Early Years & Special Educational Needs (SEN) Stage

Tuesday 16 October - Early Years

10:30

Early Years Theatre

Early Years Provision in Schools – An Opportunity to Support Social Mobility?

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The Social Mobility Action Plan published by Department for Education in December 2017 committed to improving the availability and take up of high quality early years provision for disadvantaged child...

Chairman

  • Helen Waite Head of Early Years Funding - Department for Education

11:00

Early Years Theatre

Froebelian Principles and Practice: Why They Are Still Relevant Today

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Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) was a German educator perhaps most renowned for inventing the kindergarten. His principles and practice are innately linked to contemporary pedagogy: find out how and why...

12:00

Early Years Theatre

The Early Learning Village – How Do You Make Big Feel Small?

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A world first in pre-school facilities, the Early Learning Village, Singapore, delivers a multi-cultural, flexible environment with capacity for 2,100 children from nursery to kindergarten age, as wel...

  • Ian Bogle Managing Director - Bogle Architects

12:25

Early Years Theatre

Getting a Head Start

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The Market Issue: There is an increasing demand for high quality early years childcare driven by: 1. The introduction of the '30-hour entitlement' in September 2017 - which enables eligible families -...

14:15

Early Years Theatre

What is it That Makes a Timber-Framed Eco-building Such an Ideal Space For Early Years Settings?

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Modular buildings have always been a quick solution to space needs. However, they can limit your design options. A timber frame modular system is still fast, cost effective and allows continuity of si...

16:15

Early Years Theatre

A Model for Early Years Delivery

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With increased commitment to provision of pre-school education and funded places for 3-5 year old children across the UK, local authorities are being challenged to develop flexible delivery models and...

  • Clara Garriga Associate Director [Education] - Holmes Miller Architects

Wednesday 17 October - SEN

10:20

SEN D2

SEN School Design – What’s Working and What’s Not

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Over 85 SEN schools and AP have been completed under the Free School and PSBP Programmes. We have undertaken Post Occupancy Evaluations to complete the cycle of continual improvement as there is a sh...

  • Mark Pratt Public Sector SEN Client Adviser - Mace

10:55

SEN D2

The Landscape of the School is More Than The Sum of Its Parts

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In delivering the external school environment we should consider not just the formal and informal educational and social opportunities for the child but the importance of the connectivity and inter-co...

12:00

SEN D2

SEN and Alternative Provision

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The Market Issue: There is an increasing demand for high quality, innovative and specialist school places for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those who require Alternative Provision. T...

12:25

SEN D2

Delivering the Experience

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Inclusive environments have never been in the spotlight as much as they are now.  The awareness and depth of the support needed for a wider range of abilities within SEND has been recognised.  The e...

  • Gladys Marr Partnership & Quality Manager - Space Zero

14:15

SEN D2

Hearts, Minds and Buildings – How Can We Bring Together an Ethos of Inclusion, Values-Driven Education and High Quality Building Design to Meet the Needs of Challenging and Vulnerable Children?

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Dave Whitaker, Executive Principal of Springwell Learning Community and a National Leader of Education, explains how building design, shape, space, colour and light works in harmony with kindness, com...

  • Dave Whitaker Executive Principal - Springwell Learning Community (Barnsley & Lincolnshire) Wellspring Academy Trust

14:40

SEN D2

Penarth Learning Community

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Penarth Learning Community aims to embrace a wide range of learning opportunities all under one roof creating a fully inclusive learning community and was a key element of the Vale of Glamorgan Counci...