Parent, Carer and Teacher Forum

Saturday 9 October 2021

For some parents and carers, challenging the wisdom of education professionals or merely stepping foot inside their child’s school is daunting. SEND Code of Practice: 0 – 25 acknowledges that ‘parents know their children best’ and sets out the importance of listening to, and working collaboratively with parents.

Gain a unique view from the experiences of parents, carers and teachers in free-to-attend sessions at the Parent, Carer and Teacher Forum. Plus, hear from renowned names leading the way for the SEN sector in the brand-new Parent, Carer and Teacher Forum keynote panel discussion.

Register free



Time Information
11:00 - 11:30
Covid-19 – the untold impact on children with SEND and how we can respond
Mrunal Sisodia, OBE, Co-chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)
Tina Emery, Co-chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)

Mrunal and Tina from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums tell the untold story of Covid 19 on children and young people with SEND. What has the long term impact been and what lessons can we learn.
12:00 - 12:30
Navigating SEN, Diagnosis and EHCP in KS3/KS4
Aidan Smith, Further Education Student,
Robert Smith, Husband and Father,

Exploring experiences of a young person and parent dealing with educators and health professionals.
13:00 - 13:30
Tes SEN countdown quiz
Suzy Rowland, Autism & ADHD Specialist/Founder, Happyinschool Project

When you’re under time pressure or in a crisis situation, who is your ‘go to’ for SEN knowledge or know-how? Is your SEN address book up to date? Test your SEN smarts in this quick-fire quiz. And just like real life, you will be under time pressure to find answers! It’s a bit of fun, that will help you see how much you already know and highlight where your gaps are. Join in… if you dare!
14:00 - 14:30
How to choose the best school for your child
Sarah-Jane Critchley, Founder, Different Joy Partnership

What is the best school? It all depends on what your child needs and wants and what the school can provide. Look beyond Ofsted and league tables to find the best school for your child. Learn how to use a brand-new tool to look at the things you need to consider, compare your options and feel more confident in the choice you make.
15:00 - 15:30
Building positive relationships between families and education providers throughout their journey
Sherann Hillman MBE, Head of Family Services , Seashell Trust
Simon Robson, Families Services Co-ordinator, Seashell Trust