So much of the coverage about SEND is negative; what’s not working and what schools need to do next. Everyone remains focused upon improvement and whilst this is extremely important, nasen knows that there is really good practice happening every day which isn’t always recognised.
nasen is looking to recruit an experienced Digital Administrator to join the Operations Team.
Following the cabinet re-shuffle this week, the government has announced both a new Secretary of State for Education, and a new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
nasen’s Head of Education, Alison Wilcox recently offered our view on Provision Tracker, a new cost benefit analysis tool, to look at the benefits it could provide to your school or setting.
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On 15th December the DfE launched a consultation on ‘Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers’. nasen will be joining with its partners within the Whole School SEND Consortium to respond to this consultation.
The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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 2016/17: education, children’s services and skills' mentions SEND as an area for focus across the next year.
'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.
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.
The government published its response to the 'Schools National Funding Formula' consultation alongside the High Needs funding formulae on 14th December. Here we summarise the main points and look at the implications for SEND.
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.
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
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.
There are still 13 DfE-funded, free Train the Trainer courses available, focusing on supporting children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties