ALN National Conference – All in this together: Preparing for September 2021


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Live online via Zoom.

NSM Training & Consultancy Ltd in partnership with ALN Transformation North Wales are delighted to announce a one- day ALN National Conference, live online.
Join our conference and hear from leading practitioners all co-ordinated to help support you in readiness for implementation of the ALN reforms in Wales.



Profesor Bary Carpenter – OBE, CBE
Nina Jackson – Education Consultant
Kate Browning – School Improvement for SEN Independent Consultant
Karen Ferguson – Education Consultant
Helen Battelley – Development/movement in Early Education Consultant
Nicola S. Morgan – Education Consultant, author
Lorraine Petersen OBE – Education Consultant


Conference Programme

9:30 – 09:35  Welcome from Welsh Government

09:35 – 10:25 Professor Barry Carpenter – Building Emotional Resilience

10:25 – 10:30 Questions

10:30 – 11:20 Workshops (choose one on the day)

Workshop 1.
Professor Barry Carpenter – Engaging learners with complex learning needs

Workshop 2.
Karen Ferguson – How to be an Outstanding ALNCO

Workshop 3.
Lorraine Petersen – Supporting mental health and well-being in your classroom

Workshop 4.
Helen Battelley – Music & Movement Interactive Session – Early Years

11:20 – 11:35 Break

11:35 – 12:15 Karen Ferguson – Effective transitions – ‘From the tiny to the large’

12:15 – 13:05 Nina Jackson – Removing Barriers to Learning

13:05 – 13:30 Questions / Lunch

13:35 – 14:15 Lorraine Petersen – Quality First Teaching: the role of all teaching staff

14:20 – 15:10 Workshops (choose one on the day)

Workshop 5.
Nina Jackson – Effective Digital Technology to support ALN

Workshop 6.
Nicola S. Morgan – Effective Ways to Reduce Exclusions

Workshop 7.
Lorraine Petersen – Literacy and Numeracy Targeted Interventions

Workshop 8.
Kate Browning – Inclusive High Quality Teaching

15:10 – 15:25 Hazel Duke – Welsh Government ALNCO Professional Learning Pathway (TBC)

15:25 – 15:45 Nicola S. Morgan – The Up Side of Down: Building Resilience and Embracing Change

15:45 – 15:55 Feedback & Close


Key Reasons to attend

• Hear from inspirational and experienced speakers from the field of ALN who will provide uplifting and expert insight into a number of different topics.
• Real solutions, ideas and answers for all colleagues working to deliver ALN provision
• Access to a range of workshops via an interactive platform
• Network virtually
• Live question and answer sessions


Target Audience

The ALN Conference is open to professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including

• Headteachers
• Deputy Headteachers
• Senior Leadership Team
• Assistant Headteachers
• Teachers
• Aspiring ALNCO’s


Testimonials on NSMTC Conferences

“Great practical ideas. Great presentation. So many wonderful ideas. Thank you”

“Loving the conference. Barry and Nina so so inspirational! Thinking of asking Nina to be my new best friend! ….. what a woman! Thanks so much for arranging such good content! Feeling positive going back into my workplace, off to enjoy my kit Kat!”

“Amazing training inspirational and up-lifting.”

“NSMTC Conference is brilliant, so much information being shared and a lot of it new to me. I was concerned how an online conference would work but it’s been amazing, interactive and plenty of humour. Thank you”

“Half way through the conference today and totally overwhelmed with the inspirational and amazing speakers- can’t wait for the rest of the conference. So many great suggestions, resources for staff, parents and children and a good reminder to take care of ourselves too! I work with families across a cluster of 5 schools and I feel re energised by the conference to continue offering the support they need. Thank you.” 💛 #nsmtc”

“Great to hear from Prof. Barry carpenter as he opens the Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference hosted by @nsmtc
Great insights into the impact on children’s mental health, and prioritising our response to support children on their return to school. Something we feel strongly about!”

“@nsmtc really impressed with comms and set up for this important conference!”

“An emotional start to the day listening to Prof. Barry Carpenter’s thoughts on the impact this pandemic is having on children’s mental health and well-being. Confirms my passion for putting children’s well-being at the heart of our curriculum. Red heart Thank you @nsmtc.”

“Superb talk @nsmtc – very powerful and full of useful ideas from Prof. Carpenter…lots of ideas.. watch this space.”

“Wow what a great conference by @nsmtc  So informative and engaging and touched on such important topics with a focus not only within lockdown but when we go into ‘recovery and beyond’. Loved the M&S voucher, workbook & stationary freebies in the pack too!”

“A professionally nourishing day at the @nsmtc conference. So much to think about and so much reassurance around what we are doing across our Trust. A big thank you to you all.”


Further information

We will be in the room at 9:00am and until 4:00pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Mid-morning and afternoon breaks will be given to make the day comfortable and enjoyable.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the conference. We want to make this your day.


Your Pack

We will send you a pack in the post with a £10 gift voucher for lunch, a treat for break time, all handouts and activity packs. These will also be sent as a digital editable version during the session if you needed.

We will ensure that the conference is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.



Additional information

Date and Location

17th June 2021