Leeds City Council Primary and Secondary SEN Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

8.00am – 4.00pm

   

 

SENCo as lynchpin; leading and driving improvement

 

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.

Anita Devi is the key note speaker. Anita is a special educational needs consultant, policy developer, strategist and trainer with experience from early years to postgraduate provision in the UK and overseas.

A range of workshops will also be available focusing on SEN practice and systems. For example; using assistive technology to support SpLD needs, sensory impairment, knowing and using your data well, dyslexia, an Early Years audit tool, Autism and girls ……and more!

Two staff per school are invited; head teachers and senior leaders for the keynote sessions until late morning and SENCOs for the full day, including 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 around 20 companies and organisations supplying to Education will have the opportunity to promote their products and services to this target audience.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to take a stand and/or sponsor this event as it is expected to be well attended and space is limited.

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Programme

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

Please note that this Conference is now full and no further registrations can be accepted.

Workshops

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

1A. The Challenges of Sensory Impairment in the Classroom

*NOW FULL*

Paddy Kidd and Catherine White – DAHIT and VIT, Complex Needs Service

This interactive session, led by staff from the Sensory Service, will raise awareness of potential barriers to access and inclusion for children and young people with hearing and/or visual impairment in school, and suggest some simple strategies to overcome these. Participants will have the opportunity to experience activities under simulation to develop their understanding of the issues, and will be given information about how to follow up on any concerns they may have about children in their school.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

1B. Using FFT Aspire to evaluate outcomes for SEND pupils and inform target-setting

*NOW FULL*

Becky Lawrence – Performance Programme Manager, Children’s Services

Many Leeds primary and secondary schools subscribe to FFT Aspire. This interactive session will show delegates how to make best use FFT Aspire evaluation and target-setting functionality for your SEND pupils, and understand how to make comparisons to similar groups nationally.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

1C. Dyslexia: Z to A (Secondary)

*NOW FULL*

Jan Levi – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

An interactive session to help you to get to know the updated Dyslexia Guidelines and the FFI funding process for dyslexia. Bring your Smartphone so you can access the quiz! There will also be a question and answer session where all your queries can be discussed, including access arrangements.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

1D. Mapping Provision for pupils with SpLD (Dyslexia)

*NOW FULL*

Jenny Scott & Jill Igoe – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

This workshop will support primary SENCos who are on a journey towards developing their provision for pupils with SpLD (Dyslexia).

This is an interactive session with a game plan to look at what quality provision for pupils with dyslexia feels like. It explores good practice in schools across the city and shares ideas and resources. This workshop is suitable for all primary SENCos and promises to bring new ideas regardless of experience.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

1E. Time management in 5 easy steps

*NOW FULL*

Anita Devi – Key note speaker

Do you get to the end of the day and feel you have achieved nothing?

Would you like to be 6 weeks ahead of yourself?

Would you like your weekends back?

This workshop is for you!

Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

2A. Using assistive technology to support pupils with SpLD

*NOW FULL*

Simon Bradshaw – IT Consultant and Teacher

A practical workshop looking at a range of APPS, many of which are free/ limited cost, which provide support for pupils with SpLD within quality first teaching and targeted interventions.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2B. Using FFT Aspire to evaluate outcomes for SEND pupils and inform target-setting

*NOW FULL*

Becky Lawrence – Performance Programme Manager, Children’s Services

Many Leeds primary and secondary schools subscribe to FFT Aspire. This interactive session will show delegates how to make best use FFT Aspire evaluation and target-setting functionality for your SEND pupils, and understand how to make comparisons to similar groups nationally.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2C. Shared Scripts

*NOW FULL*

Katey Lambert – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

In this workshop we will explore using a ‘social story’ type approach to support social, emotional and behavioural needs. Working with colleagues you can then identify a key behaviour and prepare a ‘social script’ to support change that can be shared with the pupil, their parents and staff.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2D. Girls and Autism

*NOW FULL*

Jess Lofthouse – STARS, Complex needs Service

Why are less girls than boys diagnosed with Autism?

