Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Department for Education (DfE) Special Educational Needs Section – this section provides a wide range of information, advice and materials for teachers, parents and others caring for or working with disabled children and young people or those with SEN in England.
DfE – SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years – guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.
NASEN guide to the SEN Code of Practice for 0 to 25 years – National Association for SEN advice on the new Code of Practice to be implemented from September 2014.
Eastbourne Partnership – SEND Key Principles Summary – guidance developed by colleagues at partner schools that presents exemplification of good practice in SEND and also advice on strategies to support with specific learning needs.
DfE – Advanced Training Materials – e-learning study units designed for those with a secure basic understanding of SEND to further develop their understanding of autism, dyslexia, speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and moderate learning difficulties (MLD).
DfE – Training for Teaching SEND Students – training materials to support the continuing professional development of the teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities.
Autism in the primary classroom – how to create autism friendly primary classrooms using strategies that help all pupils by David Burns.
Autism in the secondary classroom – how to create autism friendly secondary classrooms using strategies that help all pupils by David Burns.
Autism Education Trust – resources for teachers.
Autism Competency Framework – an autism competency framework for people working with pupils from ages 5-16 from the Autism Education Trust.
British Dyslexia Association – information for educators on identification and how to support learners with dyslexia.
Teaching for Neurodiversity Webinars – training and information about dyslexia and other SpLDs for teachers and support staff, dyslexic individuals and their families (BDA, Dyspraxia Foundation, Dyslexia Action, Helen Arkell, MMU and PATOSS). British Dyslexia Association YouTube – a series of teaching videos. BDA New Technologies Committee – for information about the use of IT in education.
Nip in the Bud – a series of short films and information explaining ADHD, anxiety, conduct disorders, depression, OCD and PTSD in children.
Schools Wellbeing Service Report - a look at health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove Secondary schools.
EMHWB Evaluation Summary - whole school approach to improving emotional, mental health and wellbeing (EMHWB) in Brighton and Hove Secondary schools.
Behaviour Regulation Policy Guidance - guidance for Brighton and Hove schools 2018.
Speech, language and communication needs
The Communication Trust – initial teacher education resources.
DLD presentation - information about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
Gov.uk guide for children with Special Educational Needs – overview of entitlements due for pupils with SEND.
National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) – homepage of Nasen the leading organisation in the UK promoting the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs.
Parliament website section on SEND – provides links on the parliamentary business related to SEND.
DfE/DoH – Draft Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice – statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with SEN.
Regional Participation Framework for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
Joseph Rowntree Foundation report – exploring the links between special educational needs and disability (SEND) and poverty.
SEND Guide summary - Brighton and Hove Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Guide for Professionals