Monday 10 May
Webinar: Access to Community and Employment
Webinar: AAC and GDPR
Workshop 1A: Governance
Tuesday 11 May
Webinar: 10 Mobile apps we love
Webinar: Using apps to support students into work
Workshop 1B: Sharing innovation: learning from the NASS incubator projects
Wednesday 12 May
Keynote: Specialist FE and the Government’s SEND review: reflection and renewal
Webinar: Integration of learning and therapy for students with PMLD
Webinar: Getting started with AT for sensory learners
Workshop 1A: SEND and the law, with Ali Fiddy, Chief Executive, IPSEA
Workshop 1B: Your staff team: employment law in specialist colleges
An introduction to IPSEA
Chief Executive Ali Fiddy outlines IPSEA’s support for children and young people in England including details on how to become one of IPSEA’s trained volunteers ensuring young people and their families understand their legal rights and entitlements.
AoC Sport and disabled students
The Association of Colleges outline their work in increasing opportunities for disabled students to participate and volunteer in physical activities.
ETF and the Excellence Gateway
Teresa Carrol, the National Head for Inclusion at the Education & Training Foundation takes us on a tour of the SEND pages on the Excellence Gateway website highlighting resources of benefit to specialist colleges.
Natspec’s IAG report
Natspec’s own Ruth Perry and Kirsten Jones outline the findings and recommendations of a recent piece of Natspec research on parents’ experiences of information, advice and guidance on post-16 options for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Reforming the Mental Health Act
Carla Jones, National Lead for Safeguarding at the National Star College discusses proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act, its ramifications for people with autism and learning difficulties and the opportunities it may bring specialist colleges for enhanced collaborative working.
A functional communication training approach
Elly Heathcote, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist from the Seashell Trust presents the findings of their study on evaluating the impact of Functional Communication Training.
The social return on investment
Simon Charleton, CEO at St. John’s School and College, talks about the work they’re doing on looking at social return on investment, and how that can be measured and quantified to show what a difference a place at a specialist college makes to a young person and their family.