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Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) Annual Conference 2020

‘A 20:20 vision of Educational Psychology: play, learning, inclusion and diversity. An exploration of current developments and advancements within educational psychology'

Thursday 9th - Friday 10th January 2020, Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton

The DECP invites you to attend our 2020 conference to explore the changing needs of children and young people in the 21st century. The conference will bring together leading keynote speakers, young people and academics, alongside relevant and practical examples to develop thinking and practice about what educational psychologists can do to facilitate play, learning, inclusion and diversity for the children, families and schools they work with.

The event consists of two days of keynote speakers, workshops, a dinner and dance, book launch, and a drinks reception.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Becky Francis is Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). She joined the IOE from King’s College London, where she was Professor of Education and Social Justice. Her previous roles include Director of Education at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Dr Cora Sargeant, Educational Psychologist in Wiltshire and Academic and Professional Tutor at the University of Southampton: considering a broader conceptualisation of inclusion to include gender diversity, gender inclusion and gender inclusive practices for educational psychologists.

Rob Webster, UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Worlds apart? How pupils with SEN experience learning and life in mainstream settings
This session will present findings from one of the UK’s largest cross-sectional studies of pupils with SEN in mainstream primary and secondary schools. The everyday educational experiences of pupils with and without SEN are explored via data from extensive classroom observations (+1,200 hours) and 440 interviews with school staff, parents and pupils describing the decision-making behind SEN provision and its impact. What emerges is a picture of separation and segregation, which raises stark questions about the processes and practices of inclusion.

Talk Out Loud, young people's Mental Health participation group: focusing on raising awareness of mental health needs amongst young people and reducing the stigma and discrimination experienced by them.

Shooting Stars, Northamptonshire 13 -25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Group, participating and supporting in consultations and ensuring young people have a voice about issues and services.

With more to be confirmed....

Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the DECP Annual Conference 2020!

The DECP welcome submissions for oral presentations, workshops, and posters, from main grade educational psychologists and those in training.

To submit your abstract please go to the online submission system, you will need to register as a new user if you have not used the system before.

Please take a few minutes to read the Submission Guidelines before submitting your abstract as this contains key information. All accepted submitters will be expected to book and pay for their conference attendance at the appropriate delegate rate.

The deadline for all submissions has been extended to 10:00am on Monday 21st October 2019.

Exhibiting

We are excited to be offering the opportunity to exhibit at the Conference, with the package including access to the Conference Sessions.

Further information can be found in the Exhibiting Information Pack, when you are ready to book please just complete the exhibiting booking form and send it to dc@cjnsc.kepk-oe.ou

Registration fees can be found on the event booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227776.

Speakers and Facilitators

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Prof Becky Francis

Speaker
Professor Becky Francis is Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). She joined the IOE from King’s College London, where she was Professor of Education and Social Justice. Her previous roles include Director of Education at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Becky has combined academic research and policy work in education throughout her career. She regularly serves as a consultant to the UK government and international agencies on education policy matters, and previously served as Standing Advisor to the UK Parliamentary committee responsible for scrutinising government policy on education. She is a frequent media commentator on education issues.
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Rob Webster

Speaker
Rob Webster is an Associate Professor, based in the Centre for Inclusive Education, UCL Institute of Education. Between 2011 and 2017, he led the Making a Statement and SEN in Secondary Education studies, which focussed on the educational experiences of pupils with SEND. Before this, he was part of the research team behind the ground-breaking Deployment and Impact of Support Staff project.

Rob leads the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA) initiative, which brings together an integrated, school improvement and training programme, extensive practical guidance and resources, and national and international consultancy. He has written extensively on the topic of TAs; his publications include two acclaimed books: Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants and The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Effective Interaction.

Rob’s latest book, Including Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Learning and Life: How Far Have We Come Since the Warnock Enquiry – and Where Do We Go Next?, marks the fortieth anniversary of the landmark Warnock Enquiry into special education.

Venue

Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton

Silver St, Northampton NN1 2TA •  Website•  Directions