E-ACT & Tes join forces to create on-demand SEND thought leadership for all

Following the release of the governments Green Paper last year on SEND provision, the Multi Academy Trust E-ACT has teamed up with Tes to hold its third ‘E-ACT Ideas Conference’ to delve deeper into this important topic.

5th May 2023

A group of SEND experts from across the education sector will tackle some of the burning issues in SEND provision in a virtual conference. Due to potential pressures on time to attend, the conference is being shared as an on-demand recording from Thursday 4th May making it a fantastically flexible resource.

The Conference titled ‘SEND and inclusion for all’ will cover such topics as: the drive for improved mainstream provision, how greater national consistency can be achieved, and what good should look like for the support and funding for children within our education system. The conference is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about SEND or those working with SEND pupils, including teachers, academics, mental health specialists and healthcare professionals to name a few. 

E-ACT launched its ‘Ideas Conference’ series in October 2021, to create opportunities for colleagues across the sector to come together and share ideas. The premise behind this initiative was ‘If an idea helps just one person, we think it should be shared’.

The speaker lined up is a stellar one. Jon Severs, Editor, and Simon Lock, Head of Content for Tes Magazine, will be chairing the discussions, helping to highlight key outtakes from each of the sessions. 

Jon Severs, Tes Magazine Editor said:

“The E-ACT ideas conferences are a great opportunity for people across the sector to get together and learn from each other. It’s CPD, idea generation and thought stimulation all-in-one and for free. We are delighted to partner on this great initiative”.

Simon Tanner, National Director of SEND, E-ACT added:

“SEND is such a vital area, now more than ever and with the publication of the improvement plan, we have clear areas of focus.  We wanted to provide a space for those who work within the SEND system to come together and learn from each other. The speakers taking part in this conference will be able to share their expertise as well as stimulate discussion and provoke reflection from attendees. The on-demand format means colleagues in the sector can also benefit from it from months to come.”

Speakers with a wide range of expertise will be contributing to the conference, including:

  • Tom Campbell, CEO, E-ACT 
  • Andre Imich, Department for Education 
  • Dr Nicola Crossley, CEO, Liberty Academy Trust 
  • Jon Severs, Editor, Tes 
  • Simon Tanner, National Director of SEND, E-ACT 
  • Marcia Brissett-Bailey, speaker, author and co-founder of the British Dyslexia Association Cultural Perspective Committee 
  • Dr Helen Curran, Senior lecturer in education, SENCO, Bath Spa University 
  • Julie Wharton, Senior lecturer and NASENCo course leader, University of Winchester 
  • Simon Lock, Head of product and partner content, Tes 
  • Rhian Huxtable, Primary SEND specialist, E-ACT 

To find out more and to sign up for the free on-demand recording simply visit:

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