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Friday 26th April from 9.30pm

Friday 26th April from 9.30pm


Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.

Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together!

There is a ticket fee of £55.00 (+ £4.96 booking fee) for visitors, £45 (+£4.46 booking fee) for NAPE members and free for UoB students which includes a buffet lunch and drinks. Online access is also being provided for £25 (+ £2.80) per person. NAPE members attending will need to bring their current membership number with them on the day or join NAPE now!

You can choose one morning and one afternoon session for the breakout groups, timing below.

We welcome our exhibitors: Critical Publishing, Historic Workshops and 1 Decision who will be delighted to talk to you about their resources. 


Mike Aylen, NAPE Chair                                        




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Please click a link below to find out about the speaker and what is being covered in that session



Key Note Speaker - Professor Janice Wearmouth. 'SEND and the Law'


The Speakers for the breakout sessions


Speaker 1    Mary Abeyasekera - Executive member of SENDV, the Meridian Trust

Speaker 2    Dr Cathal Butler -  Autism in main-stream classrooms   

Speaker 3    Dr Jon Reid     -  Compassion Focused Education:  An invitation to engage in compassionate

                                                  non-conformity and resistance. 

Speaker 4    Dr Gill Barrett  -  Why do some students have EHCPs? How are they gained? What do I do with an EHCP as a

                                                  classroom teacher? And a chance to explore the ‘hidden world’ of a 52-week residential school.

Speaker 5    Noel Duffy -  Dolphin Computer Access  – Software for people with disabilities 

Speaker 6   Sarah Catterall  -  Adaptive teaching: working towards an inclusive classroom

Speaker 7    Joanna Steer  - The British Sign Language (BSL) and Lip Reading


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LAST DATE FOR BOOKING IS 22nd APRIL


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