Forthcoming Events

Engage in the Future


Feb 23rd Rich Berry – Emotional Growth and Relationships in Children.

Mar 24th Barry Carpenter – Building Emotional Resilience and Re-igniting Learning and



The National Conference is still pencilled in for July 1st and 2nd in Manchester. We have 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.


IPSEA, Douglas Silas Solicitors and Matrix Chambers SEN Law Conference 2021

March 2, 2021 – March 4, 2021

The SEN Law Conference will provide the latest legal and policy updates across all aspects of SEN law.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on children and young people with special educational needs. Join us to examine how the policy landscape has changed during the previous 12 months, and hear from contributors across a range of topics.

This year, the conference is virtual, and will take place online across three mornings to ensure that content is delivered in shorter, digestible segments. Presentations and Q&A sessions will be delivered live, and participants will also have the opportunity to network online with contributors and fellow attendees.



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.


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