Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)

nasen is the leading organisation supporting education professionals who work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are committed to working with you to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

The most important in-school factors in improving outcomes are effective teaching, including from teaching assistants, teachers and early years practitioners, and strong leadership of SEND, from SENCOs, Headteachers, nursery managers, governors and trustees. Our menu of Continuing Professional Development and Learning provides all professionals with the opportunity to learn, develop and improve, whether you are new to the profession, have many years of experience, or are a leader in education.

You can feel confident that when you work with nasen, you will be receiving the highest quality input, based on the principles of effective CPDL:

  • Relevant to your day to day work
  • Based on collaboration, discussion and reflection
  • Informed by research
  • Offering practical solutions that you can immediately apply in your context
  • Taking account of different starting points and the emotional impact of new learning

 

‘….professional development opportunities that are carefully designed and have a strong focus on pupil outcomes have a significant impact on student achievement.’ (Developing Great Teaching, Teacher Development Trust, 2015)

 

CPDL for individuals

Throughout the year, nasen will host a range of CPDL across the country for the education workforce; these events can be booked directly from our website. For a full list of our current CPDL visit the events page.

An Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Events - 03 Jun 2020

Do you want a solid foundation of knowledge about SEND? This course is suitable for anyone new to education including trainee teachers, NQTs, TAs and everyone else with an interest in this area.

Webinar

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

Events - 16 Jun 2020

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.

Webinar

Early Years: working together with parents to identify SEND

Events - 23 Jun 2020

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.

Webinar

Governance of SEND: Part 1

Events - 25 Jun 2020

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.

Webinar

Effective support for children and young people with SEND

Events - 01 Jul 2020

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.

Webinar

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

Events - 02 Jul 2020

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.

Webinar

 

Introducing nasen's Annual Webinar Pass

We understand how difficult it can be to get out of the classroom to attend face-to-face training, or to pick and choose between so many different online CPDL opportunities, that's why nasen are excited to announce that we will soon be offering an annual webinar pass. This onetime fee will provide you with access to all of nasen's CPDL webinars. Throughout the year we promise to deliver a minimum of 15 webinars, making the cost per webinar less than £14! Even better, if you are unable to attend any of the live webinars we will send you details on how to access the recordings to ensure you never miss out.

If you might be interested in signing up to this new online package for a one-off fee of £200 for the academic year 2020-21 then please complete this short form and we will be in touch with more details:

Weinar recordings:

Did you miss out on attending one of our live webinars? Don't worry, you can catch up on the recordings!

All of our webinars will be recorded and uploaded as a nasen resource after the event. If you would like to get access to these recordings we would encourage you to book onto the live webinar of your choice. After the live webinar all recordings will be uploaded on this page. If you missed out on booking a place and would would like to get access one of our recorded webinars, then please email: cpd@nasen.org.uk with the title of the recording you would like to access and we can arrange this for you. Please note, unless otherwise stated our recorded webinars are charged at £30 each. 

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

22 May 2020

This webinar recording is only available to those that 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 recorded webinar is suitable for all education staff who want to help ensure a positive transition back to school for pupils with SEND after the lockdown, this recorded webinar will cover aspects of mental health and wellbeing and how we might need to adapt our usual approaches.

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

21 May 2020

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

CPDL for schools, settings & local authorities

We understand that all settings have different training requirements and areas for improvement. As well as our current CPDL events, we also offer a bespoke service where we can create the right training solution to meet your needs. Get in touch with the education team to find out more.

CPDL for your school, setting or group of schools:

Do you want CPDL that is designed for you and takes place in your school or setting?
 
This offers great value for money and ensures that your whole staff team, or smaller teams, participate in the same CPDL, enabling you to target school priorities for SEND in the most effective way. It also means that we can work in partnership with to discuss your specific requirements, which may include more than one session across a year – this is known to offer greater improvements to practice and outcomes than one-off sessions.

You can choose from our menu of popular CPDL that is available to book on request, or we can work with you strategically to design exactly what you need to improve outcomes for your children and young people with SEND.

We use the features of effective CPDL to help us to develop our programmes, including:

  • Working in partnership with you to identify the needs of your setting and the most effective approach for your teams
  • Making it relevant to your day to day work
  • Ensuring it is based on collaboration, discussion and reflection
  • Ensuring it is informed by research
  • Offering practical solutions that can immediately be applied in your context
  • Using cyclical learning, ongoing support and follow-up
  • Taking account of different starting points and the emotional impact of new learning

 

 

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Working with Local Authorities to develop a programme of CPDL for LA staff and/or schools

Do you want CPDL that is designed for you and takes place in your local area?

