01-02-2019

Support staff conference

The 2019 NEU Support Staff Conference will take place on Saturday 2nd March at NEU Headquarters in London. Book your place now – places are limited!

NEU president, Kim Knappett, will introduce the day and NEU joint general secretary, Mary Bousted, will give a keynote address. Graham Easterlow, lead executive member for support staff, will present and lead a discussion on current challenges facing support staff.

The Conference is FREE for members to attend, and travelling expenses will also be paid.

Workshops:

There will be an opportunity for members to attend two out of three workshops listed below, one in the morning and one in the afternoon

  1. Meeting the needs of every child: effective classroom support - Alex Grady, Whole School SEND Project Officer, NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)
  2. Building resilience - Joanna Watson, Schools Development Manager, Young Minds 
  3. Support Staff and the NEU - Peter Morris (National Official), Carly Doyle (Senior Organiser), Imogen Weekes (Professional Development Support Officer)

All three sessions will be interactive and provide practical strategies, tips and techniques to take back to the workplace.

Agenda

09:30              Registration and coffee

10:00             Welcome :Kim Knappett, NEU President   

Joint General Secretary’s address: Mary Bousted, NEU General Secretary

10:30               Support Staff – current challenges   

The 2019 support staff survey - presentation and discussion   

Graham Easterlow (Lead NEU EC Member for Support Staff)

11:00               CPD and Discussion Sessions:

Session A: "Meeting the needs of every child : effective classroom support"

Alex Grady, Whole School SEND project officer, NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)

Session B :        “Building Resilience”

Joanna Watson, Schools Development Manager, Young Minds

Session C  :       “Support Staff and the NEU”

Peter Morris (NEU National Official), Carly Doyle (NEU senior organiser)  and  Imogen Weekes, NEU professional development support officer 

12:45               Lunch

13:30               CPD and Discussion Sessions:

Session A :        “Meeting the needs of every child: effective classroom support”

Alex Grady, Whole School SEND project officer, NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)

Session B :        “Building Resilience”

Joanna Watson Schools Development Manager, Young Minds

Session C :       “Support Staff and the NEU Peter Morris (NEU national official),  Carly Doyle (NEU senior organiser) 

Imogen Weekes (NEU professional development support officer)

15:15               Q&A Session

Graham Easterlow, (Executive for Support Staff) and Katie Harrison (executive) and Karam Bales (Executive)

16:00               Tea and Close

Contact

If you have any queries in relation to the conference, please email Central Events Team 

Register

NEU Support Staff Conference 2019 is now fully booked.

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