Contact Day: Children with Special Needs, Leiden, Netherlands

I had the pleasure of providing the keynote speech and also ran workshops for the “Stichting Children with Special Needs” contact day in Leiden, The Netherlands on Friday 23rd September. The conference, held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Leiden, was well attended by teachers and support staff from International, British and Dutch schools across The Netherlands and Northern Gemany. Programme as follows:

“We have put together a varied programme with top speakers and it promises to be a really stimulating day. Our keynote speaker will be Dave Stott who will speak on ‘”Creating the emotionally literate teaching and learning environment’. (

In addition, participants will be able to choose to attend 3 workshops out of the following options:

Dave Stott. Objective assessment and the embedding of Social, Emotional and Behavioural skills to impact positively on achievement and attainment. (This workshop will be offered twice to accommodate as many people as possible.)

Julie Taplin: Gifted and Talented: Who are these learners?

Julie Taplin: Classroom strategies for Challenge.

Helen Claus: SEN or something else?

Eowyn Crisfield: Dynamic Multilingualism in International Schools: Supporting the whole child.

Katherine Fortier: Social skills interventions: You can do it! Three good options.

Liz Jones: Technology Toolkit: Using technology to give learners choices and

Susanne de Vaan: Teaching music through singing, playing and movement – practical ideas for using music in the classroom.

Susanne Kingdon-Nielsen: Creative workshop: “Roots and wings”.

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