Curriculum Conundrum: developing a SEN curriculum post-Rochford

The Rochford Review has given schools an opportunity to develop their own, more responsive curriculum supported by in-school assessment approaches.  As leadership teams rise to this challenge, we bring together school leaders and practitioners who will share their curriculum journey in the light of the Rochford review, sharing their insight, best practise and practical strategies.

This conference is crucial for those schools who need to design and implement such a curriculum within a pupil centred, whole school framework and those who have already begun this journey.

At the end of the day you will:

understand successful strategies for designing and implementing your own curriculum

have a greater awareness of the issues/pitfalls/successes other schools have expereienced developing a curriculum

take away practical strategies, curriculum innovations and best practice formats

understand how teaching and learning can be personalised for pupil engagement

This collaborative day will begin by asking how schools,  faced with the increasing challenge of meeting the needs of 21st century learners with complex learning difficulties and disabilities, can lead and manage this curriculum change as part of meeting those needs.

We will then hear from four schools, each at a different point in their curriculum journey and with a different focus, how they have addressed, managed and succeeded in making these vital curriculum changes.

 

AGENDA – MANCHESTER

9.30am Welcome & Chair’s introduction – Richard Hirstwood

9.45am – 10.45pm Leading Change: making the curriculum work for learners with SEND – Steve Phillips, Independent SEND Consultant.

10.45am – 11am Coffee

11am – 12pm The Power of Engagement – Karen Lewis & Sara Clarkson, Fairfields School.

12pm – 1pm Beaumont Hill – A whole school approach to the assessment of pupils with complex and additional needs – Adrian Lynch, Beaumont Hill Academy.

1pm Lunch

2pm – 3pm An alternative approach to using the Engagement Tool: Jan Collins, Fountaindale School.

3pm TEA

3.15pm – 4.15pm ‘One size fits one‘ – the journey towards a truly integrated approach; learning what is needed and measuring what matters: Rachel Kay, Chorley Mayfield School.

4.15pm PLENARY

4.30pm Close of day!

AGENDA – LONDON

9.30am Welcome & Chair’s introduction – Richard Hirstwood

9.45am – 10.45am Leading Change: making the curriculum work for learners with SEND – Steve Phillips, Independent SEND Consultant.

10.45am Coffee

11am – 12pm The Power of Engagement – Karen Lewis & Sara Clarkson, Fairfields School.

12pm – 1pm ‘A journey into the unknown’ – Jo Williams, Dysart School.

1pm Lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm – An alternative approach to using the Engagement Tool: Jan Collins, Fountaindale School

3pm TEA

3.15pm – 4.15pm Inviting children with Autism to expand their world, with irresistible invitations to learn – Sally Markwell and Rachel Watts, Linden Bridge School.

4.15pm PLENARY

4.30pm Close of day

Cost: 

Early Bird Tickets before 21 July 2018: £295  plus VAT per place, including refreshments & lunch.

Standard Tickets after 21 July 2018: £325  plus VAT per place, including refreshments & lunch.

When and where?

9 November 2018 – Manchester

23 November 2018 – London

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE DIFFERENT AGENDAS/PRESENTATIONS FOR THE MANCHESTER AND LONDON EVENTS.

Who should come to this?

This will be appropriate for senior leaders, middle leaders and classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings & those with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, who are working with pupils with PMLD/CLDD & Autism.

Supporting notes/documentation.

All pertinent presentations and movies from the day will be available to you on our website, so that you can continue your learning journey after the end of the day – and to share with your colleagues!

Times & housekeeping: 

We begin the day from 8.45am with coffee and registration.  Presentations will begin at 9.30am and finish around 4.30pm.

All refreshments and a lovely lunch are provided!