SEND CPD Conference: ‘Coping with Cuts: Doing More with Less’

  • 02/05/2020 - 10:00
  • Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus

The conference aims to help practitioners develop their own collaborations and identify ways of working together to support student transitions.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from researchers, support organisations and education practitioners about:

  • National and local research findings and local trends and responses to SEND funding cuts
  • SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) preparation for transition to HE
  • Complying with the SEND Code of Practice 2015 with less funding
  • Support from the perspective of neurodiversity
  • Student autonomy and empowerment
  • Generic and specific support available to learners with SEND within education

And to:

  • Share the experiences of students at points of transition to HE/life after university
  • Encourage a community of practice through the sharing of positive and effective practice
  • Develop new relationships with local organisations

Date, time and location

Wed, 5 February 2020, 10:00 – 16:00

Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE

Keynote Speakers

Ben Bryant, Director, Isos ‘The SEND system in context: Pressures, trends and local strategies’

Julie Percival, Assistant Principal, Curriculum and High Needs, Steve Dixon, Head of School Foundation Learning & Gail Walmsley, Head of Learning Support, South Thames Colleges Group ‘High Needs Students in the FE Context’

Download the full programme here in Word document format or PDF. 

Who is it suitable for?
Anyone involved in the process of supporting students with additional/mental health needs.

• SENCos and Support staff in schools • Heads of Disability & Wellbeing • Disability Advisers • Inclusion Managers • Careers Advisers • Teaching Staff • University student support

This is a free event for Aimhigher London members, please email Kia Zamparelli for a booking form.

For non Aimhigher London members, booking is available via Eventbrite. Please click here to register your place.