News

2018
77 Results

The Government have Announced an Extension of the Review of its Autism Strategy

NEWS - 06 Dec 2018

The Government have announced an extension of the review of its autism strategy to cover children and young people, as well as adults. The review will inform the new joint adults and children autism strategy to be published in autumn 2019.

Stephen Chamberlain appointed to lead new Expert Reference Group on Leadership of SEND

NEWS - 06 Dec 2018

The Whole School SEND Consortium is delighted to announce the launch of four new projects, as part of their work to support all education professionals to deliver high quality SEND provision with confidence. The new projects aim to increase the confidence and skills of a wide range of education professionals – including those new to the classroom, SENCos and senior leaders.

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) to Provide a Report Structure and Report for a Senior Leadership Exchange Placement Programme

NEWS - 05 Dec 2018

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) to provide a report structure and report for a Senior Leadership exchange placement programme, completed by Whole School SEND-appointed Senior Leaders in school settings as part of the DfE SEND Schools’ Workforce contract 2018-2019. This contract is for the provision of strategic support to the workforce in mainstream and special schools, enabling them to deliver high quality teaching which meets the needs of an increasingly broad range of special educational needs.

2017
97 Results

Complete our member survey on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention

NEWS - 19 Dec 2017

The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs. They are seeking views on this guidance.

Ofsted Annual Report released

NEWS - 18 Dec 2017

'Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: education, children’s services and skills' mentions SEND as an area for focus across the next year.

Mental Health Green Paper

NEWS - 18 Dec 2017

'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: a green paper' has been published by the Department for Education and is open for consultation.

£45 million package of support for SEND announced by government

NEWS - 01 Dec 2017

The funding package includes money to support LAs with their implementation of the SEND reforms, to establish local supported internship forums and to support Parent Carer Forums.

2016
69 Results

Merry Christmas from everyone at nasen

NEWS - 13 Dec 2016

2016 has been a very busy year for everyone at nasen, with some big changes happening over the last 12 months, we take a look at what we have achieved in the year and provide a quick overview of what we have to look forward to in 2017.

'Early Years Funding' document published

NEWS - 07 Dec 2016

The document 'Early Years Funding: Changes to Funding for Three and Four Year Olds' was published this week by the DfE. It is a response to consultation, and includes information about new funding streams for children in Early Years with SEND

Ofsted's Annual Report includes information on SEND

NEWS - 05 Dec 2016

On 1st December, 'The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2015-16' was published. It includes a chapter on SEND which illustrates some of the disparities across the system.

The National SEND Forum Annual Conference

NEWS - 01 Nov 2016

The National Special Educational Needs and Disability Forum is a regular meeting of the leading representatives of significant national organisations in this field.