Join us at the Salford SEN conference


We’re exhibiting at the Salford Special Educational Needs (SEN) conference in next week, Wednesday 14 November, and we’d love to see you there!

Held at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, the SEN conference will focus on the key challenges relating to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into support for children with SEND.

The inquiry is designed to assess the impacts and success of the Children and Families Act 2014, to see if the needs of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are adequately met.

What to expect

Delivered by ONECPD Salford Professional Development, speakers at the special educational needs conference will carefully examine if government ambitions relating to SEN education have been met.

While providing examples of best practice and practical solutions, talks will examine if support for children with SEND is simpler, improved and consistent across different age provisions.

Those in attendance will be able to question, discuss and debate the various policies and frameworks, while also sharing experiences of SEND in England.

There’ll also be plenty of advice and guidance for teachers and other staff on how to ensure that all pupils with SEND receive the best possible education.

Some background information

Alongside the inquiry from the Education Select Committee into the various education reforms, councils are also set to receive a £50 million funding boost to support children with SEND.

The funding will assist with the creation of more school places and facilities for young people with SEND and follows the government introduction of new Education Health and Care plans.

The main speakers

Adam Boddison, chief executive of Nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs), will kick-start proceedings by providing an overview of national policy and by exploring how it is put into practice.

The Care Quality Commission’s Head of Children’s Health and Justice, Nigel Thompson, will then look into what has been learnt from SEND inspections.

Further talks follow before three sets of seminars, talks and workshops in the afternoon will focus on various topics that are relevant for teaching children with SEND.

Visit us

We will be at the Salford Special Educational Needs conference, so pay us a visit if you’d like to find out how we can help you.