Seminars

09:00 - 10:00

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit

09:30 - 10:30

Inclusion

Inclusion through Appreciative Inquiry – Accentuate the positives! Anita Devi, #TeamADL CIC and Sarah Le-Good, DCG – Derby College Group Join us to review how we have worked collaboratively to translate the Appreciative Inquiry model into Post 16 provision. The proven impact of AI in the school’s sector, led by Anita and #TeamADL inspired us to extend... Read more »

09:30 - 10:15

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibition Visit

09:30 - 10:15

The impact of CO2 on children learning

Despite comprising a small percentage of our indoor air, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has a disproportionate effect on our children’s learning ability. Studies have shown that classrooms with a high indoor CO2 concentration impact several cognitive functions, such a critical thinking and problem solving. In this webinar we will examine the effect of CO2 children’s learning... Read more »

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09:45 - 10:40

Good POE Driving Design & Inclusion

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 commissioned to assess the spatial capacity of 20 broad ranging SEND school buildings. To understand the school’s spatial capacity, we developed... Read more »

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10:00 - 10:30

Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom

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 students overcome learning challenges, including mobility impairments, learning differences, communication difficulties and more. In this session Alice will explore access methods, communication technologies and demonstrate... Read more »

10:00 - 10:30

Access and Communication in the SEN Classroom

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 students overcome learning challenges, including mobility impairments, learning differences, communication difficulties and more. In this session Alice will explore access methods, communication technologies and demonstrate... Read more »

10:00 - 11:00

Inclusive Design Social

Designing for SEND provision has more considerations that designers need to make when creating an environment for students with different learning requirements. From creating positive, nurturing environments that help create a sense of calm to allow students to manage their emotions more easily to considering the easy transition from inside to out to allow many... Read more »

10:30 - 11:30

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

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

10:40 - 10:50

Conference Session Break

10:50 - 11:45

SEN Policy in Mainstream Schools and Further and Higher Education

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 Paper, and will include: Improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND Mainstream schools – improving the experiences of parents of children... Read more »

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

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11:00 - 12:00

Inclusive Design

Stress reduction by good design in SEN schools: Zane Putne, Noviun Architects Stress can have a great impact on special needs pupils, affecting up to three times more people than neurotypicals. It has been proven that design can play a part in pupils’ performance, wellbeing and learning. This is especially amplified in special needs learning... Read more »

11:00 - 12:00

Project Showcases: Beatlie ASN Campus & Caudwell International Children’s Centre

Beatlie ASN Campus: Kevin Cooper, NORR, Peter Kerr, Atelier Ten and Neil McIntyre, West Lothian Council West Lothian Council has an Anytime Anywhere Learning policy which allows pupils to access on line resources to enable learning to take place anywhere. Beatlie School is one of the eleven pilot projects in phase one of the Learning Estate... Read more »

11:00 - 11:30

Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study)

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 collaboration project with Charlton Park Academy. Delegates will learn how Sensory Guru helped educators to provide inclusive learning: experiences for pupils with PMLD, SLD and Autism, using a new lesson delivery... Read more »

11:00 - 11:30

Reimagining SEN Classrooms (Case Study)

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 collaboration project with Charlton Park Academy. Delegates will learn how Sensory Guru helped educators to provide inclusive learning: experiences for pupils with PMLD, SLD and Autism, using a new lesson delivery... Read more »

11:15 - 11:45

Conference Session Break

11:15 - 12:00

Innovation in Personal Care

Innovation in personal care: a detailed look at hygiene rooms: Claire Barton, Haverstock and Jane Simpson, RIBA & NRAC Consultant This talk will focus on how to design the perfect hygiene room. Our unique approach will try to explain the space from the experience of a child, young adult, and an occupational therapists’ perspective so... Read more »

11:30 - 12:15

Designing for Autism

Designing for Autism: Creating restorative spaces to study, live and play: Claire Mantle, ADP  

11:45 - 12:15

Conference Session Break & Exhibition Visit

11:45 - 12:45

Inclusive Interiors

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 Panel Expert, Society of British & International Design – SBID Education council Head of Design and Wellbeing, Orangebox With education and our workplaces, now creating and developing agile... Read more »

  • 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

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11:45 - 12:45

Life beyond school: creating inclusive urban and rural communities

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 current higher education project case studies reflecting a theme of ‘inclusive enterprise’ and community engagement, through the conscious re-purposing of buildings on the high street. Each centre... Read more »

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12:00 - 12:30

Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings

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 of the information that is presented to them. There is a need to optimise space, content, and information flow to meet the diverse learning needs of... Read more »

12:00 - 12:30

Sensory Accessibility in SEN settings

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 of the information that is presented to them. There is a need to optimise space, content, and information flow to meet the diverse learning needs of... Read more »

12:15 - 13:15

Inclusive Low Carbon Environments

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 Manager, Morrison Construction This presentation will explore how low carbon design can enhance the environment within a SEND school and contribute to the overall wellbeing. We... Read more »

