Call for workshop sessions: Meeting the needs of children and young people with additional needs

18 October 2018

Call for workshop sessions: 3rd Annual SEND Conference 26th March 2019


Three specialist lead teaching schools, Culture Bridge North East and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums are collaborating to bring together the North East’s culture and education sectors to share examples of research and best practice in creative provision by, for and with children and young people with SEND. 

This year the conference take place on 26th March 2019 at the Great North Museum Newcastle, to an audience of roughly 150 educators from schools across the North East

Conference Title/Theme

Meeting the needs of children and young people with additional needs

Creativity and innovation in the classroom

It will be a full day conference sharing a range of creative and innovative solutions to engage and motivate learners from primary and secondary schools.

The conference will include a number of leading keynote speakers to inform leadership on curriculum innovation; responding to Ofsted’s request for an innovative and impactful curriculum.  There will also be a number of practical workshops led by inspirational practitioners, sharing creative solutions to motivate and engage even the most challenging and disengaged learners.  The workshops will aim to support educational outcomes across the curriculum and they will also demonstrate evidence of the impact of such interventions on children’s learning.  There will be a marketplace showcasing a range of creative resources for schools to consider driving forward learning in their school.

The call out

We are looking for creative practitioners or organisations to submit proposals for sessions.  Each session will be delivered to an audience of roughly 30 – 40 educators from schools and education settings in the North East.

A session could last 30 minutes or an hour.

Sessions must explore the conference theme and are more likely to be accepted if they also meet the following criteria.

1. Offer practical ideas for delegates to take away and implement

2. Give opportunities for delegates to work together

3. Demonstrate impact

Making a submission

To propose a session please send the following information, on no more than one side of A4:

1. Who you are and how we can get in touch with you

2. The theme of your proposed session and what our audience will learn from it

3. An outline of the content and the session length

4. How you will actively engage our audience

5. Costs

Deadline for Submission

Please send your submissions via email to by 15 November 2018

(A marketplace facility will also be available free of charge to creative practitioners/organisations to demonstrate their resources and opportunities)

Call for workshop sessions document