Nasen is often asked to respond to reports or proposed legislation. Click on the links to view nasen's responses.
Since the formation of Department for Education their have been several Consultation Papers that will have a significant impact on SEN provision:
Nasen welcomes the government’s commitment to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people and are hopeful that this Bill will offer an opportunity for a more stream-lined, transparent system that schools can manage and that children and families have confidence in.
Funding for 16-25 year-olds with SEN and disabilities On Weds 9th Nov. 2-11 the Public Accounts Committee met to discuss the cost-effectiveness of funding for 16-25 year-olds with SEN and disabilities following the completion of an extensive review of funding and provision by the National Audit Office (NAO) published on 4th Nov. 2011.
SEND Green Paper 2 - June 2011
Nasen responds to the Year 1 Phonics screening check consultation.
Nasen responds to DFE on the SENCO role - The Green Paper will consider how we can improve the educational outcomes and life chances for children and young people with SEN and disabilities. The role of the workforce is crucial to achieving this. The last few years have seen a change to the SENCO role, for example the requirement to have qualified teacher status.
Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage – The Minister of State for Children and Families, Sarah Teather, invited Dame Clare Tickell to conduct an independent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The review looked at how best to protect young children's safety and welfare and support their development and learning.
SEN Green Paper - The Minister of State for Children and Families, Sarah Teather invited views from everyone with an interest in services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities(SEND) in England. These views will inform a Green paper to be published later in the autumn.
Consultation on school funding 2011 -2012 – Introducing a pupil premium.
The coalition: our programme for government set out the new government’s intention to fund “a significant premium for disadvantaged children from outside the schools budget” This consultation document set out the proposed methodology for allocating such a premium, including options on the best deprivation indicator to use.
May we take this opportunity to thank all members who have contributed to nasen’s response to the consultations listed above.