Existing courses available

Bespoke Events

SENCo/ALNCo Guidance for School Inspection: School Improvement for SEND

This offers ‘must have’ training for every school leader, SENCo/ALNCo and SEN/ALN Governor. This training day covers the context for SEND/ALN since the September 2015 Ofsted inspection frame work took effect, how the common inspection framework will impact on schools, and how effective self-evaluation should be used to identify areas for whole school improvement.

The Common Inspection Framework has been implemented across all settings including early years, FE settings and academies. In practice this means that all settings will receive graded judgements against the same areas. Inspectors will consider how well the provision meets the needs of disabled children and learners and those with special educational needs. Inspection arrangements will reflect changes to legislation and existing inspection guidance – how prepared is your school/setting for this?

The Training Day

This training day covers the context for SEND/ALN, how the Common Inspection Framework impacts schools, and how effective self-evaluation can be used to identify areas for whole school improvement. These will include ideas for:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for children and learners

The training day includes a free copy of the nasen Guidance for School Inspection: School Improvement for SEN/ALN which retails at £99.00. This publication includes a comprehensive update of the Common Inspection Framework from an SEN/ALN perspective and provides key consideration for effective self-evaluation for SEN/ALN from a whole school perspective. This is an essential for any SEN/ALN leader in school.

Booking

Training is available on request for groups of schools, nurseries and colleges. For further details of packages available or to provide an outline of training required please email our education team or call 01827 311 500.

Collaborative Learning for SEN/ALN: the Role of the SENCo/ALNCo

For SENCOs/ALNCos to meet their responsibilities and ultimately to reach a point where they can effectively act as the in-school SEND/ALN specialist, there will be a need to support staff in further developing high quality teaching. How do we do that? Consider the need for continuing professional development (CPD), the nature of effective CPD, how good practice is identified and shared and how to maximise the impact. Most importantly, consider how we can engage our staff and the skillset SENCos/ALNCos might require to draw upon to do this successfully.

The Training Day

To enable SENCos/ALNCos to help teachers to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN/ALN, nasen has provided very successful training and can offer these events again for interested groups. This training will support SENCos/ALNCos to start exploring the issues around effective professional development and guide them in planning for the use of nasen’s free online resource, Focus On SEND, for teachers and practitioners. The training will cover:

  • The national context of SEND reform
  • The recalibration of the roles of teachers and SENCos/ALNCos
  • Exploration of what collaborative learning for SEN/ALN looks like
  • How to engage all staff effectively
  • The need for high quality professional development
  • Principles and models of effective CPD
  • Evaluating the impact of collaborative learning
  • Ideas for the effective use of nasen’s new online CPD resource – Focus on SEND training

Booking

Training is available on request for groups of schools, nurseries and colleges. For further details of packages available or to provide an outline of training required please email our education team or call 01827 311 500.

Whole School Approach to Access, Participation and Achievement: Independent Schools’ Training

SEN/ALN Training for professionals from the Independent Schools sector, the Whole School Approach to Improving Access, Participation and Achievement training course is designed to offer a foundation level of knowledge of additional and special educational needs and disabilities for attendee SENCos/ALNCos and other SEND leaders to use back in schools to train their own staff. The focus is upon applying the principles of high quality teaching and best practice as aligned with the national SEND agenda.

The CPD Certified training day will benefit all Learning Support Teachers, SENCos/ALNCos and members of the school leadership team and is accompanied by resource pack which enables delegates to cascade training to all school staff as part of planned in-house professional development, and to all new staff as part of induction.

Nasen developed this event based on requests for training from staff in independent schools, and figures from The Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census 2015, which identified 66,026 pupils at schools in member schools as having a special educational need or disability.

The training day

The aim of the resource is to up-skill the education workforce to ensure staff are able to provide effective support for  pupils with SEND, and know where to find more information should they need it. This training package therefore provides a platform for SEND continuing professional development for all staff, with this course being aimed at the staff within school who will lead on the training.

As part of the training day we will cover four key areas which are also featured in the training pack:

  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning
  • Assessing Tracking and Reviewing Achievement
  • Working with Families and Other Stakeholder s
  • Developing Pupil Self-Advocacy

Booking

Training is available on request for groups of schools, nurseries and colleges. For further details of packages available or to provide an outline of training required please email our education team or call 01827 311 500.

Bespoke professional development and consultancy

nasen is committed to providing outstanding training and professional development in SEND for all staff working in educational settings. Part of this commitment is the offer of the right support at the right time which is the starting point for our bespoke provision. Whatever your needs linked to SEND, let us know and we can create support which is tailored to your context.

Programs and events can be developed to suit the needs of the audience (including: teachers, SENCos, strategic and senior leaders, teaching assistants and governors etc.) and your setting whether it be Early years, primary, secondary or post-16.

Examples of the type of work we offer include:

  • Support with rigorous school self-evaluation of SEND
  • How to develop the teacher workforce to meet the needs of pupils with SEND
  • Effective interventions: how to choose, run and evaluate
  • Roles and responsibilities for SEND
  • Applying the key principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2015
  • Reviewing SEND provision in schools and settings
  • Operating as a strategic leader for SEND in schools
  • Provision management and mapping
  • How to cost provision,
  • Creating effective policy and practices for SEND,
  • Working effectively with your SEND Governor
  • CPD for Early Years settings’ SENCOs and Managers
  • The role of the SENCo in EY,
  • What the nursery Manager needs to know about the SEND Code of Practice 2015,
  • Supporting the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs of young children
  • SEND Governor training
How to book

Training is available on request for groups of schools, nurseries and colleges. For enquiries or further details of packages available or to provide an outline of training required please email our education team or call 01827 311 500.