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SEND Open Theatre at The Academies Show London

The Academies Show London at the ExCeL Centre on April 26th 2017 will launch our brand new SEND Open Theatre, offering presentations, case studies and advice to schools and academies across a wide range of topics within the subject of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Whether you’re concerned about the funding you will receive over the coming academic years, or the way that an increased SEND intake will reflect on your Ofsted assessment criteria, there are sessions from leading education and SEND experts throughout the day to offer guidance and experience.

Assessment

The Rochford Review and recommendations for assessment of high needs pupils moving forward

  • Removing P scales from assessment of SEND pupils
  • Assessing pupils against the 7 aspects of cognition and learning
  • Ensuring teacher training is adequate
  • Working collaboratively to share best practice

Diane Rochford, Executive Head Teacher and Chair, John F Kennedy Academy

Ofsted frameworks – SEND curriculum and assessment

  • Strengthening the effectiveness, leadership and accountability of SEND services
  • Update on the new joint Ofsted-CQC local area inspection framework
  • Update on proposed Local Area SEND Inspections and current national best practice
  • What good progress looks like and how to raise standards for children with SEND

Lesley Cox, National Lead for Disability and Special Educational Needs, Ofsted

 

Funding

School and high needs funding moving forward

The National Fair Funding formula brought about implications for high needs funding. As such, the School and High Needs Funding Consultation was launched to evaluate the challenges and risks of changing SEND provision funding. Hear what implications this will have for your school.

Dame Christine Leneham, Director, Council for Disabled Children

 

Audits and Training

 Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training (SENJIT)

Send training will be a key component of the new core content for all initial teacher training (ITT). This session will highlight the need to up-skill teachers to ensure they can carry out their responsibilities confidently following reforms.

Dr Joseph Mintz, Senior Lecturer in Education, Institute of Education

SEND leadership and inclusion – where are we now?

The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, as well as organisations such a Contact A Family, Ofsted, Council for Disabled Children, the Institute of Education and Teaching Schools Council.

The Review Guide is based on the Pupil Premium Review and can be used by all schools to audit their own SEND provision. It is, however, most powerful when used as part of a programme of school to school support.

David Bartram, Director of SEN, London Leadership Strategy

 

To register for your free ticket to The Academies Show London at the ExCeL Centre on Wednesday April 26th 2017, click here.

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