A great line-up of speakers, and a chance to learn first hand of the amazing results Achievement for All schools are getting with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.
And it’s free.
I look forward to seeing you there.
National Achievement Conference 2014
“Inspiring a Generation to Achieve:
Closing the Special Educational Needs Gap”
We are delighted that Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families will be our Ministerial Keynote Speaker at this unique conference, and we hope you will join us for what promises to be a memorable day.
It’s great to see that so many of our partners and partner schools have already signed up to attend this conference, and we look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t already reserved your FREE ticket, simply click on the ‘REGISTER’ button.
As the SEND Reforms take their place at the centre of school life, join school leaders from around the country to hear inspirational and practical examples of overcoming some of the most difficult challenges that life can present.
Our speakers range from a world-renowned actor to a reformed criminal, from the worlds of charity and commerce through to education and government.
Take part in the debate and harness their experience to enable every child in your school to be the best they can be regardless of background, challenge or need.
The tickets are FREE and places are limited, so please feel free to sign up today and share this invitation with all your colleagues and contacts.
Conference keynote address by Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families
A live assembly from ‘The Fonz’ himself Henry Winkler OBE
Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO of Achievement for All, on common sensing the SEND Code of Practice
Chris Thompson, Account Director Education, BT Education
National Pupil Premium Champion, Sir John Dunford
The incredible story of Bob Turney, author of “The Idiot Child” on how severe dyslexia led to a life of crime
Save the Children’s Director of UK Policy Gareth Jenkins on getting every child to read by the age of 11
Launch of BBC Children in Need’s ‘Fun & Friendship’ project – Mark Philips, National Head
RCPCH Vice President for Education and leading Great Ormond Street Paediatrician Dr Andrew Long on changing attitudes to disability.
Two panel discussions, featuring experts in the fields of education and disability, including Professor David Egan, Professor of Welsh Education Policy and Director of The Wales Centre for Equity in Education at the University of Wales, Matthew Hopkinson, Assistant Director SEND, DfE, Virginia Beardshaw, CEO of childrens communications charity, I Can, Amanda Timberg from Teach First, Charlotte Hill CEO of Step Up To Serve, Benita Refson OBE, President of Place2Be, Jim Bond MBE, President of the Fostering Network, Jonathan Sobczyk, Co-founder & CEO of the Brilliant Club, Fergus Crow, Director of Partnerships, National Children’s Bureau, Alison Oliver, Managing Director of the Youth Sport Trust, Lisa Williams, Head of Commissioning Support at Young Minds ; and closing remarks from the Chair of Achievement for All, Brian Lamb OBE
Plus live performances showcasing the talent of school children, featuring Voice in a Million a choir which includes looked after and signing children, and The National Youth Ballet of Britain
and much much more…….