First Annual Two-day International Conference

Providing SEN support in straitened times

Tes Editorial

October 14 amp; 15, 2011: Business Design Centre, London


Professionals in special educational needs are under fire from all angles: budget cuts, Ofsted criticisms of over-diagnosing, policy changes, and potentially the loss of teaching training courses. The first international TES SEN conference will enable you to hear from the leaders of the sector, those involved in the policy-making, as well as hear international perspectives and relevant experiences to enable you to learn about the most recent developments in the SEN sector and how to navigate successfully the immediate future.

Alongside the conference, the TES Special Needs London exhibition will be open offering conference attendees the opportunity to browse and purchase the latest SEN resources and services from over 150 special education needs suppliers. Colleagues not attending the conference can register to attend the exhibition for free at, where they can also enrol for the popular and informative seminars running throughout the two days.


BOOK NOW! Places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis. Click here for full details and booking information.

Why should you attend?SpeakersConference programme
  • Understand the landscape for SEN in light of reduced funding and the Green Paper
  • Discover how technology is changing teaching and learning in a special needs setting
  • Gain perspective around the future policy changes for SEN
  • Hear from international speakers their experiences and perspectives
  • Learn about how to integrate SEN teacher training into a school-based setting
    The speakers are leaders in their fields - involved in shaping the policy, helping practitioners
    implement the changes or award-winning practitioners themselves.

    Speakers include:

    Professor Christine Forlin
    Head of department of special education and counselling,
    Hong Kong Institute of Education

    Brian Lamb
    Chair of The Lamb Inquiry in Parental Confidence in Special Educational Needs 2008-2010.
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    The programme will be updated regularly with new speakers as they are confirmed.

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