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Join the Tes SEND Show 2022 to celebrate our 30th anniversary!

18 Jul 2022|09:03

The UK’s leading event for special educational needs and disability, the Tes SEND Show, returns on 7-8 October 2022 – and it’s our 30th anniversary! 

As we celebrate this historic milestone, the Tes SEND Show remains an essential part of the education calendar for networking, sharing ideas, and exploring the latest resources. We’ve seen the sector change immeasurably over the past 30 years with a move towards greater inclusivity in schools for all pupils with SEND, but what hasn’t changed is the passion and drive of those within the community to give everyone the educational chance they deserve.

This year’s show will bring the whole sector together again for two packed days of discussion, debate, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and hands-on interaction with the latest learning aids.

Once again, the show kicks off both days with free-to-attend keynote panel discussions. Friday’s debate focuses on the undoubted far-reaching effect the government’s recent review will have on the sector. Entitled, ‘SEND Green Paper – Implications for Leadership and SEND Delivery’, the panellists debating this vital topic are: André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department of Education; Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children (CDC); Dr Carrie Grant, Broadcaster, Campaigner and Parent to 4 Children with SEND and Annamarie Hassell MBE, Chief Executive and Chair of Whole School SEND, nasen. 

Saturday begins with a fantastic case study from Team Domenica on how they have supported young people across Sussex to find meaningful paid employment after completing their education. Lisa Campbell-Squires, Programme and Strategy Director, Team Domenica; Jane Friswell, Educational Consultant, Jane Friswell SEND Consultancy and Rosa Monckton MBE, Chair and Founder, Team Domenica will be in discussion and ready to take questions and comments from the audience. 

As always, the CPD-certified seminar programme covers a broad range of essential topics to improve learning outcomes for young learners, with additional themes including mental health and well-being, the SEND review, and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), and much more. Seminar places are currently available at the early-bird rate of £17 +VAT until 30 July.

The Tes SEND Show also provides a number of free-to-attend sessions led by SEND advocates and exhibitors. Throughout both days of the show, attendees can sit in on practical demonstrations of the latest resources in the Exhibitor Workshop Theatre and Exhibitor Spotlight Theatre and learn from the experiences of parents and carers in the Parent, Carer and Teacher Forum. Plus, TeachMeet, the popular meet-up for teachers to share ideas for developing support for learners with SEND, will return on Friday 7 October.

This year also sees the launch of the Tes SEND Show Leadership Summit, a one-day conference on Friday 7 October (09:30-15:30) within the main show aimed at senior leaders within the sector. The Government’s SEND Review published in March, launched a green paper consultation process on SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) to make significant changes in the way we support children and young people with SEND. Proposed changes to legislation set out in the Review will impact the entire SEND sector and will require strong leaders, ready to challenge existing culture, and a well-resourced workforce ready to think differently in order to meet the needs of the children and young people they support. This conference brings delegates together with other sector leaders to re-think how we engage and structure the workforce to respond to the challenges ahead. Included in the ticket price (£150 + VAT) is: access to the main Tes SEND Show Friday keynote session, exclusive access to the Leadership Summit keynote, three practical workshops featuring leading voices from within the sector, lunch and refreshments. Places are bookable via the main show website and are strictly limited to 150.

We’re also delighted to be welcoming many exciting exhibitors to the Tes SEND Show 2022, many of whom will be offering exclusive show discounts and giveaways on the latest resources to empower young learners with SEND.

Beverley Walters, Event Director of the Tes SEND Show, said “We’re delighted to be able to bring the Tes SEND Show back to the Business Design Centre on 7-8 October for its 30th anniversary celebration! The show continues to provide high-quality, in-person learning experiences for the SEND sector, as well as in-person networking opportunities that the community thrives on. We look forward to seeing everyone back together for our anniversary show!”

Registration for the Tes SEND Show 2022 is now open. CPD seminars can be booked for just £17 +VAT until 30 July and the Leadership Summit is bookable for £150 + VAT. Find out more and register for free here.