15th annual SENCO Update conference

Thursday 25 May 2017
Hilton London Wembley, London

We are also running a SENCO Masterclass PLUS on Friday 26th May. 

Why is this conference relevant?

As we head into the final year of implementation of the reforms, now is the time for SENCOs to take stock and come together to reflect on how to effectively meet the needs of learners. This is your opportunity to learn how to support staff deliver QFT and leave with a renewed focus on how to become an inclusive school.

What can I expect?

Attend in-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of over 12 practical workshops including:

  • How to provide a curriculum that meets need and explore alternative pathways
  • Strategies to support staff to deliver high-quality, differentiated teaching
  • Evidence-based and research-driven strategies to support the four broad areas of need
  • Best practice and new ideas for supporting students through transition
  • Build your leadership skills as a SENCO and manage 'top down' pressure

Plus, our SENCO Masterclass is back for a second year!

Have you been a SENCO for 5+ years? Ready to take your professional development to the next level? Are you up for the challenge?

Join our exclusive SENCO Masterclass on the day. This small group (there are just 20 places available) will work together throughout the afternoon sessions focusing on leadership, change management and preparation for year three of implementation.

Spaces are limited however, email karen.farrell@optimus-education.com to secure your place.

Who should attend

  • SENCOs
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Headteachers
  • Inclusion Managers
  • Learning Support Managers

What our delegates have said

“One of the most engaging conferences I’ve attended in 10 years of teaching”
Elizabeth Crawford, Associate AHT, Selby High School

“Very worthwhile and I can’t wait for next year”
Lesley Carneiro, SENCO, Evelyn Grace Academy

“Inspiring, empowering and a breath of fresh air in a very foggy educational world”
Inclusion Manager, Unicorn Primary School

“Every part of this conference has been really useful”
Sharyn Ailara, Assistant Head/Inclusion Manager, Milton Hall Primary

“Very informed and experience speakers addressed current issues in SEND”
Louise Meltzer, Individual Need Coordinator, Palmers Green High School

“Great and informative event. Good mix of ‘experts’ and teachers themselves sharing best practice”
J. Devaney, Shireland Collegiate

“Quality as usual!”
E. Burns, SENCO, St James’






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