Best of British Special Education
A two-day Forum
Dedicated to the memory of Penny Lacey
2-3 March 2017
Swiss Cottage School Conference Centre, London
22 Presenters – academics and practitioners
Two intense days of presentations and workshops, showcasing many aspects of special education.
This unique event covers innovation, good practice, challenging ideas - and whacky fun!
ABC of Contributors
Dr Adam Ockelford - Professor of Music, University of Roehampton
Andrew Colley - Lecturer in Special Education, University of East London
Ann Fergusson - Special Education Needs and Inclusion, University of Northampton
Dr Barry Carpenter, CBE OBE - International Education Consultant
Becky Lyddon - Founder of Sensory Spectacle, Sensory Integration, London
Carol Allen - Independent Education Consultant
Flo Longhorn - Principal Consultant in Multisensory Special Education, UK and Belgium
Hilary Wainer – Founder, TACPAC - Communications through touch and music
Jo Grace – Founder, The Sensory Projects, Consultant in Special Needs, Cornwall
Keith Park - Special Education Drama Consultant, London
Dr Jean Ware – Reader in Special Education, Bangor University
Les Staves - Very Special Maths guru, Leeds
Dr Lila Kossyvaki - Disability, Inclusion & Special Needs, Birmingham University
Lucy Allen & Hannah Underwood – Practitioners, John Fielding School, Lincolnshire
Dr Maria Robinson – Author and Early Years Consultant, Bedfordshire
Peter Imray - Special Educational Needs Consultant, EQUALS
Rachael Moat - Musician, Inventor of Vibro Tub, Manchester
Sarah Hall & Bev Williams - Willows Sensory Service, Solihull
Simon Yates - Head Teacher, Chailey Heritage Residential School, Lewes
Yvonne McCall - Head Teacher & Staff, Castlewood School, Coventry
A spirit in the room - the power of the special soul.
Autism in the world of SLD/PMLD – spontaneous communication.
A very sensory chocolate workshop - Yum, Yum!
Very special maths.
Attachment theory - issues around emotional development.
Bubbles! Toasting three new special education books to be published.
Call and Response ladies and gentlemen!
Changing children - changing schools? Special needs in the 21st century.
Communicating - in its widest sense.
Evolving a school ethos and way forward around the work of Penny Lacey.
Is inclusion for all, really for all?
Planning a PMLD curriculum using Penny Lacey’s philosophy.
Routes for learning – perspectives.
Sensory Spectacle installations.
Shaping the future of educational technology.
Sounds amazing - the Vibro Tub - vibrations and auditory stimuli through music.
Sounds of Intent – TACPAC - How Sense-Able are you?
The ‘Why?’ imperative: Turning assessment inside out.
The significance of the ‘Rochford Review’ on PMLD and SLD curriculum and assessment.