SEND Conference

11 October 2022 - Manchester

Salford Professional Development is proud to present our sixth Special Educational Needs and Disability Conference. Bringing together sector leaders, professionals and parents to reflect on a system that left children and young people feeling ‘forgotten, left-behind and overlooked’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having been disproportionately affected by issues arising from protracted school closures – disrupted teaching and EHCP delivery, lack of support during the transition and a disregard for social, emotional, and mental wellbeing: what measures need to be taken to tackle educational inequality in SEND?

In the National SENCO Workforce Survey 2020, 73% of SENCO’s surveyed reported issues with the virtual delivery of SEN support, with a further 8 out of 10 finding it difficult to provide learning support online.

How can collaborative working be utilised to not only improve outcomes for pupils with SEND but also in supporting SENCOs, Schools and Local Authorities in delivering provisions?

Join us to discuss best practices, the dynamic challenges in SEND and plans beyond the pandemic.

  • 11 October 2022
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Manchester - Directions
  • £0
Learning Outcomes
  • Gain an update on the current national landscape of SEND provision
  • Discuss the impact of the Education Inspection Framework on SEND provision
  • Analyse lessons learnt from the Timpson review on school inclusion and how to practically apply this in SEN provisions
  • Explore best practice examples from organisations improving outcomes for SEND pupils
  • Learn how to operate on a  “value for money” basis and maximise funding in the delivery of SEND provision
  • Hear from, engage with and question industry leaders on the future of the SEND sector
Who Should Attend
  • Directors of Education
  • Directors of Schools and Learning
  • Directors of Special Educational Needs
  • Heads of SEN
  • Head and Deputy Head Teachers
  • Inclusion Service Managers
  • Principals
  • Qualifications and Assessment Leads
  • Regional Education Directors
  • Teachers and SEN Teachers
  • Senior Education Advisors

We do not accept delegate registrations from suppliers.


"I found it really interesting and it gave me insights into SEN. As I am a new SENCO, I value the experience of others"

"A great overview of SEND at the moment. Great for updating knowledge and understanding the SEND issues from other professionals’ positions"

"It helped me to realise that my vision of SEND, seeing the holistic child and not a set of data is a good vision to have"

"It was a very valuable day providing ideas, information and time to reflect"

This year's Sponsors

    Hugh Blackwood
    Sheraz Mahmood