created by SR published on 19 November 2020

Barnet Virtual SEND Conference 

10th / 11th / 12th November 2020

Our annual Barnet SEND Conference was held virtually over three days. It included a series of presentations and workshops all touching on the theme of recovery and beyond.  

This was a free conference for Barnet parents, carers and professionals that was jointly organised by education, health, social care and representatives of the Barnet SEND parent community.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Barry Carpenter, provided a truly inspirational and thought-provoking presentation sharing ideas, concepts and research behind the Recovery Curriculum think piece as well as many wonderful resources and reminding us of the importance of 'reconnecting, rejoining and rebuilding'.

Thank you to all our presenters who provided such engaging, thoughtful and informative sessions for our SEND community. 

Thank you also to all our parents, carers, and professionals who joined, participated and made it a collaborative event. 


Information from our Sessions

Below you will find the presentation slides, links and resources that were shared in all our SEND Conference sessions.


Tuesday 10th November 2020

Session One 

Introduction and Welcome        Chris Munday              Executive Director, Children and Family Services

Education presentation              Dr Helen Phelan          Director SEND & Inclusion, BELS

Barnet Parent Carer Forum        Teresa Bull                   Chair, BPCF

SENDIASS presentation             Ablavi Dagloo               Manager, SENDIASS

Barnet Mencap presentation      Jenny Melling                Barnet Mencap            


Session Two – Keynote Speaker: Professor Barry Carpenter

The Recovery Curriculum: Reigniting Learning and Beyond 

Presentation recording to follow

Click here read the Recovery Curriculum think piece and listen to the podcasts: Recovery Curriculum


Wednesday 11th November 2020

Session Three - Workshops

Barnet Inclusive Next Generation (BING) – our SEND youth voice

Nina Robinson, Richard King and Dorotea Sahatciu

Learning from Lockdown – young people’s experiences during the pandemic

Andreas Koumi, Manager, Exposure

Anxiety and the Return to School – Barnet Integrated Clinical Services

Kemi Omijeh, Temenuga Zheyazkova and Sarah Konn

Barnet Children’s Integrated Therapies

Claire Turner, Sarah McClure and Guruchandran Govindaraj

A Guided Tour of the Local Offer

Samantha Rothwell and Graham Cook


Session Four – Social Care presentation (Family Services)

MASH                                         Paulette Laing, MASH Team Manager

0–19 Early Help Hubs              Andrea Mullings, Service Manager Early Help

Short Breaks                             Alison Mills-Clarke, Assistant Head of Service 0-25 Disabilities Team

0-25 Social Work Team            Graeme Baylis, Strategic Manager 0-25 Disabilities Service


Thursday 12th November 2020

Session Five – Keynote Speaker: Professor Barry Carpenter

The Recovery Curriculum: Reigniting Learning and Beyond 


Session Six – Question & Answer Session with Panel

FAQs document to follow



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