Special Needs Conference
Continued Professional Development membership

Dyscalculia and Other D's

A day of stimulating ideas and practical input for SENCOs, School Leaders
and SpLD Specialists

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29th June 2017 - Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire

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Yarnfield Park

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Yarnfield Park is a dedicated conference and training centre with full residential facilities,  located in the Staffordshire countryside between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. With spacious and well-equipped presentation rooms, space to relax indoors andoutside, a newly refurbished licensed bar, Costa coffee and top quality catering, the venue offers a high standard of conference experience. (And for those who want it, the wi-fi is second to none.)

The venue has both the AIM and Compliant Venues accreditations.  AIM is the industry recognised  mark of excellence for conference venues, which demonstrates that a venue is fit for purpose and operates as a decent and ethical organisation. Compliant Venues is a healthcare industries accreditation, which provides a "transparent and detailed metric together with comprehensive sector training to accredit venues as being appropriate for and knowledgeable about meetings for healthcare professionals" (from  the accreditation website), giving further assurance that this is an appropriate setting for a professional conference.

Finally, we (Crossbow) have used Yarnfield Park ourselves for in-house team building, and were really impressed by the staff and the facilities.

Cabaret Style Keynotes


All presentations, including the keynotes, are delivered with the rooms arranged in a cabaret style setup, allowing for easier note-taking, opportunity for discussion and interaction, and a more informal atmosphere.

The Knighton Suite (Left),  comfortable, light and spacious, and equipped with excellent AV facilities, is where the keynotes will be held.



As a dedicated conference centre, the catering team deliver a huge range of events each year from small private lunches for 10 people through to awards dinners for 600. The key defining factor throughout is attention to detail, something for which the team at Yarnfield Park excels, and which reflects our own values as your conference hosts.

Overnight accommodation available (includes complimentary gym membership)

Why not avoid the hassle of getting to registration on time, and come up on the Wednesday evening? Yarnfield Park offers a B&B, and you can take advantage of our special block booking rate of £69.00 (inc VAT).

Each room offers:

• Ensuite Bathroom   • TV   • Hairdryer   • Tea/ Coffee and Biscuits   • Desk   • Free superfast WiFi


If you are staying overnight, you might want to make time to visit Trentham Gardens (The Trentham estate has also got one of the best garden centres in the region, and its own attractive outdoor shopping mall, if you want some retail therapy!)

Finally, if you want to make use of the gym facilities, they include:

• Cardiovascular Equipment   • Free Weights   • Machine Weights   • Sauna   • Showers

Gym opening times are 08:00 – 21:00 (last entry at 20.00).

Getting There


By Road

Junction 14 on the M6 is the closest motorway juntion to Yarnfield Park. If you are travelling by car there is free parking available at the venue.

Yarnfield Park's Address:

Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
ST15 0NL

By Rail

Free Shuttle Bus: If you are coming by train, we are providing a free shuttle bus from (and back to) Stafford train station. This service is only available on the Thursday the 29th (day of the event).


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