Midlands Branch

Acoustics for Schools for Special Educational Needs - Presented by Ian Rees of Adrian James Acoustics Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 6pm for 6.30pm start AECOM Nottingham, 12 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 6RZ


Midlands Branch Evening Meeting
A Presentation by Ian Rees of Adrian James Acoustics Limited
Wednesday 18 October 18:00 for an 18:30 Start
AECOM Nottingham, 12 Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell Nottingham, NG9 6RZ


This talk will explore the acoustic requirements for schools teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN).  We will discuss the expanded definition of SEN set out in the new Building Bulletin 93 and the duties placed on schools by the 2010 Equality Act, 2012 School Premises Regulations and BB93 2014 to provide for SEN pupils.  We will consider practical acoustic requirements for teaching children with cochlear implants and present examples of how to meet BB93 RT requirements for SEN classrooms where exposed soffits are required for thermal purposes.  We will also discuss the SEND tribunal process and what happens when it all goes wrong.

Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.  CPD certificates will be provided.  If you have any queries please contact christopherhumphreys@zoho.eu

As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a local Indian restaurant, Haveli, after the meeting. Please let Christopher know if you would like to come, so we can book a table.


Please follow the web link for directions to AECOM, Nottingham. Free parking will be available.


Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

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12 Regan Way
Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell
Nottingham, NG9 6RZ
United Kingdom

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