.
  • Increased insight into developing appropriate provision to students with increasingly complex needs.
  • Increased understanding of how schools across the country have adapted to the SEN reform, and how their experiences can positively influence your own school environment.

axcis-resizedEvent kindly sponsored by Axcis Education.

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Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Thursday 2nd July 2015


9:15am - 6:30pm


£399 (members) £598.50 (non-members) All prices exclusive of VAT

Event venue and location

NCTL Learning and Conference Centre
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG8 1DH United Kingdom

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