Reading Conference

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November 14, 2024
£210 per delegate

Our last conference for 2024 will be in November in Reading - ideal for schools and colleges anywhere in the South, but also accessible for those a little further afield due to the excellent transport links and lots of free parking.

Our Earwig Conferences have been great successes, as both national and local get-togethers for Heads, Deputies, Assessment Coordinators, Earwig Admins, Earwig Ambassadors and other assorted keen Earwig-ites.  Take a peek at the agenda below and you'll see what we'll get up to.

This conference will be held in the Hilton in Reading, which is a smart venue with on-site gym and pool and super rooms. The conference ticket includes all the usual refreshments and also a slap up lunch in the restaurant.

Aside from the victuals, this is what you can expect to get from the day:

  • Make sure that your staff are using the tools to their full extent and thus ensure that they are working as efficiently as possible
  • Work with other SEN colleagues to find ways to improve key activities, such as reporting, school analytics and parental engagement
  • The opportunity to hear presentations from senior people in leading special schools about how they use the platform
  • Let Earwig know how the software can improve, to provide special school staff with an even better and more feature-rich experience

The highlight of this conference will be a presentation from Brookfields School, who have used Earwig for some years and been instrumental in the creation of our editable EHCP-based frameworks and annual review reports. Brookfields is one of the leading special schools in Berkshire and is, of course, rated Outstanding.

The event will be hosted by Alex Hurle and Roland Bugler, who will be familiar to many of you, and who will focus on opportunities and issues that they are dealing with among the 150+ schools that they support. The draft schedule for the day is included below. There will be a lot to cover, as always, and you will get a CPD certificate at the end of it, to verify the hard work that you will put in.

We're announcing this one nice and early - so you have plenty of time to plan ahead and get approval from the powers that be. Just hit the 'Book your place' button. We'll see you there.

The Agenda


9:30am: Arrival & refreshments

Session 1: What’s new - A review of key new features, why they’re important and how they’re used in-school. Which ones do you find most useful and why?


Session 2: Sharing ideas and good practice. Content driven by you plus Q&A with experienced Earwig practitioners

Sit Down Lunch

Session 3: Presentation from Brookfields School and discussion on how they use Earwig across the school, including EHCP assessment and reporting.


Session 4: Reporting and analytics. Exploring new reporting options and how they’re being used, plus discussion about what additional reports could be created in Earwig using AI software.

4.30pm: Conference close

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What people had to say about previous conferences

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for literally hosting the best conference I’ve ever been to (and I have been to a lot).
Ellie Capas
QE2 School
It was just great – there were some really interesting discussions and expertise in the group.
Maurice George
Brookfields School
Such a brilliant event combining both work and pleasure.
Kiriaki Gkini
Ickburgh School
Just a fantastic day – it was so good to meet other special schools and share ideas about Earwig.
Rachael Eggar
Step by Step School
Was great to meet everyone yesterday. Some really interesting discussions and expertise in the group. Really purposeful day.
Anthony Carlo
St John’s School
It was, as Tina Turner famously sang – simply the best. The Earwig hospitality sets the standard for looking after their schools.
Jody Tranter
Snowflake School

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Reading Conference
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