The House of Commons Education Committee has today launched an inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The new inquiry is intended to review the success of the SEND reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
nasen is looking to recruit an experienced Administrative Assistant to join the Chief Executive’s Office
The Shine a Light Awards, a national awards scheme that celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development, have grown in popularity since their launch during the National Year of Communication in 2011 (known as the Hello campaign). To date, the awards have celebrated the work of over 140 teams and a wide range of individuals, including young people with severe and complex SLCN.
Autism in women and girls is becoming better understood, but it continues to be under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. This free online module aims to support diagnosticians to better understand autistic female characteristics; it would also make useful CPD for SENCOs and teachers.
NatWest introduces new tools to help young people and children with special educational needs learn about money
NatWest has expanded its MoneySense programme to make it more accessible, to help young people and children with special educational needs and disabilities learn vital money management skills.
Complete our member survey on 'Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers'
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The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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