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National roll-out for successful research conference


A successful conference launched by the University of Wolverhampton to share best practice among teachers of children with special educational needs and disabilities is being rolled out nationally.

The aim of the @ResearchSEND conferences is to promote and recognise the importance of research in meeting the needs of learners with SEND.

Professor Michelle Lowe, Director of Education and co-founder of @ResearchSEND, said: “Making sure provision meets the needs of learners with SEND is a key priority of the University's Institute of Education. @ResearchSEND was established as a place where leading practitioners and researchers could share best practice and ensure the needs of all learners are met.”

The next @ResearchSEND conference will take place at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 9.30am-3.30pm.

The event will feature high profile speakers in the field and a panel session featuring leading experts in SEND.

The first @ResearchSEND conference took place at the University of Wolverhampton in February 2017.

Speakers at the event include: Cat Scutt, Christopher Rossiter, Margaret Mulholland, Prof Nick Hodge, Prof Michelle Lowe, Prof Greg Brookes, Dame Alison Peacock, Prof Sam Twiselton, Jon Reid, Michelle Haywood, Dr Sean Starr, Sean Cavan, Bart Shaw, Will Millard, Helen Curran and Di Swift.

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Date Issued: Monday, November 13, 2017

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