SEND and Computing Conference



Sorry – we have had to postpone this exciting event. Watch this space for details of future ones.

Difficult to teach? SEND and the Computing Curriculum

1st July 2016, 09:30 – 16:00

Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AB


A one day conference for anyone working to meet the challenge of teaching the revised Computing Curriculum to learners with complex and challenging special educational needs. The greater emphasis on computer science, programming and coding, along with a greater recognition of the need for safeguarding online raises issues about what to teach, how to teach it, and what resources we might use. This conference will address these.

Speakers include:-

Sally Paveley, ICT lead at The Bridge School, Islington

Anne-Marie Medhurst, an independent consultant from Kent

Catherine Elliott, from Sheffield eLearning Team, a member of the CAS Inclusion group.

Marion Reilly, an independent consultant in London.

Carol Allen, formerly a school improvement advisor in North Tyneside.

Along with Hilary Norton and John Galloway, Advisory Teachers for ICT, SEN and Inclusion for Tower Hamlets.

As well as a keynote on the impact of teaching Computing to learners with SEN, there are practical workshops and opportunities to talk to providers of a range of resources for teaching this key area.


The conference is free to subscribers of the Tower Hamlets Support for Learning Service training SLA and can be booked here, .

Otherwise places can be booked with Surami Manacas for £100. Email or phone 020 7364 6479.