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nasen’s National Early Years SEND Seminar - Empowering Early Years: Inclusive strategies to support all learners

  • Online
  • 27 Feb 2024 (12:30 - 15:30)
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This DfE funded seminar is FREE to attend and is aimed at Early Years and SEND practitioners, SENCOs and managers and Local Authority and Family Hub Teams from across England.

This seminar is part of the EYSEND partnership.

Agenda (timings TBC):

  • 12.30pm: Welcome and overview of the afternoon  (Anna Speke, Education Officer, nasen)
  • 12.40pm – 1.10pm:    Keynote  (Annamarie Hassall MBE, CEO, nasen)   
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm:   A strategic approach to SEND – Newham SEND team
  • 2.00pm - 2.15pm: Breakout rooms 
  • 2.15pm – 3.15pm:   Speech, language and communication skills: A graduated approach to support in the early years  (Claire Smith, Lead Speech and Language Advisor, Speech and Language UK) 
  • 3.15pm - 3.30pm: nasen update & resources, closing remarks, evaluation (Anna Speke, Education Officer, nasen) 
  • 3.30pm: Finish 

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Suitable for: Early Years Practitioner, Other, SENCO, Senior Leader

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Meet your trainer

Anna Speke

Anna is an Education Officer at nasen, and leads on their Early Years work.  She is an experienced primary school teacher, SENCO and SEND Lead, having worked across different local authorities and within multi-academy trusts.  Anna has experience in both specialist and mainstream settings, and has led a communication and interaction hub provision, working between specialist and mainstream settings to support children with a range of additional needs.   

As well as being an advocate for inclusion by design in all settings, Anna has a particular interest in animal assisted therapies, outdoor learning and Forest School, and how these are of holistic benefit to all learners, particularly those with SEND.     

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