Date: Friday 11th March 2022. Venue: Online

Following the tremendous success of CPD-Certified The Link Live 2021 we would like you to join us at The Link Live 2022 for an educational, informative and fun-filled day with our speech, language, communication and education experts.

Michael Rosen


Michael Rosen - broadcaster, autor, poet, and former Children’s Laureate, will be headlining The Link Live 2022. Famous for his children’s book ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’, Michael Rosen has written 140 books and couldn’t be better qualified to talk about using vocabulary to ignite and inspire a love of words and literature in children and young people - we look forward to what will undoubtedly be an exciting session.

Baasit Siddiqui - Managing Director of Siddiqui Education Ltd. He has combined his ten years teaching experiences with his unique journey as one of the ‘Siddiqui’s’ on the award-winning show ‘Gogglebox’, to educate, motivate and develop the skills of disadvantaged school children across the nation.

Dr Judy Clegg BSc, PhD, FRCSLT - Head of Division and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield.

Jordan Scott - Canadian author and poet, speaking about his first-hand experience of struggling through school with a stutter, will provide much needed insight for schools supporting their pupils who stammer.

Dr Sarah Spencer - a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and a speech and language therapist with a specialist interest in teenagers and collaborative practice with secondary schools.

Dr Samantha Weld-Blundell - Samantha has a particular interest in working with adults to support the emotional wellbeing and effective learning of their children. Samantha is now the proud founder and CEO of her online independent Child and Educational Psychology service, The Little Psychology Company - a new online platform designed to respond to the needs of modern families

Sandra Bowen and Louise Burton - Sandra is Team Leader ISEND CLASS in East Sussex and Louise is a Speech and Language Therapist working with Speech and Language Link.

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Our host, Kate Freeman - consultant in speech and language in education, introduces the conference in the video below.

Pricing for The Link Live 2022

Tickets cost £80+VAT and will be on sale from 10th January

Early Bird ticket offer - £45+VAT on sale from 15th November 2021

Speech and Language Link schools - schools with a current subscription to Speech Link or Language Link package will pay just £30+VAT per ticket. Visit your support homepage for more details.

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