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.
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.
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 (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 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’.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has launched the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which will be published in the autumn.
Letter to Headteachers of Special Schools from Vicky Ford MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families)
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.
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.
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.
The index enables you to find out where your Local Authority ranks in their tables.
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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’.
One year on from the National SENCo Workload Survey - we want to ensure that future projects remain focused on the needs of the SENCOs and the schools that they work in. Please complete this quick survey.
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.