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National Conference 2020

A Question of Quality

Delegates visit the Axcis Education Stand

Sponsors and exhibitors

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, please check out the full range of package options. All enquires about sponsorship and exhibiting should be directed to

Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsor

Axcis is the foremost supplier of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools, PRUs and alternative provisions across England and Wales. Providing teaching, leadership and support staff, Axcis has experience with all levels of recruitment across a wide range of special needs. Visit the Axcis website or contact your local office to learn more about how we can help you to recruit the right staff for your school or provision.
Business Type: Special Needs Recruitment Company

Conference Sponsor

Databridge is a comprehensive learner management system built around the core concepts of managing individualised learner-centred assessment, teaching and real-time achievement recording, evidencing and reporting. Together with the powerful timetabling system, attendance management and reporting, the bespoke 'Patterns' behavious and safeguarding recording system, care management, and many other functions it provides a single interconnected system specifically designed for Independent Specialist Colleges and is used by more that 50 ISCs, schools, day and residential services. Databridge is proud to be a sponsor of the Natspec 2020 conference, please feel free to come along to our stand for a chat.
Business Type: Software Provider

Registration Sponsor

FE Week is the premier news service for the FE sector in England. Since its founding in September 2011, FE Week has firmly cemented itself as the go-to news source for FE. We are proud of our reputation for breaking news, investigations and expert analysis, which is second to none in the sector. Our specialist jobs board, Education Week Jobs will also be on hand at the conference to discuss your recruitment advertising needs.
Business Type: Publishing


The Moor House Research and Training Institute is at the forefront of global research and training in the field of speech and language disorders, taking the benefits of our work at Moor House School & College out more widely through training courses, published research and resources for professionals. The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE™ framework, developed at Moor House, is an online tool used to track progress and measure outcomes for independence and functional life skills.
Business Type: SEN research and training
ARC England is a membership organisation supporting anyone who is involved in the planning or delivery of support services for people with a learning disability and/or autism. We currently support and represent over 100 service providers across a wide range of provision types including colleges with a CQC registration. We offer networking opportunities, bespoke training solutions and represent the sector at the highest levels to influence change.
Business Type: Membership Organisation
Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. At conference our stand will be staffed by members of the Natspec Board and Natspec staff to answer any questions you might have.
Business Type: Membership Organisation
We have been developing Quality Improvement solutions for 15 years including: Teaching & Learning Observation and Appraisal Management; Surveys & Stakeholder Feedback; Performance Dashboard and Management Reporting Tool and Learner Tracking and Monitoring. Curriculum Observer is an on-line solution for managing your teaching and learning observations, learning walks, peer observations and audits. Supports Ofsted “Deep Dive” presenting information about your learners, tutors, organisation. We also develop custom dashboards giving you the ability to analyse and deep dive through to any level.
Business Type: Software Provider
NAPPI uk Ltd. work in partnership with education and care providers across the UK, ensuring improved outcomes for individuals who may present with behaviours of concern. Services include direct PBS training, trainer development and providing systems for behaviour and restraint-reduction monitoring. We also offer support with regulatory requirements and our particular interest is within the new ‘behaviour and attitudes’ key judgement area within the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. We look forward to sharing our approach.
Business Type: Training Provider
MIRA Rehab is a digital health company developing gamification solutions to increase physical activity and wellbeing for patients or children who are in need of support from a therapeutic or educational point of view. Our core product, MIRA, uses motion-tracking cameras and sensors in order to gamify physical and cognitive exercises and to make them more enjoyable and engaging. It also acts as a virtual therapy assistant, greatly improving a therapist's or a caretaker's workflow.
Business Type: Digital Health Company
We are the government-backed, sector-owned workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. Our professional membership body is the Society for Education and Training.
Business Type: Training Provider

Awards Sponsors

Natspec is grateful to the following sponsors for sponsoring the Natspec Awards, which will be awarded on Tuesday 19 May at the Conference.

Natspec Award Sponsor

Eversheds Sutherland is recognised as a leading legal advisor to the education sector being ranked in Band 1 in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Legal Directories. We have a dedicated team of lawyers with a thorough understanding of the issues and needs faced by further education colleges and we can support you with pragmatic advice in all areas including employment, real estate, student issues, litigation, commercial matters, charity law and constitutional/regulatory considerations.
Sponsoring: Effective wellbeing support or mental health initiative

Conference Sponsors