14th Annual Residential Conference Downloads 2011
Last year's conference, sponsored by Iansyst, was a great success. Please click on the links below to download presentations from the keynote speakers and workshop presenters.
“I found this conference to be exceptionally well-organised in every way. The mood was congenial, thoughtful, and welcoming; the venue worked very well”
“Venue was excellent and easy to find (and I was lucky I had a very big room!!) Food was excellent Speakers, as always, were all very good or excellent. Very good mix of delegates”
"Thank you all for another fabulous conference. As ever, it was meticulously planned and did everything it said on the tin and more! The speakers were inspirational but it was also the chance to compare notes with colleagues and support one another that made the course so invaluable."
Keynote: SEN – where are we now? Philippa Stobbs
Philippa is Principal Officer at the Council for Disabled Children and was seconded as SEN Professional Adviser of the Lamb Inquiry. She was the principal drafter of the Disability Rights Commission Code of Practice for Schools.
"Very knowledgeable and interesting. Good clear speaker"
"An outstanding speaker"
"It was an interesting talk, obviously vital information for us"
Workshops (repeated with refreshment break and exhibition)
- SEN and Disability access policies – Philippa Stobbs
- Exam access arrangements - Caroline Read - Founder of Communicate-ed
- How to interpret EP’s reports - Julia Jennings, Educational Psychologist
- Dyspraxia – What it is and how to help - Wendy Fidler, Dyspraxia Foundation
SENCo Writing Corner:
5. SENCo Exchange 1: Working with parents - Rachel Copeland, Sevenoaks Prep
6. SENCo Exchange 2: Never mind the label - Helene Cohen, St. Lawrence College
"Really enjoyed this - what a lovely lady. It was a different way of looking at the subject"
"A useful, clear presentation highlighting the changes in thinking towards children who are considered to be gifted"
"Dona was inspirational. Her handouts were excellent and practical as well as being useful to give to staff back at school. The question and answer session was useful too"
- Working with young able and talented children (Reception & KS1) – Prof Dona Matthews
- Dual exceptionality - Jo Peat, Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University
- What do we really mean by 'quality first teaching' for the more able? – Matt Dickenson Director of London Gifted & Talented
- Challenging scholars – Keith Barron, Eltham College
- Learning Works staff very welcoming and were willing and able to give us information and guide us into the right room at the right time.Able Gifted and Talented Conference
- The course was, as ever, fantastic! I have come back to school buzzing with ideas and one day in some are already being implemented.Annual SEND Residential Conference
- Fil shows such passion and enthusiasm for your subject. I felt today's presentation was wonderful. It was so relevant to our classroom.Dyscalculia & MLD Tour with Fil Came
- This is one of the best short courses I have attended in terms of meeting its stated aims and having material that accurately matches the course content.Teaching Children with SpLD
- I loved the course. Not a moment of it was wasted on me and I enjoyed the intensity.Managing the Role of the SENCo
- Excellent training which is tailored to the independent sector and the opportunity to meet colleagues doing the job of SENCo in different schools.Managing the Role of the SENCo
- I would have no hesitation in recommending the event to colleagues.Able Gifted and Talented Conference
- Glynis is an excellent lecturer. Her ability to convey the depth of her knowledge is superb.Teaching Children with SpLD
- I have never been on courses that are as well prepared and personalised to delegates needs as Fils. I am very impressed with Learning Works.SEN Policy Writing
- Truly inspirational - Tandi explains the maths topics so clearly and demonstrates everything with ease. Maths really does make sense when she teachesOvercoming Barriers to Learning in Maths
- It was really great to be given the time to actually discuss our assignments and be given immediate feedbackOvercoming Barriers to Learning in Maths
- I really enjoyed working with Learning Works - I've had six bookings from teachers at the event so I'm very happy! Brian Moses, Performance Poet at the 3rd English conferenceTeachers of English Conference
- It’s good to be on the receiving end of learning something new for a changeNational Dyscalculia & MLD Conference
- I would highly recommend this conference. The positivity and enthusiasm of those presenting and other delegates was great. I can’t wait to try out some of the new ideas with my students.National Dyscalculia & MLD Conference