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‘No Ticks - No Boxes’
Outstanding Practice in the Education of SLD/PMLD Learners

Two-day Forum

Led by Flo Longhorn with 20 Presenters

to be held at Swiss Cottage School Conference Centre, Central London

30 November and 1 December 2017

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This forum is dedicated to the memory of Timmy Pettitt, the Sunshine Boy, a very special person.

Presentation Topics

  • A wandering minstrel with a squeeze box
  • Bio behaviours
  • Child/student centred approaches - whole school development
  • Engagement - new perspectives
  • Equals SLD/PMLD semi-formal curriculum
  • Experiential playfulness with elephants’ trunks and paper plates
  • Happiness and Life Satisfaction for the very special person
  • How do I know what I am feeling? Interoception
  • Immersive environments
  • Lilli Nielsen’s legacy - active learning, little rooms, resonance boards
  • Meaningful observations
  • No boxes, no ticks?
  • Outstanding school approaches from Chailey Heritage, Woodlands and Ash Field Academy
  • Personalised assessment, personalised curricula - a whole school approach
  • Social justice and people with SLD/PMLD
  • Resonance boards - calling and responding
  • Schematic learning - supporting early development of repeated behaviours
  • Sensing the world around and forming secure attachments
  • The brain, neurology, sounds and music
  • Sensory science, story of a star
  • Routes for Learning - updates!
  • ‘Teaching the unteachable: managing the unmanageable’- one school’s approach
  • Blogging the sensory dispensary
  • Mental health - developing well-being plans

Forum peopleThe Presenters

  • Andrew Colley, Special Education Lecturer, University of East London
  • Ellen Croft, PMLD Curriculum Leader, Ash Field Academy, Leicester
  • Flo Longhorn, Principal Consultant in Special/Multisensory Educ0tion, Belgium
  • Gillian Carver, St. Ann's School, London
  • Helen Lane, Neurologic Music Therapist, Woodlands School, London
  • Dr James Galpin, Developmental Psychologist, The Bridge School, London
  • Jane Thistlethwaite (N.Z.), Teaching Fellow, Birmingham University
  • Joanna Grace, Author, Trainer and Founder of the Sensory Project, Cornwall
  • Julie Tilbury, Lead Teacher SPMLD, Chailey Heritage School
  • Hannah McCarthy, SPMLD Teacher, Chailey Heritage School
  • Hannah Underwood, John Fielding School
  • Keith Park, Independent Special Interactions Consultant, London
  • Les Staves, Very Special Maths Consultant, Leeds
  • Lucy Allen, John Fielding School
  • Dr Maria Robinson, Early Years Author, Bedfordshire
  • Peter Imray, Special Educational Training and Advice, Bedfordshire
  • Phil Martin, Retired Special School Headteacher, Routes for Learning Wales
  • Sarah Hall, Founder Willows Sensory Service, Birmingham
  • Simon Yates, Chailey Heritage School, East Sussex
  • Timothy Holdsworth, St. Ann's School, London
  • Spotlight on the work of Dr Lilli Nielsen, Denmark

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