Education Conference 2019 - County Lines – a risk to children of all ages and backgrounds, SEN and TPS

05 December 2019

A look at substance misuse in our schools and communities – the concerns and some practical solutions.
A focus on SEN.
A reality check on TPS.

Our autumn term Education Conference will be held on Thursday 5 December 2019 at Loseley Park, Tithe Barn, Guildford.

We are delighted to be joined by Barry Evans, Drug Education speaker at Drug Education UK, an independent and versatile drug presentation team supporting schools in broadening awareness of substance misuse issues across all key stages. Barry works with schools worldwide. He will focus on: the challenges emerging in schools and communities, what works in drug education, myth busting facts to challenge our attitudes, and understanding effects, signs and symptoms resulting from the misuse of illegal and prescription drugs.

We will also be joined by Neil van der Wee, Director of K9 Deployment, which provides a deterrent and drug detection service to schools around the country. Neil will explain the work of the drugs sniffer dogs in schools and the positive impact and perception of using dogs in schools for this purpose. Neil will be accompanied by one of K9’s dogs who will provide a practical demonstration of their skills!

Paul Derbyshire, Chartered Financial Planner with Succession Independent Schools, will share his insights from months of meetings in schools with governing bodies and individual teachers regarding their understanding and perception of the TPS and alternative pension provision including individual opt-outs and retaining membership of the TPS.

Our team of expert lawyers will explore key legal aspects surrounding these topics.

We are delighted that Pete Goodyer, Headmaster of Bede’s, will join our guest panel. We anticipate a lively panel discussion to address the key issues.

Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Venue: Tithe Barn, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS

Timings: 9.00am -Registration and K9 meet and greet
Timings: 9.30am - Welcome and introduction - Joanna Lada-Walicki
Timings: 9.35am - TPS update - Paul Derbyshire and Adam McRae-Taylor
Timings: 10.10am - SEN - exclusions, reasonable force, searching and testing - Ben Collingwood
Timings: 10.45am - Break
Timings: 11.05am - Substance Use & Users: presentations by Barry Evans and Neil van der Wee with demonstration
Timings: 12.15pm - Panel discussion - Peter Goodyer, Barry Evans, Neil van der Wee, Joanna Lada-Walicki and Adam McRae-Taylor – chaired by Ben Collingwood
Timings: 13.00pm - Lunch