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SSAT Special Schools & SEND Conference 2020

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Tuesday 13th October 2020 Online conference

Exceptional times, exceptional solutions, exceptional engagement, exceptional learning.

Our first online Special Schools & SEND conference will address many of the issues currently facing schools and their learners as you navigate your way through the second phase of this pandemic. Being online will allow you to connect not only with each of the three keynote speakers but with all of the workshops as some will be made available prior to the conference and others after. As everything will be recorded delegates will be able to interact with far more than if it were being delivered as a face to face event.

We will look back at some of the innovative ways in which schools remained connected with learners during the first phase of lockdown and in particular the important role that families played. This will allow participants to reflect upon their own practice in readiness for any partial closures and/or local lockdowns. Our keynote sessions will address:

  • The promotion of emotional wellbeing as students return to face to face learning. This will be addressed by Professor Barry Carpenter in his keynote: Reconnection, recovery and resilience.
  • The particular needs and challenges of our most medically vulnerable students will be addressed by Dominic Wall who is the chair of the Medicines in Schools Group.
  • The need to have high aspirations for all students will be addressed by our third and final keynote speaker following which there will be a live panel Q&A with all three keynote speakers.

The conference will also feature twelve workshops the majority of which will be hosted by schools within our networks. There are a wide range of topics covered such as:

  • Engaging with families
  • Using Solution Circles to identify to discuss and generate possible solutions to issues
  • Remote Learning for Staff, Pupils and Parents
  • Covid-19 and SEND: Managing the legal and practical issues

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Tuesday 13th October 2020


9:00am - 12:45pm


£285 (members) £325 (non-members) All prices exclusive of VAT

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