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.

ADHD and the new SEN Code

20 November 2014

The new SEN Code of Practice has wide-ranging implications, but what does it mean for children with ADHD? Dr Tony Lloyd explains.

Case study: Outstanding SEN practice

16 October 2014

Finham Park is a Nasen Outstanding School thanks to its exceptional SEN practice. Here, staff offer their insights into their practice and how they meet the needs of all learners.

Additional Support for Learning: Supporting all students

28 August 2014

The Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning advises ministers on the implementation of legislation and policy. Nasen’s Jane Friswell updates us on its work and outlines some key priorities for the year ahead.

Improving the progress of SEND pupils

15 May 2014

Charged with improving the progress being made by SEND students in her school’s English department, middle leader Caroline Dutton describes some of the strategies her team is employing.

A language toolkit

8 May 2014

In Coventry, a three-stage model has been introduced to support learners with speech, language and communication needs. Sandi McKinnon explains.

The implications of Attachment Theory for schools

1 May 2014

A new programme to raise awareness of the practical implications of attachment issues in schools has published a set of training materials for teachers, school leaders and governors. Dr Janet Rose and Richard Parker explain.

FAQs – the changes to SEN

27 February 2014

The new approach to SEN provision, now before Parliament, will give children and their families more of a say and make teachers more accountable for pupils’ progress. Amy Cook answers school leaders’ questions on what the reforms may mean for schools

Strategies for EAL success

23 January 2014

For many schools, it is vital to have a robust strategy for supporting students who have English as an additional language. Hayley Jarvis explains some of her approaches, emphasising that it is not just about literacy.

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