Get 20% OFF the next Virtual SEND Conference

We’re offering schools who’ve already started using our new faster Connecting Steps V5 an exclusive discount of 20% OFF the next Virtual SEND Conference using the discount code 20v5

The 6th Virtual SEND Conference is launching on 26 November 2021 and the full line up has just been announced! There are 12 expert speakers confirmed, focusing on Special Schools, Quality First Teaching for all schools and Specific Learning Difficulties. So, there really is something for every setting!

It’s the #1 online conference for SEND – for everyone working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs. It’s aim is to give practical advice and guidance on how to improve outcomes for individuals with SEND. 1 ticket for your whole school is just £48 using our exclusive Connecting Steps V5 customer discount. You can attend online on the day or watch the recordings afterwards when it suits you.

Get money off your school’s ticket!

To take advantage of this exclusive Connecting Steps V5 customer discount, just click here to buy your ticket with 20% OFF, then add the discount code 20v5 when you check out.

Guest speakers just announced! 

All 12 expert presentations are now confirmed for the conference.


  • Making sense of the SEND Review and the SEND Code of Practice – Lorraine Petersen OBE, Educational Consultant, LPEC 
  • The SEND Review: building capacity – Jane Friswell, SEND Consultant and Parent Advocate 
  • Distributed leadership for SEND: seeking a strategic approach – Kate Browning, School Improvement for SEND Consultant 

Stream 1 – Special Schools 

  • Intervening early: principles into practice – Liz Stratton, Education Consultant & Trainer 
  • Listening and responding to pupil voice: effective coproduction – Sherann Hillman MBE, Head of Family Services, Seashell Trust 
  • Whole school strategy to support SEMH and reduce the impact of pandemic-related mental health problems in schools and colleges – Richard Daniel Curtis, Project Lead, National Network of Mental Health Leads 

Stream 2 – Quality First Teaching 

  • A nurturing environment: in and beyond the classroom – Garry Freeman, Independent SEND Consultant 
  • Helping teachers use the Graduated Approach to identify needs and remove barriers to learning – Kate Browning, School Improvement for SEND Consultant 
  • Whole school dyslexia strategy – Philippa Vince, Director, Toucan Education Ltd 

Stream 3 – Specific Learning Difficulties 

  • Strategies for supporting children with poor speech and language skills – Wendy Lee, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Lingo 
  • Preparing students for Higher Education by developing their study skills – Jackie Muggleton, SEN Advisor, South Gloucestershire Council 
  • Positive experiences and approaches with autistic girls in school and community group settings – Jo Dilworth CEO, Appeer Community Interest Company & Zara Wright, Strategic Lead for SEND, Weydon Multi Academy Trust 

Visit our Training for Education website to read more about our speakers and what they will cover.


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