Introducing the Inaugural Inclusive Learning Environments Show, a new event for the enrichment of education.

The Inclusive Learning Environments Show is an exciting new conference and exhibition brought to you by the organisers of Education Estates®, aimed at helping education facilities create better inclusive learning environments for students. The free-to-attend inaugural event is being held at Coventry Building Society Arena, 14-15 June 2022.
This event will seek to help schools, colleges and universities become more inclusive in the way they think, design, and deliver learning environments to better support SEND pupils in their development both in mainstream and specialist schools.

Exhibitors will include manufacturers, distributors, and service providers along with major and international companies such as Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall. The diverse CPD accredited conference programme will run through the event and compliment all the wonderful exhibitions on show, having been shaped by a tailor-made advisory group with key sector members including the Department for Education, The Society of British & International Design, Scottish Futures Trust and many more. Additionally, design specialists, Sensory Guru will be running a classroom presentation programme within the show.

In addition to the free exhibition and conference, attendees to the event can enjoy free parking, free networking opportunities at breakfasts on both days and networking drinks on day one. Additionally, the organisers, Step Connect2, have partnered with Ecologi and, as part of their journey to net zero, will plant a tree for each attendee.

Conference programme highlights include a joint session with André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser for the Department for Education, and Anita Devi, Education Consultant and CEO of #TeamADL, a not-for-profit organisation specialising in SEND leadership. When asked what they were looking forward to in the rest of the conference Devi stated, “the programme has been structured to offer attendees a broad platform for the different facts of inclusive learning environments. So many passionate ‘Inclusionists’ under one roof!”

Other sessions include Philip Watson, Director at HLM Architects, and Shona Crichton, Associate Principal at Springwell Leeds Academy who will be highlighting how schools can work with architects to create learning spaces that support teaching that transforms outcomes for young people.

The event includes a keynote speech from Maureen Mckenna, who spent over 14 years as Director of Education at Glasgow City Council who hopes “to be able to challenge thinking about learning environments and how this can contribute to improving outcomes particularly for those young people experiencing disadvantage.”

Over 1 million pupils from across the UK require special education needs and disability (SEND) support in some capacity, highlighting how commonplace SEND is, with 90% of SEND pupils in mainstream education.

Inclusive learning delivery is necessary, as research indicates academic performance can be boosted by up to 16% when children are taught in an inclusive classroom design and indoor environment. This year’s event can help educators understand how to bridge this performance gap with a showcase of more than 25 exhibitors and a packed, informative conference programme.

This year’s event will also celebrate the introduction of #inclusivelearningday on 14th June, which has been created to help raise awareness for SEND in education and to help shine a light on inclusivity in learning environments. We hope to elevate the focus on inclusive learning, and transform learning experiences, inspiring individuals to create environments where all students have access to good educational outcomes.

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