Conference Programme

Conference Programme Announced

The CPD-accredited conference focused on the design and delivery of inclusive learning environments that transform lives.

Day 1: 14 June 2022

09:00

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Stage 1

Good POE Driving Design & Inclusion

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What comparing 20 existing SEND schools with the guidance in BB104 tells us about the UK’s SEND School Buildings Estate Speaker: Laura Jones, Architect & Client Adviser, L J A In 2021, LJA were ...

Chair

10:00

Sensory Classroom

Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom

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Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom Speaker: Alice Langley, Training Manager, Tobii Dynavox Assistive Technology is an important tool to use for students with special needs. These tools help...

10:40

Conference Session Break

10:50

Stage 1

SEN Policy in Mainstream Schools and Further and Higher Education

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Meeting the needs of children and young people with SEN and disability in mainstream – Challenges and moving forward This presentation will cover the key issues arising from the current SEND Green P...

  • André Imich SEN and Disability Professional Adviser - Department for Education
  • Anita Devi CDE & Founder - #TeamADL CIC

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11:00

Sensory Classroom

Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study)

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Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study) Speaker: Lee Blemings, CEO, Sensory Guru Lee Blemings will present an overview of Sensory Guru’s ground-breaking digital transformation classroom collaboratio...

11:45

Conference Session Break & Exhibition Visit

12:00

Sensory Classroom

Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings

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Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings Speaker: Ella Blunden, UX Designer, Sensory Guru Creating environments that are conducive to learning requires a controlled space in which students can make sense...

12:15

Stage 1

Inclusive Low Carbon Environments

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How low carbon design can enhance the environment within a SEND school and contribute to the overall wellbeing Speakers: Claire Jackson, Education Director, Galliford Try Allan Smith, Low Carbon Manag...

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  • Mark Brown Consultant - TG Escapes - modular eco-buildings

Stage 2

Pedagogically Disruptive Approaches in an SEN Setting

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Pedagogically Disruptive Approaches in an SEN Setting Speaker: Philip Watson, Director, Head of Design at HLM Architects & Shona Crichton, Associate Principal, Springwell Leeds Academy. Improving ...

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13:15

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:15

Stage 1

Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design

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The challenges of designing for children and young adults with autism Claire Mantle Schools Director, ADP & Claire Hunt, Head of Landscape, ADP Inside: Only by stepping into the shoes of pupils, p...

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Stage 2

Achieving Net-Zero ​in a Public Sector building

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Achieving Net-Zero ​in a Public Sector building Speakers:  Nadim El Bakri, Programme Coordinator, Salix Finance Vaishni Patel, Programme Coordinator, Salix Finance ​ An overview of how Schools ca...

15:30

Conference Break & Exhibition Visit

16:00

Stage 1

Building Better Futures

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Building Better Futures | Improving the pathway for design and delivery of SEND schools Speakers: Peter Whitmore, Managing Director – East, Morgan Sindall Steve Holt, Head of Operations, Morgan Sind...

Stage 2

Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design continued

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School design for social sustainability and community cohesion Time: 16.00 - 16.40 Speakers: Dr Nada Milivojevic, KTP Associate, Queens University Belfast and TODD Architects Clare Mulholland, Lecture...

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17:00

Networking Drinks Reception

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Free for all to attend the Networking Drinks Reception brings together all attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers in a social environment. The Networking Drinks Reception will take pace on the e...

18:00

Day 1 Close

Day 2: 15 June 2022

09:30

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Sensory Classroom

Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom

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Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom Speaker: Alice Langley, Training Manager, Tobii Dynavox Assistive Technology is an important tool to use for students with special needs. These tools help...

10:30

Stage 1

Opening Keynote – Improving educational outcomes through getting it right for each and every child

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The presentation will consider the improvements in educational outcomes for Glasgow’s children and young people and the factors influencing these improvements including the learning environment.

Chair

11:00

Sensory Classroom

Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study)

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Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study) Speaker: Lee Blemings, CEO, Sensory Guru Lee Blemings will present an overview of Sensory Guru’s ground-breaking digital transformation classroom collaboratio...

11:15

Conference Session Break

11:45

Stage 1

Life beyond school: creating inclusive urban and rural communities

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How higher Education facilities are supporting inclusive enterprise through a presence on the high street Speaker: Jon Roylance, Director of Higher Education, ADP Architecture We will present three cu...

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Stage 2

Inclusive Interiors

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Reinventing the Classroom Speakers: Lesley McMillan, Chair, Society of British & International Design - SBID Education council Interior designer, The City of Edinburgh Council and Jim Taylour Pane...

  • Jim Taylour Panel Expert, Society of British & International Design – SBID Education council Head of Design and Wellbeing - Orangebox
  • Lesley McMillan Chair of the Education Design Council - The Society of British & International Design
  • David Judge Executive Creative Director - Space Zero

Chair

12:00

Sensory Classroom

Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings

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Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings Speaker: Ella Blunden, UX Designer, Sensory Guru Creating environments that are conducive to learning requires a controlled space in which students can make sense...

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Stage 1

Neurodiversity

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Design for the mind: designing for student mental health Speakers: Jean Hewitt, Access & Inclusion Specialist, Inclusive Design Buro Happold; UCL Lecturer "Inclusive Places" Mike Entwisle, Partner...

  • Jean Hewitt Senior Inclusive Design Consultant & Trainer - BuroHappold | Inclusive Design
  • Stephanie Kyle Architect and Inclusive Design Consultant - Maber Associates
  • Mike Entwisle Partner and Education Sector Director - Buro Happold

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Stage 2

Connecting a community and the importance of integration

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Connecting a Community; Social value & impact in education building design Speakers: Ruth Hynes, Senior Design Researcher, Atkins Education buildings play an important role in communities, and can...

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14:45

Break to move to final sessions

15:00

Stage 1

Acoustics as a route to inclusion

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Sound solutions for assisted learning needs Speaker: Shane Cryer, AMIOA - Concept Developer, Education, Saint-Gobain Ecophon If you have ASD, a hearing impairment, ADHD or SEMH challenges, what impact...

Chair

16:15

Day 2 Close