Natspec National Conference

The Natspec National Conference returns to Hinckley Island on 21 & 22 June 2022. The conference is the largest specialist event for FE professionals who work with students with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and/or students funded through the high needs system. After an extended period of limited face-to-face encounters, we will be celebrating the power of collaboration. Just as colleges achieve the best outcomes for young people with SEND when they take an inter-disciplinary approach, we believe that bringing professionals together raises the standards of SEND provision across the FE sector. The two-day programme is packed with opportunities for SEND professionals to learn together, from one another and from experts from within and beyond our sector. Across the keynote speeches and workshops, you will hear how partnership-working and learning exchange has been a driving factor in creating new opportunities and raising aspirations for our students. The conference will also give delegates the chance to hear from policy makers and reflect on changes to the SEND landscape resulting from the government’s SEND review. Together, we will discuss and debate how further education providers can ensure that young people with SEND can achieve their aspirations and step forward with confidence into a bright future. Join event

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The Natspec National Conference returns to Hinckley Island on 21 & 22 June 2022. The conference is the largest specialist event for FE professionals who work with students with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and/or students funded through the high needs system.

After an extended period of limited face-to-face encounters, we will be celebrating the power of collaboration. Just as colleges achieve the best outcomes for young people with SEND when they take an inter-disciplinary approach, we believe that bringing professionals together raises the standards of SEND provision across the FE sector.

The two-day programme is packed with opportunities for SEND professionals to learn together, from one another and from experts from within and beyond our sector. Across the keynote speeches and workshops, you will hear how partnership-working and learning exchange has been a driving factor in creating new opportunities and raising aspirations for our students.

The conference will also give delegates the chance to hear from policy makers and reflect on changes to the SEND landscape resulting from the government’s SEND review. Together, we will discuss and debate how further education providers can ensure that young people with SEND can achieve their aspirations and step forward with confidence into a bright future.
2
Days
25
Speakers
3
Sponsors
50
Sessions

Sponsors

Conference Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Speakers

Clare Howard
Chief Executive Natspec
Will Quince MP
Will Quince MP
Minister for Children and Families
David Hughes
Chief Executive Association of Colleges
Lynette Barrett
Lynette Barrett
Chief Operations Officer National Star / Natspec Chair
Jim Aleander
Jim Aleander
Governance Advisor to the Post-16 Sector / Lead Governor Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Louise Benson
Louise Benson
Service Manager - Post 16 Statutory Assessment Team Nottinghamshire County Council
Dr Mark Dale
Dr Mark Dale
Principal & CEO Portland College
Dame Christine Lenehan
Dame Christine Lenehan
Director Council for Disabled Children
Sarah Goff
Sarah Goff
Safeguarding Disabled Young People Manager Ann Craft Trust / National Working Group on Safeguarding Disabled Children
Dale Parsons
Dale Parsons
Curriculum Coordinator Ambitious College
Joanne Rees-Proud
Joanne Rees-Proud
Principal Hedleys College
Neil Harrod-Beck
Assistive Technology Projects Manager Natspec
Fil McIntyre
TechAbility Manager and Assistive Technology Lead Natspec
Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison
SEND Post-16 Officer West Sussex County Council
Gareth Morewood
Gareth Morewood
Studio 3 Educational Adviser Studio 3 Training Systems Limited
Tracy Gillett
Tracy Gillett
Principal Condover College
Tara Chattaway
Tara Chattaway
Head of Education Thomas Pocklington Trust
Rosie Dempsey
Rosie Dempsey
Deputy Lead RNIB Children, Young People, Families & Education Service
Ben Bastin
Ben Bastin
Head of College Treloar's
Kate Brennan
Kate Brennan
Associate Natspec
Harriet Corp
Harriet Corp
Senior Trainer NAPPI uk
Emma Linney
Emma Linney
Careers Consultant Trainer and Developer Co-director of the Seeds of Change Enterprise Ltd
Simon Whitehouse
Simon Whitehouse
Head of Leadership & Management Development Asesoria Group Limited
Wendy Rainbow
Wendy Rainbow
IPSEA Legal Team Manager
Suzy Powell
Suzy Powell
Deputy Director for SEND Policy and Strategy Department for Education

