Annual Conference 2017

21 and 22 March, Conference Aston Birmingham

Moving Forward – Progress and achievement in specialist further education

With the SEND reforms into their third year of implementation, and a year after Ofsted’s “Moving Forward?” report, Natspec’s 2017 conference focused on how providers and partner organisations have been working to make improvements through staff expertise, high quality resources, and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Day 1: “Moving in” included sessions and workshops on transition planning into college, working with LAs, designing effective study programme, partnership working, assistive technology and Prevent.  Delegates also enjoyed meeting Paralympian David Smith MBE, winner of Gold in the Boccia event in Rio, a bronze and silver in London, and another Gold in the Beijing Paralympics.

Download the presentations from Day 1 below.

Day 2: “Moving on” focused on creating good outcomes for learners with high needs, with sessions on transitions to independence, employment and links with employers, health and wellbeing, partnerships with health and social care, and post 19 opportunities.  HMI Nigel Evans concluded proceedings with some reflections on progress made since his thematic report was published in 2016.

Download the presentations from Day 2 below.

Save the date for 2018

24 and 25 April at Conference Aston, Birmingham

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