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Event: “Next steps for SEND” (London, UK: Oct 2015)

Event: Next steps for SEND: implementing the Code of Practice, broadening provision and improving outcomes from 0-25 years

Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015

Location: Central London

***This Event is CPD Certified***

Guest of Honour: Jane Friswell (Chief Executive, Nasen)

The focus for this conference will be the future for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) policy and follows the introduction of the new SEND Code of Practice in September 2014.

Delegates will consider the impact of the Code of Practice and the range of new support available to families, including the ‘Local Offer’ and personal budgets. Interested parties will also reflect on how the reforms are working in practice, as well as implementation issues such as the transition from SEN statements to Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, which will provide wrap-around support up to the age of 25.

Further planned sessions examine wider issues related to support into adulthood, including measures to improve post-16 provision and widen access to further education, university and employment.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from Jane Friswell, Chief Executive, Nasen and Sue Bott, Director of Policy and Development, Disability Rights UK.

Alison Boulton, Chief Executive, The Association of National Specialist Colleges (Natspec); Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal, Northampton College, Northamptonshire; Simon Grant, Headteacher, Baginton Fields School, West Midlands; Eirwen Grenfell-Essam, Chair, Network 81; Beth Grossman, Interim Head of Policy and Research, Scope; Chris Harrison, Group Manager, SEND Policy and Provision, Nottinghamshire County Council; Gill Hoar, Head of School Place Planning and Access, SEND Reform Lead, Oldham Council; Melinda Nettleton, Manager, SEN Legal and Co-Author, Special Needs and Legal Entitlement; Graham Quinn, Principal, New Bridge School, Greater Manchester; Dr Amelia Roberts, Lecturer in Professional Development, Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training (SENJIT), Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, University College London and Heather Stack, Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Local Offer have also agreed to speak.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.

To view the full agenda or book a place please visit here

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