Other Events

Here we list events by other organisations which may be of interest to our members. If you have an event you would like listed please contact the Patoss office with details. These are provided as a service and Patoss bears no responsibility for content or organisation of events listed.

Events by other organisations


Disabled students - funding, inclusivity and access


Morning, Tuesday, 6th February 2018

Central London


This seminar will examine key issues and emerging priorities for improving support for disabled students at universities in England.

The context for discussion includes:

Reform of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which took effect at the start of the last academic year;

The doubling of HEFCE funding for disabled students between 2016 and 2018 to £40million; and

HEFCE’s ongoing review into models of support for disabled students due to report shortly.

Delegates will discuss latest thinking on tackling barriers to greater participation and success for disabled students, as well as the long term impact of changes to funding policy.

They will examine the challenges for universities in implementing a social model of support for students - including looking at the best ways to move toward a more inclusive curricula, improving learning and teaching environments, issues for university staff and how to ensure consistency in provision between institutions.

Further sessions assess trends in complaints from disabled students, the provision of equipment and services, and progress on how campuses are adapting their facilities to the needs of disabled students.


Next steps for SEND policy - SEND reforms, funding, local area inspections and best practice in provision - 9 November 17


The seminar will include keynote addresses from Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of nasen, Nigel Thompson, Head of Inspections – Children’s Health and Justice for CQC, and Matthew Barnes, Specialist Adviser for SEND, Ofsted.

With local authorities required to transition to reforms outlined in the SEND Code of Practice by April 2018, delegates will assess the impact of the introduction of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and the Local Offer, in addition to highlighting best practice in the provision of SEND services following the implementation of reforms.

Sophie Hancock

Marketing, Westminster Forum Projects

T: 01344 864796

F: 01344 420121

Follow us on Twitter @WFPEvents


Next steps for evidence-informed teaching and Continuing Professional Development in England
Morning, Thursday, 1st March 2018
Central London


This seminar will discuss opportunities for developing an evidence-informed teaching profession and identify steps that can be taken to improve the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in England.

It follows the recent Department for Education (DfE) appointment of an Evidence Champion who will assist in spreading evidence-based practice in opportunity areas, and the recent emphasis from the DfE on ensuring teachers are equipped with an understanding of the latest research, and use evidence to inform their teaching practice.

Delegates will assess options for overcoming practical issues for the use of data and evidence in the classroom, including managing time and resources, how best to provide teachers with access to both educational data and research, and what can be done to convert these into explicit knowledge for teachers to interact with and utilise.

The seminar will also provide an opportunity to consider the provision of CPD for the profession, following the launch of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2017.

Sessions will consider further steps that can be taken to widen access to high quality CPD, options for improving the understanding of assessment, and priorities for the new Chartered College of Teaching, including how it might best provide a collective voice for the profession.

Sophie Hancock

Marketing, Westminster Forum Projects

T: 01344 864796

F: 01344 420121

Follow us on Twitter @WFPEvents


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