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The Festival of Inclusive Education will feature talks, panel discussions and Q&As on accessibility, EdTech, SEN Provision and more.

9:00 - 9:20am: Keynote

The opening keynote address by Kate Griggs from Made by Dyslexia will set the scene for the festival and our theme of Redefining inclusion, Redesigning learning. Kate will help us rethink our approach to learning differences in our day-to-day lives.

Important discussions...

11:15 - 11:45am: Lost in transition

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Learn from BATA council members Antony and Louise how the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) can help students with additional learning needs to achieve in higher education. Antony will highlight the benefits of the DSA for the end users. As he deep dives into practical examples for different learning needs. He’ll be followed by Louise, who is also a DSA Needs Assessor, to explore the needs assessment process, step by step.

1:00 - 2:00pm: What does the future look like for SEN Provision?

We are joined once again by our panel of leading industry experts, for Part 2 of our #SENFutures webinar. Host Patrick McGrath will be catching up with the panel 16 months after we last spoke in the middle of the first UK lockdown.

During this live session, the panel will be discussing what the future now looks like for supporting students with additional learning needs. They'll also be delving into what advice is at industry level to support SEN learners in this changing climate. Alongside helping you understand the role technology plays in supporting SEN students going forward.

2:30 - 3:00pm: Supporting and teaching learners with Dyslexia

In this session, Donna from the BDA will help attendees understand what dyslexia is and the ways they can deliver a dyslexia friendly way of teaching.

She’ll do this by helping to shift perception and focus to the positive attributes or “superpowers” that students with dyslexia have. As well as highlighting why early identification of Dyslexia is key to being able to educate the students themselves as to what they need on their learning journey.

All sessions

The learning iceberg - addressing visible and invisible barriers to learning

with Patrick McGrath

9:20 - 10:00am

Universal Design for Learning in practice

with Cheryl Shirley and Tracy Galvin

10:00 - 10:30am

Neurodiversity and education

with Professor Amanda Kirby

10:45 - 11:15am

The power in a plug: empowering our students through tech

with Dr Helen Ross

11:45am - 12:15pm

Accessible maths and its benefits to students

with Lilian Soon

2:00 - 2:30pm

A student story

with the LEO Academy Trust

3:15 - 3:20pm

A technology strategy to help launch children into remarkable lives

with James Browning and Richard Sparks

3:20 - 4:00pm