Educationally Supported Young People: Post-16 Transitions
01 Jul 2010
Commissioning for LLDD, learners with SEN, hard-to-reach and medically ill learners. Held in central London

This conference presented requisite information on how local authorities, specialist schools and colleges, third party providers and voluntary sector representatives must ready themselves for the 2011/2012 cycle, whilst offering practical advice on responding to OFSTED commissioning reports.

Programme
10:00
Barbara Waters, Chief Executive, Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Seb Elsworth, Director of Strategy, ACEVO
Shaping provision through the voluntary sector

10:30
Donald Rae, Local Government Association, React Programme
Preparations for the 2011-12 commissioning cycle

10:50
Paul Silvester, 14-19 Partnership Consultant, Doncaster Council
Working together to achieve the right outcomes for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities

11:10
Questions and discussions: Session 1
11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Panel discussion: Overcoming red-tape and funding hurdles through innovative provision and delivery
Jane Colby, Tymes Trust Donald Rae, Assistant Director, Children and Younger Adults Department, Derbyshire County Council and REACT programme Pat Carvalho, Vice-Principal, Harrow College

12:30
Barbara Waters, Chief Executive, Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Providing personalised support: informing famillies and learners

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Alison Boulton, Chief Executive, Natspec
Full-time work and alternative destinations: outcomes and achievements for learners

14:20
Panel discussion: Progression, vocational routes and IAG for young people not in mainstream education
Senior representative of AYM Beverley Burgess, Head of Specialist Policy, Young People's Learning Agency

14:50
Brian Smith, Specialist Autism Teacher, Nottinghamshire County Council
Addressing complex needs: qualification for disadvantaged groups

15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Key issues seminar 1: Communcation matters: working with speech, language and communication difficulties
Brian Smith, Specialist Autism Teacher, Nottinghamshire County Council

15:40
Key issues seminar 2: Case Study: Local Authority and provider partnerships
Paul LeFevre, E Learning co-ordinator, East Sussex Council

15:40
Key issues seminar 3: Online technology: Transformations in educational support
Dhruv Patel, Chief Executive, Nisai Group

17:00
Interview: Donald Rae, Local Government Association, React Programme
17:05
Post-event interviews: Speakers and delegates give their views on the issues raised
17:10
Interview: Dhruv Patel, Dhruv Patel, Chief Executive, Nisai Group
17:15
Delegate interviews: Support for the work of NISAI