Resources

nasen provides innovative and relevant resources which support the busy professional to work effectively at a strategic level and practically, day-to-day, in the classroom.

Our resources include:
  • Useful, time-saving templates
  • Guidance documents (such as advice for updating your SEND Policy)
  • Top tips!
  • Articles
  • Evidence-based ideas for practice
  • nasen Journals

If you can’t find what you need, please let us know!

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  • Best Practice for 2E children

    #dualexceptionality

    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.

  • School Well-being: promoting mental health in schools

    #SEMH #well-being #mentalhealth

    Guidance - 24 Feb 2017

    Written by Jagdish Kaur Barn, an educational psychologist at FocusPsychology, the article discusses how schools might evaluate their current practice regarding mental health, and how they could begin to improve practices in order to promote positive mental health for their pupils. This article originally appeared in 'Special' in July 2016.

  • A Level Lessons: supporting dyslexic learners through their A Levels

    #Dyslexia

    Guidance - 17 Feb 2017

    Kristina Symons, Head of Learning Support, shares some top tips for supporting dyslexic learners through their A Level courses; these students can face particular challenges with the higher order skills these courses require. This article originally appeared in 'SecEd' in May 2016 and in 'Special' in November 2016.

  • 'Teaching Play': helping children with autism learn to play

    Guidance - 10 Feb 2017

    Kay Smith, an Area Senco, shares her experience of helping children with autism learn how to play. This article originally appeared in 'Special' in March 2016

  • A Summary of the Broad Areas of Need

    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.

  • 25 practical tips and strategies for working with children with ADHD

    #nasenNI

    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.

  • Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar

    #miniguides

    Book, Guidance - 30 Mar 2016

    This guide aims to: - introduce the debate around autism and gender - identify key issues for girls with autism spectrum conditions - provide practical school-based support strategies - share family, professional and academic perspectives.

  • Costed Provision Map Template

    #TesShow

    Other, Guidance - 09 Feb 2016 Member Only

    This costed provision map template has been designed to help you with provision management in your setting i.e. to record, monitor and evaluate SEND provision. Remember there is no ‘one size fits all’ provision map and so you will need to consider how to make the map work for you and the needs of your setting.

  • Provision Management Intervention Record

    #TesShow

    Other, Guidance - 09 Feb 2016 Member Only

    Whenever an intervention is being delivered it is important that its delivery and effectiveness are monitored and evaluated. This template has been designed to help you do this.

  • Provision Management Points to Consider

    Other, Guidance - 09 Feb 2016 Member Only

    These questions have been designed to help you reflect on the provision management process within your setting.