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Eden Valley SEND Conference
20th March 2024

This event is for Teachers and professionals

Professor Sue Buckley

Founder & CEO

Professor Sue Buckley will be talking about Effective ways to support speech, language and reading development across the curriculum for children with cognitive and language delay including those with autism

Lorna Hutton


Lorna has worked as a speech and language therapist in Cumbria for 30 years. Most of this time has been supporting children and young people with SEND and their families. She now concentrates on providing Makaton training as widely as possible throughout the county.

Find out more on her website:

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Professor Mahesh Sharma

Mahesh is the founder and President of the Centre for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics; former President & Professor of Mathematics Education at Cambridge College, expert in Dyscalculia.

Jacqui Taylor

CEO 4Eden

Jacqui is the Chief Executive Officer of 4Eden and will be talking to us about sensory overload.


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Catherine Burn BEM

CEO Carlisle Mencap

Catherine is the Chief Executive at Carlisle Mencap and accountable for all our services. She has 25 years experience in the commercial, voluntary and community sector. 


Catherine will be talking to us about Direct Payments.

Carlisle Mencap

Elly Chapple

Founder-Can Do Ella

Elly Chapple is a TEDx speaker, founder of Can Do Ella and #FlipTheNarrative 

We will be hearing about inclusion in a School setting, how we all need to #FlipTheNarrative to make the world a better, more inclusive space for all.

Can Do Ella – Exceptional Learning, Lifeskills and Achievement

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Julie Paisley- SENDCO

Julie has been involved in the world of SEND since beginning her teaching career in 2001, as a class teacher, SENCO and Headteacher.   She currently works in four different primary schools carrying out the SENDCo role.


I enjoy every aspect of my role as SENDCo, from working with the children, to supporting staff and parents and working closely with outside agencies.  Having the privilege to be able to watch children flourish within their school through the resources, strategies and interventions that have been put in place to support them is so rewarding and I would not change my job for the world!


One of the aspects of the role I enjoy the most is getting to work alongside professionals from different settings and outside agencies.  Being able to share what has worked, exchange ideas and thrash out what has not been so successful means my role is constantly evolving and I am always learning.

We will be adding more information soon

We have a number of speakers lined up as well as information stands available on the day.

Run of the day




11.30 am





Doors open

Refreshments on arrival

Speakers start

These will be in the main conference space


Speakers start

These will be in the main conference space


Makaton Storytime

Event space

Speakers start

These will be in the main conference space

Event Close

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