What does good SEND support in mainstream look like?


Some schools do a poor job of inclusion of children with SEND, merely toeing the legal line, while others are beacons of good practice. How can parents trying to find a suitable school for their child distinguish between the two? Bernadette John draws on her experience of advising hundreds of families each year to teach parents how to identify the gems. The session reveals how to scrutinise school staff and the provision, what to look for, questions to ask, and how to interpret inspection reports. School leaders can learn from the session how best to communicate their SEND offer.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.