News

2019
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Programme Assistant – Whole School SEND vacancy

NEWS - 13 Sep 2019

An exciting new programme assistant vacancy is now available, to join the Whole School SEND team working on the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) review.

UNESCO IITE partner with Nisai Group in a quest to impact sustainability through ICT within schools

NEWS - 12 Sep 2019

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.

National Audit Office report 'Support for pupils with SEND in England'

NEWS - 11 Sep 2019

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.

'Special or Unique Young People's Attitudes to Disability' report

NEWS - 11 Sep 2019

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.

2018
78 Results

New funding for SEND announced

NEWS - 17 Dec 2018

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.

Who’s Able Now?

NEWS - 13 Dec 2018

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

NEWS - 06 Dec 2018

The Department for Education have released a final report on work experience for young people on SEN support.

2017
93 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.

Archived
61 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.