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2024 Annual SENCo Conference


The annual Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator Conference will take place on Friday 5th July, 2024, at the University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA, in room P0.32. The conference is aimed specifically at SEN(D)Cos and Senior Management teams, but will also be relevant for all those interested in special and/or additional learning and support needs and disability provision in settings, schools and colleges. 

Early booking is suggested, as numbers may be limited. Please note booking for tickets will close on the 21st June. 

09:30 Registration

  • 09.45 Welcome. (Janice Wearmouth, Course Leader, National Award for SEN(D) Co-ordination programme)
  • 10.00 Updates on recent developments in SEND law, and the implications for practice across the ages/stages of education for SENDCos and Head Teachers. (Maria Bloom, Independent Provider of Special Education Advice, IPSEA)

11.00 Refreshments available gratis

  • 11.20 Responding Proactively, Actively, and Reactively to SEMH in Schools. (Hannah Pascoe)
  • 12.20 How to accommodate for the hidden need in classrooms: signs to look out for in the classroom - poor mental health / anxiety, the do's and don'ts, understanding the resilience framework, how to listen properly and how to do a quick self-check. (Cat Magee)

13.00 Light lunch available gratis

  • 13.45 Supporting children in learning mathematics: how addressing mathematics anxiety in adult educators may aid the children they work with. (Karen Wicks)
  • 14.30 The Role of Teaching Assistants in Supporting Autistic Students in Mainstream Secondary Schools. (Sophy Hughes)

Any queries about the conference should be addressed to Professor Janice Wearmouth: [email protected]

Attendee CategoryCostPlace(s) Available  
2024 Senco Delegate£10.000[Read More]
2024 Senco UoB STAFF Delegate£0.000[Read More]

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