North East SEND Conference 5th March 2018
North East SEND Conference 2018 Monday 5 March, 9am-4pm
This is the second conference run by North East Music Education Hubs in partnership with Sage Gateshead. This year’s theme is What is the place of music in SEND?
The conference aims to bring together local, regional and national facilitators to deliver inspirational and practical workshops for schools staff, community leaders and anyone working with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to enrich their learning through meaningful musical experiences.
The keynote speaker is Paul Whittaker. Paul has been profoundly deaf all his life yet pursued a career as a musician. Initially a pianist and organist, he has a music degree from Wadham College, Oxford, a postgraduate performance diploma from the RNCM and holds ALCM and ARCO diplomas. In 1988 he founded “Music and the Deaf”, a charity to help deaf people enjoy music. In 2007 he was awarded an OBE for Services to Music.
Workshops will be presented by Sue Simmonds (Sounds of Intent), Doug Bott and Barry Farrimond (Open Orchestras), Alison Hornblower (Nordoff Robbins), Susan Mann (Charanga SEND scheme), Jessie’s Fund, Dr Clarence Adoo MBE (Sage Gateshead) and Paul Whittaker.
Special FREE offer for Sunderland Schools – To register for your fully subsidised Sunderland Music Education Hub place (schools and/or teachers/practitioners must work in Sunderland to qualify for this offer)
Book before 31 January and pay only £50 (usually £55)