12th Annual Residential Conference Downloads 2009

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2009's conference, sponsored by Iansyst, was a great success again. Please click on the links below to download presentations from the keynote speakers and workshop presenters.


"Thanks so much for the great conference, best I have been to for years."

"Many thanks for the excellent conference - I have been on 3 of them now and each one has been better than the last!"

"I just wanted to say how much I loved and learned from the conference this weekend.  Hopefully my school will let me go next year!"

"Thank you once again for a superb conference. I felt that you had a good balance of speakers this year - I came out of each session with a sense of enthusiasm and feeling challenged to improve certain aspects of my teaching and/or role as SENCo.
Thank you very much for all your hard work. It is appreciated!!!"

"I dashed off on Saturday before saying thank you for a most enjoyable and informative Learning Works conference. It was my first one but I had signed up after several very positive recommendations – and I was not disappointed.  I look forward to the next one!"

Day One:

Keynote: Working Memory and Learning– Prof Susan Gathercole, Centre for Working Memory and Learning, York University


1. Identifying and supporting children with working memory problems - Prof Susan Gathercole

2. Ever Ready! How to prepare for Independent Schools Inspection - Maria Landy, Independent School Improvement Consultant

3. Why can't they learn? Rising to the challenge: Mind over matter - Dr Geraldine Price, Independent Consultant

4. Hands on for mindmapping & notes - Sharon Goldie, Educational Consultant, Iansyst

SENCo Writing Corner:

5. Improving reading and writing (senior) - Stuart Lucas, Loretto

6. Including SEN pupils in an independent school - Helen James, British School of Paris

Day Two:

Keynote: "Rasing achievement through the Dyslexia Aware Classroom" - How to help individuals without always giving individual help - Neil Mackay, Chief Executive, Action Dyslexia


1. Writing Skills for reluctant writers - helping them "get it down on paper" - Neil Mackay, Chief Executive, Action Dyslexia

2. Dyspraxia -What it is and how to help - Sian Wilson Paediatric OT, The Hope Centre

3. Dyscalculia or low numeracy? - An intervention programme for 5-11 year olds - & Notes - Jane Emerson, Director, Emerson House

4. Practical thinking for working with Asperger's - Alice Stobart, Manager if Education Support Project, National Autistic Society

5. Specialist software to support dyslexic learners in secondary classrooms - & Notes - Sharon Goldie, Educational Consultant, Iansyst

SENCo Corner Exchange:

6. How to do a G&T register - Susanne Gair, Bootham School

7. If only (s)he would listen! Rachel Copeland, Sevenoaks Prep School 

8. What works! - Judy Cochand, Forres Sandle Manor School

Final Session:

National Update - Fil Came, Director, Learning Works


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