Leeds City Council Primary and Secondary SEN Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Tuesday 21st May 2019

8.00am – 3.45pm

       

Great Expectations: Delivering quality SEND provision in your school.

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 are being invited to attend this popular conference.

David Bartrum is the key note speaker. David has been a leader in SEND for over 15 years and currently provides support to a range of teaching schools and MATS as a SEND advisor and to local authorities on the strategic development of SEND provision.

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. 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.

Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES

Delegates are requested to register using the ‘delegate registration’ button to the left of this page and to select ONE workshop in each of the three 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.

Registration is only open to those schools subscribed to Leeds City Council’s SENCo networks and conference package.

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

1A. **NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** SENCOs, what does the New Ofsted Inspection Framework mean for you?

Patrick Kelly, SENSAP

This session explores the implications of the new Ofsted framework for SENCos, including the new ‘personal development’ criteria, in terms of what it means and how it can be evidenced. We will also look at the new duty to evidence  schools’ compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. The session should enable you as SENCos to feel more confident and surefooted, and ultimately, better prepared for inspections under the new framework.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 hour

1B. **NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** A Graduated Approach to curriculum development (PRIMARY)

Janet Clark, SENIT

In this workshop will utilise reading as a vehicle to plot your school’s current approach to teaching reading in early years, KS1 and KS2, within the Universal, Universal plus, targeted and specialist framework;  the graduated approach.

Please bring along outline information about your schools approach to reading.

Delegates will be provided with examples of ‘good practice’ and evidenced based interventions.

There will be opportunities to celebrate and share your good practice and reflect upon next steps to enhance your school’s provision.

This will be a useful approach to take back to school to encourage all class teachers to reflect upon quality differentiation in their teaching to ensure the SEND cohort needs are met within Universal and Universal Plus.  This approach can also be used to support the self-evaluation of other areas of the curriculum.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 Hour

1C. EHC Needs Assessment; what you need to know

Katy Smith & Rhena Khan, SENSAP

This session will provide clarity for all those SENCOs and Head teachers who wish to have a greater understanding of maximising the chance of an EHC Needs Assessment request being agreed.

The SENSAP teams’ workshop will include practical, hands-on learning as well as elements of discussions, case studies and application to your own context.

As a result of this session, all delegates will have:

  • a basic awareness of the legislation
  • an in-depth understanding of robust evidence required for an EHC Needs Assessment
  • a practical understanding of their role in relation to a request for an EHC Needs Assessment

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 Hour

1D. SEMH Continuum of provision; (SECONDARY)

Rossan Herah-Robinson, SENIT

The workshop will aim to develop a clear understanding of the definition of Social Emotional & Mental Health needs within the Code of Practice and the new Ofsted Framework. We will look at what does good quality universal provision looks like for children and young people with SEMH needs, who is responsible for implementing the provision and what are the barriers to effecting good quality provision as a strategic lead for SEN in secondary settings. We will explore what we can do to promote a positive and inclusive attitude as part of the graduated approach towards SEMH needs.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 Hour

2A.**NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** FFI; what you need to know plus Q and A session

Kirsty Quayle, SENSAP

This workshop will entail a revisit of all current FFI processes and timescales. It will provide an overview of all the required information for each band of funding including EYFFI and SENDIF processes. The workshop will feature a Question and answer session for delegates to raise general FFI queries. In light of changes/removal of P levels the   session will also provide information about updates and changes to the process moving forward and allow for consultation and feedback on these.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

2B. **NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** Promoting positive mental health through increasing mindfulness and reducing anxiety

Max Yeoman, SENIT

The promotion of mental health needs is a whole school responsibility and your school culture, ethos and environment can have a profound influence on both pupil and staff mental wellbeing.

  • Would you like your students to adopt a ‘Can do’ attitude and approach?
  • Would you like your students to be able to think more positively about themselves and independently manage negative thoughts and emotions??
  • Would you like to be able to thrive under pressure and overcome challenges at greater ease?

