SEN


Dyslexia: A preferred way of learning

13 April 2016

Ahead of his workshop at Nasen Live, dyslexia expert Neil MacKay outlines some of the best approaches to meeting the needs of dyslexic students


SEND: Your legal duties

13 April 2016

Ahead of his workshop at Nasen Live, legal expert Mark Blois offers some practical reassurance for SEND staff about their legal duties


FAQs: Secondary SEND

2 March 2016

Inclusion expert Daniel Sobel answers three questions he often encounters in his work


Nasen Live 2016: SEND practice and reform

2 March 2016

With the recent significant changes to SEND practice, including the new Code of Practice, this year’s nasen Live event in April is offering CPD and best practice advice. Beverley Walters previews the event


Speech and language support in the secondary setting

20 January 2016

Speech and language skills continue to develop as students move into secondary education, with many needing particular help and support. Sal McKeown looks at the approaches and strategies of three schools



Inclusion advice: Moderate learning difficulties

2 December 2015

Including students with moderate learning difficulties in the mainstream secondary school setting can present challenges. Experts Daniel Sobel and Wendy Knott offer some solutions


The links between language ability and behaviour

25 November 2015

Are we focusing too much on the behaviour of children when we should be looking at intervention aimed at supporting language and communication ability? Educational psychologist Dr Zoe Owen discusses the links between language ability and unwanted behaviour – and possible interventions


A self-audit framework for your SEND provision

25 November 2015

How effective is your school’s overall SEND provision? Inclusion expert Daniel Sobel urges you not to wait for problems to develop, but to self-audit your SEND using the following framework


Effective SEN differentiation

14 October 2015

Inclusion expert Daniel Sobel discusses approaches teachers can use to achieve differentiation for SEN pupils and to maximise its impact


Case study: Careers and SEN pupils

14 October 2015

Making a successful transition from school to paid employment can be a challenge for students with SEN. Annie Grant visits a project that is helping them to break into the world of work


Specific language impairments

30 September 2015

Specific language impairments can often be lost within the broad category of speech and language needs. Jules Clarke explains


Meeting the challenges of ADHD

16 September 2015

Children who suffer with ADHD face daily challenges during their school life. Daniel Sobel discusses how teachers and teaching assistants can best support these pupils


Exams, Access Arrangements and assistive technology

16 September 2015

Access Arrangements and assistive technology can offer crucial support for many students, but a narrow view of just who these processes are for is causing problems. Andrew Harland explains


Autism and girls

16 September 2015

Ahead of the second meeting of nasen’s new autism working group, Sophie Walker reports on the gender bias in autism preconceptions which means the needs of many girls who have the condition are going unmet


Case study: Autism and Autisan

2 July 2015

Kenny Bryce and Lorraine Dormand from the National Autistic Society explain how they are aiming to transform the employment prospects of students and adults with autism via Autisan Creative Enterprises


NQT Special: Supporting pupils with SEND

25 June 2015

Meeting the needs of SEND students is a common stumbling block for new teachers. Jane Friswell introduces a campaign for a larger focus on SEND in teacher training and offers some advice to teachers new to the chalkface


Smooth transitions for SEN pupils

11 June 2015

Transition points in school life can be difficult, especially for pupils with SEN. Dr Nicola Davies reports on a recent seminar focusing on solutions to this challengeFor many children, especially those with special needs, the switch to high school is a time fraught with tension.


SEN Support: Reviewing the register

14 May 2015

Reviewing your school’s SEN register and implementing effective SEN strategy within the classroom is at the heart of the SEN reforms. Expert Alison Wilcox offers some advice


Supporting your SENCO's CPD

30 April 2015

Central funding has gone for the National Award for SENCO training programme, but this vital CPD programme continues to be prioritised by headteachers. Jane Friswell looks at how the training is changing


Case study: Driving whole-school literacy

12 March 2015

With so many pupils not speaking English at home, literacy was proving a key barrier to achievement at Lorna Owen’s school. She discusses the action taken to tackle this problem.


The SEN Code of Practice explained

4 December 2014

Schools are still getting to grips with the implications of the SEN reforms and the new SEN Code of Practice. We asked inclusion expert Daniel Sobel to summarise the key changes.


Teaching pupils with ADHD

27 November 2014

Dr Tony Lloyd offers advice on how to improve learning and achievement for pupils with ADHD.


Case study: Effective inclusion

20 November 2014

Continuing our focus on Nasen’s Outstanding Schools, we hear from the staff of Swanwick Hall School, which has not excluded a child for four years, about their whole-school, inclusive approach to supporting learners.

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