Including Children with Down’s Syndrome, November 2017

23rd November 2017, 8:30 - 16:00

Including Children with Down’s Syndrome

Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6BE

We are delighted to invite you to our 9th annual education conference on Thursday 23rd November entitled:

 Including Children with Down’s Syndrome

This event has once again been organised by 21 Plus. The conference is suitable for all staff involved in teaching and supporting pupils with Down’s Syndrome in both mainstream and special educational settings at primary and secondary stages. It is relevant to educational psychologists and other professionals involved in planning and managing input to schools as well as to parents of children with Down’s Syndrome.

First time participants will be introduced to the learning profile of pupils and the principles of differentiation which can support and include children.  For delegates who have attended previously this conference will build on your existing knowledge and include methods and approaches for literacy and maths skills in primary and secondary education settings through differentiated learning. We also look at the benefits that inclusion and differentiation have on behaviour in both primary and secondary school settings.

During the day there will be opportunities to ask questions and to share experiences with colleagues, parents and experts in education.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to anybody who may be interested in attending this conference.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day.

Conference charge to professionals: £40

Charge to family members of children with Down’s syndrome: £10.

For further information and to book places please contact: Nicky Williams


8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 10.00  Learning Profile

Understanding the learning profile as the key to teaching

Vik Ralfs/Allison Powell

10.00 – 11.00     Literacy

How do literacy and speech impact on one another

Vik Ralfs/Allison Powell

11:00 – 11:30      Coffee

11.30 – 12.30     Numeracy

Including children with DS in mainstream maths

Victoria Hughes

12.30 – 13.30  Lunch

13.30 – 14.30     Target Setting  

This session is aimed at teachers and looks at target setting as an aid to inclusion

Victoria Hughes

Building the relationship between home and school

This session is aimed at families and considers the importance of this relationship, it will also look at managing meetings with professionals

Vik Ralfs/Allison Powell

14.30 – 15.30  Promoting positive behaviour

Vik Ralfs/Allison Powell

15:30 – 16:00     Questions, evaluation and close