nasen and GL Assessment announce new partnership

News - 05 Apr 2017

nasen and GL Assessment, the leading provider of formative assessments for UK schools, have today announced a joint partnership agreement, designed to promote good assessment practice for professionals involved in the delivery of education to children with SEN and other barriers to learning.

The partnership will include collaborating on professional development and training, research projects, and guidance on how assessments can be used to identify barriers to learning and some special educational needs that can be supported in the mainstream classroom.

Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of nasen, said: “Getting education right for children and young people with SEND is a crucial step in getting education right for everyone.  Inclusive schools are able to effectively identify and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND, and so we are delighted to be working in partnership with GL Assessment to support schools across the UK.”

Greg Watson, Chief Executive of GL Assessment, said: “The role of the SENCo is particularly challenging today - increasingly complex needs, squeezed budgets, and a need for more comprehensive training, right from the start. The accurate identification of SEN needs to be built into a school’s overall approach to monitoring the development of all pupils, and we are delighted to be working with nasen in order to support schools as they approach assessment in this increasingly complicated landscape.”

About GL Assessment

GL Assessment (known internationally as GL Education) is the leading provider of benchmarking, formative and diagnostic assessments to UK schools and has a growing presence in British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide.

Its assessments provide senior leaders, teachers and SENCos with the data and insights to gain a ‘whole pupil’ view of each child. Its assessments are designed to reveal pupils’ potential, track their progress and identify any barriers and learning difficulties they might have. When a more detailed SEN identification is required, GL Assessment’s specialist assessments are available to help teachers and SENCos respond quickly to signs that a child may be experiencing issues, particularly in the areas of Dyslexia, Numeracy, Literacy and Mental Health.

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