Supporting Challenging Learners Conference

11th Feb 2020

Schools North East
Target Audience
School Leaders

How Mainstream Schools and Alternative Provision can work more effectively together.


Challenging learners are pupils who struggle in mainstream school setting for a variety of reasons, such as previous exclusion, behaviour issues, short-or long-term illness, school refusal etc.

In 2019, Schools North East was approached by schools in the region and asked to deliver an event around effectively educating challenging learners.  The conference was a great success and is now an important feature of our annual events calendar. The conference will focus on topics such as behaviour management, prevention strategies, parental engagement and developing the curriculum for challenging learners.


Confirmed Speaker: 

John d'Abbro OBE

John d'Abbro was the Head of New Rush Hall Group, an organisation made up of 6 special educational provisions that works with children experiencing social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties (SEMH).  A committed educationalist, John ensured that there was a continuous process of school self-improvement.
Having helped to create chances for young people who have pushed the boundaries far beyond acceptable standards, John d'Abbro's mission is now to help teachers with techniques and approaches which continue to inspire young people and give them the chance to take on a life they deserve.


Who Should Attend:

Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, Patoral Leads and SENCOs from mainstream schools.



Date: 11 February 2020
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS                                                                                   



Primary Partner School: £72
Secondary Partner School: £84
Non Partner Primary School: £85
Non Partner Secondary School: £100  




This event is kindly sponsored by:


Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS