Leeds City Council Primary and Secondary SEN 2022 Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Tuesday 17th May 2022

8.00am – 3.45pm

“Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible” Barack Obama

Mondale Events and Leeds City Council are delighted to be organising this one day Conference and Exhibition. Head Teachers, SEN Co-ordinators and Intervention Managers from Leeds schools who have already signed up for SENCo networks and conferences package (SLA) are being invited to attend this popular conference.

The focus this year is on reading; “all children in Leeds are supported to improve their fluency in reading taking into account their individual needs” (Leeds 3As Plan) and we are delighted to be welcoming Dr Paula Clarke as key note speaker. Paula is an associate professor at the University of Leeds and is a leading researcher and author on reading and language interventions.

Two staff per school are invited: head teachers and senior leaders for the keynote session and SENCOs for the full day, including a range of workshops. Full workshop details are available here. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day together with a buffet lunch for those delegates staying all day.

Alongside the Conference, Mondale Events are delighted to have been asked to organise an exhibition where a range of companies and organisations supplying to both Primary and Secondary Education will be displaying their products and services.

This event is likely to be very popular and companies wishing to exhibit are urged to book their space as soon as possible. Please view the list of those exhibitors already participating and contact us using the form below, should you be a Company wishing to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote your activity in this marketplace.

Delegate Registration


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Delegates are requested to register using the ‘delegate registration’ button to the left of this page and SENCOs are asked to select ONE workshop in each of the three workshop sessions. Workshops will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and, in the event of a workshop being full, delegates will be asked to choose alternatives.

Leeds schools who signed up for the 2021/22 LCC SENCo networks and conference package are entitled to two complimentary places at this popular conference.

Event Speakers

Dr Paula Clarke

Dr Paula Clarke

Dr Clarke is an Associate Professor in Psychological Approaches to Childhood and Inclusive Education in the School of Education at the University of Leeds. She leads the MA Special Educational Needs programme and is a member of the Inclusion Childhood and Youth Research Network, the Centre for Applied Education Research, and the Centre for Disability studies. Paula is a co-author of the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension and has worked on five reading and language intervention projects (funded by EEF, ESRC and the Big Lottery Fund) contributing to both intervention development and evaluation. Paula uses psychological theory and evidence to inform assessment and intervention approaches, and is particularly interested in methods that promote the exploration of language in multiple contexts, and sharing perspectives with peers to enrich understanding of text. Paula has primarily worked on teaching assistant delivered interventions, and has developed and refined methods for training and supporting teaching assistants to provide high quality personalised reading and language instruction to diverse populations of learners. Her expertise spans a number of special educational needs including Dyslexia, Autism, and Down syndrome and most of her research has involved learners in Key stages 2 and 3. She is also the lead author of ‘Developing Reading Comprehension’ published by Wiley Blackwell in 2013.
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Event Exhibitors

Chatterbug Speech and Language Therapy
Dyslexia Gold
Hodder Education
Leeds School Library Service
Outdoor Classrooms
Rockerbox News
Scanning Pens
Schofield & Sims
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