Why Should SENCOs Attend The Schools & Academies Show?

The Schools & Academies Show will provide SENCOs with the chance to network with like-minded peers, meet leading education suppliers, hear from leading policymakers and school professionals and learn from best practice case studies.

SENCOs will also have the opportunity to take part in well-being, mindfulness and yoga classes on the show floor where participants can gain practical tips and techniques from leading well-being professionals which can be brought back to their schools and implemented to help tackle the growing mental health crisis.

By registering for a free ticket today, all SENCOs will benefit from dedicated seminars and presentations taking place across the two days, scroll down to have a look at some of our key speakers and must-attend seminars.

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Key Speakers To Watch

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Day 1 - April 29, 2020


    • 2:25 pm
      How Can We Better Support Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs?
    • 10:30 am
      Speech, Language and Communication Needs
    • 11:20 am
      Co-Commissioning: How to Ensure Parents and Children Are Put at the Heart of Decision-Making
    • 12:10 pm
      National SEND Update
    • 1:00 pm
      Case Study: What Does Good ASD Provision in Schools Look Like?
    • 1:50 pm
      A Local Authority Approach for Successfully Improving Outcomes for Pupils with SEND
    • 2:40 pm
      Strategic SEND Leadership in a MAT
    • 3:30 pm
      Specialist Provision: The Importance of Being Outward Facing

Day 2 - April 30, 2020



    • 10:15 am
      One of the Gang: Perception of a Disability in Mainstream Schools
    • 11:05 am
      How to Improve Co-Operation Between Schools and LAs to Get the Best SEND Provision
    • 11:55 am
      Meeting the Needs of a Changing Pupil Population
    • 12:45 pm
      Looking at the Future of SEND Provision
    • 1:35 pm
      A New Model? How Academisation Is Changing Inclusion

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The Wellbeing Demonstration Area

This dedicated area on the exhibition floor will showcase a range of classes, mini-presentations, demonstrations and talks aimed at senior school and education leaders with the purpose of tackling the growing mental health crisis and wider pupil health issues within the education sector. These classes will be free to attend for visitors and we encourage all professionals to take part.

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The National Schools Awards

The inaugural National Schools Awards will take place on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham and is brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show. This celebration of the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK will form as part of The Schools & Academies Show 2019.

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The Government Education Village

This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Across the two days, DfE and ESFA will also be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.

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