Conference to support cracking communication in schools -
With fantastic speakers including Anne Duffy, Ofsted,
delegates had the opportunity to learn more about supporting
communication skills and enhancing outcomes in all
The conference, which took place on Tuesday November
13th, linked together policy, evidence and practice in order
to support schools to identify children with speech, language and
communication needs (SLCN) and to enable all children achieve their
potential through better communication skills. As communication is
such a relevant and increasingly important topic, we were really
keen to maximise our audience reach and provide learning
opportunities for the sector.
A particular policy focus will be on the inclusion of communication
in the new Ofsted framework and we were delighted to have Anne
Duffy, a representative from Ofsted, as a keynote speaker. Other
keynote speakers included Professor Geoff Lindsay from The Better
Communication Research Programme, and Wendy Lee, Professional
Director from The Communication Trust.
Please click here
to view the programme for the day.
Workshops focused on practical advice and tools that enable
school leaders to consider a range of practical solutions, based on
good practice and clear evidence for their own individual
Please click here to view
more information about the workshop sessions.
This conference will be suitable for:
• head teachers and deputy head teachers
• curriculum leads, leads for teaching and learning and anyone
implementing National Curriculum changes in their schools
• commissioners in the education and health sectors
An exhibition was also on offer throughout the day to give
participants the opportunity to network and see resources
firsthand. Exhibitioners were promoting products and
services available to support schools, specifically resources
and/or services (free or purchasable) that focus on children
between the ages 5 -18 or key Stages 1-5.