Still more questions than answers on school funding

Still more questions than answers on school funding

The funding announcement is below the £2 billion a year extra schools need to address real terms cuts

This week (17 July 2017) the government has announced its latest thinking on school funding.

18 July 2017/Number of views (1758)/Comments (0)/
Former vice president of NAHT Colm Davis to receive an OBE

Former vice president of NAHT Colm Davis to receive an OBE

Colm Davis, former vice president of NAHT, has been recognised for his ‘services to special education’ and received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Colm Davis, former vice president of NAHT has received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

20 June 2017/Number of views (1261)/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 (2170)/Comments (0)/
School Premises - a best practice guide

School Premises - a best practice guide

A school leader's guide to their responsibilities under legislation and best practice relating to school premises.

Our school premises guidance covers toilet, washroom and medical facilities, acoustics and lighting provision, water supply and space utilisation.

23 May 2017/Number of views (2101)/Comments (0)/
Key Stage 1: reporting teacher assessment data

Key Stage 1: reporting teacher assessment data

The Standards and Testing Agency has published instructions for head teachers and local authorities about reporting key stage 1 teacher assessment data in 2017.

The Standards and Testing Agency has published instructions for head teachers and local authorities about reporting key stage 1 teacher assessment data in 2017.

08 May 2017/Number of views (1742)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
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 (2779)/Comments (0)/
National Special Educational Needs Awards 2017

National Special Educational Needs Awards 2017

Celebrating highly effective special needs and disability practice in settings across the UK.

Now’s the time to celebrate the impact of the hard work your school has put into making a real difference to pupils with additional needs.

11 April 2017/Number of views (1774)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
NAHT responds to the Lenehan review

NAHT responds to the Lenehan review

NAHT responds to Dame Christine Lenehan's call for evidence on the experiences and outcomes for children and young people in residential special schools and colleges.

NAHT responds to Dame Christine Lenehan's call for evidence.

21 March 2017/Number of views (1920)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Conference round-up: SEND issues in the spotlight

Conference round-up: SEND issues in the spotlight

Review of the Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

Everyday issues that affect SEND professionals were tackled head on at the new format Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference in Birmingham on 9 and 10 March 2017.

14 March 2017/Number of views (3074)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
SEND experts to gather in Birmingham to tackle the key issues

SEND experts to gather in Birmingham to tackle the key issues

Top speakers and structured workshops planned for the Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

This year’s Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference – entitled ‘Creating Stability in Changing Times’ - has been reformatted to include a one day conference on 10 March, with an optional panel debate and dinner the night before.

27 February 2017/Number of views (2101)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Making a difference for autistic girls and women

Making a difference for autistic girls and women

Broadcaster and campaigner Carrie Grant asks how girls with autism can find their voice, and are we truly listening?

How does an autistic person get heard and understood? How do they find their voice? How do we hear their voice? And are we giving space to hear the autistic voice?

30 January 2017/Number of views (3601)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
The Lenehan review issues call for evidence

The Lenehan review issues call for evidence

Lenehan review of experiences and outcomes in Residential Special schools and colleges.

The Department for Education has announced a review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in Residential Special schools, led by Dame Christine Lenehan.

23 January 2017/Number of views (2571)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Additional SEND funding announced

Additional SEND funding announced

The Department for Education is providing further funding for SEND

On 11 January the Department for Education made a further funding announcement on provision for SEND.

12 January 2017/Number of views (2081)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Conference preview: Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

Conference preview: Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference 2017

This event takes place in Birmingham on 10 March

This March NAHT is hosting the annual Special Schools, Specialist and Alternative Provision Conference in Birmingham. For 2017 the title ‘Creating stability in changing times’ aims to sum up what needs to be achieved in the current climate.

09 January 2017/Number of views (2681)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Funding announcement for special educational needs and disabilities

Funding announcement for special educational needs and disabilities

SEND implementation grant (new burdens) and High Needs strategic review funding

Government has published details of additional SEND funding alongside the 2017-18 School Revenue Funding settlement, which includes the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), Education Services Grant (ESG) transitional grant, and pupil premium.

21 December 2016/Number of views (3119)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Could you be a 'Language Leader'?

Could you be a 'Language Leader'?

The Communication Trust is seeking senior leaders in schools to spread the word about speech, language and communication

Many children need really focused support to reach their full potential and the Communications Trust's 'Language Leaders' scheme aims to address this issue. 

24 October 2016/Number of views (2661)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Rochford report publication welcome, says NAHT edge

Rochford report publication welcome, says NAHT edge

James Bowen comments on the publication of the final report from the Rochford Review

"Whilst we welcome the report, we do have some concerns around the terminology being used to assess children working at this level."

20 October 2016/Number of views (3059)/Comments (0)/
Top 10 Survival Tips for SENCo

Top 10 Survival Tips for SENCo

Our useful guide to making the most of this vital leadership role

From leading a team, to planning around key dates, here are invaluable tips on doing a great job in the SENCo role.

17 October 2016/Number of views (4648)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Advice
The National SEND Forum Annual Conference

The National SEND Forum Annual Conference

David Bartram OBE the Director of SEND will be a keynote speaker at this high profile conference

The National Special Educational Needs and Disability Forum is a regular meeting of the leading representatives of significant national organisations in this field.

13 October 2016/Number of views (2001)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News
Tags: SEND
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 (3763)/Comments (0)/
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