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'Working together on workload' video

In partnership with Ofsted and other leading education figures, the Department for Education have have produced a new 'myth busting' video on teacher workload. The video, which features the Education Secretary and the Ofsted Chief Inspector, sets out the steps being taken to help reduce the workload…

*Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Coping in a Crisis & SEND information for schools

Staffordshire County Council
Coping with a Crisis in Schools - advice and guidance for headteachers, teachers and governing bodies. Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND information and updates for schools. Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities

*Education safeguarding -what makes a good referral

Staffordshire County Council
Education Safeguarding have devised this guidance to help and support you, our colleagues, working in all education settings. It is designed to help you to understand and feel confident in knowing 'What makes a good referral? Know your thresholds (have you viewed the threshold tool?) Threshold Guidance Have your…

*Graduated Response Toolkit: Guidance Early Year Settings and Schools

The Graduated Response Toolkit has been produced in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 2015.  The SEND Code of Practice (2015) provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and…

Education Endowment Foundation - special educational needs in mainstream schools

The Education Endowment Foundation has developed this guidance report which offers five evidence-based recommendations to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.  It provides a starting point for schools to review their current approach and suggests practical ideas which schools can implement. Please visit the…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New regulations come into force in May 2018 that will affect the way schools manage data.  In May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Bill will bring about changes to UK data protection law. The changes will mean that many schools,…

MoneySense - Making sense of money

MoneySense is a free and impartial financial education programme from NatWest which provides everything you need to make teaching 5-18 year-olds about money feel real, fun and relevant to their lives. Registering for MoneySense provides access to Nasen-accredited SEN resources, including lesson plans, presentations, activity…

New e-learning course - developing Education Health and Care Plans from Year 9 and beyond

The Council for Disabled Children has produced some new e-learning, designed to support those involved in developing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for young people from year 9 and beyond. It is based on learning from the two resources created as part of the Independent…

SENCO Forum - New Platform

The SENCO Forum is an independent e-community for Special Educational Needs Coordinators and others who are involved in the education of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.  With a current membership of over 2,500, the Forum is committed to offering a solution-focused, collaborative and…

What Works resource for working with pupils and students with Special Educational Needs

An interactive ‘What works’ resource for those working with pupils and students with SEN is available. The resource – ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ – provides school and college leaders, teachers…