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23 February 2012


A Whole School Approach to Improving Access, Participation and Achievement – Additional dates for Secondary SENCOs

As we come towards the end of the Secondary SENCO training we are pleased to offer three additional dates for those Secondary SENCOs who have not yet attended the FREE training day and received their FREE training tool-kit.

This additional training will be available at the Education Show 2012, NEC Birmingham on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2012.

To book this free SENCO training at the Education Show visit‘What’s On page’.

New national autism training scheme

Schools across England will soon have access to a new three-tier autism training programme, delivered by the Autism Education Trust (AET). To coincide with the launch of the programme, the AET will be exhibiting at the Education Show (NEC, 15 – 17 March) to encourage primary and secondary schools to sign up for the Level 1 training, which is free of charge. The training uses a range of teaching tools including video, case studies, problem-solving scenarios, presentations and practical resources and activities.

Visit the Autism Education Trust at Stand: H100 at the Education Show or see for full details of the training programme and to find your nearest training hub.

Policy Papers for consultation

Nasen's Policy Advisory Group led by Chair John Moore have recently completed two new nasen policy documents. These very apt and pertinent policies now need your comment.

Draft versions of the two policies The curriculum for young people with additional support needs 14-19 and Funding Provision for Additional Support Needs are both now available: Please send any comments to by March 30th 2012


University of London
Responsible Tutor for Outreach Accredited Courses (0.5 fte)
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Faculty of Policy and Society 

Salary will be on the grade 8 scale, in the range of £37,013 to £44,168 pro-rata per annum, plus £2,323 London Allowance pro-rata per annum.

The appointment is available for one year in the first instance, with a possibility of further extension. 
The IOE are seeking to recruit a tutor who will develop and contribute to the existing SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordination) course as well as other Outreach accredited courses at the Institute.

Reference: 8PR-PSPHD-5144
Closing date: 28 February 2012
To apply online please visit or tel 020 7612 6159


The Labour Party are seeking your views on how to build on the work of the last decade in improving educational outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, to inform their policies in the run-up to the next election.

If you would like your comments to be added to nasen’s response please sernd to by 23rd March

The closing date for submissions is March 31st. Applications and emails should preferably be typed and submitted by email, but they may also be posted to the following address if you do not have access to a computer:

SEN Policy Review
c/o Sharon Hodgson MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Any questions or clarifications can be sought by email at the address given, or by phone on 0207 219 0266.





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