Visitors to the event will have the chance to network and explore the latest developments in the SEND and education sector and will also be able to update their knowledge and learn from evidence-based practice. 

Delegates will also  have access to leading, award winning exhibitors, as well as several seminars and keynotes delivered by key figures in the sector. These will be available all day, so unlike previous years, you will have access to any of the seminars, meaning you pick and choose which are of most relevance and interest to you.  

Already secured your ticket to nasen Live 2017?  download and print  your day planner toolkit, this will help you organise your day so you can attend the seminars you want to attend.


What's on and when?

9.30am-10.30am – Registration

10.00am – 10.30am – Welcome, including special video introduction from Professor Stephen Hawking CBE, focusing on the subject of Dual and Multiple Exceptionality  (Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive at nasen, Stuart Miller, Deputy Director at the Department of Education)

10.30am – 12.55pm – Selection of seminars including*:

SEMH: The key issues in mental health and well-being for school leaders including SENCO’s and how to establish an effective whole school approach, delivered by Debbie Simmons, PLACE2BE.

Dual and Multiple Exceptionality: An introduction to the issues and practical guidance for practitioner, delivered by Professor Diane Montgomery PHD

Identifying and Supporting EAL learning who also have SEN, delivered by Rosie Oztekin, Birmingham Pupil Support Service

Making Learning Accessible: Practical Strategies for teachers, delivered by Alison Wilcox, Head of Education at nasen

SEND Leadership across a Multi Academy Trust: Opportunities, challenges and learning related to strategic leadership for SEND, delivered by Malcolm Reeve Executive Director for SEND & Inclusion at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

1.00pm -1.30pm – Keynote speech: Autism in girls, delivered by Professor Barry Carpenter, CBE, OBE, PHD

1.30pm – 3.55pm – Selection of seminars, including*:

Reassessing the role and impact of Teaching Assistants in inclusive classrooms delivered by Rob Webster, UCL, Institute of Education

Whole School SEND Consortium: delivered by Anita Kerwin-Nye, London Leadership Strategy and Michael Surr, Education Officer at nasen

Inclusive Approach to Assessment: delivered by Natalie Packer, Independent Education Consultant

Inclusion as a process not a place. What does this mean for the strategic leadership of SEND in schools? Delivered by Dr Rona Tutt OBE

Inclusive Teaching in Secondary Schools: Practical strategies for secondary practitioners, delivered by Kate Browning, local authority school improvement officer for SEND.

4.00pm - 4.30pm – ITIDE Launch. Michael Surr, nasen and Dr Susan Atkinson, Leeds Beckett University launch the work of the cross European project and the resulting supporting materials.

*please note, seminar session times may be subject to change 

Get your ticket

Ticket prices for nasen Live are £149 for nasen members and £199 for non-members (including a 12 month subscription to a nasen bronze membership).

The ticket price include light refreshments which are available to delegates all day.

What’s more, our venue, Birmingham ICC has teamed up with Virgin Trains to offer 25% off advanced travel tickets for the day, if you book your ticket with them from 12 weeks up to 23 hours before the event. 

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