IASS and LA SEND Managers Strategic Workshop - Taunton, Taunton Conference Centre, Friday, 22. November 2019

IASS and LA SEND Managers Strategic Workshop
This government funded regional workshop is a closed event aimed only at the Information Advice and Support Manager and Local Authority SEND Manager. The workshop will present a valuable opportunity to meet and hear the latest national position on SEND from the Department for Education and contribute towards early conversations with government officials on the SEND Code of Practice, since first being introduced in 2014.
For IASS Managers, attendance at a workshop will contribute towards their commitment towards service improvements in line with the Minimum Standards and the IAS programme, a government funded programme led by the Council for Disabled Children. For Local Authority SEND Managers, attendance will be an opportunity to hear the national position on SEND, discuss commonalities with IAS Service Managers and consider solutions to local challenges faced in delivering SEND services in a safe and supportive environment.
The proposed agenda and working titles for sessions on the day are as follows:

Session 1: National Government Position with SEND and Q&A - DfE SEND Advisor

Session 2: Securing successful Joint Commissioning of IASS - Daisy Russell Policy and Practice Manager, CDC

Session 3: Consultation on the Code of Practice – DFE Senior Official 

Session 4: End of year 2 exit planning for IASS in light of IASP funding coming to an end in March 2020 (or a session on year 3 funding opportunities for IASS if further funding is awarded to IASP) - Martin Bull, Programme Manager, CDC

Who should attend?
The workshop is located in the region where you are based. From each local area we have allocated two places. This should be the designated IAS Service Manager or Service Coordinator, and the Local Authority SEND Manager. We cannot offer more places than this.
We will be asking you to complete the evaluation form provided on the day.
Event location and times
The workshop starts at 10.00am sharp and finishes at 3.15pm so please arrive for registration from 9.30am onwards where tea/coffee will be served.  A working lunch will also be served.
Please click the below link for full directions to venueMap and DirectionsBooking details
When making a booking please ensure that you are booking as the attendee as opposed to booking for someone else – this is very important as we need to capture the individual data for each ensure that the correct email address (work email, not personal) is enterered when making your booking as you will receive an automated email to confirm your place. If the email spelling is incorrect, you will not receive confirmation of your place and important updates. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 10 minutes of completing your booking, please contact us immediately as your booking may not be complete which could result in you losing your place on the training. Please do check your spam folders before contacting us.
Places at this training are free. If you are unable to attend and would like to allocate your place to another colleague, please contact us first on iasp@ as we need to ensure the correct audience attend the workshops.
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Friday, 22. November 2019, Taunton Conference Centre, IASS and LA SEND Managers Strategic Workshop - Taunton

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