How does Autism present differently in girls?

What can schools do to support?

In this workshop come and learn about how autism affects girls, why there are not as many girls as boys who are diagnosed and strategies to support autistic girls in your school.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2E. Self-Evaluation Audit Tool for Early Years and Primary Settings

*NOW FULL*

Verity Barber & Janet Clark – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

As a strategic leader for SEND in your school do you want to ensure that SEND provision and practice is secure and embedded?

Can you clearly and concisely demonstrate your knowledge of SEND statutory requirements including the graduated response, SEND provision and the continuing professional development of school staff?

This work shop will provide you with a comprehensive tool to enable you as SENCo to self-evaluate the SEND provision in your primary school which will inform action planning and Ofsted preparation.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3A. Using assistive technology to support pupils with SpLD

*NOW FULL*

Simon Bradshaw – IT Consultant and Teacher

A practical workshop looking at a range of APPS, many of which are free/ limited cost, which provide support for pupils with SpLD within quality first teaching and targeted interventions.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3B. Developmental Coordination Disorder - working together to achieve outcomes

*NOW FULL*

Sarah Haggis – Children’s Occupational Therapist

The workshop will cover what DCD (sometimes referred to as dyspraxia) is and how to recognise it. It’ll give case examples to show how children can be supported to achieve in school. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about movement concerns you may have around your pupils.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3C. Shared Scripts

*NOW FULL*

Katey Lambert – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

In this workshop we will explore using a ‘social story’ type approach to support social, emotional and behavioural needs. Working with colleagues you can then identify a key behaviour and prepare a ‘social script’ to support change that can be shared with the pupil, their parents and staff.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3D. Mapping Provision for pupils with SpLD (Dyslexia)

*NOW FULL*

Jenny Scott & Jill Igoe – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

This workshop will support primary SENCos who are on a journey towards developing their provision for pupils with SpLD (Dyslexia).

This is an interactive session with a game plan to look at what quality provision for pupils with dyslexia feels like. It explores good practice in schools across the city and shares ideas and resources. This workshop is suitable for all primary SENCos and promises to bring new ideas regardless of experience.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3E. Self-Evaluation Audit Tool for Early Years and Primary Settings

*NOW FULL*

Verity Barber & Janet Clark – SENIT, Complex Needs Service

As a strategic leader for SEND in your school do you want to ensure that SEND provision and practice is secure and embedded?

Can you clearly and concisely demonstrate your knowledge of SEND statutory requirements including the graduated response, SEND provision and the continuing professional development of school staff?

This work shop will provide you with a comprehensive tool to enable you as SENCo to self-evaluate the SEND provision in your primary school which will inform action planning and Ofsted preparation.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Event Speakers

Anita Devi

Anita Devi

Anita is a special educational needs consultant, policy developer, strategist and trainer with experience from early years to postgraduate provision in the UK and overseas. As a previous SENCO, serving on SLT and full time classroom teacher, Anita knows the many challenges SENCOs face. Since 2009, Anita Devi has worked with organisations such as Nasen and other national SENCO Award providers to explore SENCO well-being. As the lynchpin in schools for leading and managing on all areas related to SEND Anita recognises that ‘SENCOs are like gold dust’. In this keynote she will explore practical approaches to supporting the well-being of the SENCo, by the individual themselves as well as the team around them.
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Event Exhibitors

ChatterBug
Crystal Facilities Management Ltd
Interactions Speech and Language Therapy
KRCS Group Limited
Langley Waterproofing Systems Limited
Leeds City Council 0-19 School Improvement Team
Leeds Community Healthcare - Children's Speech and Language Therapy
LexiaUK Ltd
Mable Therapy
Mighty Writer
Mike Ayres Design
NatWest MoneySense
Nessy Learning
Ruskin Mill Trust
Schools Advisory Service
SkillForce
Spacekraft Limited
Speech Link Multimedia Ltd
Supply Desk
University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre
Yorkshire Dyslexia
Your Family Matters
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