nasen NI Conference 2017

News - 22 Sep 2017

Annual Northern Ireland conference is set to take place at Stranmillis University College on the 21st October 2017. Theme for the conference is Finding their voice: Promoting Mental Health in Children and Young people. Keynote speaker is Carrie Grant

nasen NI Conference 2017 

Saturday 21st October 2017 | Central Building, Stranmillis University College
Theme: Finding their voice: Promoting Mental Health in Children and Young people
Keynote Speaker: Carrie Grant
As we await the implementation of the new SEN framework and the updated Code of Practice, it is important to be aware of the specific needs of those in our care. Much has been done to clarify diagnoses and translate this into good, supportive practice that allows children to engage with the curriculum, extra-curricular activities and the life of the school at large. 
However, this may not extend to engaging with the child; giving them a vocabulary and a voice and helping them to value themselves as themselves. In addition to the unique perspective of our keynote speaker, we will be running 5 workshops. The speakers will be from groups who support parents and children alongside the parents and young people themselves. 
We hope to give them a voice that will help teachers, classroom assistants and care professionals to understand the perspective of the child and provide insight and advice that can inform the development of their future practice. 
To view the full agenda, workshops and boking form please download the information pack:

Related resources

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    Guidance - 23 May 2017 Paid Member Only

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  • Collaborative Learning for SEN: the Role of the SENCO


    Guidance - 19 May 2015

    This guidance aims to support early years providers, schools and further education to continue improving their approaches to professional learning in order to maximise the benefit to staff, the children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities they teach. The guidance exemplifies the role of the SENCO as provider or facilitator of CPD for SEN while offering advice on how nasen can support the CPD process, with an emphasis on collaborative learning.

  • Collaborative Learning for SEN: SENCo Workbook

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    01 May 2015 Paid Member Only

    This resource supports the Collaborative Learning for SEN training which is designed to enable SENCOs to help teachers to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN, through a strategic approach to CPD. This is being delivered as a series of free training events for members. For further information download the guidance document which emphasises a collaborative approach at all stages of the planning, implementing and reviewing process.