Leeds City Council Primary and Secondary SEN Virtual Conference 2021

Welcome to

Leeds City Council Primary & Secondary SEN Virtual Conference 2021

Please note: Recordings and Presentation Slides are available on the agenda until 12th March 2021

If you experience any difficulties accessing any of the recordings, please contact: info@mondale-events.co.uk or 01635 886555



Welcome & Introduction

Joan Kavanagh, SENIT team leader & Val Waite, Head of Service Learning Inclusion Service


Me and Asperger’s and my time at school

Alex Manners – Keynote Speaker


Widgit Software

Sue White – Widgit Software

10.40 – 11.00


11.00 – 11.50

Workshops Session 1

CLA and PEPs; How do I best support our Children Looked After who have SEN?

Sarah Cowley, Virtual School & Jill Igoe, SENIT

Ofsted; Preparation for SENCos and Inclusion Leaders

Patrick Kelly, SENSAP

Maths: Building a whole school, graduated approach to developing mathematical understanding

Marie Colannino, Westgate Primary


Speech Link Multimedia

Heather Stevens


SEND Briefing – Updaet on the Electornic Managment Toolkit for Schools

Celebration – Unsung Heroes

12.25 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.50

Workshops Session 2

Phonics: ‘Mind the Gap’; Addressing gaps in pupils’ phonics knowledge

Caroline Wills, SENIT

SEMH: Supporting students in crisis

Gareth Evans and Lucy Mosalski, SENIT

ASC: What are the implications of the four areas of difference when considering the safeguarding of autistic children and young people in educational settings?

Ashleigh Coles Walker, STARS

14.00 – 14.10


14.10 – 15.00

Workshops Session 3

 Individual Health Care Plans and School Attendance

Tracey Black, Attendance Team

Ofsted; Preparation for SENCos and Inclusion Leaders

Patrick Kelly, SENSAP

Reading and SEN; key considerations for supporting Children & Young People with SEND in reading.

Jenny Scott & Dawn Marjanovic SENIT


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