Achieving For Children Annual SEN Conference 2022

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Meeting the needs of the most vulnerable and challenging children, and how to diminish exclusions

Daniel Sobel
CEO & Founder of Inclusion Expert

Daniel Sobel reflects on the challenges often presented by our most vulnerable and challenging students, and how we can overcome these problems before it is too late. Exploring how to implement practical support strategies to help these pupils and support the schools with diminishing exclusions. Drawing on his experience of working with thousands of schools across the UK he will explain what works, what doesn’t and why.
Daniel will also discuss the benefits of a ground-breaking new programme developed by Inclusion Expert called the Global Inclusive Teaching Initiative (GITI) which is being rolled out globally with the support of UNESCO. Imagine a world where every teacher can teach every child.

Anita Devi

author, speaker and researcher

As a former SENCO, Senior Leader, School Improvement Advisor and local authority SEND Advisory Teacher and Healthwatch Trustee Anita Devi carries a wealth of experience in developing leaders of learning.

Her own teaching career spans early years to post grad in the UK and overseas and Anita lives her why through her belief in the joy of learning.

In 2017, Anita was awarded the prestigious international Influential Educational Leaders Award for her SEND Pipeline strategy developing professionals from initial teacher training to advanced and experienced SENCOs.

Currently a PT PhD student, Changemaker Education Consultant and Founding Director of #TeamADL CIC, who were 2019 Finalists for The Disability Awards

Daniel Sobel

CEO and founder of Inclusion Expert

Daniel Sobel MA Ed (Psychology) FCMI FCIC FRSA is the Director of Inclusion Expert, Chair of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners (IFIP), best selling author, international consultant, speaker and advisor, has authored and leads 9 Masters programmes in Inclusion and is a major influencer on Linkedin.

“I have a vision of a new era in Inclusion: beyond labels where we all share both a common humanity and a unique individuality”Daniel Sobel

An internationally respected leader in inclusive education, he has advised the Department for Education, the European Union, governments abroad, UN and UNESCO and led various large scale initiatives involving thousands of schools.

Daniel has an enormous following, particularly on LinkedIn and is a highly regarded and sought after speaker for his thought provocative and often hilarious presentations and refreshingly original approach to Education and Inclusion Leadership.

He is the author of several works, including The Pupil Premium Handbook and The SEN Code of Practice Pack. His best-selling books Narrowing the Attainment GapLeading on Pastoral Care are available now and The Inclusive Classroom was released in January 2021, all published by Bloomsbury Press was trending on Amazon Books in Education. He has written over 80 articles in publications around the world, a series for the Guardian on Inclusive Schools and a regular column in the UK’s leading Principal’s periodical Headteacher Update.

Under Daniel’s leadership, Inclusion Expert has grown into one of the UK’s most respected education organisations, which has worked with over 10,000 schools and launched programs at the Houses of Parliament. His training has been used in more than 40 countries and translated into numerous languages.

Daniel founded and Chairs the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners (IFIP) which currently has representation in 98 countries and is one of the broadest collections of inclusion training in the world delivered by real practitioners for real practitioners and parents.

Daniel Sobel takes a balanced and reflective perspective on attainment and disadvantage and then distils this into helpful guidance for schools. Thoroughly recommended!Steve Higgins, Professor of Education, Durham University

Working with Daniel is one of the few times in my career that I’ve not only had a lightbulb moment but an experience that changed my perceptions of learning forever. – Sarah Conant, CEO of The CET Multi Academy Trust