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.

 

  • Coming soon January 2021: new free membership

    From January 4th, 2021, nasen membership will be FREE for all individuals across the UK.
  • Annual Webinar Pass

    Our new Annual Webinar Pass will provide you with great value for money - with a guaranteed minimum of 15 webinars per academic year, making the cost per webinar less than £14! 
  • Mental Health resources

    Visit our dedicated Mental Health page to learn more on our Mental Health assessments and resources, including our New Mental Health support in schools toolkit and our supporting students during difficult times video.

 

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

Results from Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) Survey

26 October 2020

The results from the latest Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) survey have been released through NHS digital. This year the survey also sought to examine the specific impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 great reasons to join The SEND Forums and take part in our Early Years discussions

21 October 2020

The SEND forums is an independent e-community for those involved in the education of children and young people with SEND.

Consultation on provisional GCE, AS, A level and GCSE Summer 2021 timetable

20 October 2020

Ofqual is working on engaging with all relevant stakeholders, including students, school and college leaders and parents, around how they will approach setting exam standards in Summer 2021

Must-read Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion is available for pre-order now

16 October 2020

The Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion - authored by nasen CEO and National Leader of Governance, Professor Adam Boddison - is available for pre-order now ahead of the Handbook being released on 29th December 2020.

 

Upcoming Events

Early Years SEND Reviewer Training - London Borough of Newham and Norfolk

Events - 28 Oct 2020

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

Webinar

Autism and the importance of attention

Events - 02 Nov 2020

This webinar is suitable for all teachers, experienced and new to the profession (NQTs, RQTs etc) who work with children ...

Online CPD

Early Years SEND Reviewer Training - Birmingham & Wirral

Events - 03 Nov 2020

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

Webinar

Principles of person-centred working

Events - 04 Nov 2020

This webinar is suitable for SENCOs, teachers, and support staff who would like to understand the principles of person-centred practice

Webinar

Strategic development for SENCOs, part 1

Events - 04 Nov 2020

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

Webinar

The effective deployment of support staff, including in interventions

Events - 05 Nov 2020

This webinar is suitable for SENCOs, headteachers and other leaders who wish to ensure support staff are deployed as effectively ...

Webinar

 

Resources

Results from Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) Survey

26 October 2020

The results from the latest Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) survey have been released through NHS digital. This year the survey also sought to examine the specific impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEND Casework Award: Huddersfield Online Workshop - October 2020

23 October 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the online SEND Casework Award: Huddersfield workshop in October 2020.

An overview of the latest SEN data

23 October 2020

This session will examine what the DfE SEN data release tells us, how to access more local data and how to interpret and use this data to inform your approach to SEND and benefit your pupils.

My life living with Asperger's

23 October 2020

"My Life Living with Asperger’s” talk is all about what it is like to live, work and go to school with Asperger’s.

The identification of SEN post-lockdown

23 October 2020

This session will examine the longer-term impacts that the lockdown may have had on the identification of SEN how these can be managed. 

SEND Casework Award: Newcastle Online Workshop - October 2020

23 October 2020

This resource is only available to delegates that attended the online SEND Casework Award: Newcastle workshop in October 2020.

Identifying SEN in the Early Years: partnership is key.

23 October 2020

Dr Helen Curran's session will be based on her recent Early Years report, which explored the process of identifying SEN in early years settings, from the perspective of the SENCO including their working relationship with children, parents, staff and other relevant individuals.

Using Sensory Strategies in the Classroom

23 October 2020

In this short presentation Kim will introduce the concept of arousal and how sensory strategies can be used to support learning and focus in the classroom.

Verbal dyspraxia and the affects of a speech and language disorder in the classroom

23 October 2020

In this video Mikey Akers talks about verbal dyspraxia and how living with a speech disorder affects children’s time in the classroom.

Inclusive Education: theory, policy and practice

23 October 2020

This session explores the definition of Inclusive Education: access, participation and success of all learners in education.

How to deliver SEND CPD that transforms practice: Case studies and practical examples

23 October 2020

This session explores how to use research principles of effective CPD to transform practice in school settings.  

SEND and the Law: Understanding the significance of the C&C v GB of a School, SoS for Education and the National Autistic Society (2018) case

23 October 2020

Mark Blois, one of nasen's trustees, has produced an article on the judgment in C&C v The Governing Body of a School [2018] UKUT 269 (AAC) and it's effect on schools in relation to education exclusions.

Finders keepers – identifying and supporting children with SLCN

23 October 2020

Providing answers to key questions about SLCN incidence and impact, this presentation also examines identification and support approaches for educators of all ages of children and young people with SLCN.

SEND Casework Award: Hampshire Online Workshop - October 2020

22 October 2020

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

7 great reasons to join The SEND Forums and take part in our Early Years discussions

21 October 2020

The SEND forums is an independent e-community for those involved in the education of children and young people with SEND.

Consultation on provisional GCE, AS, A level and GCSE Summer 2021 timetable

20 October 2020

Ofqual is working on engaging with all relevant stakeholders, including students, school and college leaders and parents, around how they will approach setting exam standards in Summer 2021

Must-read Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion is available for pre-order now

16 October 2020

The Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion - authored by nasen CEO and National Leader of Governance, Professor Adam Boddison - is available for pre-order now ahead of the Handbook being released on 29th December 2020.

High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND - Part 1: Session 4

15 October 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. This webinar is suitable for teachers that are new to the profession (NQTs, RQTs etc) and those less confident in their approach to SEND, who want to understand SEND better

Additional and Special Educational Needs one of the ten new Headteachers’ standards

15 October 2020

Following a comprehensive review launched in July 2019 by the DfE, the review group, chaired by Malcolm Trobe CBE, former Acting General Secretary of ASCL, has recommended a new set of Headteachers’ standards to replace those published in 2015.

Cognitive load and SEND Webinar recording

14 October 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. This webinar is suitable for SENCOs, teachers and support staff who would like to understand how cognitive load theory relates to SEND

 

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From January 4th, 2021, nasen membership will be free for all individuals across the UK. Visit our membership page to find out more.

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