Proudly Sponsored by Axcis: SSAT Annual Conference

SEN Annual Conference: Shifting from aspirations into learner achievement.

Now that the SEND reforms are in place, the challenge for schools and specialist providers is to translate pupil and family aspiration into tangible achievement. But how do we do that? This is the key question being asked at this years conference, aimed at supporting headteachers and school leadership teams.


The conference will be packed with ideas and solutions about the matters that “keep school leaders awake at night”.


The SSAT  annual conference is being held on the 1st and 2nd July this year in Nottingham. As proud sponsors of the event, Axcis will of course be in attendance. Not only that, but we will be running a workshop on effective SEND recruiting, too (so sign up for it now!) This years conference promises to be exceptional, providing an opportunity for successful leaders and effective practitioners to share their innovations. There will also be some highly anticipated speakers, such as David Cameron and Professor Barry Carpenter. One of the key aims of the conference is to cover the range of issues special schools flag up as being their top priorities. This has been done by bringing together some of the most exceptional special schools so that other schools can benefit from their experience. The conference will be packed with ideas and solutions about the matters that “keep school leaders awake at night“. So if you have not put in your CPD request yet, the clock is ticking!



Notable Speakers


David Cameron (the real one) will be speaking. He is a leading voice on creativity, curriculum and learning. He is recognised as an inspirational, thought-provoking speaker with lots of value to add in the sector. If you’ve not seen him speak before, here is a video of him talking about advancing Scotland as a Learning Society.



Professor Barry Carpenter will be sharing his recent school-based work on developing provision for social, emotional and mental health needs.


Sue Morris-King is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and is also Ofsted’s National Lead for Behaviour and attendance. She leads Ofsted’s survey work on behaviour and attendance issues such as bullying; alternative provision; nurture groups; pupil referral units and children missing from education.


Which exceptional schools are attending?


Among others, some of the schools in attendance will be:


Bennerley Fields School Pupils will be presenting alongside HMI Sue Morris-King on the subject of Pupil Voice. She will be combining the wealth of her national experience with the know-how of the school, discussing their journey to becoming an outstanding school.


Oakfield School will be sharing their leadership of the Pupil Premium provision, giving you the chance to benefit from their success, as recognised by the school reaching the finals of the recent national awards.


Exeter House School will be discussing the potential issues around setting up a Multi Academy Trust



Come and see us at the Axcis stand for recruitment advice. Or just an Axcis goodie bag!

Come and see us at the Axcis stand for recruitment advice. Or just an Axcis goodie bag!

At the Axcis Stand

Senior members of our team will be on hand to discuss any SEND staffing advice you may need. If you don’t already know much about Axcis, we are the foremost suppliers of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in the UK. We have offices nationwide and work with a range of candidates, from TAs and Teachers to Therapists and School Leaders. We believe “to do well, we must do good”. This philosophy is reflected in our stringent recruitment methods and strong school relationships as well as our charitable support and partnerships. We would love to hear from you if you are looking to recruit any temporary or permanent SEND staff, or seeking employment in this sector. Axcis provides quality people for day to day cover, long-term and permanent assignments. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to your needs and find you the right candidate, no matter how specialist your requirement. We consistently receive excellent feedback from candidates and clients alike. Watch the video below to hear a bit more about us and why we are one of the best placed companies in the UK to support SEND recruitment in your school.


To see a full programme, and for further details about the event, see the SSAT website.



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