This offers great value for money and ensures that a whole team can participate in the same CPDL, enabling you to target local priorities for SEND in the most effective way. It also means that we can work closely with you in partnership to discuss your specific requirements, which may include more than one session across a year – this is known to offer greater improvements to practice and outcomes than one-off sessions.

As well as our popular CPDL menu for schools, we offer CPDL which is specific to LA staff, including:

  • An introduction to the SEND Code of Practice
  • Person-centred approaches; working with parents and young people
  • Writing effective outcomes for Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Understanding the Annual Review process
  • Level 3 and 4 accredited SEND Caseworker Award

We will work with you strategically to design exactly what you need to improve outcomes for your children and young people with SEND.

We use the features of effective CPDL to help us to develop our programmes, including:

  • Working in partnership with local authorities to identify your needs and the most effective approach for your teams
  • Making it relevant to your day to day work
  • Ensuring it is based on collaboration, discussion and reflection
  • Ensuring it is informed by research
  • Offering practical solutions that can immediately be applied in your context
  • Using cyclical learning, ongoing support and follow-up
  • Taking account of different starting points and the emotional impact of new learning

 

Request more information: 

 

 

Our most popular CPDL available on request:

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

This course is suitable for SENCOs and members of SLT who want to plan a successful transition back to school for their pupils with SEND

What will this session cover?

  • How has COVID affected children and young people with SEND?
  • What have we done so far and what has been the impact?
  • What do SENCOs need to think about for next year?

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will be able to hear about and discuss a range of responses to COVID
  • You will be able to think about how you plan for next term
  • Children and young people with SEND will have a more successful transition back to school

 

Now available to book:

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

Events - 21 May 2020

Do you want to plan a successful transition back to school for pupils with SEND? This free webinar is suitable ...

Webinar

 

Strategic development for SENCOs

We offer a three tiered courses for the strategic development for SENCOs. These courses can be booked individually, alternatively you can create a package of CPDL by booking more than one of the courses:

Strategic development for SENCOs Part 1:

Part 1 is suitable for new or less experienced SENCOs who want to learn more about what the role entails

What will this course cover?

  • An overview of the SENCO role, including who does what and how to plan your year
  • How to implement an effective graduated approach to identifying and meeting needs
  • Assessment, tracking and monitoring progress
  • What inclusive High-Quality Teaching looks like

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in the role of SENCO
  • You can share and network with others in a similar position
  • You will be able to develop a more strategic approach to SEND

 

Strategic development for SENCOs Part 2:

Part 2 is suitable for more experienced SENCOs, or those who have completed SENCOs Part 1, who want to continue to develop their strategic approach to SEND

What will this course cover?

  • How to use data effectively to support pupils with SEND
  • How to work more effectively with parents, using person centred approaches
  • The implications for SEND of the current Ofsted framework
  • What effective provision management involves

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident about your developing strategic approach to SEND
  • You will be able to use an effective provision management system to ensure the efficient use of resources
  • Pupils with SEND and their parents will feel more confident and happier with the school’s approach

 

Strategic development for SENCOs Part 3:

Part 3 is suitable for more experienced SENCOs, or those who have completed Strategic development for SENCOs Part 2, who want to ensure a whole-school approach to SEND

What will this course cover?

  • How to effectively deploy support staff, including designing and evaluating interventions
  • How to use self-evaluation to identify the strengths and areas for development of your school’s approach to SEND
  • How to improve teaching for pupils with SEND, including through the use of CPD for staff
  • How to enable and listen to pupil voice for pupils with SEND

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel confident in evaluating how effective your strategic approach to SEND is, and to identify your next areas for development
  • Staff across the school will feel more confident in their roles in regard to SEND, and what effective inclusive practice is
  • Pupils with SEND will feel more confident that their views are being listened to and taken into account

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

School Improvement for SEND: SENCO Guidance for School Inspection

Suitable for SENCOs and other leaders in schools who want to explore the EIF with a focus on SEND, in order to strengthen school self-evaluation and school improvement for SEND

What will this course cover?

  • A working understanding of the current Ofsted school Education Inspection Framework
  • How to apply this understanding to support school self-evaluation and improvement in SEND

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • Improvements towards a more inclusive culture
  • The strategies which may result will improve SEND provision in your school in the longer term

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Governance of SEND

We offer two tiered Governance of SEND courses that can be booked individually, alternatively you can create a CPDL package by booking more than one of the courses:

 

Governance of SEND Part 1:

Jointly developed by nasen and the National Governance Association, part 1 is for new governors or trustees, particularly new SEN governors, or those wishing to learn more about SEND

What will this course cover?

