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Spotlight on SEND: Curriculum Design and Practice

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This British Curriculum Forum (BCF) event brings together teachers, practitioners, researchers, leaders, managers, and academics to share their critical perspectives and assumptions about researching the curriculum.

This event will focus on research informed curriculum design and practice to support positive outcomes for all pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Aimed at all key stakeholders interested in the curriculum in schools and colleges as well as those new to research, this event considers the perspectives offered by leading practitioners, subject associations and universities. Join us for a fascinating afternoon of keynotes, workshops and panel sessions.

Event Schedule
4:00pm BERA introduction
4:05pm Intro/Housekeeping
4:10pm Keynote address – Katherine Runswick-Cole
4:30pm Q&A – Katherine Runswick-Cole
4:40pm Delegates to choose parallel session A or B
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Parallel Session A

  • 4:45pm Amelie Thompson Inclusion by Design – Creating meaningful curricula and genuine inclusion in the mainstream primary classroom
  • 5:00pm Colin Millar CBETeacher Talk! Help or Hindrance. Language BUS Journey
  • 5:15pm Luke BeardonWhat does/should autistic inclusion even mean to the autistic learner?
  • 5:30pm Kirsten Darling-McquistanThe National Framework for Inclusion: supporting inclusive practices in Scotland
  • 5:45pm Q&A – all four speakers
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Parallel Session B

  • 4:45pm Margaret Mulholland SEND: And the art of detection
  • 5:00pm Dr Amelia RobertsDelivering on curriculum intent: Lesson Study as a mechanism to enhance curriculum implementation and assess curriculum impact on
  • 5:15pm Janet Hoskin Challenging Assumptions about SEND
  • 5:30pm Chandrika DevarakondaSEND: Looking through intersectionality lens
  • 5:45pm Q&A – all four speakers
6:00pm Main plenary panel discussion with all speakers
6:30pm Event concludes

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Chairs

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the doctoral programmes (PhD and Professional Doctorate in Education) at Cass and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses.  In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Chair of...

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Victoria Pugh, Mrs

University of Worcester

Victoria is a senior lecturer at the University of Worcester specialising in PSHE and RSE. She is also the SENDI and diversity lead for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Victoria has 15 years...

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Richard Pountney, Dr

Principal Lecturer for Curriculum Studies at Sheffield Hallam University

Richard is a principal lecturer for curriculum studies and leads the knowledge in education research group in the Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)....

Speakers

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Katherine Runswick-Cole

Professor of Education at University of Sheffield

Katherine Runswick-Cole is Professor of Education in The School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Katherine has published extensively in the fields of critical disability studies, disabled children's childhood studies and inclusive...

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Margaret Mulholland

SEND and Inclusion Specialist at Association of School & College Leaders

Margaret Mulholland is a leading advocate for the role schools play in improving understanding of inclusive leadership and teaching. She is EEF Project Director for Whole School SEND and the Inclusion Specialist at the Association of School &...

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Amelie Thompson

Interim Co-Executive Headteacher at Kingswood Primary School

Amelie Thompson is Whole School SEND's Regional SEND Leader for South East England and South London and Interim Executive Headteacher for the Gipsy Hill Federation of schools in South East London. Amelie has also worked as a SENCO and Deputy...

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Amelia Roberts, Dr

Associate Professor & Deputy Director at UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and UCL Institute of Education’s Vice Dean (Enterprise)

Dr. Amelia Roberts is an Associate Professor at UCL, Deputy Director of UCL Centre for Inclusive Education and UCL Institute of Education’s Vice Dean (Enterprise). Dr Amelia Roberts’ research focuses on knowledge exchange and reflective...

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Colin Millar MBE

Former Principal of Killard House Special School

Colin Millar MBE MEd BSc(Hons) PGCE PQH(NI). 32 years in Education, Mainstream Primary, Special Units. Special School teaching experience. Taught children aged 4-18 across educational spectrum. Posts held: Class...

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Janet Hoskin, Dr

Associate Professor of Education at University of East London

Dr Janet Hoskin is Associate Professor of Education in Special Education at the University of East London, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests include exploring the lives and experiences of disabled...

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Luke Beardon, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University

I have been working for decades in the autism field, in capacities ranging from practitioner to researcher to trainer, first working with autistic children as a volunteer aged fourteen. I worked for The National Autistic Society (NAS) as a...

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Chandrika Devarakonda, Dr

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Children’s Services at University of Chester

Dr. Chandrika Devarakonda is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services at the University of Chester. Prior to this. She has worked in special schools, co-ordinated Community based rehabilitation projects in...

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Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan, Dr

Teacher Educator at University of Aberdeen

I am a teacher educator based at the School of Education, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. My teaching and research interests centre around inclusion and inclusive pedagogical approaches. I am an active member of the Scottish Universities...

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