Leading experts in the field of SEND will join with teachers and researchers to pool knowledge and experience at a major conference this weekend.
The #ResearchSEND event will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with Entrust, at its Walsall Campus on Saturday, February 11.
Professor Michelle Lowe, Director of Education at the University, said: “The Institute of Education is delighted to be hosting #ResearchSEND. There is a huge amount of positive and engaging work in schools to support and nurture children with special educational needs and disabilities and this is a great opportunity to celebrate the teachers and other staff who support them. The event is aimed at SEND practitioners, teachers and school leaders, and will provide an opportunity to hear how research by teachers can feed back into the classroom environment.”
Key opinion leaders who are driving national debates on good practice in SEND and inclusion will be present, as will leading experts in the field of teachers as researchers.
The event is aimed at SEND practitioners, school leadership teams, headteachers and deputy headteachers.
Sharon Kelly, Director of Education Services at Entrust, said “We are proud of our partnership with the University and our wider role in helping to deliver education and skills support services to Local Authorities, early years settings, maintained schools and academies across the UK. Teachers are unsung heroes and we are privileged to be able to support their recognition and help to highlight the amazing work they are doing.”
The range of speakers includes Rob Webster, MITA Lead and Researcher, UCL Institute of Education; Nancy Gedge, SEND specialist and author of ‘Inclusion for Primary Schools Teachers’ and Professor Philip Garner, Professor of Education at The University of Northampton.
All are leaders in the national debate on good practice in SEND and inclusion.
Invited panel guests include Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the National College of Teaching; Sir Toby Salt, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust; Professor Michelle Lowe, CEO Education Central Multi Academy Trust and Director of Education at the University of Wolverhampton and Kerry Jordan-Daus, WomenED SE Regional Lead and Head of Partnership at Canterbury Christ Church University.
For more information about the event, visit: https://www.education-central.org.uk/events/eventdetails.php?eventid=527