  • What is SEND? What are the roles and responsibilities in schools? What are the statutory requirements around SEND?
  • How do schools identify and meet needs?
  • What is the role of the SEN Governor or trustee?

 

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in your governance role
  • You will understand how to work effectively with the SENCO and hold them to account
  • You will enable a more strategic approach to SEND, resulting in improved outcomes for pupils with SEND

Now available to book

Governance of SEND: Part 1

Events - 25 Jun 2020

For new governors or trustees, or those who want to learn more about SEND, this live webinar will cover what ...

Webinar

 

Governance of SEND Part 2:

Part 2 is suitable for more experienced SEN governors or trustees, or those who have completed Governance of SEND Part 1, who want to deepen their understanding

What will this course cover?

  • How to understand and scrutinise data for SEND
  • How to use the ‘SEND Governance Review’ to evaluate the school’s approach
  • Consider how to respond to common challenges

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will be able to support, challenge and hold to account school leaders for the progress of pupils with SEND
  • You will be able to identify strengths and areas for development in SEND governance in your school
  • Outcomes for pupils with SEND should improve, including a reduction in exclusions

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership – Leadership for SEND

Our NPQSL course is suitable for middle leaders who are aspiring to progress into senior leadership in the next 12-18 months or have completed at least one year at middle leadership level or may have served on an extended leadership team. Those currently in senior leadership roles may also wish to attend our training programme to further develop their professional portfolio and gain a new qualification.

What will this course cover?

Working with Ambition Institute via the Ambition NPQ Alliance, a DfE accredited NPQ provider, nasen’s NPQSL– leadership for SEND programme is designed to support your professional progression by enabling you to complete a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). The programme will be delivered through four face-to-face training sessions spread across a year.

The programme includes:

  • Leadership development including a focus on SEND
  • Course reading
  • Initiation, implementation, and evaluation of a whole school improvement project.
  • Development of knowledge and skills across six leadership competencies: strategy and improvement, teaching and curriculum excellence, leading with impact, working in partnership, managing resources and risks, and building capacity.
  • Development of 7 key leadership behaviours: commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity, and respect.

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

As well as a whole school development project, which will result in a demonstrable improvement in outcomes for pupils with SEND, gaining an NPQSL develops your leadership skills and helps to ensure a continued positive impact on outcomes.

Additional information:

  • The cost of the programme is £1,250.
  • The cohort size for each programme will range from 15 to 28 delegates.
  • Subject to confirmation by DfE, there is the possibility that funding for this programme will be available through the NPQ Scholarship Fund for those delegates that work in a category 5 or 6 area, including schools that are part of a MAT or Diocesan group that has a school in one of these areas.

 

 

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

The effective deployment of support staff, including interventions

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

What will this course cover?

  • The principles of the effective deployment of support staff
  • What this means in practice across a school; provision management
  • How to use interventions effectively so that progress is accelerated with minimal time away from the classroom
  • How to ensure that you are achieving the best possible value for money

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident that support staff are working in the most effective way possible
  • You will feel confident that any interventions used across the school are achieving the best possible outcomes
  • Pupils receiving additional support, including those with SEND, will make greater progress 

 

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND

We offer three different High Quality Teaching courses that can be booked individually, alternatively you can create a package of High quality teaching CPDL by booking more than one of the courses:

High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND: Part 1

A course aimed to support teachers new to the profession (NQTs, RQTs etc) and those less confident in their approach to SEND, who want to understand SEND better

What will this course cover?

  • Statutory requirements around SEND
  • How to work effectively with the SENCO
  • Fundamentals of inclusive classroom practice
  • Small changes that will make your teaching more effective for pupils with SEND

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will understand your role and expectations in relation to SEND
  • You will have strategies that make planning and teaching more accessible for more pupils
  • This will enable more pupils with SEND to thrive and learn in your classroom

 

High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND: Part 2

Part two is suitable for more experienced teachers, and those who have completed High Quality Teaching: Part 1 or those who want to develop their approach to SEND

What will this course cover?

  • How to identify when a pupil may have SEND, using the Graduated Approach
  • Inclusive teaching strategies that work for pupils with a range of needs
  • How to work effectively with support staff

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in identifying and meeting specific needs
  • You and your support staff will be able to work together to meet the needs of pupils with SEND
  • Pupils with SEND will make more progress

 

High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND: Part 3

Part three is suitable for more experienced teachers, and those who have completed High Quality Teaching: Part 2, or who want to develop their approach to SEND

What will this course cover?

