SEN

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.



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.



NQT Special: Meeting the needs of all pupils

28 November 2013

With official statistics indicating that as many as one in five pupils in the UK have an SEN, every NQT must be prepared to teach pupils with a range of conditions. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Sean Stockdale looks at how you can meet the needs


The SEN Code of Practice explained

7 November 2013

The government recently unveiled its proposed new SEN Code of Practice. Jane Friswell outlines the implications for state-maintained schools.


When poor behaviour is a cover

17 October 2013

Students with language and literacy difficulties face huge barriers accessing the curriculum and often use poor behaviour as a strategy to cover up their problems. Speech and language therapist Jules Clarke advises.


Supporting SEND students – a case study

23 May 2013

Melland High School, a SEN and disabilities academy in Manchester, was rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in February. Principal Judith O’Kane discusses their approaches to supporting their students and offers some ideas for mainstream schools.


Highlights from the Education Show 2013

17 April 2013

From new-look GCSEs and the Pupil Premium to discussions about dyslexia with the Fonz, seasoned Education Show delegate, Sal McKeown, offers her highlights from last month’s event in Birmingham.



The emerging new SENs of students born prematurely

10 January 2013

In an average class, there will be four children who have been born prematurely. Many of these students have emerging special needs that are different to what teachers have known before. Professor Barry Carpenter is leading work to help schools better sup


How much do you know about foetal alcohol syndrome?

15 November 2012

Would you know how to support a child with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? The ground-breaking work of the Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities project, led by Professor Barry Carpenter, is helping schools to cope with a range of increasingly


Resources to support EAL students

14 June 2012

ICT can play a key role in supporting students who have English as an additional language. SEN expert Sal McKeown recommends some of her choice resources.

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