Welcome to nasen 

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is a charitable membership organisation that supports all education practitioners by providing relevant Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL), resources, advice, information and much more to enable staff to meet the needs of all pupils including pupils with learning differences.

 

 

Focus on SEND Training

Focus on SEND Training

06 August 2019

A free online course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners to develop high quality practice in order to meet the needs of their learners with SEND. This course takes a practice-led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.

New! Annual Webinar Pass

New! Annual Webinar Pass

06 July 2020

Access over 15 of nasen's live webinars and the recordings for the the academic year 2020/21! Save time and money on your CPDL needs by accessing our live webinars, we will ensure you are automatically booked onto all eligible webinars.

Whole School SEND

Whole School SEND

The Whole School SEND Consortium brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can achieve their potential at school.

Resources

Resources

With our dedicated in-house education team, we are proud to curate a range of useful resources, suitable for all phases of education. nasen members will have the ability to download and print our resources to use in their own setting.

 

Upcoming events & the latest news

Latest News

Area SEND Inspections - what next?

9 July 2020

Ofsted has published an evaluation of the framework for inspecting local areas’ SEND services, alongside an announcement that the reviews themselves (currently suspended due to the COVID-19 lockdown) will not resume in the autumn term.

Invitation to Tender

7 July 2020

An external review of the Whole School SEND (WSS) activity undertaken in 2020/21 (and of activity prior to 20/21 where appropriate).

nasen’s summary of International report on Inclusion

6 July 2020

Fewer than 10% of countries have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education, according to UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and education – All means all.

nasen launches new report on identifying SEN in the early years

6 July 2020

nasen, a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences, has launched a new report, Identifying special educational needs in the early years: Perspectives from special educational needs coordinators.

 

Upcoming Events

Early Years SEND Reviewer Training - Nottinghamshire

Events - 22 Jul 2020

This DfE funded training is only available to Early Years SENCOs from PVI and Early Years maintained school settings in ...

Online CPD

Early Years SEND Reviewer Training - Birmingham

Events - 23 Jul 2020

This DfE funded training is only available to Early Years SENCOs from PVI and Early Years maintained school settings in ...

Online CPD

The identification of SEN post-lockdown

Events - 03 Sep 2020

This free webinar is suitable for SENCOs, SLT and teachers across all phases who want to consider how the lockdown ...

Webinar

Effective support for children and young people with SEND

Events - 16 Sep 2020

This webinar will be suitable for anyone in a support role in schools or other settings who wants to develop ...

Webinar

Strategic development for SENCOs, part 1

Events - 16 Sep 2020

This webinar is suitable for any new or less experienced SENCOs who want to learn more about what the role ...

Webinar

An introduction to DME (dual and multiple exceptionality)

Events - 17 Sep 2020

This free webinar is suitable for SENCOs, SLTs and other school staff who are interested in finding out more about ...

Webinar

 

Resources

Area SEND Inspections - what next?

9 July 2020

Ofsted has published an evaluation of the framework for inspecting local areas’ SEND services, alongside an announcement that the reviews themselves (currently suspended due to the COVID-19 lockdown) will not resume in the autumn term.

Effective support for children and young people with SEND Part 2

8 July 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those who paid to attend the live webinar. If you would like to find out how you can access this recording email: cpd@nasen.org.uk.v For everyone who works in a support role with children and young people with SEND ( eg teaching assistants, inclusion workers, classroom assistants), this live webinar will cover strategies for effective practice, including how to work effectively in interventions.

Invitation to Tender

7 July 2020

An external review of the Whole School SEND (WSS) activity undertaken in 2020/21 (and of activity prior to 20/21 where appropriate).

Cognitive load and pupils with SEND

7 July 2020

This resource comprises a range of suggestions for using cognitive load theory to support pupils with SEND.

nasen’s summary of International report on Inclusion

6 July 2020

Fewer than 10% of countries have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education, according to UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and education – All means all.

nasen launches new report on identifying SEN in the early years

6 July 2020

nasen, a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences, has launched a new report, Identifying special educational needs in the early years: Perspectives from special educational needs coordinators.

Job Vacancy - Education Officer

6 July 2020

nasen is looking to recruit an experienced teacher to work as part of the Education team. If you have senior leadership experience in an educational setting, an in depth understanding and appreciation of the SEND policy landscape, have extensive experience as a practitioner working with children and young people with SEND, as well as proven ability to write and deliver training to education professionals, then we would love to hear from you.