  • How to identify when a pupil may have SEND, using the Graduated Approach
  • Inclusive teaching strategies that work for pupils with a range of needs
  • How to work effectively with support staff

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in identifying and meeting specific needs
  • You and your support staff will be able to work together to meet the needs of pupils with SEND
  • Pupils with SEND will make more progress

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

2 day Youth MHFA – become a Mental Health First Aider:

This two day course is suitable for any adult working with, or caring for, a child or young person between the ages of 8 – 18 years, who wishes to become a Mental Health First Aider

What will this course cover?

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will have the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need
  • You will have the knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support
  • You will have the ability to support a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • You will have tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

 

1 day Youth MHFA – become a Mental Health First Aid Champion:

Who is this course for? This course is for any adult working with, or caring for, a child or young person between the ages of 8 – 18 years, who wishes to become a champion for Mental Health First Aid

What will this course cover?

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they affect young people

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will have the ability to recognise signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • You will have the knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • You will have the skills to support positive wellbeing

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Effective support for children and young people with for SEND

This course is suitable for anyone in a support role in schools or other settings who wants to develop their practice for children and young people with SEND

What will this course cover?

  • What the features of effective classroom support are and why they work
  • How to work effectively with children and young people with a wide range of needs
  • What effective practice in interventions looks like

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in your role in the classroom
  • You will know what strategies to use and why
  • You will be able to deliver more effective interventions
  • The children and young people you support will make better progress

 

Now available to book

Effective support for children and young people with SEND

Events - 01 Jul 2020

For everyone who works in a support role with children and young people with SEND ( eg teaching assistants, inclusion ...

Webinar

 

Independent Schools and Settings

We understand that there are particular opportunities and challenges inherent in working across the Independent education sector. We can help you to explore these for SEND and inclusion, and to develop the confidence and skills of your staff. Whether you would like to focus on school self-evaluation of SEND, school improvement in SEND or specific aspects of professional development like high quality teaching for SEND, we can support you. Contact us to find out more about our training and CPD for staff working in the Independent sector.

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

An introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The course is suitable for anyone new to education, or who wants a solid foundation of knowledge about SEND

What will this course cover?

  • What do we mean by SEND?
  • How is SEND identified in schools and other educational settings?
  • How are the needs of children and young people with SEND met?

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will understand how the education system works for children and young people with SEND
  • You will have a good basis of knowledge to support you in any role in education
  • You will be able to recognise when a child might have SEND and how you can try to support them

 

Now available to book

An Introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Events - 03 Jun 2020

Do you want a solid foundation of knowledge about SEND? This course is suitable for anyone new to education including ...

Webinar

 

Early Years: working together with parents to identify SEND

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.

What will this webinar cover?

  • Why conversations with parents around the identification of SEND are so important
  • Skills and techniques to use to make these conversations more successful, including person-centred approaches
  • The potential impact of the COVID lockdown on parents and identification of SEND

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident to have successful positive conversations with parents around SEND
  • Children’s needs should be identified more quickly, with the support of parents

Now available to book

Early Years: working together with parents to identify SEND

Events - 23 Jun 2020

Suitable for early years SENCOs and practitioners, this webinar will cover why conversations with parents around the identification of SEND ...

Webinar

 

Early years leaders and managers: meeting the needs of every child, an introduction to SEND

This course is suitable for SENCOs and other leaders in EY settings who want to develop their setting’s provision for children with SEND

What will this course cover?

  • Statutory guidance around SEND
  • The role of the EY SENCO and the key person
  • Early identification of needs
  • What effective inclusive practice looks like in an EY setting
  • How to help your team to work effectively with parents

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will know how to make your setting inclusive and welcoming for all children
  • You will understand how your team should work together to identify and meet needs
  • Parents will feel happier and more confident that your setting will support their child with SEND

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Early Years practitioners: meeting the needs of every child, an introduction to SEND

This course is suitable for anyone working in an EY setting as a key person who wants to develop their practice for children with SEND.

 

What will this course cover?

  • What your role is in relation to SEND
  • How to support children with SEND
  • What the different areas of need are and how to identify children’s needs
  • How to work more effectively with parents of children with SEND, including having difficult conversations

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident about your role in relation to SEND
  • You will feel more confident in identifying when a child might have SEND and how to support them
  • You will feel more confident in having difficult conversations with parents

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Early Years SEND Review: A Whole Setting Approach to SEND

Brief overview:

The EY SEND Review will help you as a Local Authority to improve practice across your EY settings for children with SEND by enabling your EY leaders and managers to review provision in their own and other settings, thereby supporting the development of a Whole Setting Approach to SEND.

