Best Practice for 2E children
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.
Children with 'dual exceptionality', sometimes referred to as '2E' or 'twice exceptional', are generally not considered to be a group that require educational investment. Dr Adam Boddison, nasen's CEO, has a particular interest in this area, and in this article he discusses what being '2E' means, and some of the organisations that support children with these needs.
Read the article here Best practice for 2E children Special September 2016
Other - 11 Jul 2017 Gold AND Silver 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.
Guidance - 23 May 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This resource has questions for school governors or trustees to ask their SENCO and other senior executive leaders about SEND.
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.