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From Chaos to Calm: 2021 online SEND Conference. Book now

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Date 13th Apr 2021

The COVID-19 virus pandemic brought unprecedented challenges for schools and colleges, as teaching staff moved to remote education with little preparation or training (Bubb & Jones, 2020). With the return to proximate learning on 8 March 2021, there has been widespread concern about the impact of closures not only on pupil progress and attainment (UK Gov, 2021) but also on their mental health and wellbeing too. Many educators and support staff are in greater need than ever to find practical and effective strategies to close the attainment gap and foster pupil wellbeing, as well as their own.

SEND Conference – From Chaos to Calm

From 28th April – 16th June, OLT aims to support our SEND community with From Chaos to Calm, a series of online conference sessions, which look at a range of essential post lockdown themes.

We’ll be joined weekly by leading SEND experts and specialist teachers to offer impactful insights on how to engage and support the pupils most disadvantaged by the pandemic. With wellness breaks interspersed through-out the conference, we will also be exploring the ways that educators and support staff can manage their workload and look after their wellbeing too!

Upcoming conference schedule

From Chaos to Calm kicks off on 28th April with a keynote from Hugh Clench (OLT Director/Educational Psychologist) with some details of future seminars to be confirmed in the coming weeks.


28th April
From lockdown to school for pupils with ASD

Christo Kachelhoffer.
ASD Outreach Advisory Teacher (Royal Borough of Greenwich)

Minna Anaukwu,
Specialist Advisory Teacher (Royal Borough of Greenwich)

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5th May
The overlap between ADHD, ASD and Neurodiversity

Fintan O’Regan,
Director of Fintan O’Regan Consulting
, UK

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13th May
Planning Positive Steps Forward, post COVID

Gwyneth McCormack,
Director of Positive Eye Ltd, UK

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2nd June
The hidden need of girls with ASD

Louise Batalla-Duran,
Head of Autism Services (Wokingham)

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9th June
Developing emotional regulation skills
Tania Pyburn, ASD/SLCN specialist advisor, Certified Play Therapist (PTUK) (Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin)

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16th June
Topic: Teacher wellbeing

Speaker’s details will appear shortly.

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Who will benefit?
The conference will support all students, particularly those with SEND and is targeted at Education professionals including Educational Psychologists / therapists, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Support Staff, Pastoral Staff and Parents.


Why attend?
By attending this conference, participants will:

  • Learn how to support pupils with attachment and trauma issues
  • Strengthen your professional capacity to support pupils with autism or ADHD
  • Know how to foster positive learning environments with a vision impairment
  • Establish how to identify the hidden need of girls with autism
  • Discover how to foster emotional regulation skills
  • Manage your own mental health and wellbeing
  • Gain useful resources and practice techniques

How do I book?

Click on the session in the table above for more details and to book.



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