June 23, 2023    
All Day

Event Type

National Conference – 23rd June 2023

Different not Differentiated?

A fresh look at Curriculum and Assessment for learners of all ages with PMLD and SLD in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Pre-formal, Informal and Semi-formal Curriculum Schemes of Work

Date: Friday 23rd June 2023

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, Central London, NW1 2BJ.


Speakers will include

A senior Ofsted HMI to discuss the Inspection Framework and specifically look at deep dives.

Dr Lila Kossyvaki, senior lecturer on S/PLD at Birmingham University on Evidence Based Teaching. What does national and international research tell us about the academic progress of learners with PMLD and SLD over time?

Peter Imray author of Curricula for Teaching children, young people and adults with PMLD and SLD on the current trends in special (specialist) schools across the UK.

James Waller (Headteacher at Sunningdale School in Sunderland), Trish Turner (Headteacher at Brackenfield School in Derby), and Tim Holdsworth (Headteacher at St Ann’s School in London) on Why We’ve Changed and the difference it’s made to all stakeholders, but especially to the learners themselves.  

In addition, there will throughout the day, be opportunities to network and directly question the leaders of schools who have made the change to one or more of the Equals Curricula. 

To book a place or to learn more, please email admin@equalsoffice.co.uk

Our last six conferences have been 100% full and oversubscribed so early booking is recommended.

Cost: Only £249 +VAT

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