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NAPEP Annual Course 2020

Redefining Inclusive Education for 2020 and beyond, from principles to practice

Friday 25th September 2020 at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and advice received this event has been postponed until 25th September 2020.

The NAPEP Executive Committee look forward to welcoming you at our annual conference in London. Come and join us to engage in reflective learning and consider key issues for the management and delivery of EP Services.

Outcomes for the conference:

  • Re-energising and enthusing ourselves as a profession
  • Promoting the value of inclusion in every part of our practice
  • Reflecting in the ethical issues around inclusion
  • Confidence that we have some agency in the system to influence practice
  • Equipping ourselves with the tools to use around inclusion

Our annual CPD event provides an opportunity to:

  • Hear from keynote speakers
  • Discuss their views and what they mean for your Service
  • Share good practice
  • Network with your colleagues across England and Wales

Whether you are new to Service management and leadership or well-established in your role, you can be guaranteed a warm welcome and will be fit from a great CPD experience!

Keynote Speakers

Fiona Phelps, Assistant Director, London Borough of Sutton
What are the barriers and facilitators for inclusion; position of EPs, what would an AD want from an EP service; how can we influence other ADs/ADCS about the role of EPs; why we promote inclusion; wider inclusive issues poverty/aspiration/employment/health of the nation; what does inclusion mean for someone in the role of AD, what are the drivers/tensions; are we working to the same agenda. How can we be included as a profession?

Gareth D Morewood, Educational Advisor - Studio III (previously SENCo for 17 years)
Presentation abstract to follow

Workshop Discussions

We will be considering the following issues as leaders of EP Services in an LA context - to help us recognise our skills, enthusiasm and expertise, with an opportunity to share what is going well:

Enthusiasm and promotion: When we are energised, enthused and committed to inclusion how do we know?

Principles: How we do promote and demonstrate the value of inclusion in every part of our practice?

Ethics: When we are articulating the ethical arguments around inclusion, what are we saying?

Practicalities: When we demonstrate our agency to promote inclusion, what are we doing? When we are using effective tools and skills that promote inclusion, what are we using?

More information to follow soon!

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and advice received this event has been postponed until 25th September 2020.

Registration is now open. If you have any queries please contact us via tmypatk-oe.ouam.rt@cjnsc.k.


Friday 15th May 2020

Please note this is a draft agenda and may be subject to change.

09:00Registration, Refreshments & Networking
10:00Opening remarks: Liz Robinson, NAPEP Chair
10:15Keynote Speaker: Fiona Phelps (Assistant Director, LB Sutton)
11:00Refreshments & Networking
11:30Keynote Speaker: Gareth D Morewood (SEN Co-ordinator, North West England)
12:15Table discussion (10 mins) followed by questions to panel
12:45Lunch & Networking
13:45Annual General Meeting (AGM): Ann Ricketts, incoming NAPEP Chair
14:05Workshop 1 (45 mins)
14:50Refreshments & Networking
15:10Workshop 2 (45 mins)
16:00Plenary : Ann Ricketts & Committee
16:15Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators


Gareth D Morewood

Keynote Speaker
Gareth D Morewood is the Educational Advisor for Studio III ( Previously he has worked for 25 years in U.K. schools; the last 17 of which were as SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) in a large, inclusive secondary school in the North West of England.

Gareth has extensive ‘front-line’ experience supporting schools, families and working directly with young people in the U.K. and abroad; most recently Chile, Dubai, Portugal, Scandinavia and Ireland.

Gareth has a significant body of published works, films and resources, which can be found on his website (

As part of his role as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Gareth has worked on a range of projects; predominantly to do with the inclusion of young people with complex needs and in supporting autistic learners in their local schools as part of the wider inclusion agenda.

Gareth is Co-Director of the Studio III LASER Programme, which fuses his critically acclaimed Saturation Model (Morewood, Humphrey & Symes, 2011) with Low Arousal approaches (McDonnell & Deveau, 2018) as part of a system-led model of inclusive practice. The first LASER courses will run during 2020.


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