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National Conference 2022

Delegates visit the Axcis Education Stand

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Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in England and Wales. We recruit special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff for mainstream schools and alternative provisions across England and Wales and offer recruitment solutions for short-term, long-term and permanent vacancies. Working with the broadest range of positions, our candidates include teachers, teaching assistants, therapists and school leaders
Business Type: Recruitment

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Originally developed in a Specialist College to monitor and record non-accredited skills, Databridge MIS delivers functionality designed specifically for the Specialist sector. We have been used for over 20 years by a significant number of Specialist organisations who contribute to our development. Featuring RARPA usage, EHCP/Personal Goals, Photo/Video evidencing, Incidental Learning, Qualifications, ILR Manager, Baseline Assessments, Timetabling, Care Plans and Residence support, Staff Rota, Event Log for Safeguarding/Incident/Accident etc, Learner/Parent portals and much more.
Business Type: Data management

Exhibitors

We are accelerating the pace of change by championing innovative and emerging technologies and using them to improve care quality and efficiency. CLB’s Acoustic Monitoring system non-intrusively monitors residents and alerts staff when a concerning noise is detected which enables a swift response to those in need of care. Routine in-room checks are replaced so peacefully sleeping residents are not disturbed. Usage reduces falls and drastically improves the wellbeing of residents and working environment for staff.
Business Type: Technology
Brain in Hand provides a combination of practical digital tools and human support for students to overcome barriers to academic success. Designed for people who need help remembering things, making decisions, planning, or coping with anxiety, it empowers students to manage independently. We complement student services, reinforcing positive student strategies. Working together with inspirational health and social care teams, assessors, supporters and educators, we help redefine the way support services are delivered.
Business Type: Student support
The Education and Training Foundation is the expert body for professional development and standards in FE and Training in England. Our role is to design, develop and deliver CPD for teachers, leaders and trainers to support government policy and meet sector needs. We have a charitable purpose to improve education and training for learners aged 14+. We believe that the key to improving education and training is to support teachers and their leaders to excel.
Business Type: Training
First Actuarial helps clients and pension scheme members get the best out of pensions. We are a partnership with 5 offices across the UK. We help our clients with all types of pension arrangements including TPS, ISPS, NHS, Growth Plan, LGPS, as well as their own Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes. We specialise in making pensions manageable for key decision makers and understandable for their staff.
Business Type: Pensions
Glean is the antidote to information overload for improved learning, productivity, and student success. Our inclusive learning technology empowers students of all abilities to take meaningful audio notes with a proven note taking process. Our technology doesn’t take notes for you, instead it scaffolds how you learn from information, so you build effective note taking skills.
Business Type: Software
With a broad depth of knowledge and a wide range of services, we have been managing specialist education colleges and specialist training providers for over 20 years. The Hettle Andrews ONE product is an integrated approach to insurance and risk management, all in ONE product, enabling you to have one point of contact for all your insurance and risk management needs; saving time and importantly the cost of risk.
Business Type: Insurance
Innovation Broking is an independent insurance broker for mid-market and larger organisations in the UK, specifically to be boutique. We work in specialist sectors, with Charity, Education & Care division. In 2018 we were chosen by the National Association of Special Schools (NASS) to launch an endorsed insurance policy which covers all the peculiar specialist requirements of special education providers. NASS now recommends us as an approved supplier, and we support their events.
Business Type: Insurance
IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Business Type: Legal Support
Lifeways is the UK’s largest team of support professionals providing support for adults in the community. We support adults who live with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and mental health conditions. Our 11,000 colleagues support almost 5,000 individuals at our 1,500 supported living and residential services. We have helped thousands of young people make their first step from the family home or residential school into independent living.
Business Type: Supported living
Our ambition is for all children’s voices to be heard and we carefully co-produce all our apps with children. This is why Mind Of My Own’s digital participation tools are trusted by children’s services. We believe that every child is able to have a say, so we create fully accessible apps that provide a unique digital solution to advancing universal children’s rights. Far beyond traditional surveys our apps are a smart way to receive organic, uncontrived and authentic feedback from a wide range of children and young people using your services.
Business Type: Technology
NAPPI uk is a solutions provider that works in partnership with education and care providers across the UK, to ensure the best possible outcomes for individuals who may present with behaviours of concern and those that are around them. Our services include direct training and trainer programmes in using the NAPPI Positive Behaviour Support model. We also provide support to organisations with regulatory requirements around behaviour and have systems available to monitor restraint reduction.
Business Type: Training
Our three Centres for Excellence in SEND are working with the sector to bring about a step change in improving outcomes for learners with SEND. Weston College’s have ‘People’, Derby College have ‘Curriculum’ and City College Norwich have ‘Community’ as our focus.
Business Type: Training
National Star is an outstanding independent specialist college for disabled students. Our experienced Teacher Education department provides personalised teaching and support qualifications using a blended approach of both face-to-face and online learning to specialist colleges, GFE, HE and other training environments all around the country. Being a specialist in SEND ourselves also gives us a great prospective on these qualifications and help us to tailor the programme to suit your environment at a completive price.
Business Type: Training
NOCN Group is a market-leading international Awarding Organisation (AO) specialising in regulated UK qualifications from Entry Level – Level 7. Our qualification suite includes English and Maths Awards, Employability, Foundation Learning and Functional Skills. We are a progressive educational charity with a social focus and are trusted by employers, training providers, and learners to provide high-quality and flexible services.
Business Type: Awarding Organisation
We place people first. Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to the education and skills and training sector. People are at the heart of everything we do, with our passionate, energetic team providing an unsurpassed customer experience. Recruitment is a people business: we treat people with respect, as individuals, not numbers. That’s why we take the time to get to know every single one of our clients and candidates: to find out about them as a person, their ambitions and needs.
Business Type: Recruitment
Starfish Labs and Derwen College will be showcasing the suite of award winning mobile apps developed in collaboration to support vocational training and independent living skills, including the CV Builder, Work Ready, vocational pathways and Premier Inn hospitality training apps, along with other Starfish products. Representatives of Starfish Labs and Derwen College will be on hand to demonstrate the apps and to discuss licencing of existing apps and development of bespoke apps for your college.
Business Type: Software
Team Teach provide Positive Behaviour Training to help support positive behaviour cultures. Our person centred, tailored training solutions provide a toolkit of skills and knowledge for those working within Education and Health and Social settings.
Business Type: Training
Set up by government in 2015, our mission is to help every young person to find their best next step. We are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.
Business Type: Careers
The Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (FIN) is a unique membership organisation that provides invaluable assistance and guidance to support the nominee and quality team, ensuring high quality delivery of ESFA funded learning programmes. With years of experience as former and current inspectors, we are here to help you tackle any challenges you may face in your pursuit of excellence and offer a unique perspective on all matters surrounding quality improvement.
Business Type: Quality
The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE™ Framework is an online tool used to track progress and measure outcomes for independence and functional life skills. It is most suitable for use with teenagers (aged 14+) and young adults who have the potential to live an independent or semi-independent life. It is based on eight comprehensive life skill areas related to participation in activities of daily living at home, college/school and in the community.
Business Type: Learner support
It started with a girl and a bus. Her special school were concerned she wouldn’t learn to travel independently. We made videos to help them teach her about travel situations and social independence. YouTeachMe now work with every type of SEND setting and deliver specialist videos to support personalised teaching and learning across and beyond the curriculum. YouTeachMe also delivers staff CPD, parental engagement and much, much, more. Safely, and with you in control.
Business Type: Teaching

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