September nasen news
A second year for the School Exclusions Inquiry, 2012-13
“They Never Give Up On You” uncovered challenging and groundbreaking concrete evidence of illegality in the practice of some schools, as well as confirming the enduring existence of glaring inequalities for some excluded children and young people within the education system.
The second year of work will now focus on two areas that stood out in the original report and in all the evidence gathered as part of the work that led to its publication. These are: Inequalities, and Illegal exclusions.
FREE Key Working training now available
Early Support training has been revised and redeveloped to reflect the extension of Early Support from birth to adulthood. The training is underpinned by the Early Support Principles, taking into account not only the extension through the age range, but also developments in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The key working training will enable participants to:
- explore their understanding of working in partnership
- explore the key working functions and how they might be applied reflect on how the key working functions can provide effective support for disabled children, young people, their families and practitioners
New School for the Future: SEN policy paper
The SEN Policy Options Steering Group organised the initial ESRC - Cadbury Trust series on policy options for special educational needs in the early 1990s. The success of the first series led to subsequent series which have been supported financially by nasen.
The latest policy paper entitled A school for the future - 2025: Practical Futures Thinking is available to download now.
KIDS launches free eLearning for schools wanting to include disabled children
As part of the ‘Delivering Inclusion’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS has created an eLearning suite aimed at ALL school staff, from non-teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors, through to SENCOs, teachers, head teachers and school governors.
Titled ‘Creating an Attitude of Inclusion’, this eLearning provides examples of best practice and professional guidance to support schools in ensuring that they foster a supportive environment, so that disabled children and young people can learn alongside their non-disabled friends and peers.
Anyone wishing to access the free eLearning can do so by creating an account here: http://elearning.kids.org.uk/login/index.php
If you want to find out more about the ’Delivering Inclusion’ project, you can find more information here: http://www.kids.org.uk/informationg.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/106870/for_pathfinder_authorities/
TES Special Educational Needs London
Nasen will be exhibiting at TES Special Educational Needs London on October 12th and 13th. SEN London has all the expert knowledge and support, fresh ideas, and specialised resources you need to help all pupils achieve. Explore 34 inspiring CPD seminars and 8 dynamic free workshops. Get advice and training from leading experts (including Rita Cheminais, Alan Heath, Maggie Johnson, Tricia Murphy, Dr Rona Tutt, and Ronnie Young). Compare, browse and buy thousands of specialised SEN resources and services in the South East’s leading SEN show, and save money with exclusive show discounts and special offers. Visit nasen on stand 155.
Register now for free entry: www.tes.co.uk/senshow