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Upcoming Events in Education

Below are a series of events occurring in the next few months which we would like to highlight for families and professionals interested in SEND provision in Education.

Uncommon Well-Being Programmes

Uncommon is a neurodivergent-led organisation that supports the mental health and well-being of neurodivergent young people.

They are currently running a series of 3-week online well-being programmes for neurodivergent young people in years 7-9 who experience school avoidance. The sessions cover topics like building confidence, managing anxiety, and feeling positive about friendships. These programmes are informal, relaxed and relatable.

Run by experienced neurodivergent facilitators, each session also has a neurodivergent university student that participants can talk to. They're all designed to be low demand - young people can choose how they take part, whether that's cameras on or off, interacting or just watching. Uncommon’s services are clinically supervised and their session materials are clinically reviewed. The programme has received great feedback, and young people who often struggle to make it into school are asking for more sessions. Book your session here:


Bryanston's Education Summit, Wednesday 7th June

Bryanston’s Education Summit is a firm favourite on the education calendar and returns on Wednesday 7 June 2023. With a theme exploring how to help young people to ‘Learn to Love Your Mind’, the event presents a unique opportunity for educators, students and experts to come together and exchange ideas, insights and best practices in the field of education.

Providing invaluable CPD, we promise a day full of creative thinking that will liberate you as teachers, leaders and advocates for children. Spend the day away from the classroom talking to colleagues and collecting new ideas to take back into your everyday practice.

The full list of speakers and ticket booking information can be found here:


The SEND Leadership Conference, Wednesday 12th July

Whole Education are excited to invite you to our SEND Leadership Conference on 12th July at University of Warwick. The event brings together over a hundred SENCOs together with locality leads, MAT leads and a range of experts including David Bartram, Natalie Packer, Gareth Morewood, and Marc Rowland

The conference will explore strategic leadership of SEND in schools, as well as how simple and effective school-based processes can improve outcomes for learners with SEND.

Full price: £199, Early Bird: £99. Info and booking link:


Optimus Education SEND Provision Conference, Tuesday 23rd May

Join Gareth Morewood, Educational Advisor at Studio III, and many more expert speakers at Optimus Education’s SEND Provision conference for a day packed with poignant keynotes, informative workshops and opportunities for networking to discuss and share best practice. Ensure you have a whole school SEND approach and hear from experts on emotionally based School avoidance, how to improve communication with parents and how to support the mental health and wellbeing of your pupils with SEND.

Join us on 23 May at the America Square Conference Centre, London for engaging sessions to bolster your confidence and plan your next steps as a leader.


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