SEN & Disability Law in Education
Updated guidance and new legal obligations in line with the Green Paper and Equality Act 2010
Why is this conference relevant?
From September 2012, it is illegal for schools not to provide the correct provision for their disabled students. The Equality Act 2010 states that schools have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled children in the form of auxiliary aids and services.
In addition, the SEN and Disability Green Paper highlights other new legal obligations for schools. Soon to become legislation through the Children and Families Bill in early 2013, the proposals include new Education, Health and Care Plans and the option of personal budgets for families.
In a time of such change, are you confident you are up-to-date and prepared for upcoming changes to your SEND legal obligations?
Optimus Education’s SEN & Disability Law in Education conference is the definitive event of the year to gain clear and up-to-date advice on the latest SEN and Disability law and guidance and ensure you are meeting your legal obligations towards your SEND students.
What can I expect?
We are delighted to welcome Mark Blois, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP, who will outline your new legal obligations in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers, Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards, will expand on this in an in-depth workshop addressing just what is a ‘reasonable adjustment’ and clear guidance on your legal obligations to provide auxiliary aids and services.
Jane McConnell, Chief Executive, IPSEA, will open the day by clarifying the legal implications of the SEN and Disability Green paper and just how these will impact your school. These will also be explored in further depth in workshops throughout the day to ensure you are fully prepared for upcoming new legislation.
Another major concern for schools is preparing evidence for SEND tribunals. To address this, Douglas Silas, Principal, Douglas Silas Solicitors, will outline a step-by-step checklist of best practice for preparing your body of evidence ahead of the tribunal; a must-attend keynote for all SENCO’s.
Why choose Optimus Education conferences?
“An excellent resource for all SENCOs. Opening out eyes to everything that matters”
Leader of Personalised Learning, Swan Valley Community School
“Once again the speakers have provided a wealth of information delivered brilliantly!”
Inclusion Manager, Warden Park
“Focused, critical evaluation of current trends within SEND curriculum, with a ‘real world’ edge”
SENCO, Wrockwardine Wood Arts College