Then this workshop could be for you

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

2C. EHC Needs Assessment; what you need to know

Katy Smith & Rhena Khan, SENSAP

This session will provide clarity for all those SENCOs and Head teachers who wish to have a greater understanding of maximising the chance of an EHC Needs Assessment request being agreed.

The SENSAP teams’ workshop will include practical, hands-on learning as well as elements of discussions, case studies and application to your own context.

As a result of this session, all delegates will have:

  • a basic awareness of the legislation
  • an in-depth understanding of robust evidence required for an EHC Needs Assessment
  • a practical understanding of their role in relation to a request for an EHC Needs Assessment

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

2D. Supporting children with communication difficulties (PRIMARY)

Keith Atkin & Jayne Watson, SENIT

This workshop will provide an overview of the progression of early communication skills. Delegates will gain an understanding of how children with limited language are able to communicate their needs.

Within a class room setting a range of strategies can be implemented to enable access to the curriculum and social communication to promote inclusion.  Today we will explore a range of these such as Intensive Interaction, Picture Exchange Communication System [PECS] and the use of visual images.

Delegates will have an overview of a range of strategies and we will sign post to additional information to gain more depth and understanding of communication difficulties and appropriate strategies to support pupils.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

3A. FFI; what you need to know plus Q and A session

Kirsty Quayle, SENSAP

This workshop will entail a revisit of all current FFI processes and timescales. It will provide an overview of all the required information for each band of funding including EYFFI and SENDIF processes. The workshop will feature a Question and answer session for delegates to raise general FFI queries. In light of changes/removal of P levels the   session will also provide information about updates and changes to the process moving forward and allow for consultation and feedback on these.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

3B. **NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** SENCOs, what does the New Ofsted Inspection Framework mean for you?

Patrick Kelly, SENSAP

This session explores the implications of the new Ofsted framework for SENCos, including the new ‘personal development’ criteria, in terms of what it means and how it can be evidenced. We will also look at the new duty to evidence  schools’ compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. The session should enable you as SENCos to feel more confident and surefooted, and ultimately, better prepared for inspections under the new framework.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

3C. **NOW FULL - PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION** Making a difference to your Schools SEMH provision

Gill Mullens, Healthy Schools Advisor

This workshop will look at what can be used to improve and measure the impact of interventions on SEMH.

Tools that will be looked at will be the My Health, My School Survey, Healthy Schools School Health Check and the new Healthy Schools Early Years.

Throughout the session delegates will also have time to understand how the You, Me, PSHE and MindMate SEMH schemes of work can improve a schools SEMH prevision.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

3D. Autism: Recognising signs of anxiety and identifying masking behaviours

Heike Cameron, Carolina Magson & Tim Gleave, STARS

Many children on the autism spectrum mask and contain anxiety at school which can have a detrimental impact on mental and emotional health.

In this workshop we will look at

  • anxiety and how it might present
  • the reasons why an autistic child might mask and contain their anxiety
  • the impact of masking on the child’s emotional health
  • what can we do to help in school

Day: Tuesday
Time: 2:45 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Event Speakers

David Bartram OBE

David Bartram OBE

As a specialist SEND consultant, David has visited and worked with over three hundred schools working collaboratively with London Challenge, the National College and the Department for Education (DfE). He was Director for SEND at the London Leadership Strategy, advisor to the Mayor of London's education team and currently provides support to a range of teaching school alliances and local authorities on the strategic development of SEND provision. David’s key note speech will explore strategies for delivering great SEND provision in your school including: - Strengthening your leadership, establishing your vision and what you want to change - Working effectively with your teachers, pupils and parents to get collective buy-in - Sharing practical approaches to get things done, and the systems and processes that need to be in place.
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Event Exhibitors

Celsian Education
ChatterBug
Edukey Education
eTeach
Leeds for Learning/Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Team
Mable Therapy
NAHT
Nessy Learning
Oxford University Press
Playtime by Fawns
Randstad
RS Assessment from Hodder Education
Scanning Pens
Schofield & Sims
Spacekraft Limited
Streetscape Products & Services
The Pilot Pen Co Ltd
Titan Furniture
Widgit
Yorkshire Dyslexia
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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