The Forgotten Majority and the Invisible Minority:

Strategies  from Alternative Education

Keynote: Summerhill Democratic School, Suffolk

Date: 11th July 2018









As a key priority for local authorities, strategic responses to inclusion and special educational needs have been the focus of a range of training and conference events in recent years. Despite this, relatively few cohesive curricula for delivery of education, care and support to children outside of mainstream settings currently exist. As a provider of alternative education, Releasing Potential works with young people who have been excluded from mainstream settings, and we have developed a Department-for-Education-approved curriculum for delivery through bespoke educational models.

Our Alternative education Conference 2018 brings together a range of voices to consider practical approaches to improving delivery to young people in a range of alternative and mainstream education and care settings. Featuring workshops, case studies and training sessions, this event offers learning, development and networking opportunities for teachers, classroom assistants, inclusion leaders, social workers, SENCOs and other commissioners and providers of care and/or education. We hope to share challenges and best practice, and to create collaborative networks for supporting young people in a variety of contexts. We welcome delegates from education, children’s services and social care, the health sector, parents’ groups, charities and local government.

This 1-day event will include workshops and talks on the following topics:

  • Special educational needs and disability
  • Inclusivity, diversity and access
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Health and well-being
  • Behaviour management
  • Outdoor education
  • New technologies and resources

Early Bird tickets are available for just £45 until the 28th Feb 2018, £65 until the 1st June 2018, and £75 thereafter. Tickets are inclusive of breakfast on arrival and a hot sit-down lunch in the Manor House – book now to avoid disappointment!

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Shirrell Heath



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Releasing Potential Institute
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

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