Free neuro-diversity 'train the trainer' webinars available
If you were not able to attend the neuro-diversity 'train the trainer' events, you now have the option of attending 3 free webinars instead.
Neuro-diversity training aims to equip delegates with information about dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism so that they can support the children and young people with these learning difficulties.
Neuro-diversity train the trainer webinars are designed for members of staff who will be cascading the training to colleagues in their settings and there are three different strands, for primary, secondary or post-16.
The three sessions run for one hour each, starting on 19th January, and it is important that you attend all three webinars.
For more information and to register, go to
Other - 03 Mar 2017
2E ('twice exceptional') children are those children with SEND who are also exceptionally able in a particular area; these children's needs are often not identified and met, which means that we may be missing out on their talents and potential. This article, originally published in 'Special' in September 2016, looks into this area in more detail, including nasen's links with Professor Stephen Hawking.
Guidance - 19 Dec 2016
The SEND Code of Practice (2015) identifies four broad areas of need which 'give an overview of the range of needs that should be planned for' (para 6.27, p.97). It is important not to use these as simplistic labels for children, but to help you inform your practice and any actions that may need to be taken. The aim of this summary is to give you a clear understanding of the areas in order to help you meet the varying needs of your pupils.
Teaching Resource, Guidance - 29 Jun 2016
We list some of John Mullen suggestions, as well as an accumulation of ideas taken from various SEN websites.