LINKS: Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

A good starting point for developing your understanding of children with specific needs are the Department for Education Inclusion Development Program. Which has been developed with NASEN.

For more information see the Advanced training materials (which have modules for working with children with autism; dyslexia; speech, language and communication; emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and moderate learning difficulties). NASEN.

If you are particularly interested in working with children in Special Schools then the training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties are also available from the ‘Complex Needs‘ website.

Online SEND CPD

NASEN now hosts a range of free SEND CPD materials .

The SEND Gateway, is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Developed by NASEN, the UK’s leading professional association for SEND, the Gateway provides an opportunity for the education workforce to develop new skills and understanding, navigate recent and upcoming reforms to SEN and access resources and training materials from the UK’s leading voluntary community sector (VCS) organisations supporting children and young people with SEN in the age range 0 – 25.  http://www.sendgateway.org.uk/

DfE workshop powerpoint

Additional Support for SEN powerpoint

nasen SEND Update powerpoint

Everybody Included: The SEND Code of Practice explained

KEY GUIDANCE ON:

  • THE GRADUATED APPROACH
  • THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK
  • ASSESSMENT
  • THE LOCAL OFFER
  • PERSONAL SEN BUDGETS

 

A Whole School Approach to Improving Access, Participation and Achievement

Within the toolkit are four training modules that the SENCO can use to develop training sessions for all staff.  All materials can be downloaded and adapted to meet the needs of individual schools. Each module is accompanied by a set of training notes, activity sheets and information sheets. The website also has links to all the resources that have been used within the toolkit plus many more that a SENCO may find useful.

Primary Training toolkit

http://www.nasentraining.org.uk/primary-training/

Secondary Training toolkit

http://www.nasentraining.org.uk/training-pack/

Inclusion Development Programme (IDP)

The Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) is part of the government’s strategy to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs and was first outlined in Removing Barriers to Achievement.  http://www.idponline.org.uk/


Advanced training materials

Advanced training materials for autism; dyslexia; speech, language and communication; emotional, social and behavioural difficulties; moderate learning difficulties.

These training materials were commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009).

The materials consist of five learning modules, each of which focuses on one of the above areas of special educational needs and disability (SEND). http://www.advanced-training.org.uk/

Training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties

The training materials cover the following areas of special educational needs (SEN) and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

  • Severe learning difficulties (SLD) •Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) •Complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD)

They are presented in 16 modules within four subject groups and look into topics such as communication and interaction, the context of specialist teaching, insights from neuroscience, working with families, and the legislation around SEND.  http://www.complexneeds.org.uk/

Website links

There is also a full document detailing almost 100 web-links.  You can access it here: SEND Web Links