2015 Conference

Early bird booking rates for the NAPLIC 2015 conference extended until 30th March

Early bird booking discount has now been extended for NAPLIC's Conference and AGM 2015.  

The conference, which will be held on 16th May at the University of Warwick, is titled 'SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families'. Speakers include Christine Lenehan (Director, Council for Disabled Children) and Anne Fox (Director, The Communication Trust) Professor Sue Roulstone (University of the West of England and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit) and Marie Gascoigne (Better Communication CIC).

The conference will also feature a choice of relevant and informative seminars which support recent legislation about working with parents, pupil voice and local offers.

This conference will be of particular interest to teachers and SENCOs, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists, advisory teachers for SLCN, educational psychologists and LA Advisors.

Book online now to take advantage of the reduced early bird rate (members £95, non-members £155) until 30th March 2015.

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NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 papers now available to download

Papers from the NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 conference are now available to download from the website for a limited period.

The conference papers can be downloaded as PDFs until September include those from Professor Sue Roulstone, (University of the West of England and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit), Dr Rosalind Merrick (Speech & Language Therapist and Associate Tutor for the London Institute of Education, University College London), Amy Duck (Speech & Language Therapist), Pip St John (Consultant Teacher SLCN, Language For Life Partnership) and Allison Pickup (Year 4 classroom teacher and Language, Literacy and Communication Leader), Rachel Reid and Nicola Cuthbert-Brown (Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) and Linda Lascelles (Chief Executive, Afasic).

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NAPLIC Conference & AGM 2015 Summary - SEND reforms and SLN: Good practice to support children and families

This conference (my second as chair) went smoothly and was well received.

Thanks to Stephen Parsons, Anna Rhodes and various others  for tweeting on the day, keeping all those unfortunate enough not to be able to attend in the loop.

The day opened with Christine Lenehan and Anne Fox who gave an animated and informative address 'Achieving the best outcomes for children and young people with SLCN in the reformed SEND system.' As at least 5 of the feedback comments said 'effective start the day - got everyone to the same place' and many others felt a 'Breath of fresh air! Open, honest/balanced, passionate and articulate, engaging, clear.'

This was followed by Professor Sue Roulstone with a session entitled ‘Seeking children’s perspectives: Responding to the SEND challenge.’ Many people commented with  ‘Excellent! Thought-provoking and enlightening.’

After some refreshments we then chose workshops from Dr Rosalind Merrick (Speech & Language Therapist and Associate Tutor for the London Institute of Education, University College London), Amy Duck (Speech & Language Therapist), Pip St John (Consultant Teacher SLCN, Language For Life Partnership) and Allison Pickup (Year 4 classroom teacher and Language, Literacy and Communication Leader), Rachel Reid and Nicola Cuthbert-Brown (Paediatric Specialist Speech and Language Therapists) and Linda Lascelles (Chief Executive, Afasic).

There followed a buffet lunch and the GM

The afternoon was run by Marie Gascoigne and some of the schools she has been working with on the Balanced System  for Schools. The comments were very varied but here are  a few:

  • brought the mapping tool to life (2)
  • helped understanding how current practice can be mapped/ gaps identified /systematic (2)
  • Great team of support from participating schools
  • great to have real examples to illustrate how it's going in pilot schools (16)
  • inspiring, lively 92)
  • excellent (3) to explore the power of this tool which celebrates school ownership of desire to improve SDLC in outcomes for themselves in partnership with other workforce
  • new to me that very motivated to find out more about this area

Thanks to all the committee for helping organise this year’s conference – in particular Pip St John who has put together the delegate folders and Derek Burgeon who has assisted in the headache over the finances. We have continued to work with Carol Lingwood who does the technical organisation of the conference so efficiently. We are running at a loss for this conference, a first in my memory, so will need to look at the reasons why and be careful in our planning for next year. However, plans are already under way for a day conference in 2016 at Aston (so the hot mid-day sit down  meal will be back!!!) on April 23rd, so put the date in your diaries.

Glinette Woods (Chair)

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Online booking is now open for the 2015 NAPLIC Conference and AGM

NAPLIC Conference and AGM, 16 May 2015: SEND reforms and SLCN: Good practice to support children and families

Conference programme and seminar choices have now been published on our website for NAPLIC's 2015 Conference and AGM.

The conference will take place at the University of Warwick and online booking is now open with early-bird rates for members until 16th March.

Delegates wishing to book at membership rates should be members at the date of the conference - 16 May 2015 - and not members at the time they make their booking the conference. If you have any questions about the conference please email naplic.conference@gmail.com

This conference will be of interest to Teachers and SENCOs, Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, Advisory Teachers for SLCN, Educational Psychologists and LA Advisors

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