An exciting new project manager vacancy is now available, to join the Whole School SEND team working on the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) review.
An exciting new programme assistant vacancy is now available, to join the Whole School SEND team working on the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) review.
On 27th August, Nisai signed a project agreement with the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) with the aim of investigating the potential of ICT for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within schools. The joint activities undertaken by Nisai and UNESCO IITE will be aimed at the social and educational inclusion of students, by promoting the access to information and educational materials by all means of ICT.
This comprehensive report makes sobering reading - everyone interested in SEND should read the summary, if not the whole report. You will not be surprised at many of its findings; it lays out starkly the current situation with regard to funding, the SEND system, and the quality of support for pupils with SEND, and makes several recommendations to the Department for Education about what should happen to improve the situation.
Disability Rights UK have published this report, with the support of LKMCo, as part of the DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) programme, funded through the National Lottery Community Fund.
Just in time for the festive period, nasen have launched a brand new member resource - the SENCO Year Planner.
An additional £350 million has been announced by Damian Hinds to support children with complex needs and disabilities. This funding will provide specialist support and tailored facilities, including the creation of specialist places and facilities.
Two recently published reports make an interesting pair. They deserve to be read alongside each other.
Final Report Released on Work Experience and Vocational/Technical Provision for Young People on SEN Support: A Rapid Evidence Assessment
The Department for Education have released a final report on work experience for young people on SEN support.
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.
The National Special Educational Needs and Disability Forum is a regular meeting of the leading representatives of significant national organisations in this field.