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 2018?  download and print  your day planner toolkit, this will help you organise your day so you can attend the seminars you want to attend.   

Plan your day 2018.pdf

What's on and when?

9.30am-10.30am – Registration

10.00am – 10.45am – Welcome and Opening Address from Dr Adam Boddison: Chief Executive at nasen, Nadhim Zahawi:Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families and Fiona Millar: writer, journalist and patron of nasen.

10:45 - 11:30am - Making the Most of Partnerships: Strategic Working in Challenging Times: Margaret Mulholland (Swiss Cottage School)

10:50 - 11:20am - An introduction to @ResearchSEND: Michelle Haywood (University of Wolverhampton)

10:55 - 11:40am - Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants: Lessons Learned from Schools and Classrooms: Rob Webster (UCL)

11:00 - 11:45am - How to Improve Universal Classroom Provision for Learners with Autism: How to Increace Teachers’ Confidence about Autism including Latest Research/Best Practice: Bob Lowndes (Autism Education Trust)

11:30 - 12:00pm - Resources for using Lesson Study for Special Needs and Inclusive Education: Brahm Norwich (Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs,University of Exeter)

11:45 - 12:30pm - Nurture and its Impact: Kevin Kibble (Nurture Group Network)

11:55 - 12:40pm - Common Misconceptions about the Legal Framework for Supporting Children and Young People with SEND: Ali Fiddy (IPSEA)

12:00 -12:45pm - Making SEN Support Work: Lesley Brine (Pupil and School Support, Birmingham LA)

12:10 - 12:40pm - An Evidence-Based Approach to SEND in ITE: Des Hewitt (Head of Primary Education,University of Warwick)

1:15 - 1:45pm - The State of the Nation for Communication: Jean Gross CBE (National Expert on SEN)  

1:50 - 2:20pm - Making the most of the nasen journals/app: Graham Hallett and Fiona Hallett ( Editors of BJSE - British Journal of Special Education)

1:50 - 2:35pm - Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of your School Community: Jaime Smith and Brenda McHugh (Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families)

2:00 - 2:45pm - Ofsted and SEND: The Facts and The Myths: Jonathan Jones (Ofsted) 

2:15 - 3:00pm - Acquired Brain Injury – The Unknown and Hidden Disability: Louise Wilkinson (Child Brain Injury Trust) 

2:30 - 3:00pm - Demystifying Quality First Teaching and Assessing its Impact on Schools’ Inclusive Practices - The SENCo Perspective: Sean Bracken (Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Worcester)

2:50 - 3:35pm - Preparing for Adulthood: Approaches and Strategies for Schools: Pat Bullen (NDTi) 

3:00 - 3:45pm - nasen Sponsors’ Seminar Sessions Fiona Walker (Nisai Group), Mark Loveday (GL Assessment) and Susanna Gray-Jones (Axcis Education)

3:10 - 3:40pm - Practical Advice on Getting Published: Rebecca Harkin (Publisher at Wiley) 

3:15 - 4:00pm - Leading and Adapting Teaching to Respond to the Strengths and Needs of Students with SEND in the Secondary Classroom: Kate Browning (SEN Consultant and nasen associate)

*please note, seminar session times may be subject to change , and that all views expressed are speaker views only.

Get your ticket

Ticket prices for nasen Live are £149 for nasen members and £199 for non-members, gold members are invited to join us at nasen Live for FREE! Organisation members can claim up to three free tickets and individual members can get one free ticket. To find out how to claim your free ticket, or to upgrade to gold please call the team on: 01827 311 500.

The ICC, Birmingham, 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.