Youth Mental Health First Aid programme: what you need to know

Youth Mental Health First Aid programme: what you need to know

Guidance on the Youth Mental Health First Aid programme and the training available to schools

Guidance on the Youth Mental Health First Aid programme and the training available to schools

29 June 2017/Number of views (2120)/Comments (0)/
Re-launch of the School Cuts website

Re-launch of the School Cuts website

Interactive map shows what party pledges look like at local level

Interactive map shows what party pledges look like at local level

06 June 2017/Number of views (1712)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Statements of SEN and EHC plans in England

Statements of SEN and EHC plans in England

An increase of 12.1% in the number of EHC plans and statements of SEN has been reported in a new statistical release from the Department for Education

 A new statistical release from the Department for Education.

31 May 2017/Number of views (2153)/Comments (0)/
Rochford review consultation survey

Rochford review consultation survey

Respond to our survey and share your views on the Rochford Review consultation.

Share your views on the Rochford Review consultation.

24 April 2017/Number of views (2764)/Comments (0)/
Natural Connections Project aims to transform outdoor learning

Natural Connections Project aims to transform outdoor learning

A new report shows how schools and their staff can overcome challenges to outdoor learning

The Natural Connections Project report sets out the evidence for outdoor learning and shows how schools and their staff can overcome challenges to outdoor learning, and embed it into their policy and practice.

07 December 2016/Number of views (2759)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Conference preview: The Big Shout - Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Conference preview: The Big Shout - Girls on the Autism Spectrum

This ground-breaking conference will explore new thinking about girls with autism

On 27 January 2017 in central London, NAHT's highly-anticipated conference The Big Shout – Girls on the Autism Spectrum, takes place. The event is high profile because families, school leaders, health professionals and education journalists have recently woken up to the lack of understanding around girls on the Autistic Spectrum.

30 November 2016/Number of views (2713)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
A timely call for closer working between mental health services and schools

A timely call for closer working between mental health services and schools

New report Time to Deliver calls for a Prime Minister’s Challenge on children and young people’s mental health

The Young People’s Mental Health Commission of the Education Policy Institute published a new report on 15 November, Time to Deliver, calling for a Prime Minister’s Challenge on children and young people’s mental health.

22 November 2016/Number of views (3154)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Supporting pupils with medical conditions 2016

Supporting pupils with medical conditions 2016

The legal position for schools and current best practice

This detailed document will provide school leaders with the latest guidance on supporting pupils with medical conditions in 2016.

16 November 2016/Number of views (4162)/Comments (0)/
Adoption UK and NAHT advice: understanding attachment difficulties

Adoption UK and NAHT advice: understanding attachment difficulties

How to identify and support children with attachment issues

We have collaborated with Adoption UK to create advice on attachment issues and how to effectively manage these within school and the classroom.

16 November 2016/Number of views (3544)/Comments (0)/
Top 10 survival tips for SENCo: Tip #3

Top 10 survival tips for SENCo: Tip #3

Look to access training, peer support and SENCo networks

One of the best things you can do if you are new to the post is to become a part of a local network of SENCos.

03 November 2016/Number of views (5905)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Advice Classroom
Tags: SENSENCO
Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar (nasen 2016)

Girls and Autism: Flying Under the Radar (nasen 2016)

If you were asked to describe a typical student with autism, what would you say?

It is becoming more and more widely understood that there may well be as many girls and women with autism as there are boys and men, but their needs are not always being identified.

04 October 2016/Number of views (3751)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
Ambitious about Autism campaign

Ambitious about Autism campaign

Supporting the needs of children with autism

NAHT edge are supporting the charity with their campaign to ensure that every child with autism has a great experience at school

27 September 2016/Number of views (3353)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 48)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 48)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on the special educational needs allowance, how the drive to create more apprenticeships has ‘diluted their quality’ and the primary to secondary transition.

10 November 2015/Number of views (5111)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Newsletter
Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Effective from 1 September 2014, schools must make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions

Schools must have regard to their statutory duty and make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions. This includes events taking place off-site as part of normal education activities.

17 August 2015/Number of views (6883)/Comments (0)/
Education research trust calls on government to keep special needs education under review

Education research trust calls on government to keep special needs education under review

A transformation or an opportunity lost?

A discussion paper, published by Research and Information on State Education, calls on government to keep the impact of recently introduced legislation on the education of children and young people with special educational needs and disability under continuous review. 

17 August 2015/Number of views (3729)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 29)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 29)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue we look at the latest guidance on talking to the media, refugee week and lessons in grit.

12 June 2015/Number of views (4779)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Newsletter
Family Action to host free seminars on inclusion for SEND children

Family Action to host free seminars on inclusion for SEND children

Topics include what is meant by inclusion, how to adopt anti-discriminatory procedures, barriers to inclusion and action planning.

Family Action is staging free training seminars to help those wishing to develop their inclusion practices for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

06 February 2015/Number of views (4378)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Changes to the special educational needs framework

Changes to the special educational needs framework

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014

What the changes mean for schools in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 2014

25 September 2014/Number of views (12059)/Comments (0)/
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