Axcis Diary of Events Autumn/Winter 2015

Last year we helped lots of delegates discuss SEND staffing matters at the Axcis stand

Last year we helped lots of conference delegates discuss SEND staffing matters at the Axcis stand

As proud sponsors of a number of key SEND organisations, Axcis are pleased to be involved with the following events during the Autumn/Winter term 2015 and beyond. So, if you need help with special needs recruitment matters or job hunting, come and speak to us – we’d be thrilled to help.


National Autistic Society Events

NAS Autism and Good Practice in Design

9th Oct 2015, London

A one day conference examining issues around good practice in design for people with autism, including planning environments, homes and technology.

NAS Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality

13th Oct 2015, Birmingham

Providing you with tools and strategies to help you talk confidently and competently about relationships and sexuality with children and adults with autism.

NAS Understanding and Supporting Challenging Behaviour

10th Nov, Exeter

Presenting the latest research and best practice in understanding and responding to behaviour that challenges us in children and adults with autism.

NAS Autism and Communication

17th Nov 2015, Leeds

Discussing the types of communication difficulties that people on the autism spectrum experience and ways in which we can help them to communicate more effectively.

NAS Pathological Demand Avoidance

26th Nov 2015, Peterborough

Featuring Phil Christie and Ruth Fidler (as seen on the Channel 4 documentary Born Naughty?) from the Elizabeth Newson Centre, this one-day conference will provide professionals and parents with a clearer understanding of the diagnostic criteria, plus essential strategies for education, management and communication.

NAS Professional Conference

1st and 2nd Mar 2016, Telford

The NAS brings together professionals from across the country to share good practice and developments in autism research. The Autism Professionals Awards 2016 will also take place during this conference. If you would like to nominate an autism professional for an award, get in touch with the NAS now.

nasen Events

nasen Collaborative Learning for SEN: The Role of the SENCO

15th Oct 2015 – North West, Manchester

11th Nov 2015 – West Midlands, Birmingham

12th Jan 2016 – South East, Wickford

2nd Feb 2016 – South West, Bristol

To enable SENCOs to help teachers to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN, nasen is providing a series of free training events for members. The training support SENCOs to start exploring the issues around effective professional development, while equipping them to offer a range of support and guidance to all staff.

nasen School Inspection Training for SEND

10th & 11th Nov 2015 – Birmingham

1st & 2nd Dec 2015 – Watford

‘Must have’ Training for every school leader, SENCo and SEN Governor Ofsted have proposed some major changes to the inspection framework which will take effect from September 2015. This training day covers the new context for SEND, how the new common inspection framework will impact on schools, and how effective self-evaluation should be used to identify areas for whole school improvement.

nasen SEN Training for the Independent School Sector

28th Sept 2015 – London

16th Nov 2015 – Birmingham

A Whole School Approach to Improving Access, Participation and Achievement is a training day specifically designed for the independent school sector, to help key staff to train the school workforce to support special and additional educational needs and disabilities. Delegates will receive a comprehensive training pack and a CD Rom packed full of resources to use in school.


NASS Events

NASS Annual Conference

8th & 9th Oct 2015, Brighton

In the face of new legislation and a new Government, this year’s conference seeks to take us back to what matters most – teaching children with SEND. There will be sessions on new pedagogies in the UK and US and even a bit of magic thrown into the proceedings! We will be joined by top US magician Kevin Spencer, who has been responsible for inspirational and transformational work with children with special educational needs and disabilities. Join us to hear news, share views and network.

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