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Dates for you diary 2019

11th January 2019


2019 Important Dates


  •  Shine’s Education Survey

On 7th January Shine is sending out a survey for all members with a child born during or after 1993 to find out more about the experiences of families across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The deadline for responses is 4th February 2019.


  • Applying for a primary school place? Listen to Contact’s new podcast

Tuesday 15 January 2019 is the national deadline for primary school applications in England. Over the next few weeks, many parents will be making their final choices about what schools to apply for.

If you're one of those parents, you can listen to the podcast by Contact’s education adviser, offering advice on choosing schools to apply for. Click Here 


  • Workshops run by Contact for Families with Disabled Children

Free workshops for parents to help get support needed in early years, inclusion and best outcomes for 0-8 years in the north west of England:


  • Council for Disabled Children – Skills for Support Training

The CDC is running 2 workshops for parents and professionals to map the training needs of children and young people with learning disabilities. The first workshop is in London on 21st January and the second is in Bristol on 23rd January. More Information Here 


  • Education Show at ExCeL in London 24th -25th January 2019

This is a free event with workshops on SEND in the primary classroom:


  • Youth Sport Trust conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 28th February 2019

This is a free event with the theme of ‘transforming education through sport’ with some stands devoted to disability sport:


  • Schools and Academies Show in London 3rd- 4th April 2019

This show is also at ExCeL and offers over 50 hours of CPD content for professionals:



Thanks once again to Sharon, Jo, Christine, Angela and to everyone else for their many ideas and contributions to the Education Updates throughout 2018.

If you’d like to share information or advice about Education with Shine staff, members and interested professionals in the next Education Update of 2019 then contact Jan via

All contributions are gratefully received and if not shared next month then they’re sure to be added to new education materials currently in production.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this Update is accurate at the time of publishing. The information provided does not constitute legal or professional advice and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher.

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