P Scales published, but no changes
The DfE has published 'Performance - P Scale - attainment targets for pupils with special educational needs', but there are no changes from the last version (2014).
It seems likely that the P Scales have been re-issued to reassure schools that these remain in place for statutory reporting at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 for this year. There has been some uncertainty since the publication of the Rochford Review recommendations, which suggested that the P Scales be removed from statutory reporting at the end of key stages; however, these are still just recommendations, and the reporting arrangements remain the same as last year i.e. report on P Scales, or the Interim Pre-Key Stage Standards for those pupils working above P Scales but below the level of the NC tests.
We hope to find out later this year what the arrangements will be going forward, when the primary assessment consultation, which includes the Rochford Review recommendations, is reported.
Guidance - 23 May 2017 Paid Member Only
This resource has questions for school governors or trustees to ask their SENCO and other senior executive leaders about SEND.
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.
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.