nasen have recently partnered with SeeAbility to launch our latest mini guide which explores the eyecare needs and experiences of children and young people with special educational needs.
In April, the House of Commons Education Committee launched a wide-ranging inquiry into support for children and young people with SEND. We asked our members for their views and have now submitted our response.
As you know, nasen recently secured funding from the DfE to deliver a new project which looks to support the workforce in SEND. The project will build on existing work undertaken by Whole School SEND who are now recruiting members for the project programme board.
For end of KS1 and KS2 in English reading, English writing and mathematics statutory assessments, for use from the 2018/19 academic year onwards.
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The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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.