The Strategy Summit
Building a community in SEND provision
Investigating multi-site provision across regions, local authorities, multi-academy trusts, clusters, partnerships and other groups of schools
20th September, Church House, Westminster
Following the success of the first Whole School SEND Summit in February, we are delighted to announce the Strategy Summit, which will focus on approaches to including and supporting learners with SEND across regions, local authorities, MATs, clusters and other groups of schools.
This event is for regional leads, Inclusion Leads, Directors of Inclusion, teachers, senior leaders, SENDCos, parents, trustees and governors. We ask that you are involved with SEND at a cross-school level and have a strong commitment to improving outcomes for learners with SEND.
Our aim is to strengthen our community of 4000 schools, leaders and advocates in order to develop thinking around cross-school inclusion and drive improvement nationwide.
Sir David Carter National Schools Commissioner
Warwick Mansell Journalist and author of Education by Numbers: The Tyranny of Testing
Anita Kerwin-Nye Chair, Whole School SEND
Sarah Driver Founder, Driver Youth Trust
Malcolm Reeve Director of Inclusion, Academies Enterprise Trust
Jennette Arnold OBE AM (Chair, Education Panel of the London Assembly)
Simon Knight Director, Whole School SEND
Rob Webster Director, MITA (Maximising the Impact of TAs)
Jackie Valin Headteacher, Southfield's Academy
Chris Rossiter Director, Driver Youth Trust
Adam Boddison Chief Executive, nasen
Michael Surr Education Development Officer, nasen
Timo Hannay Managing Director, SchoolDash
Lisa Ling (Director of Secondary, Whole Education)
Jacqui Verloren Van Themaat (Deputy Lead Family Inclusion Team and Specialist Lead in Education at Swiss Cottage School)
Tania Tirraoro (parent, author and CEO of Special Needs Jungle) and Renata Blower (campaigner, public speaker and journalist for Special Needs Jungle)
Dr Carol Robinson (Community Inclusion Lead, National Development Team for Inclusion)
Kiran Gill (Associate Fellow, Work and Welfare State, and Founder of The Difference)
The event will also serve as a platform for showcasing the latest resources and opportunities from Whole School SEND, including a free SEND Review programme for MATs, a free professional development programme for national SEND Advocates and a range of cutting edge resources from Whole School SEND partners.
Download the agenda here.
For directions to Church House click here.
For a list of hotels in the area click here.
Tickets are subsidised at £200.
In line with our policy of maximising access to as broad a group of contributors as possible, we have bursaries available for those to whom cost may be prohibitive.