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!
- Evidence-based ideas for practice
- nasen Journals
If you can’t find what you need, please let us know!
Other - 11 Jul 2017 Paid Member Only
Schools have an important role to play in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and in responding to mental health difficulties in their pupils. Here are links to several tools which schools could use to support them in this work.
Other - 08 Jun 2017 Paid Member Only
Presented by Alex Grady, Educational Development Officer, this webinar, the second in a series, explores what the effective implementation of interventions entails, and what you need to do to help ensure that YOUR interventions have the desired impact.
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.
20 Apr 2017 Paid Member Only
The language that adults use is very important, particularly when supporting children and young people with SEND. nasen's tips will help you to know how to adapt your language in order to support these pupils more effectively.
Other - 13 Apr 2017
In an article originally published in 'Special' in May 2016, Professor Des Hewitt from Warwick University highlights the benefits for trainee teachers of learning in a special school community. He considers what can be learned from this model, and why teacher education establishments should consider using special schools in their teacher education programmes.
Guidance - 11 Apr 2017
In this article, which was originally published in nasen Connect in January 2017, Gillian Allcroft from the National Governance Association talks about the responsibilities of the Governing Board in relation to SEND. Having a governor dedicated to SEND may not be the best way forward!
Information - 29 Mar 2017
Each of the 4 nations of the UK has its own system of Education which means that as well as differences in language there are also differences in terminology, particularly around SEND. This handy table provides a good starting point for translating terms from each nation to make research, reports, practice etc. accessible regardless of your national context.
Other - 22 Mar 2017 Paid Member Only
An Introduction to Using Interventions to Support Children and Young People with SEND. Part 1 – Choosing Interventions Presented by Alex Grady, Educational Development Officer, this webinar explores some of the factors that should be considered when choosing effective interventions to support pupils with a range of SEND.
Guidance - 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.
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.