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The NatSIP National Working Day - Demonstrating Impact - on Tuesday 9 May 2017 is now open for booking.

Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 10:00-16:00

Hamilton House,
Mabledon Place

Cost: £100/delegate, reduced to £50/delegate for NatSIP-affiliated organisations
Booking: Open now


This special NatSIP event, the first in the new 2017-18 contract with DfE, has a focus on Impact. The event is relevant to the important work of  managers and members of specialist SI service providers, including those in SI settngs, VCS, agencies and organisations who are working together to secure better outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment.

We encourage colleagues working across education, social care and health to attend and explore how the latest initiatives in government legislation are influencing and improving the provision of education for children and young people with sensory impairment and their families.

During the day:

  • There will be an update of current very relevant Government Reviews in SEND: Ofsted/CQC local area reviews (Brian Gale, who has recently trained inspectors about CYP with HI), The Lenehan Review (Mark Geraghty, who is Co Chair of the review), The Rochford Review (Niki Elliot, who is previous Chair of SEC and has been asked by DfE to do some research during the Rochford Review consultation).
  • Michelle Allison (Director of SEND services and commissioning, Seashell Trust, previously Head of SEND for North Yorkshire County Council), will speak of the secrets of successfully working with commissioners to secure good service outcomes
  • Niki Elliot (Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and previous Chair of SEC, the Special Education Consortium), will work with us on how to demonstrate outcomes and impact
  • Brian Lamb will speak on taking the impact agenda forward in SI provision.

There will be an update about the NatSIP’s workstreams within the DfE programme, and details of the contract objectives for 2017‐18.

NatSIP working groups will take place in the afternoon. These will include:

  1. Taking the SI CPD log forward (Jackie Salter)
  2. Commissioning for SI services (Michelle Allison and Brian Lamb)
  3. Making impact meaningful (Niki Elliot)

The following documents are available: