Assessment within Special Educational Needs and Disability

Tuesday 4 Feb 2020
IBIS, ILEC Conference Centre, London
Understand the latest guidance to ensuring meaningful, holistic assessment for every SEND pupil


‘These children are an asset to society, not a burden. Let’s give them all the best start in life.’ - Layla Moran, TES, June 2019

Why is this conference relevant?

The current state of play for SEND assessment is both creative yet challenging in its complexity.

As we await the roll-out of further statutory guidance for the new academic year, the lack of a common assessment language has left schools and local education stakeholders to their own devices.

This has often resulted in a disjointed assessment provision that doesn’t effectively fulfil pupils’ individual needs.

What can I expect?

This one-day conference will host insightful keynotes and content-rich workshops, arming you with invaluable guidance to ensure effective, pupil-led SEND assessment within your school: 

  • take away need-to-know guidance on the current national expectations for SEND assessment content and practice 
  • gain practical, cost-effective strategies to ensure a curriculum-driven assessment that enables more meaningful and holistic tracking of SEND pupils’ progress 
  • optimise relationships with classroom teachers and external agencies to establish a common ground for assessment approaches, ensuring small-step progress is recognised and accounted for
  • learn how to manage SENCO workload efficiently and effectively.

Who should attend?

  • SENCOs 
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers

This event is relevant for both mainstream and special schools. 

What our delegates have said 

'Excellent speakers with food for thought, ideas for improvement and evidence to enable BOLD new moves in my setting' – Assistant Headteacher, Nether Hall School 

'Thought provoking and informative – going away with lots of things to do and research' – SENCO, Burhill Primary School 

'Great event with superb speakers who were extremely skilled. Super!' - Assistant Headteacher and SEND Leader, Yattendon School