SEN and Disability in Education Seminar

Posted on Thursday 19th July 2012

The DISN team held a seminar on 28 June on the theme of Support and Aspiration, focusing on the new SEN and disability education policy in England and the next steps following the implications of proposed changes for schools, services and professionals. The event was a follow up to the successful Green Paper debate held in 2011.

The seminar was chaired by Christopher Robertson, Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education, and featured three notable speakers: Professor Brahm Norwich – Professor of Educational Psychology and SEN, University of Exeter, Alison Weaver - SEN Adviser and Service Manager Inclusive Education Service, Nottingham City Council, and Professor Klaus Wedell - Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and SEN, Institute of Education, University of London. The event was very well attended by both external professionals and students, and concluded with a question and answer panel session.

Further information on the new policy

www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00209040/changes-to-sen-support-for-2014

www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/strategy/laupdates/a00209060/support-and-aspiration-a-new-approach-to-special-educational-needs-and-disability-progress-and-next-steps

Contact
Christopher Robertson c.m.robertson@bham.ac.uk