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AOSEC Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Network

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Date(s) - 03/10/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Treloar College



The main purpose of this network is to provide a platform for delegates to share and discuss issues relating to learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The focus of this network is to share practical solutions to current challenges.

Each meeting includes colleges sharing their experience and approaches.

Several external organisations have attended, including the Natspec, the Department for Education, Talkback, and AoC

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

Gemma Baker, Director of Strategy, AOSEC and a SEND Sector Leader, currently chairs this network.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions
Gemma Baker, Director of Strategy, AOSEC
10:40 Specialist career advice for SEND learners
Helen Brooks, Special Educational Needs and Disability Unit, Department for Education
11:00 Questions & discussion
11:20 Specialist information, advice and guidance: a college experience

  • Using the National Careers Service to provide specialist advice sessions for a selection of  SEN students
  • Experience and student feedback

Darren Darby, ALS Manager, South Downs College

11:30 Questions & discussion
11:40 Group activity – self assessment toolkit

  • PfA Self-evaluation tool: Post-16 Providers

Facilitated by Gemma Baker, Director of Strategy, AOSEC

12:30 Networking lunch
13:00 Inclusive practice with every day technology

  • The importance of accessibility, in documents, webpages etc. and the benefits for learners.

Angela Harvey, TechAbility Co-ordinator, Natspec

13:20 Questions & discussion
13:40 Group discussion

Local Authorities

  • An opportunity to share your experiences with colleagues on your relationships with the local authorities you work with.  The positive aspects, the challenges and opportunities for future working relationships.

Facilitated by Gemma Baker, Director of Strategy, AOSEC

14:00 AOSEC update
Gemma Baker, Director of Strategy, AOSEC
14:10 Regional activity

Opportunity for colleagues to feedback on activity taking place in their college and to raise any concerns or issues.

14:25 Any other business
Date / venue / topics for next session
14:00 Close


What delegates have said

“Helps me keep up to date with what is going on and take that information back to share with colleagues.”

Julie Ovenden, Treloar College

“Informative session – worth taking time out of busy schedule to attend.”

Gillian Blackburn, South Downs

If you have any difficulty booking your place via the online form below, please email and we can add you to the delegate list manually.


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