Forthcoming Events

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Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 4pm with Nick Whittaker HMI Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities – What we have learned about the experience of children and young people with SEND during the pandemic.
To register, please email us at and we’ll send you the joining details.

The National Conference is scheduled for  in Manchester. Guest Speakers are Kiran

Hingorani, Charlie Taylor, Nick Whittaker and Diane Osagie lined up.


The National Student Awards will hopefully still be held in Manchester on June 30th.


The National Creative Awards for students are still currently open and accepting short stories,

poems and photographs. This year’s theme is Journeys.


pdnet Suite of online courses

pdnet are offering a number of courses online at the moment.

pdnet Level 1 Training Raising Awareness of Physical Disability

pdnet Level 2 Training Supporting Learners with Physical Disability

Supporting Young People with a Physical Disability in the Post-16 Education and Training Sector

Coming in 2021

Complete Your Accessibility Plan

Transitions Toolkit


Whole School SEND

Discover the latest upcoming FREE CPD events delivered by Whole School SEND

Discovery Alliance

Developing self-regulation in children with Autism

Tuesday 22nd June – 3.00 – 4.00 pm

In this free session, guest speaker – Dr Prithvi Perepa, will explore some of the implications of not having self-regulation skills, and then look specifically at why this can be difficult for some children with autism. The session will provide some strategies to develop the sense of self before moving to developing self-regulation skills.


Sex and relationships for children with autism

Thursday 1st July – 3.00- 4.00 pm

In this free session, guest speaker – Dr Prithvi Perepa, will focus on how positive relationships are a basic need of every human being. This session will cover some of the difficulties in teaching about sex and relationships to children and young people with autism. It will then provide some practical examples on how some of these aspects can be taught.


Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Annual Conference – Breaking Barriers and Building Better

Virtual – 5th – 7th October

The RCSLT Conference 2021 promises to be their most inclusive ever, offering an opportunity for speech and language therapists from all specialisms and sectors around the UK and the world, to come together virtually for three days of learning, connecting and recharging.



ISEC – Closing the Research to Practice Gap

Virtual – 3rd – 5th August

UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) will host the Inclusive and Supportive Educational Conference (ISEC) from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021. ISEC 2021 will be delivered fully online. The Call for Papers is open now and will close on Friday 30th April.

During the conference we will explore new perspectives on how to translate academic enquiry into practical, workable strategies with which educators can support the lives of children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Other Organisations

Link Live 2021: An SLCN Journey from 4-14 years

Virtual conference 21st-22nd May:

Seminars, run by experts in their field, will showcase specialist SLCN content, providing practical, informative ideas that you can use in the classroom, helping you and your school to narrow the SLCN attainment gap.


Virtual SEND Conference

Virtual – Friday 21st May

This conference is focused on Quality First Teaching, helping schools to enable all children to achieve to the best of their ability. The 3 morning keynotes are relevant for all teaching staff. The 9 afternoon sessions are split into 3 streams aimed at Special Schools, Mainstream Schools, and a focus on Specific Learning Difficulties. So there really is something for every setting!



Business Design Centre – 8-9th October 2021

Visit the UK’s leading special educational needs (SEN) show on 8 – 9 October 2021 and discover the tools, resources and support to empower young learners with SEN.


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