14th Annual Residential Conference Downloads 2011

RES Flyer.jpgLast 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."

Day One:

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)

  1. SEN and Disability access policies – Philippa Stobbs
  2. Exam access arrangements - Caroline Read - Founder of Communicate-ed
  3. How to interpret EP’s reports - Julia Jennings, Educational Psychologist
  4. 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 

Day Two:

Keynote: Meeting the Needs of Our More Able Learners, and Encouraging Gifted Level Development More Diversely Across the Population Prof. Dona Matthews

"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"


  1. Working with young able and talented children (Reception & KS1) – Prof Dona Matthews
  2. Dual exceptionality - Jo Peat, Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University
  3. What do we really mean by 'quality first teaching' for the more able? – Matt Dickenson Director of London Gifted & Talented
  4. Challenging scholars – Keith Barron, Eltham College

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