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National Conference 2020

A Question of Quality

People chatting and networking in the main room at the Natspec Conference
Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to announce that regrettably the Natspec National Conference that was scheduled for 19 and 20 May will not now take place as planned. All existing delegate bookings and invoices paid or sent out will be rolled forward to the conference when it is rescheduled, with a new date being planned for March 2021.

19 & 20 May 2020 Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island, Leicestershire

The Natspec National Conference returns to Hinckley Island on 19 and 20 May 2020. The conference is the largest specialist event for FE professionals who work with students with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and/or funded through the high needs system. 

A Question of Quality

This year’s focus will be on quality of provision. We will seek to challenge, question and stretch your practice in all areas of provision. Having been through years of negotiating the external legislative, structural, systemic and funding changes since 2013, the time is now right for high needs FE providers to focus on their own practice.

So, whatever you need to improve – safeguarding, mental health, behaviours of concern, admissions and assessments, careers, information, advice and guidance and routes to employment, ways of working with PMLD learners, governor input – there will be sessions at conference to support you.

Conference speakers and workshop facilitators will be asking delegates to question their existing approach, to consolidate and improve good practice, and make changes where necessary.

There will also be an exhibition featuring specialist suppliers who can support your organisation.

This is a must-attend 2-day event for professionals working in specialist further education. It will be packed with best practice and cutting-edge research, leaving you with contacts, ideas and actions to take back to college.


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