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nasen responds to DfE SEND training

18 April 2012

 Nasen is delighted that a further years funding is being made available for 1000 additional SENCO to undertake the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. 9000 SENCOs have already undertaken the award and this additional funding will ensure that this award is continued for another year.

Nasen also welcomes the launch of the second phase of the National Scholarship for Teachers and the inclusion of SEND as one of the areas for teachers to develop their knowledge through the fund.

Nasen is also pleased that the proposal in the Green Paper to offer SEN Support staff a scholarship opportunity is being launched today. We offer a caution however as it is nasen’s opinion that all professionals working in schools (including teachers) require regular access to high quality SEND training which should be refreshed on an annual basis.

Nasen sees these three initiatives as important steps in ensuring that staff working with our most vulnerable young children have the appropriate skills to meet their needs.

Lorraine Petersen OBE will be exploring current and future SEND provision in her seminar session at nasen Live 2012, 23-24 May


www.nasenlive.org.uk

For more information on the DfE proposals visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00208206/sen-scholarship-scheme-launched

 
 
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