Forest Way Teaching School Alliance have been working closely with Ben over the past two years to ensure his blend of theory and practice get to as wide an audience as possible. Ben has delivered inspirational Key Note speeches and workshops for several of our conferences this year including our SENDCo and SEN teachers, Early Years practitioners and Teaching Assistants’ Conferences. His fun and exciting approach, using all elements of play with his audiences, engages learners of all ages, but more importantly gets the hard messages across about children’s needs and some of the devastating neurological theory around attachment, emotional, communication and physical development. Ben wears lightly the high level of intellectual knowledge that he has acquired though Masters level study and research, and can convey this to staff and parents alike in a clear and common sense manner (and a lot of humour!).