Community & Conferences

The EfL LearningShared Community

When your school, college, AP or other setting invests in Evidence for Learning, you also join and gain access to a rapidly growing nationwide and international community of SEND leaders and practitioners.

EfL is used in over 75% of specialist schools, colleges, alternate provisions throughout the UK and a growing number around the world. It’s also used in hundreds of mainstream schools and settings to support learners with SEND or additional learning needs.

Consequently there’s an incredible wealth of expertise and experience across the EfL LearningShared community and oodles of inspiring practice and innovation that you and your setting can tap into.

Conferences & Networking and Development Events

To capitalise and harness this, we host regular regional and national conferences, as well as networking and development days around the UK. These events, which are held throughout the year in the Northwest, Northeast, West and East Midlands, Southwest,  Southeast and London, bring together leaders and practitioners from schools, colleges, APs and other settings across each region.

The events are a unique opportunity to share and discuss interpretations and approaches to SEND and inclusion with other leaders and practitioners.

In 2022/23, our EfL LearningShared events brought together over 500 leaders and practitioners and we have more events planned in 2023/24 to give you even more and richer opportunities for CPLD (Continuing Professional and Leadership Development), building out your professional network and developing collaboration with other schools and settings.

Many schools have built new and lasting partnerships with other schools that they’ve encountered and met through one of the EfL LearningShared events / meetings.

Conference & Event Programme (2023/24)

Nov 9th 2023: London / Southeast Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, London) [click here]

Feb 7th 2024: Northwest Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Foxfield School, Wirral) [click here]

Feb 29th 2024: Southwest Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Venturers’ Academy, Bristol) [click here]

Mar 5th 2024: National Conference: Working with Families (Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, London) [click here]

Mar 27th 2024: National Conference: SEND in Mainstream (Rockingham PDC, Rotherham) [click here]

May 1st 2024: Northeast Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Sunningdale School, Sunderland) [click here]

June 6th 2024: W Midlands Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Uffculme School, Birmingham) [click here]

June 12th 2024: E Midlands Regional Leadership Networking & Development Conference (Nether Hall School, Leicester) [click here]

Unique Collaborative CPLD Opportunities

LearningShared : A Responsive Programme of CPLD (Click Here)

LearningShared Conferences 2023 to 2024

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Online Communities of Practice

We have private groups on LinkedIn and Facebook where colleagues and peers can discuss and share thoughts, ideas, experiences, resources and learning on these crucial matters of learning, development and education provision. The groups are also an opportunity to connect people and help you to build a network that can support you on your own important journey over the coming months. Communities of practice if you will…

Facebook: EfL SEND Community Group

or search for “eflSENDCommunity”

The purpose of the group is to provide a safe, closed space to seek out and share ideas, experience and resources that can help with any and all aspects of SEND provision. It’s also a community for practitioners and schools that use Evidence for Learning and Insights for Learning to share ideas, resources and support each other in using these apps. It’s a peer moderated and supported group.

Facebook Group: Recovery Curriculum

We’ve set up a private facebook group at:

or search for “recoverycurriculum” in the Facebook app.

LinkedIn Group: A Recovery Curriculum for children & schools post-pandemic