The national data on permanent and fixed period exclusions has been published today (19th July) - there has been a further increase in both, and children and young people with SEND still make up a disproportionate number of all exclusions.
Whole School SEND has now appointed Regional SEND Leaders and Deputies across England.
The Whole School SEND Consortium has appointed a Programme Board to monitor progress against the deliverables in the SEND Schools’ Workforce Contract.
nasen has partnered with the Tes SEN Show 2018 to help provide two days of dedicated, educational and engaging SEN focus
The Tes SEN Show is the must-attend annual event for everyone in the special educational needs community and is set to be even bigger and better this year.
Nadhim Zahawi encourages SEND specialists across England to work together to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND
Nadhim Zahawi opened this year's nasen Live event with a powerful speech; he stressed the importance of schools across the country working together to facilitate spreading best practice for people with special educational needs and disabilities.
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The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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.