As the government launches a SEND review into the Children and Families Act 2014, join Westminster Insight’s annual conference to hear from Anne Heavy, Independent Advisor from the review and National Director for Whole School SEND at NASEN.

Leading practitioners from across education, health and social care partners will share practical initiatives helping to promote positive wellbeing while supporting students academically through COVID-19. You’ll learn more on what is required to promote inclusivity, develop a whole school approach and explore life beyond school.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Malcolm Reeve, National SEND Leader, Whole School SEND
  • Anne Heavy, National Director, NASEN
  • Dr Joseph Mintz, Associate Professor in Education, Institute of Education
  • Dr Julia Katherine, Head of Inclusion, Portsmouth City Council
  • Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO Researcher and Fundraising, Achievement for All
  • Rosie Green, Founder, Solutions for Inclusion
  • Julia Tyldesley, SENCO, Dagenham Park School
  • Shainey Slater, SENCO & Assistant Headteacher, Bevington Primary School
  • Gary Aubin, Head of SEND, Future Academies
  • Garry Freeman, SENCO, Park Lane Academy
  • Jazz Styles, Manager - Special Educational Needs Assessment & Review (SENAR), Birmingham City Council

Key Points

  • The Children and Families Act Five Years on: exploring how policy can transform education for children and young people with SEND
  • Working Together: improving multi-agency work across schools, local authorities and social work to increase support and opportunities
  • Best Practice Examples: hear from primary and secondary schools, local authorities and further education colleges implementing new ideas to help enhance school experience

Westminster Insight will be live streaming all forthcoming events while social distancing measures are in place

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Conference details:

Wednesday 14th October 2020

09.30 - 16.25

Broadcast Live

Discount Codes:

FTYP1O-1414597 for 1 delegate (10% off)

FTYPZO-1414597 for 2+ delegates (20% off)

Codes will run out at 9pm, Wednesday 23rd September 2020.


Building on the outcomes from the SEND inquiry by the Education Committee, you’ll explore how we can raise our expectations for children and young people with SEND, develop school experience, and increase academic achievements.
Considering the ongoing impact of missed education on SEND pupils, you will explore how to overcome gaps in learning and ensure SEND pupils are well prepared for transition into new year groups and Key Stages.
Review how to improve accessibility and opportunities for students with SEND, and in doing so helping to create an inclusive mainstream education.

Explore how ITT and continued professional development opportunities can help to create confident and capable teachers who are well prepared to support children with SEND in mainstream schools.

Network with your peers from local authorities, schools, and the voluntary sector to gain actionable.