Why Should SENCOs Attend The Schools & Academies Show?

The Schools & Academies Show will provide SENCOs with the chance to network with like-minded peers, meet leading education suppliers, hear from leading policymakers and school professionals and learn from best practice case studies.

SENCOs will also have the opportunity to take part in well-being, mindfulness and yoga classes on the show floor where participants can gain practical tips and techniques from leading well-being professionals which can be brought back to their schools and implemented to help tackle the growing mental health crisis.

By registering for a free ticket today, all SENCOs will benefit from dedicated seminars and presentations taking place across the two days, scroll down to have a look at some of our key speakers and must-attend seminars.

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Key Speakers To Watch

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Day 1 - November 13, 2019


    • 10:20 am
      Looking at the Future of SEND Provision
    • 11:40 am
      Session sponsored by Gain Focus
    • 12:20 pm
      Case Study: Supporting Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    • 1:10 pm
      Case Study: Using Assistive Technology to Support Students with Specific Learning Difficulties
    • 1:50 pm
      High Needs: How Robotics Can Fill the Gaps
    • 2:40 pm
      How can Teaching Staff Improve Communication among Students with Autism?
    • 3:20 pm
      Practical Approaches of SEND Funding and Value for Money

Day 2 - November 14, 2019



    • 10:00 am
      A Graduated Approach for Children with SLCN
    • 10:50 am
      Case Study: Work Ready, Life Ready – For Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
    • 11:30 am
      Promoting Inclusion across a MAT
    • 12:20 pm
      Teaching Emotional Logic: Learning Adaptability and Resilience across the School Community
    • 1:10 pm
      National SEND Update
    • 1:50 pm
      Inclusive Schooling in the Context of the Rising Numbers in Special Schools
    • 2:30 pm
      Virtual Reality and 360 Movies – A Powerful and Necessary Tool for Children with Special Needs
    • 3:00 pm
      Identifying Children and Young People with EAL and SEN

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The Wellbeing Demonstration Area

This dedicated area on the exhibition floor will showcase a range of classes, mini-presentations, demonstrations and talks aimed at senior school and education leaders with the purpose of tackling the growing mental health crisis and wider pupil health issues within the education sector. These classes will be free to attend for visitors and we encourage all professionals to take part.

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The National Schools Awards

The inaugural National Schools Awards will take place on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham and is brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show. This celebration of the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK will form as part of The Schools & Academies Show 2019.

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The Government Education Village

This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Across the two days, DfE and ESFA will also be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.

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