Attendees of the Whole School SEND Summit will contribute to, and learn from, a series of quickfire table discussions on key issues in SEND provision, led by practitioners including Vijita Patel (principal of Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre), David Bartram OBE (director of SEND at the London Leadership Strategy), and Simon Knight (director of Education at National Education Trust).
A showcase of educational tools and services from some of the leading SEND organisations in the UK will also be on offer, all of whom will be offering part or all of their services for free. The Summit will also give attendees the opportunity to get involved with significant SEND projects in the later stages of their development. These include the MITA project, led by Rob Webster and UCL, and the SEND Review tool for classroom teachers, developed by Simon Knight and National Education Trust.
Lunchtime surgeries will allow educators to troubleshoot questions and dilemmas one-on-one, during confidential chats with experienced SEND practitioners. The minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson MP, will be speaking, and attendees will get the opportunity to join a trusted network of SEND experts, supported by a lasting online platform which members can use to share expertise and best practice, ask for support, access resources and contribute to the development of ongoing SEND projects and practice.
The Whole School SEND Consortium will strive to unlock solutions and cascade good practice in SEND provision. Tickets are available through the Eventbrite page - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.