EfL London SEND Networking and Development Day: 17th Mar 2020

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EfL London SEND Leadership Networking and Development Day – 17th Mar 2020

We’re thrilled to invite you and your colleagues to the EfL London & Southeast SEND Leadership Networking & Development Day on Tues 17th March 2020 at Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre in London.

The event is an opportunity for SEND schools, colleges and settings to come together for a day of sharing and development. We’re expecting up to 100 SEND school leaders and lead practitioners from the region.

In addition to workshops and presentations led by Diane Rochford (Chair of Rochford Review), Professor Barry Carpenter and Vijita Patel (Principal, Swiss Cottage School) there will be lightning talks from schools and structured roundtable discussions.

With the recent publishing of the new DfE guidance and the new Ofsted EIF last year, the day will be a great opportunity to share and discuss interpretations and approaches to SEND (assessment and curriculum) with other school leaders, as well as hear from and work with Diane, Barry and Vijita.

There are now more than 120 SEND schools, colleges and settings across London and the southeast region using EfL and just under 400 SEND schools nationally so there’s a wealth of general experience in our community and this will be a unique chance to catch up and hear what schools are doing generally in terms of curriculum and assessment – and in particular how they are adapting to the new EIF.

Just before half term, we held the East Midlands day in Derby and had more than 70 SEND school Heads, Deputies, Asst Heads, lead practitioners and SENCOs in the room – lots of discussion and sharing and a fantastic buzz in the room as the day went on!

You may be aware that Barry Carpenter is retiring at the end of June, so this will be one of the last opportunities that many schools will have to work with him. 

Reflective practice and developing a ‘Finding out culture’ in your school

The underlying theme of this event will be the exploration and discussion of how as leaders and practitioners we can develop truly personalised approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, as well as systemise reflective practice and inquiry across the whole school – particularly in light of the new 2019 Ofsted Framework, the Rochford Review (2016) and the recently published DfE guidance for the Engagement Model.

With the expertise and experience in the room, including Prof. Barry Carpenter, Diane Rochford, Vijita Patel and up to 60 SEND school leaders and lead practitioners, we’ll be exploring and discussing among other topics, the following questions:

How do we lead the move away from assessment based on P-levels at our school?

How can we have a conversation about progression without numbers or ‘levels’?

What is the role of evidence and how do we use it to support progression in pedagogy?

What are the features and characteristics of inquiry-based leadership?

What are the opportunities for EfL to contribute to personalised CPD? 

In what ways can EfL contribute to the professional learning of Teaching Assistants?

What are the ramifications for SEND of the new 2019 Ofsted Framework? 

In addition to the broader discussion and sharing around curriculum and assessment, the day will obviously be a fantastic opportunity to expose yourself and key people at your school to the benefits of EfL, and practical things you can do at your school to ensure you’re getting the best outcomes from it. It ought to be very useful in helping you plan ahead on your EfL implementation.

The EfL team will be on hand to answer questions and we’ll be giving an update on some of the new and forthcoming features and tools. We have a number of new features in EfL and Insights for Learning that have gone ‘live’ during the last 3 months and we have lots more targeted for release before the end of the current school year.

As with all the other events we’ve run, the emphasis of the day will be on discussion, learning and networking… giving you lots of opportunity to meet and forge relationships with new partners and collaborators for your professional networks. 

The day is very much for you, and we sincerely want to make it one of the most useful and informative professional development and networking events of the year for you. 

Event Details…


Tuesday 17th March 2020


Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre

The address is:

80 Avenue Road

Tel: 020 7681 8080

Further details and notes on how to get there:

Venue details: Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre


9:00am: Arrival & welcome refreshments

9.30am : Start

3.15pm : Finish

We’ll be providing lunch and refreshments.


Tickets cost £19.95 plus VAT per delegate attending.

This includes a lovely lunch and refreshments throughout the day!


If you refer a school or college that is not currently using Evidence for Learning but is interested in find out more, both you and your guest school’s delegates can attend for free. To claim this credit, just add the name of your guest school  in the “* REFER ANOTHER SCHOOL TO ATTEND FOR FREE ATTENDANCE *” box. The credit will be applied once they’ve signed up and provided they attend.

Please Note: Your guest school will need to complete a separate booking form and reference your school in their form.

Please feel free to share the above link with any guests – it contains information about the day and the booking form.

Booking Form

Please use the form below to book up to 6 places at the event.

Please complete all the details for each delegate.



If you’d like to be placed on a waiting list pending any cancellations or would like to be informed of any future events, please email alan.wood@theteachercloud.net.

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