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Conference for Inclusion of Children with Down’s Syndrome

We are delighted to be holding a conference on Including children and young people with Down’s Syndrome in school on Friday, 25 November 2011 at St Michael’s Centre, Abergavenny.

This event has been organised by 21 Plus with support from Monmouthshire LEA and the Down’s Syndrome Association.  The conference is suitable for all staff involved in teaching and supporting pupils with Down’s Syndrome in both mainstream and special educational settings. It is also relevant to educational psychologists and other professionals involved in planning and managing input to schools as well as parents of children with Down’s Syndrome.

If you have not attended an educational conference on Down’s Syndrome before you will be introduced to the learning profile of pupils and the principles of differentiation which can support and include these children.  For delegates who have attended previously this conference will build on your existing knowledge and include a focus on literacy and maths skills in primary and secondary education settings and on successful management of transitions throughout the child’s school career.

During the day there will be opportunities to ask questions and to share experiences with colleagues, parents and experts in education from the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Lunch and drinks will be provided on the day.

For further information and to book places please contact Victoria Hughes: victoria.21plus@gmail.com  or phone  07813 877957


Friday, 25 November 2011, St Michael’s Centre, Abergavenny

9.00 – 9.30        Registration and coffee.

9.30 – 9.40       Welcome: Julian Hallett, Down’s Syndrome Association Regional Manager Wales and opening comments from 21 Plus.

9.40 -10.40:      Inclusion for children with Down’s Syndrome in Mainstream Schools with Cecilie Mackinnon – Adapting to change and the strategies that will enable smooth transitions at all stages of education.

10.40 -11.00     Coffee – Opportunity to view education resources.

11.00 – 12.00   Keynote: Including children with Down’s syndrome with Sandy Alton – Looking at the key principles of differentiation, managing support and accessing the curriculum throughout the key stages.

12.00 -13.00     Lunch – Opportunity to view education resources.

13.00 – 14.00    Workshops

  • A: Developing Numeracy Skills in the Primary School with Cecilie MacKinnon. Using Numicon to develop concepts and mathematical thinking.
  • B: Developing Literacy in the Secondary School with Sandy Alton – Using curriculum subjects to support the development of literacy skills.

14.15 -15.15:    Workshops

  • A: Developing Literacy Skills in the Primary School with Sandy Alton. Looking at motor skills, language and communication and the development of writing skills.
  • B: Developing Maths Skills in the Secondary School with Cecilie Mackinnon. Developing mathematical skills for everyday living. Looking at strategies and resources that will enhance numeracy and mathematical thinking.

 15.15                Evaluations & Close