Programme

Stages
Main Conference Room (Paris Suite)

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

Conference welcome & introductions

10:45 - 11:00
Clare Howard
Lynette Barrett

Keynote session 1: The national context

11:00 - 11:45
David Hughes
Suzy Powell

Session A: Hot Topics

11:45 - 13:00

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

Session B: Hot Topics

14:30 - 15:45

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Keynote session 2: Mainstream/specialist partnerships

16:15 - 16:45

Learners with autism – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 14 / 70

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks reception

19:00 - 19:45

Dinner

19:45 - 22:00
Room 11

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A4: Safeguarding young people with autism and learning disabilities

11:45 - 13:00
Sarah Goff Sarah Goff

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B11: Safeguarding young people with autism and learning disabilities

14:30 - 15:45
Sarah Goff Sarah Goff

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Learners with complex health needs – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 5 / 40

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Room 12

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A5: Co-creating staff training with students

11:45 - 13:00
Dale Parsons
Joanne Rees-Proud

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B12: Co-creating staff training with students

14:30 - 15:45
Dale Parsons
Joanne Rees-Proud

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Supported internships – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 23 / 32

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Room 13

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A1: The importance of feeling valued at work

11:45 - 13:00
Lynette Barrett Lynette Barrett

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B8: The importance of feeling valued at work

14:30 - 15:45
Lynette Barrett Lynette Barrett

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Learners with sensory impairment – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 5 / 25

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Room 14

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A6: Improve your technology outcomes

11:45 - 13:00
Neil Harrod-Beck
Fil McIntyre

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B13: Improve your technology outcomes

14:30 - 15:45
Neil Harrod-Beck
Fil McIntyre

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Level 2/3 qualification-based provision – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 5 / 25

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Room 16

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A3: Local authorities and colleges working together: effective commissioning

11:45 - 13:00
Louise Benson
Dr Mark Dale

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B10: Local authorities and colleges working together: effective commissioning

14:30 - 15:45
Louise Benson
Dr Mark Dale

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Multiple cohorts – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 9 / 40

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Hansom Suite

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A2: The role of governance in quality assurance and improvement

11:45 - 13:00
Jim Aleander Jim Aleander

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B9: The role of governance in quality assurance and improvement

14:30 - 15:45
Jim Aleander Jim Aleander

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

Learners with behaviours of concern – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 23 / 40

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00
Aviary Suite

10:00

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

22:00

A7: What next? Improving transitions out of college

11:45 - 13:00
Paul Morrison Paul Morrison

Lunch & informal networking in exhibition area

13:00 - 14:30

B14: What next? Improving transitions out of college

14:30 - 15:45
Paul Morrison Paul Morrison

Refreshment break & networking in exhibition area

15:45 - 16:15

PMLD provision – Building communities of practice

16:45 - 17:30

Occupancy : 10 / 40

Break & room check in

17:30 - 19:00

Exhibitors

NOCN Group
NOCN Group
IPSEA
IPSEA
NAPPI uk
NAPPI uk
The Careers & Enterprise Company
The Careers & Enterprise Company
Team Teach
Team Teach
First Actuarial LLP
First Actuarial LLP
Protocol
Protocol
Brain in Hand
Brain in Hand
National Centres for Excellence in SEND
National Centres for Excellence in SEND
Lifeways
Lifeways
Education and Training Foundation
Education and Training Foundation
YouTeachMe
YouTeachMe
Innovation Broking
Innovation Broking
Adaptive IT Solutions
Adaptive IT Solutions
Hettle Andrews
Hettle Andrews
Mind Of My Own
Mind Of My Own
Glean
Glean
The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE™ framework
The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE™ framework
National Star
National Star
Starfish Labs / Derwen College
Starfish Labs / Derwen College
The Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (FIN)
The Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (FIN)
Natspec
Natspec

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