SEND professionals are invited to attend the Special Education Needs Conference in Manchester on November 14th.
The conference at the University of Salford will focus on the key challenges set out by the Education Committee’s recent inquiry into the support for children and young people with SEND.
Speakers will examine whether the Government’s stated ambitions for simpler, improved and consistent help for youngsters with SEND have been met. Presentations will provide practical solutions and examples of best practice from across the age range of provisions.
Alongside this inquiry, councils are set to benefit from a £50million funding boost to create additional school places and state-of-the-art facilities for children with SEND.
These measures build on the Government’s reforms to improve the lives of children and young people with additional needs, through the introduction of the new Education Health and Care (EHC) plans which aim to help children access a world-class education, with facilities and support that meets their individual needs.
Organisers say, “Join us at the Special Education Needs Conference to hear the latest developments in SEND provision and support, advice for parents, teachers and other public sector staff working to give SEND pupils the best possible education."
“You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and frameworks, as well as sharing your own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about SEND in England.”