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.

 

  • 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! 
  • TES SEN Show 2020

    Book your tickets for this years TES SEN Show 2020

 

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

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

4 August 2020

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

New inquiry seeks to understand and improve support for dyspraxic people in the UK

3 August 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dyspraxia has today (03.08.20) launched an inquiry into the experiences of people with dyspraxia in a bid to ensure that all those with the condition are better supported in society.

Exclusions data is released

31 July 2020

The DfE has published exclusions data for the academic year 2018-19. These indicate that the rate of permanent exclusions remains stable at 0.10 (i.e. 10 pupils per 1000) with a decrease in the numbers to 7,894, but the rate of fixed period exclusions has risen by 7% to 5.36 (536 pupils per 1000) with 438,265 fixed period exclusions.

Modified duties on LAs around EHC plan provision expires today

31 July 2020

The DfE have today published a minor update to their document ‘Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus.

 

Upcoming Events

Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Events - 12 Aug 2020

nasen are offering a DfE funded Masterclasses in the form of a 90- minute live webinar hosted by Jennifer Staunton ...

Online CPD

Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Events - 17 Aug 2020

nasen are offering a DfE funded Masterclasses in the form of a 90- minute live webinar hosted by Jennifer Staunton ...

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

Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Events - 07 Sep 2020

nasen are offering a DfE funded Masterclasses in the form of a 90- minute live webinar hosted by Jennifer Staunton ...

Online CPD

Early Years Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Every Child

Events - 08 Sep 2020

This free to access 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for ...

Webinar

Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Events - 10 Sep 2020

nasen are offering a DfE funded Masterclasses in the form of a 90- minute live webinar hosted by Jennifer Staunton ...

Online CPD

 

Resources

Early Years Case study 2 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

6 August 2020

In this case study we hear a parent in London describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a nearly 2-year-old boy, who has visual impairment, developmental delay and is currently being assessed for ASD, outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported him, and the provision available, during this difficult time.

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

4 August 2020

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

New inquiry seeks to understand and improve support for dyspraxic people in the UK

3 August 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dyspraxia has today (03.08.20) launched an inquiry into the experiences of people with dyspraxia in a bid to ensure that all those with the condition are better supported in society.

Exclusions data is released

31 July 2020

The DfE has published exclusions data for the academic year 2018-19. These indicate that the rate of permanent exclusions remains stable at 0.10 (i.e. 10 pupils per 1000) with a decrease in the numbers to 7,894, but the rate of fixed period exclusions has risen by 7% to 5.36 (536 pupils per 1000) with 438,265 fixed period exclusions.

Early Years Case study 1 - Meeting the Needs of Children with SEND at Home and Family Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic

31 July 2020

In this case study we hear from a parent in Tyne and Wear describe their family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviewed in July 2020, this mum of a 2-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome outlines the strategies and creative ways the family supported her and the provision available during this difficult time.

Modified duties on LAs around EHC plan provision expires today

31 July 2020

The DfE have today published a minor update to their document ‘Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus.

The government responds to the SEND report of 2019

24 July 2020

In October 2019, the Education Committee published its First Report of Session 2019, ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’; the government has now released its response to this; they also reference the report of the National Audit Office on SEND value for money.

nasen announces three senior appointments

23 July 2020

nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is pleased to announce the appointment of two board directors and one executive director. These appointments are part of a long-term growth strategy that will increase our impact and influence in the Special Educational Needs Sector. nasen was advised by Forster Chase Executive Search. 

The national funding formula for schools and high needs 2021-22 is published

23 July 2020

The government is increasing core school funding again for 2021-22, and states that this includes ‘significant additional funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities’.

EY working with parents to identify SEN

23 July 2020

This resource is guidance and support for effective conversations with parents about SEN in the Early Years and is  suitable for all EY practitioners and leaders.

Comprehensive Spending Review: submit your representation

22 July 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has launched the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which will be published in the autumn.

A letter from Minister Ford thanking Special School head teachers

21 July 2020

Letter to Headteachers of Special Schools from Vicky Ford MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families)

New CPDL Webinar initiative for SENCOs and teaching staff launched

21 July 2020

nasen's new SEND CPDL Annual Webinar Pass will provide education professionals with access to more than 15 live high-quality CPDL webinars per academic year. This initiative will save educators time and money on high quality CPDL from the comfort of their classroom or home.

Thousands of places created in new special free schools

20 July 2020

Over 3,000 extra school places at 37 new free schools are to be created across the country for pupils with the most complex needs, to open from September 2022.

The Engagement Model will become statutory from September 2021 rather than 2020

17 July 2020

Following the Rochford Review, it was decided that the P scales are to be replaced for end of key stage statutory assessment for pupils working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments. For pupils working within P scales 1-4 (i.e. non-subject specific learning), the Engagement Model was chosen.

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) - Deployment of specialists in mainstream settings

16 July 2020

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) to produce a set of resources to inform SENCos and mainstream school teachers and leaders about options for the commissioning and deployment of education psychologists (EPs) and speech and language therapists (SaLTs), to support early identification of children with SEND and the development of inclusive universal provision and strategic SEN Support provision.

Ofqual feedback survey launched

10 July 2020

Ofqual has launched a survey to gather feedback from school, college and training provider staff involved in producing and submitting centre assessment grades for GCSEs, AS and A levels, and those vocational and technical qualifications where this approach has been used.

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.

 

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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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