Following the announcements made yesterday as part of the annual Spending Review, we wanted to share some latest news on what this means for key SEND services currently being delivered.
The Department for Education has published updated guidance specifically for specialist settings.
The Government have today released updated guidance within the Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) document.
Ofsted has released the latest findings from their recent ‘interim visits’ to six local areas to hear from children and young people with SEND, their families and practitioners and leaders who are supporting them about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New National Restrictions: Advice and guidance for children and young people with SEND from the Minster for Children and Families
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Children and Families has written to all children and young people with SEND, including their parents/carers, families, and all those who support them, to provide advice and guidance with regards to current lockdown.
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.
The SEND forums is an independent e-community for those involved in the education of children and young people with SEND.
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
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.
UPDATE: Questions that have been submitted for the tender have now been answered. nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) is the leading membership charity organisation supporting all education practitioners who work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
A new (NI based) SEND Advisory Group was formed in October 2018. The group consists of a range of educational professionals, all with a passion for supporting children and young people with SEND. The members of the group come from a range of different backgrounds with a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experiences to support the work of nasen.
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) are recruiting 160 secondary schools for a trial of the Whole School SEND Review.
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The British Dyslexia Association has published the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group into dyslexia, the 'Educational Cost of Dyslexia'.
The House of Commons Education Committee has published its first report of session 2019/20, ‘Special educational needs and disabilities’. The strongly worded report is damning to say the least, both in terms of its language and its findings. For example, it says of the system that ‘parents and carers have to wade through a treacle of bureaucracy’ and with regard to children and young people themselves, ‘this generation is being let down’.
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In June the Department for Education (DfE) published, jointly with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), non-statutory guidance on reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in health and social care services and special education settings. They are consulting on whether there is a need for similar guidance for mainstream settings.
An additional £350 million has been announced by Damian Hinds to support children with complex needs and disabilities. This funding will provide specialist support and tailored facilities, including the creation of specialist places and facilities.
Would you like to achieve an accredited Early Years SENCO Award which is completely free in selected areas across England? Do you work in a Private, Voluntary or Independent Early Years setting? Would you like to develop your confidence and knowledge about effective SEND provision for the children in your care? We have an amazing opportunity for you!
The Government have announced an extension of the review of its autism strategy to cover children and young people, as well as adults. The review will inform the new joint adults and children autism strategy to be published in autumn 2019.
Final Report Released on Work Experience and Vocational/Technical Provision for Young People on SEN Support: A Rapid Evidence Assessment
The Department for Education have released a final report on work experience for young people on SEN support.
The Whole School SEND Consortium is delighted to announce the launch of four new projects, as part of their work to support all education professionals to deliver high quality SEND provision with confidence. The new projects aim to increase the confidence and skills of a wide range of education professionals – including those new to the classroom, SENCos and senior leaders.
Today, nasen has launched ‘Dual and Multiple Exceptionality (DME), The Current State of Play’, an independent report which looks at the recognition, identification and support of DME in schools across England.
**Research conducted by Bath Spa University, in collaboration with nasen and NEU, finds nearly three-quarters (74%) of SENCOs do not have enough time to support SEND students** **National SENCO Workload Survey recommends SENCOs have minimum 1.5 days per week dedicated to SEND provision** **Almost a third of SENCOs (30%) say they will leave the profession within five years, half of which cite heavy workload as the primary reason**
Pupils with multiple and complex needs will be assessed using a new ‘aspects of engagement’ approach.
nasen and ICAN are working together on a DfE-funded project to offer free one-day professional development courses for leaders and managers in private, voluntary and independent Early Years settings.
nasen secures funding to provide significant support on SEND to early years settings and local authorities
nasen is to receive £1.4 million from the Department for Education as part of their recent success in a bid to improve access and inclusion in early years.