Approaching the leadership of SEND with a curious mind-set has never been more crucial for children and young people with SEND than it is now. Coordinating SEN provision means taking a collaborative approach. SENCOs don’t necessarily have all the answers but they do need to be inquisitive by:
- being open to new ideas and different perspectives
- looking for new ways of doing things
- asking others their opinions, listening and observing
This year’s conference explores this concept further and reflects on how taking a curious approach can help meet the needs of children and young people with SEND. The conference will offer SENCOs and other school leaders a valuable opportunity to explore, discuss and reflect upon key messages, current research and thinking in order to strengthen practice in their own setting.
This year Herts for Learning will be welcoming Kim Hall, SHMI East of England Region, to deliver the opening keynote, Kim will be providing a valuable perspective from Ofsted. In addition Dr Amelia Roberts, Deputy Director at UCL Centre for Inclusive Education, will be looking at how SENCOs can approach the leadership of SEND with a curious mind-set, bringing new ideas to SEN provision within their school. To close the conference Nick Whittikar, School Improvement Partner and Education Consultant, will be delivering a motivational keynote thinking about how to resolve the problem of SENCOs being expected to achieve the impossible. There will also be a number if workshop sessions to attend throughout the day.
This will be a valuable and uplifting day, allowing time for reflection and further thought. Make time in your diary for this treat!