SENCo Conference 2022

(SENCo Network 2021-22)
Delegate price £180.00
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Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
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SENCo Conference

The Inclusive Classroom: A new approach to differentiation, making it work in your school Led by Sara Alston

We will have 2 themes for our SENCo Conference this year…

The morning session will be led by Sara Alston, author of The Inclusive Classroom: A new approach to Differentiation. Sara will lead a morning of activities that will enable you to engage critically with some key areas of pedagogy from the book, which are at the heart of how to make our primary classrooms inclusive.

Sara will provide us with input based on the book to act as a stimulus for pair/group discussions. By engaging with colleagues, you will be able to look at and share ways to develop your school’s practice, so that it is workable and effective without overwhelming you or your staff.

Working through the five phases of the lesson, we will consider the tweaks and adaptions that will make a difference to your pupils. During the session there will be opportunities to develop a plan of support that you can share with staff back in school afterwards.

During the afternoon of the conference Kate Browning will lead a session focusing on the changes to the code of practice and the DfE response to the SEND Review.

DATE: Friday 4th March 2022

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG (Please check venue website for travel information:

COST: £180 per person


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – SENCO Network have 1 FREE place per school. 

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that do not subscribe. Please contact us for details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:


Sara Alston

Sara is a practicing SENCo and an independent SEND and Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer with over 30 years teaching experience. As a consultant, she works to support schools that are lacking SENCo capacity, as well as working with schools to develop outstanding SEND practice.  She conducts TA, SEND and Safeguarding Reviews and provides training for a range of SEND and safeguarding issues.

Sara’s book, co-authored with Daniel Sobel, The Inclusive Classroom: A New Approach to Differentiation was  published in January 2021. She writes regular articles and blogs, including for Teach Primary, Headteacher Update and The Key.  She has also written a number of online courses including for  Inclusion Expert and UK Parliament Education Service.

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