Boost your learning at the Tes SEN Show

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The Tes SEN Show 2018 (5-6 October 2018, London) is the must-attend annual event for everyone in the special educational needs community and will provide two days of dedicated, educational and engaging SEN focus.

The show is the ideal environment for you to take a step back from your daily tasks and give yourself the chance to improve your learning and development, discover the latest cutting-edge products and services, network and be inspired with innovative ideas to put into practice.

Building on the success of last year’s event, which saw 4800 people through the doors, the 2018 show will see a wealth of free special features and a total of 42 CPD-certified seminars, each designed to deliver expert knowledge on the latest topics in SEN.  Register free now.


CPD-certified seminars   

Hear from leading SEN experts and update your thinking on vital areas of practice, provision and policy. The seminar programme will cover a range of key areas and this year has a particular focus on social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), as well as statutory guidance for the entire education workforce with more than half of the sessions directly related to the SEND Code of Practice 2015: 0-25.

See the full programme here.

150+ exhibitors

The bustling show floor will be packed with over 150 suppliers, charities and organisations keen to speak with you about your needs. They will be demonstrating innovative and cutting-edge products, services and resources at the show, with some exhibitors having exclusive on-stand show offers and competitions.

See the full exhibitor list here.

Keynote panel debate 

The free-to-attend panel debate is returning to the show for a second year after its popularity in 2017. This year, our panel will give a brief update on their respective areas of expertise before discussing SEMH, the government’s proposals, their impact on educational settings and the latest SEN issues.

Take the opportunity to put your questions to key policy influencers, advocates and visionaries in the SEND arena.

Find out more here.

The Parent and Carer Forum   

A safe space for parents and carers to access free support from peers who are themselves teachers, trainers, parents and carers of children with SEN. This programme of free sessions will be led by visionaries, senior teachers, parents and SEN advocates.

Find out more here.


Exhibitor-led sessions   

The Exhibitor Workshop Theatre and the Spotlight Theatre will demonstrate how a variety of resources can be used to enhance SEN best practice and support the requirements of learners in different educational settings.  See products in action and find out about what would work best for you.

With so much going on and the show fast approaching, it’s vital that all SEN professionals, parents and carers register free and book their seminars now.

We really look forward to welcoming you to the show on the 5th and 6th October 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London to share two days of dedicated SEN focus.