SEND Conference 2016

The SEND Conference Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice Conference: Celebrating the voices of children, young people and their families.

Event date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 at 12.30 PM


Wednesday 16 November 2016




Kedleston Road, University of Derby, DE22 1GB

About the event:

The SEND and Inclusion Team and the Institute of Education are proud to present their latest CPD event: Celebrating the voices of children, young people and their families.

About the 2016 conference

Delegates will be able to enjoy stimulating key note lectures, workshops and performances as well as enjoying a networking afternoon tea. The conference is relevant to practitioners, academics and students working in the field of SEND who are seeking a practical opportunity for reflection and inspiration.

Conference Programme




Arrival, registration and refreshments accompanied by the orchestra and choir of St Martins Special School.


Keynote: Staying at the heart of person centred planning
Pat Bullen: East Midlands SEND Reforms Lead/Raising Achievement Partner, Leicester City Council.


Workshop sessions

Workshop 1: Using drama therapy to harness children’s voice (Rebecca Morley).
Workshop 2: Child centred Reviews (Christine Rhodes and Marnie Aston).
Workshop 3: Enabling voice for children and young people with autism (Amanda Grant and Shally Saleri-Palmer).
Workshop 4: Facilitating voice through use of audio recordings (Grantham Additional Needs Foundation).
Workshop 5: Using student voice to direct enterprise work (Diane Ainsworth, Joe Johnson, St Martin’s Special School).


Afternoon Tea and networking


Keynote: Celebrating the voice of children and young people – The young people of Bemrose School.


Conference Close


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