Engagement model – leaflet for parents

4 December 2021

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) released a leaflet on 1st December 2021 entitled, The engagement model - information for parents. This leaflet is for schools to share with parents…

Trauma and insecure attachment behaviour in primary schools: How to respond

20 October 2021

This seven-page free download is written by therapeutic teaching expert Shahana Knight and considers the dos and don'ts of behaviour management in classrooms and schools. She discusses common behaviour and…

Ofsted: Put SEND pupils ‘at centre’ of Covid recovery

8 August 2021

"Chief inspector Amanda Spielman says system change is needed to ensure children and young people with special needs get a better deal," writes John Roberts in TES. Ms Spielman said: “This…

Creativity celebrated during learning disability week

13 June 2021

It’s Learning Disability Week from 14th  to 20th June 2021 and this year’s theme is art and creativity. The NSPCC have put together resources to help you protect children and young people with…

Guide for teachers: developmental language disorder

14 May 2021

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a diagnosis given to children and young people who have language difficulties that:  Create barriers to communication or learning in everyday life.Are unlikely to resolve by 5 years…

Nasen’s termly training calendars

6 May 2021

To help you keep up to date with all the webinars nasen are delivering each term, they have created the Termly Training Calendar!  Each term nasen will be releasing a…

World Autism Awareness Week

17 March 2021

World Autism Awareness Week is back from 29th March to 4th April 2021. The National Autistic Society website contains lots of ideas and resources to raise awareness, and funds, with…

Blog: developing resilience

12 March 2021

nasen have written a thoughtful blog about resilience, which they refer to as 'the golden thread to understanding the way in which we can work together to support young children’s development and…

Early Years Resilience Development

8 February 2021

 nasen has secured further funding from the DfE to extend their work on the Early Years Resilience Development Pack for parents and practitioners. The 58-page resource has been popular with parents and practitioners…

Is working memory holding a pupil back?

11 December 2020

A strong working memory is an indicator of a pupil's success in school. "For children who have working memory issues, there are many things we can do in school to…

COVID-19 series: briefing on local areas’ SEND provision

26 November 2020

In October 2020, Ofsted  used a case-study approach, focused on a sample of children and young people with SEND, to examine what had happened to their support during the pandemic. Below is…