Natspec Annual Conference 2018

Birmingham, West Midlands
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Natspec Annual Conference 2018
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Conference Aston
Aston University
Aston Triangle
West Midlands
B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Map and Directions

Leading Organisations: leaders and leadership in specialist further education

Natspec’s Annual Conference returns to Aston Business School in April 2018 with this year’s theme focussing on leadership. The conference explores how specialists in the FE sector can play an effective leadership role both within their own settings and in the wider community, through building effective relationships between organisations.

The 2018 programme includes contributions from experts in leadership development as well as high profile keynote speakers from DfE and Ofsted, the Shadow Minister for Children and Families, Emma Lewell-Buck MP, and we have also issued an invitation to the new Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP.

We are also delighted to announce that Dame Christine Lenehan will present her findings from the review of specialist schools and colleges. This called for strategic oversight of provision for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and a collaborative approach between LAs and education providers. Specialist providers have an important role to play in helping to plan provision locally, regionally and nationally, and Benedict Coffin from DfE will provide an update on the review’s implementation, and how this relates to the SEND reforms in general, on Day 2.

To view the draft conference programme, please click here

To view the workshop information, please click here


Contact Details

  • Natspec
    c/o KHEC
    Tel: 07900 165948

Payment Instructions

  • Payment Instructions

    An invoice will be sent to you via link on your confirmation email.  All invoices are payable immediately

    Alternatively, we can send you a secure link to make payment by credit or debit card. Payments made using this method will incur 1.4% + 20p processing fee.  Please email Rita Buckley to pay by this method

    Payment options:

    To pay by BACS;
    Payments made directly into our bank must always be fully identified with the name of your organisation and the relevant invoice number

    Bank Details: HSBC
    Account Number: 81549332
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    To pay by Debit or Credit Card;

    Payments can be made by credit or debit card, however a 1.4% + 20p booking fee will apply.  Please see your confirmation email for further details.

    For payment queries please contact 

    Rita Buckley, Company Administrator, phone 0115 854 132, email

    Or Gillian Chatto, Finance Officer, Email

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