Axcis will be at the NAHT SEN Conference in March

As proud supporters of the NAHT, Axcis will be exhibiting at the Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference, being held at The Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire on the 10th and 11th March 2016

Axcis Stand

Come and chat to us on the Axcis stand

About the Event

This conference is intended to…

inspire, stimulate and empower head teachers, deputy head teachers, assistant head teachers, school business managers, children’s centre leaders and SENCOs in all phases through an annual special schools, specialist and alternative provision conference, which aims to:


  • share current educational thinking and examples of effective practice
  • provide networking and collaboration opportunities both at and following the conference
  • provide practical advice, ideas and support for delegate to take from the conference

Which will be achieved through providing:

  • high profile, thought provoking educational speakers who will challenge, motivate and enthuse
  • topical workshops, led by knowledgeable and forward thinking practitioners

Keynote speakers

  • Marcus Orlovsky – the story of not giving up, persevering and just getting yourself in the place from where you can get lucky
  • Dr Andrew Curran – practicing paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist, committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people
  • David and Carrie Grant – Judges and vocal coaches: BBC1’s Fame Academy.  They are keen campaigners for change in our healthcare system and celebration of Neuro-diversity
  • Russell Hobby – Discuss your concerns and current challenges and take advantage to put your questions to him
  • Dr Rona Tutt


There are ten seminars/workshops running over the two days and detailed below:


  1. New Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to cyberbullying
  2. New approaches to funding SEND provision
  3. The impact of changing and new frameworks on the inspection of provision for disabled children and young people and those who have special educational needs
  4. Managing your inspection; Behaviour and safety to personal development, behaviour and welfare
  5. Approaches to assessment
  6. Decoding mental health; building emotional resilience with SEND
  7. How ‘specific’ is specific language impairment?
  8. The challenges of teaching a child with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  9. The 21st century SENCO; roles, responsibilities and practical ideas
  10. The SEND tribunal

Fringe events

Delegates will be able to sign up for the fringe events when registering at the conference, topics include – Communication, Working with parents, Autism and girls, Emotional and mental wellbeing and cognitive health.


The conference will open at 12:00 on Thursday 10 March for the Fringe events to start promptly at 13:15 and the conference will open at 14:00. The conference will close at 13:00 on Friday 11 March and lunch will be provided on both days.

Conference fees

NAHT members – Residential – £449
Non-members – Residential – £499

NAHT members – Non-Residential – £250
Non-members – Non-Residential – £295

Registration information

To book your, please visit the NAHT web page for this event.

At the Axcis Stand

Representatives from Axcis will be on hand to discuss any SEND staffing needs you might have. 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 believeto 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. So – if it sounds like Axcis can help you, why not come and have a chat to us at the Axcis stand?

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