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Next steps for SEND provision in England - reform, inclusivity and access, and priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

September 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

When it happened…

Friday, 17 September 2021

What delegates came to discuss…

This conference will be an opportunity to assess priorities for the Government’s SEND Review - which has been subject to further delays - as well as what might be learnt from dealing with the challenges faced in the wake of COVID-19.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions including:

  • Priorities for SEND provision in the wake of COVID-19 - from James Daly MP, Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group on SEND
  • Reforming SEND provision - key areas for improvement - from Professor Brian Lamb, Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability, University of Derby
  • Policy priorities going forward for supporting students with SEND - from André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education

Who attended…

Officials from the Department for Education; the DWP; the Government Legal Department; the Ministry of Justice; the National Audit Office; Ofsted; and the Welsh Government.

Representatives from Adaptive Martial Arts; ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity; Ambitious About Autism; Bath Spa University; Bevan Brittan; Bishop Grosseteste University; Blake Morgan; Bradford Council; Brighter Futures for Children; Bristol City Council; Brockenhurst College; Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council; Cambridge Assessment; Chichester College; Chiltern Music Therapy; Croftway Academy; Diocese of Chichester Education Department; Enhance EHC; GL Assessment; Gloucestershire County Council; Hopwood Hall College, Middleton; Inclusive Learning North; Kent County Council; Leicester City Council; London Borough of Camden; London Borough of Enfield; London Borough of Merton; London Borough of Redbridge; Maths For Life; Medway Council; Middlesex University London; Network 81; NHS South Central & West; NOCN Group; Nordoff Robbins; North Essex Teacher Training; North Yorkshire County Council; Nottinghamshire County Council; Novus; Peterborough City Council; Plumcroft Primary School, Woolwich; QRoutes; River Tees Multi Academy Trust; Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea; SENse Learning; Southend-on-Sea Borough Council; Square Peg; T.E.A.M. Education Trust; The Henry Smith Charity; Thurrock Council; Tudor Grange Academies Trust; UNISON; University of Huddersfield; University of Sunderland; University of Warwick; Virtual School for LAC; and Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School, Liverpool.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles