UK's first national specialist learning festival announces Sally Phillips as keynote speaker

The UK’s first national festival dedicated to specialist learning has announced award-winning actress and writer Sally Phillips as keynote speaker.

The actress (pictured), who has a son with Down’s Syndrome, presented the BBC documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? and will deliver one of the keynote sessions at the one-day FestABLE event on June 2.

Hosted by the charity National Star at its campus in Gloucestershire, the event will cover topics including the SEND reform and the Children and Families act.

“There is a growing desire to talk about what will work better for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties and how all of us – professionals, parents and the young people – can make difficult things possible,” said David Ellis, the charity’s chief executive.

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