Nasen Live is moving Home!

  • 15 Oct 2015
  • By Guy Bennett
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Next year’s nasen Live event will be taking place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

The new programme (being shared in November Special) has been based on analysis of our successful 2015 event and the valuable delegate feedback received. Requested was more information on ‘what works’ at classroom level concerning effective intervention and support for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our seminar programme and exhibitor listings will reflect this.

Nasen Live 2016 will take place on a Friday and Saturday – 29-30 April 2016. By offering the event on a Saturday we can extend nasen Live to a broader audience, and improve accessibility for those who find it difficult to take time out of their busy working week to attend – again in response to delegate feedback.

Nasen Live 2016 will again aim to meet the professional development needs of all those working within the special and additional educational needs field. Since the last nasen Live, embedding the SEND Code of Practice continues, and nasen’s focus remains to drive support for teachers, practitioners and SENCOs across the 0–25 age range. With 25 seminars across the two-day event, free SEND updates and briefings, there is a jam-packed programme for everyone to access and enjoy.

The venue

The Royal Armouries in Leeds is a multi-million pound purpose-built museum that opened to the public in 1996. Located at Leeds Dock, the museum is only a short distance from the centre of Leeds. Travel to and from the venue couldn’t be easier and all transport details will be available on our brand new nasen Live 2016 webpage, coming soon.

Leadership summit

Nasen is delighted to welcome a wide range of professional experts and partners who are contributing to our seminar programme across the two days. Our exciting programme includes a new feature exclusively for school leaders – a leadership summit, after school hours, with refreshments. This will take the form of a structured panel session where leading speakers in SEND will present a series of short keynotes, each addressing a main feature of strategic leadership for SEND, including funding implications of proposed changes for SEN, schools’ commissioning services and developing new provision.

Online offer - Assess, Plan, Do, Review

Our free online offer for SEND continuing professional development (CPD) for all – Assess, Plan, Do, Review – will be showcased at nasen Live 2016. The online offer of support and training for every teacher of every child will be freely available to access at the event, with nasen staff on hand to explain the benefits of this new resource for you and your staff.

SEN resource and service suppliers

As always, nasen Live will showcase the best SEN resources and service providers. Companies such as Rising Stars, LDA, Special Direct, Yellow Door, SEN Learning have already signed up to the event, to name but a few! Exhibitors at nasen Live really appreciate being able to talk to delegates face to face, as practitioners’ feedback is extremely useful in developing their products and services.

Who should attend?

Nasen Live caters for anyone working in the field of special and additional educational needs and disability, including leaders and headteachers, SENCOs, class teachers, support staff, local authority staff and many more. We continue to campaign hard on behalf of our members to ensure that the whole setting and school workforce is properly skilled to meet the needs of all pupils, especially within the SEN support requirements now placed on schools, settings and colleges. Why not bring along a colleague to nasen Live, or plan your school training day needs around our seminar programme and briefings? Nasen Live provides fantastic opportunities to increase the depth of your SEN knowledge and understanding.

Why nasen Live 2016?

At a time when we as professionals are meeting an increasingly diverse range of needs within a new framework of identification, assessment and support for SEN, nasen believes that a dedicated SEN show is crucial to ensuring quality special needs provision across the sector.

So remember to put 29–30 April in your diary for next year and share this information with your colleagues and across your networks. We look forward to offering you all a warm welcome at nasen Live 2016 where we celebrate the difference we all make to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families and our aspirations to do so much more.

Many of our most popular seminars are often oversubscribed so we advise you to register your interest for seminars by emailing us. We will get in touch as soon as online booking is available so you can book early to avoid disappointment.

Guy Bennett - Communications and Marketing Executive

Guy joined nasen in November 2014 as the Communications and Marketing Executive. Through his background working in marketing and development roles for the charitable and publishing sectors Guy gained skills in a broad range of marketing and communications functions. With experience of developing quality services, meeting customer needs, maintaining reputation and ensuring sustainability Guy contributes towards the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic marketing plans.

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