What do we mean by cognitive load

6 July 2020

This resource comprises a summary of what ‘cognitive load’ is, including an explanation of different types of memory

Whole School SEND (WSS) are looking for members to be part of an Impact Steering Group.

3 July 2020

Would you like to support the WSS delivery team achieving maximum reach and impact across the English school sector with WSS outputs? Applications are now open to join!

Guidance for the opening of schools in September has been published

3 July 2020

On the 2nd July, The Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced the government’s plans for the full re-opening of schools in September.

How can teachers support the transition back to school for pupils with SEND?

2 July 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those who paid to attend the live webinar. If you would like to find out how you can access this recording email: cpd@nasen.org.uk. For all education staff who want to help ensure a positive transition back to school for pupils with SEND after the lockdown, this live webinar will cover aspects of mental health and wellbeing and how we might need to adapt our usual approaches.

2020 SEN Data is released

1 July 2020

The publication provides data from the January 2020 school censuses on pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

Effective support for children and young people with SEND Part 1

1 July 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those who paid to attend the live webinar. If you would like to find out how you can access this recording email: cpd@nasen.org.uk. For everyone who works in a support role with children and young people with SEND ( eg teaching assistants, inclusion workers, classroom assistants), this live webinar will cover strategies for effective practice, including how to work effectively in interventions.

Extension to temporary changes to SEND law for EHC Plans

30 June 2020

On 29th June, the Secretary of State issued a notice to extend the temporary changes to the law on what provision has to be made currently for children and young people with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The temporary changes to the law have been in force since 1 May and are now extended to 31 July.

The DfE is consulting on a revised version of the Schools Admissions Code

29 June 2020

The current schools admissions code means that some schools are able to reject pupils with SEND, as places can be refused on the basis of ‘challenging behaviour’, even when such behaviours may be attributable to pupils’ SEND. There have been concerns around the numbers of children and young people with SEND without a school place, and it is hoped that the proposed changes will help to ameliorate this.

Governance of SEND: Part 1

24 June 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those who paid to attend the live webinar. If you would like to find out how you can access this recording email: cpd@nasen.org.uk. For new governors or trustees, or those who want to learn more about SEND, this live webinar will cover what SEND is, and what the responsibilities of governors and trustees are, including the named governor for SEND.

Early Years: working together with parents to identify SEND

23 June 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those who paid to attend the live webinar. If you would like to find out how you can access this recording email: cpd@nasen.org.uk. Suitable for early years SENCOs and practitioners, this webinar will cover why conversations with parents around the identification of SEND are so important, and look at practical strategies which will support you with this. It will also address the impact that the COVID-19 lockdown has had on parents and children.

SEND Casework Award: London Online Workshop - June 2020

22 June 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the online SEND Casework Award: London workshop in June 2020. This resource includes the recordings and presentations delivered during the workshop. To access you must be logged into your nasen account.

Ministerial letter from DfE announcing the extension of the national trial

19 June 2020

In April 2018, the Department for Education began a national trial to extend the powers of the SEND Tribunal to hear appeals, and make non-binding decisions about, health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care plans.

SEND Casework Award: Hampshire Online Workshop - June 2020

17 June 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the online SEND Casework Award: Hampshire workshop in June 2020. This resource includes the recordings and presentations delivered during the workshop. To access you must be logged into your account.

SEND Casework Award Huddersfield Workshop June 2020

17 June 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the SEND Casework Award: Huddersfield workshop in June 2020. This resource includes the recordings and presentations delivered during the workshop. To access you must be logged into your account.

SEND Casework Award: Newcastle Online Workshop - June 2020

17 June 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the online SEND Casework Award: Newcastle workshop in June 2020. This resource includes the recordings and presentations delivered during the workshop. To access you must be logged into your nasen account.

How can SENCOs respond to the COVID lockdown and transition back to school? Repeat

16 June 2020

FREE WEBINAR RECORDING ACCESS. Do you want to plan a successful transition back to school for pupils with SEND? This free webinar is suitable for SENCOs and members of SLT who want to plan a successful transition back to school for their pupils with SEND.

School Handbook for Dual and Multiple Exceptionality Launches

12 June 2020

We are delighted to announce a new book as part of the nasen Spotlight series – The School Handbook for Dual and Multiple Exceptionality.

 

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Covid-19 announcement

Due to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus our office is closed until further notice.

Our staff are currently working from home and we will continue to offer as full a service as possible under these difficult circumstances. For membership enquiries during this time please visit our membership FAQ page in the first instance.

 

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