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Nasen Live! 2018 – Proudly sponsored by Axcis

Friday, 6th, July, 2018

Axcis are pleased to sponsor this ever-popular event again this year. Find out about who is speaking, what will be happening and why you should book your place before they run out below.

About nasen Live! 2018

The event will happen on Friday 6th July and take place at the Birmingham ICC.

Event highlights will include:

  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • 25% off advanced train tickets to get you to the event by visiting www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec
  • The opportunity for SENCOs, teachers and all practitioners to update their knowledge and network with one another
  • Delegates will be able to plan their school training day
  • A USB for each delegate full of useful resources


With a professional community of ongoing support for everyone attending, and a whole range of opportunities for delegates to learn and examine what good practice looks like, delegates can plan their school training day around the seminar programme and briefings.


Tickets to the event will allow you access to any of the seminars available on the day, allowing you to choose which ones you are most interested in seeing. Some seminars will also be live streamed throughout the event.


For more information about ticket pricing, and to book your place, visit the official nasen web page for this event.


What’s on and when?

9.30am-10.30am – Registration

10.00am – 10.45am – Welcome and Opening Address from Dr Adam Boddison: Chief Executive at nasen, Nadhim Zahawi:Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families and Fiona Millar: writer, journalist and patron of nasen.

10:45 – 11:30am – Making the Most of Partnerships: Strategic Working in Challenging Times: Margaret Mulholland (Swiss Cottage School)

10:50 – 11:20am – An introduction to @ResearchSEND: Michelle Haywood (University of Wolverhampton)

10:55 – 11:40am – Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants: Lessons Learned from Schools and Classrooms: Rob Webster (UCL)

11:00 – 11:45am – How to Improve Universal Classroom Provision for Learners with Autism: How to Increace Teachers’ Confidence about Autism including Latest Research/Best Practice: Bob Lowndes (Autism Education Trust)

11:30 – 12:00pm – Resources for using Lesson Study for Special Needs and Inclusive Education: Brahm Norwich (Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs,University of Exeter)

11:45 – 12:30pm – Nurture and its Impact: Kevin Kibble (Nurture Group Network)

11:55 – 12:40pm – Common Misconceptions about the Legal Framework for Supporting Children and Young People with SEND: Ali Fiddy (IPSEA)

12:00 -12:45pm – Making SEN Support Work: Lesley Brine (Pupil and School Support, Birmingham LA)

12:10 – 12:40pm – An Evidence-Based Approach to SEND in ITE: Des Hewitt (Head of Primary Education,University of Warwick)

1:15 – 1:45pm – The State of the Nation for Communication: Jean Gross CBE (National Expert on SEN)

1:50 – 2:20pm – Making the most of the nasen journals/app: Graham Hallett and Fiona Hallett ( Editors of BJSE – British Journal of Special Education)

1:50 – 2:35pm – Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of your School Community: Jaime Smith and Brenda McHugh (Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families)

2:00 – 2:45pm – Ofsted and SEND: The Facts and The Myths: Jonathan Jones (Ofsted)

2:15 – 3:00pm – Acquired Brain Injury – The Unknown and Hidden Disability: Louise Wilkinson (Child Brain Injury Trust)

2:30 – 3:00pm – Demystifying Quality First Teaching and Assessing its Impact on Schools’ Inclusive Practices – The SENCo Perspective: Sean Bracken (Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Worcester)

2:50 – 3:35pm – Preparing for Adulthood: Approaches and Strategies for Schools: Pat Bullen (NDTi)

3:00 – 3:45pm – nasen Sponsors’ Seminar Sessions Fiona Walker (Nisai Group), Mark Loveday (GL Assessment) and Susanna Gray-Jones (Axcis Education)

3:10 – 3:40pm – Practical Advice on Getting Published: Rebecca Harkin (Publisher at Wiley)

3:15 – 4:00pm – Leading and Adapting Teaching to Respond to the Strengths and Needs of Students with SEND in the Secondary Classroom: Kate Browning (SEN Consultant and nasen associate)



*please note, seminar session times may be subject to change , and that all views expressed are speaker views only.

Axcis Stand

You will find Axcis staff at many SEND conferences and fairs

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 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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