Visit us at the Tes SEN Show


Our team will be at the UK’s largest special educational needs (SEN) show this October, and we’d love to see you there too.

The Tes SEN Show – held on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October – will include seminars, workshop sessions and discussions related to the most important issues that influence those with special educational needs in school.

Here we’ll provide an overview of the event, so you can be aware of what to expect.

Hosted at the Business Design Centre in London, the SEN show represents an opportunity for SEN professionals from across the education sector to network, discover new products and listen to respected names and expert speakers.

Targeting support staff, teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) and parents, the event aims to provide all of the tools necessary to assist pupils with SEN to ensure that they can reach their full potential.

What to expect at the Tes SEN Show

More than 4,800 people attended the free event in 2017, and a wide array of engaging workshops will be run across the two days.

Speakers will explore topics relating to policy and provision, best practice and new developments, while a Parent and Carer Forum will enable people to network, share tips and get advice for supporting those with SEN.

The Tes SEN Show aims to enhance education for children with SEN, by aiding the professional development of staff that care for them.

All of the latest developments in social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) will be covered, as will policy alternations concerning the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) code of practice.

More than half of the sessions will directly relate to the Code, while statutory guidance for primary and secondary teaching staff will be another key area of focus.

Alongside a range of free-to-attend workshops and 42 CPD certified seminars, numerous expert speakers will also be on hand to impart their knowledge.

The main speakers

A wide array of consultants, specialist teachers and others from local authorities and national organisations have been lined up to speak at the show.

The first keynote speaker will be free-to-attend and will get underway at 9.30am in the auditorium, giving attendees an opportunity to quiz several policy influencers, advocates and visionaries.

More information on the speakers for the Tes SEN Show 2018 can be found here.

The seminars

Delivered by the numerous speakers, the Tes SEN show is also renowned for a range of seminars that approach all of the main issues relating to SEN, schooling and home life.

The extensive set of seminars features the leading names in SEN and looks to provide inspirational insight – expect to hear plenty on SEMH and implementing the SEN Code of Practice.

To assist those in attendance, the seminars are divided into three levels as follows:

• Level 1: For those new to SEN or with very limited knowledge.

• Level 2: For those with some knowledge or experience of SEN.

• Level 3: For those with extensive knowledge of SEN or the topic being discussed.

More information on the seminars and those delivering them can be found here.

The Parent and Carer Forum

Designed to provide a safe space where carers and parents alike can seek advice and support from their peers, the forum will focus on how best to support young people with SEN.

Senior teachers, parents and visionaries will be present, with sessions looking into autism and mental health, becoming a parent leader, and parental rights, among others.

If you work with children with SEN in any capacity, we welcome you to attend the Tes SEN Show 2018 to discover how you can help to enhance their education.

You’ll find us at stall 119.