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

12:15 - 13:15

Pedagogically Disruptive Approaches in an SEN Setting

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 socialization and educational attainment in SEN settings is hugely challenging and ‘standard’ teaching and learning spaces may not provide the best settings for this. Wellspring Academy Trust uses highly... Read more »

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12:45 - 13:45

Lunch

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

13:45 - 14:45

Connecting a community and the importance of integration

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 provide amenities and social value through both the design of the building and the construction stages. This session will provide an overview of different tools and approaches... Read more »

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13:45 - 14:45

Neurodiversity

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 and Education Sector Director at Buro Happold This talk explores the impact of design on student mental health. Between 2015 and 2017, Buro Happold undertook the first UK... Read more »

  • 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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14:00 - 14:45

Designing with Timber for Inclusive Learning Environments

We will hear from educators and estates professionals about the challenges of designing spaces that are flexible, secure, and provide additional options for special needs settings. Self-contained timber frame buildings are used for studios, break out spaces, treatment and sensory rooms as well as classrooms. Hear about the profound impact they can have for staff... Read more »

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  • James Lee Event Director & Chair of the Advisory Group - Inclusive Learning Environments Show

14:00 - 15:15

Inclusive Outdoor Learning Spaces for all Ages Social

Emphasis on the benefits of outdoor learning spaces tend to focus on pre-school or primary school populations. These outdoor settings aren’t restricted to learning environments, but also local parks or woodland areas. Vast research suggests the positive impact that nature can have on health and well-being. Exploring these spaces in adolescent or young adult populations... Read more »

14:00 - 14:45

Similarities and differences: project comparison of two leading SEN facilities

This presentation will explore the importance of creating tailored education facilities for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties by recognising, and celebrating, each scheme’s individual objectives and sensitivities. We focus on a comparison of key similarities and shared patterns, coupled with unique differences, across two recently completed SEN schools built by Galliford... Read more »

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  • Jill Holden Marketing Manager (consultant) - Pozzoni Architecture

14:15 - 15:15

Achieving Net-Zero ​in a Public Sector building

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 can plan towards decarbonising their sites. This includes an summary of what a decarbonisation plan can contain, how to think holistically and examples of best practice for delivery... Read more »

14:15 - 15:30

Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design

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, parents and staff, can we understand just how design can positively impact every day activities and experiences; teaching and learning, and wellbeing. We... Read more »

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14:45 - 15:00

Break to move to final sessions

15:00 - 16:00

Acoustics as a route to inclusion

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 could a noisy classroom have on your well-being and your ability to focus, learn and memorise? Ultimately, the acoustic environment will impact on educational confidence, attainment... Read more »

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15:30 - 16:00

Conference Break & Exhibition Visit

16:00 - 17:00

Acoustics

Improving access to listening in mainstream schools – a reasonable adjustments approach: Dr Emma Greenland, Anderson Acoustics Listening is one of the most important activities within a school. If the acoustic environment is poor, pupils struggle to understand and retain information. People with hearing loss and other special needs have a diverse listening experience and... Read more »

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16:00 - 17:00

Building Better Futures

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 Sindall Construction Claire Barton, Partner, Haverstock Having completed a number of SEND schools, the Morgan Sindall Construction team frequently came up against the question; what makes... Read more »

16:00 - 17:00

Inclusive Design & Wellbeing

Developing a post pandemic response for inclusion and wellbeing: Ann Griffin, RIBA Client Adviser | Director of Architects Collaborative We are faced by some big questions as all children return to school and young people hope to restart face to face learning, after a year of disruption due to COVID. How do we support the... Read more »

  • Ann Griffin RIBA Client Adviser - Director of Architects Collaborative
  • Jean Hewitt Senior Inclusive Design Consultant & Trainer - BuroHappold | Inclusive Design

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  • Sarah Williams Principal & RIBA Client Adviser - S Williams Architects

16:00 - 16:45

Inclusive Outdoor Spaces for all Ages

Creating an Inclusive Early Years Environment: Mark Ellson, Holmes Miller

16:00 - 17:00

Modern Methods of Construction

A collaborative approach to offsite construction How Reds10 with HLM Architects new expansion project at Addington SEN School, Wokingham delivers the School’s educational objectives and the Borough’s commitment to reducing waste, using new technologies and modern methods of construction For Addington SEN School, WBC took the decision to appoint a specialist off-site modular Contractor to... Read more »

16:00 - 17:00

Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design continued

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, Lecturer in Architecture, Queen’s University Belfast Jim Mulholland, Director, Todd Architects This presentation discusses design for more cohesive, inclusive and safe schools and communities. School buildings influence the development... Read more »

Chair

16:15

Day 2 Close

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks Reception

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 exhibition floor from 17:00 to 18:00.

18:00

Day 1 Close