There are three ways for you to implement the EY SEND Review across the LA:

  • Our experienced EY SEND consultants conduct EY SEND Reviews in nominated settings; this could include further work on the analysis of the outcomes of these Reviews
  • We train your staff (LA and settings) to become EY SEND Reviewers
  • We train a small number of LA staff to become EY SEND Review trainers themselves

Potential benefits/outcomes of a strategic approach to implementing the EY SEND Review:

  • Narrow or close gaps in attainment between children with and without SEND in EY
  • Increase access to and participation in EY education for children with SEND
  • Support consistency of practice across settings
  • Support settings to work more effectively with parents/carers of young children with SEND
  • Develop the skills and confidence of your EY SENCOs
  • Support the early identification of needs
  • Improve transition to school for children with SEND
  • Inform future planning for SEND support in EY
  • Contribute to your Local Area SEND Inspection outcomes/recommendations

SEND Caseworker Award

This award is the only available qualification designed specifically for those directly involved in SEND casework and casework management. It is a way of developing and enhancing staff practice in implementing the SEND Code of Practice (2015) requirements.

What will this course cover?

Four one-day workshops, over the course of the year, will cover:

  • key knowledge and skills
  • Technical and legal aspects of SEND assessment
  • The review and co-ordination process, with particular reference to the Code of Practice (2015)
  • Interpersonal, communication and self-management skills required by staff for effective and excellent professional practice

Most candidates take between 9 and 12 months to complete the award, with the majority of the programme being completed through daily working practices. On average, candidates estimate that they need about half a day every 4 weeks, including the workshops.

Assessment for the award is by a portfolio of evidence which can be collected and annotated from your usual caseload or work priorities. These portfolios are then assessed by your award assessor, usually a member of senior staff within your local authority.

What are the benefits to you, the children, young people and families that you work with?

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of statutory SEND processes and how your role relates to these
  • Improved interpersonal and person-centred working skills

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Gaming and SEND: the good, the bad and the misunderstood

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about the impact of gaming on learners with SEND: SENCOs, headteachers, teachers etc

What will this course cover?

  • A balanced exploration of gaming
  • How to maximise the opportunities of gaming for learners with SEND
  • How to support learners with gaming problems

What are the benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • You will feel more confident in dealing with this issue
  • You will be provided with practical resources to support learners and your workforce
  • Learners with SEND will be supported to use gaming in a positive way

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Cultural Inclusion Leadership Development Programme

This 2-day leadership development programme is for arts-based subject leaders in schools who are looking to develop themselves as a leader and ambassador for cultural inclusion both in their own school and beyond.  The programme runs over a 2-month period (1 day per month) and by the end of the course, participants will have achieve the following outcomes:

  • To be equipped to lead on cultural inclusion both in their own school and beyond
  • To know how to develop effective school-to-school support structures and systems that facilitate cultural inclusion
  • To contribute to a growing national community of practice around cultural inclusion
  • To know what cultural inclusion is (and what is isn’t!)
  • To have some ideas for promoting cultural inclusion as a priority in their specific school/setting and in the wider sector
  • To better understand how person-centred provision can be achieved in arts-based subjects and how to build this into the curriculum
  • To explore the barriers to participation in arts-based subjects for learners with SEND and to develop a range of strategies for removing those barriers
  • To have a better understanding of the range of resources that exist within education and within arts and culture organisations to support cultural inclusion
  • To produce a cultural inclusion action plan specific to your school/setting.
  • To have a good knowledge of the nasen and Whole School SEND resources that can used to prioritise SEND and inclusion in their school/setting and in the wider sector

£849 - Gold Members. £999 - Bronze, Silver Members (this price includes Gold Membership). Cost is per person. 

For more information contact the education team: cpd@nasen.org.uk

Working effectively with children and young people with SEND: a one-day workshop for arts, culture and heritage organisations

In this one-day workshop, nasen will work directly with one or more arts, culture or heritage organisations to support them in working as effectively as possible with children and young people with SEND. 

The workshop will include aspects such as:

  • The rationale for cultural inclusion.
  • A general grounding in policy and practice around SEND and inclusion in schools and other educational settings.
  • Information, advice and guidance about how to engage with learners with SEND and practical suggestions to ensure an effective collaboration with the school/setting.
  • Making activities accessible to a wide range of needs.
  • Reasonable adjustments (what they are they and your organisation's obligations)
  • Dealing with the unexpected; what to do on the day if things don’t go to plan…

£449 – Gold Members.  £599 – Non-members (includes nasen individual gold membership) – cost is per person.

Or £2.5k for up to 8 participants from one organisation (includes nasen organisational gold membership)

To make a booking request, please contact our Education Team on 01827 311500 or email cpd@nasen.org.uk