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SEND – Past, present & future
Our annual special schools’ summit, giving leaders the opportunity to reflect on where your school is now and where you need to move towards to provide for the ever-changing needs of your school community.
This year we will be celebrating the achievements and changes to the way in which young people with SEN are educated since the introduction of the Education Act 1970; when all children regardless of their learning ability were given a right to education. This will be addressed through a conversation with Professor Barry Carpenter.
Throughout the day, the special schools’ summit will provide the opportunity for delegates to celebrate and reflect on what has been achieved to date in a continually changing field of education. Video input during the summit from young people in our schools will focus us on what their aspirations are and inspire leaders to reflect on what they can do and are doing to support these aspirations.
We will also take the time to consider current challenges that as a school leader you face, in particular health input/support, or rather the lack of it in many schools and the impact this is having on how it is being addressed.
On the day, delegates will leave with:
- an understanding of the journey special education has been on since all children were given the right to an education
- an understanding of how technology can support independence
- inspirational and practical ideas from other school leaders on how to meet the aspirations of their students
- the increased determination to discuss student aspirations with parents, carers and employers
- a greater understanding of issues surrounding the provision of health care within school, their legal duty and how to minimise risk.
Find out more the SSAT Special Schools and SEND Network – dedicated to supporting leaders, teachers and SEN Coordinators to enhance their skills and understanding of specialist provision.