Releasing Potential Conference 2019:
‘Managing Transitions in Education, Support & Social Care’
Wednesday 10th July 2019
New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire, SO32 2JY
Keynote: Dr Kathy Weston
Afternoon Keynote: Hugh Constant
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 change from outreach provider to an OFSTED-inspected school for students who are dis-applied 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 innovation and 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 to and from alternative provision
* Transitions from outreach to school provision
* Transitions in and out of social care placements
* Transitions in and out of supported housing
* Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
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. As the co-author of Engaging Parents (Bloomsbury, 2018), she is adept at helping educators understand the needs of today’s busy parents and work more effectively with them in general. Dr Weston holds a Masters in Civil Law (Queens University) and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Cambridge). Her doctoral research was carried out at the Institute of Criminology; it explored processes through which turning point events can transform human behaviour and the mechanisms through which positive change can be sustained.
Katheryn is a Visiting Lecturer in Education and doctoral supervisor at the School of Education, University of Hertfordshire. She is a keynote speaker and presenter at schools and conferences on all aspects of parenting, education and family life. She presents a weekly, award-winning radio show called The Parents’ Show on Radio Verulam 92.6FM and has interviewed some of the biggest names in education from across the world. For more information see: www.drkathyweston.com
Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
A social worker by background, Hugh has managed a Transition service for Surrey County Council, and is the author of SCIE’s recent guidance ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ about 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.
New Place Hotel & Conference Centre
Releasing Potential Institute
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
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023 9247 9762
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