Managing Transitions in Education, Support & Social Care

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM GST

High Street, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire, SO32 2JY, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM GST

New Place Hotel, High Street, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire, SO32 2JY, United Kingdom.

Transitions are a locus of anxiety for children and young people, especially those facing uncertain futures or those with additional needs. Against the backdrop of funding cuts and the closure of vital services, good transitions for children and young people are needed more than ever, and can make a real difference to outcomes and life prospects for the most vulnerable in society. 

Our own recent transition from an outreach provider to an OFSTED-inspected school in which students are disapplied from the National Curriculum has relied on a series of well-managed and complicated transitions. Our 2019 conference brings together a range of important voices to explore transitions in, to, and from education and social care settings. In particular, we hope to foster collaborative networks and the sharing of best practice across a range of sectors including health and social care, education, housing and the third sector.

Topics will include:

* Transitions from and to secondary school

* Transitions from and to primary school

* Transitions to tertiary education

* Post-16 work placements and social enterprises

* Transitions from mainstream to alternative provision

* Transitions from AP to mainstream education

* Transitions from outreach to school provision

* Transitions in and out of social care placements

* Transitions in and out of supported housing

* Managing transitions in Educational Health Care Plans

* Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Releasing Potential Institute

Releasing Potential Institute is the academic research and professional training arm of Releasing Potential, an educational charity and Independent School based in Hampshire & West Sussex.

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Dr Kathy Weston
Author and Speaker

Dr Kathryn Weston is a national expert in the area of parental engagement in children's lives and learning; she has a particular interest in transitions in and from education and the impact of this on the lives of children and young people.

About Dr Kathy Weston

Author and Speaker
Hugh Constant
Practice Development Manger, SCIE

Hugh Constant is a Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence. A social worker by background, he has managed a Transition service for Surrey County Council, and is the author of SCIE’s recent guidance Preparing for Adulthood –The Role of Social Workers in Supporting Young People with Learning Disabilities in the Transition to Adulthood and Adult Services. Hugh is also SCIE’s MCA lead and works extensively on safeguarding audits of the Church of England.

About Hugh Constant

Practice Development Manger, SCIE
Andrew Gordon
Labour Councillor for Basildon & Mental Health Advocate 

Having spent approaching a decade working with mental health services Andrew has developed a passion for mental health and has an in-depth insight into the psychiatric system in the United Kingdom. Andrew focuses on recovery interventions and the embracing of lived experience to deliver better mental healthcare. Andrew also has an expert grasp of local government; he has spent over six years as a local authority councillor chairing health forums and Basildon’s youth strategy board.

About Andrew Gordon

Labour Councillor for Basildon & Mental Health Advocate 
Charlie Adie
Bike Recycling Scheme 

Charlie Adie studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Portsmouth before embarking on a career in industry including time representing the UK in Brussels, and as Global Quality Manager at Raymarine during its Initial Public Offering.? Charlie changed career to manage Fairbridge Solent (now Princes Trust), and became CEO at youth charity Motiv8 in 2006.? In 2012 the charity invested £30,000 to develop a social, “Bicycle Recycling”, to provide training and jobs for young people.

About Charlie Adie

Bike Recycling Scheme 
David Euridge
Reigate Valley College

David Euridge is the Executive Head Teacher of 3 Pupil Referral Units and one Special School for SEMH primary in Surrey. David’s background has included transforming behaviour at a mainstream Special Measures school and he has a passion for supporting students with behavioural difficulties. David is a National Leader of Education and now supports mainstream schools support children with SEMH.

About David Euridge

Reigate Valley College

Janine Harris is the founder of ADHD Wise, a UK based charity devoted to helping parents and professionals to support children and young people with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Janine's specialist areas include: Autism, Attachment Disorder, and Dyslexia. Janine’s background is as an SEND Teacher and Researcher and a Special School Teacher; she holds an MA, PGCE (QTLS), and an MSc in psychology.

About Jannine Harris

Dr John Crosbie
Adventure for all

John is an experienced outdoor educator having worked in Local Authority Outdoor Centres as well as those run by Charitable Trusts. He has a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities to people with disabilities. John managed the Calvert Trust (a specialist centre for people with disabilities), developing ways of including disabled people and advising National Governing Bodies of sports on their inclusion policies and staff training.

About Dr John Crosbie

Adventure for all
Kieron Hatton
University of Portsmouth

Kieron Hatton is a Principle Lecturer in Social Work at Social Care at the University of Portsmouth. He has published widely on Social Pedagogy and its use in work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Kieron has recently completed a major research project in collaboration with Dr Catherine Brennan at Releasing Potential, and is developing new collaborative research, including work with Releasing Potential on Child Criminal/ Child Sexual Exploitation.

About Kieron Hatton

University of Portsmouth
Professor Sarah Parsons
University of Southampton

Sarah Parsons is Professor of Autism and Inclusion within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton. She has significant research experience in disability related projects and the use of innovative technologies for children with autism. Sarah has managed research and is skilled in the development and application of child-centred methodologies for accessing the views of children with special educational needs.

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University of Southampton
Dr Simon Edwards MBE
University of Portsmouth

Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Youth Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He has researched (and published) in areas of alternative pedagogy, school exclusion and re-engagement, bullying and cyberbullying in schools and young care leavers. Currently, he is working alongside local schools and academic partners (locally and nationally) to research around school inclusion and cyberbullying.

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University of Portsmouth
Sue Child
Independent Education Consultant

Sue Child is an Independent Education Consultant. Sue’s background is as a Headteacher of a large mainstream secondary school serving an area where there was significant turbulence in the school roll. This resulted in many pupils joining (or leaving) the school mid-way through a year, many who joined from overseas or had special educational needs and/or disabilities.?Sue now supports primary, secondary, special, and independent schools as a school improvement/leadership partner.??

About Sue Child

Independent Education Consultant

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