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Resources and Publications

The Whole School SEND consortium regularly publishes resources to support you with all aspects of SEND. These include our SEND Review Guides and Frameworks, leaflets for parents, practical resources to support your work in educational settings, resources for specific contexts such as COVID, CPDL webinar recordings and more.

As a member of nasen and the Whole School SEND Member Community, you have free access to all of our resources – scroll through, use the filters or search for a specific resource. 

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Positive beginnings: Supporting children with SEND at the start of their school journey

  • Webcasts
  • 16 Feb 2024
Free
Webinar
WSS past event
primary school
primary
Universal needs

This webinar will explore support for children entering mainstream school.  The session will cover early identification of need, processes for positive support and inclusive strategies to ensure that needs are met as children prepare for transition.

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Teacher Handbook: SEND

  • General
  • 22 Jan 2024
Free
Teacher Handbook SEND

The approach we have taken to writing this handbook reflects the approach that is needed to embed inclusive practice across schools - a shared vision and true collaboration, underpinned by professional challenge and respect for everyone’s strengths

A person sat on a grey sofa in front of an open laptop with headphones on taking notes on a notepad

How to ensure balance between the role of SENCO and personal wellbeing.

  • Webcasts
  • 09 Nov 2023
Free
Webinar
WSS past event
Universal needs

Enhancing SENCO wellbeing by managing workload and leading through influence. Delivered by Jean Gross, Rebecca Gonyora and Erica Wolstenholme

nasen and WSS member newsletter September 2023

  • General
  • 28 Sep 2023
Free
WSS enews

Welcome to your September update, full of SEND CPD opportunities to help support your ambitions for an inclusive learning environment.

Young child sat at a desk with a board and pen being supported by a female support staff

Meeting increasing Social Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) needs within mainstream settings

  • Webcasts
  • 12 Jul 2023
Free
Webinar
WSS past event
Universal needs

In this webinar we will explore the increase in SEMH needs and how we can meet the challenge of assessing needs and providing targeted support within school.

Webinar - SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan: What do schools and colleges need to know?

  • Webcasts
  • 04 May 2023
Free
Webinar
Universal Services

This webinar will provide an overview of the Department for Education’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Improvement plan which was published at the beginning of March.

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Talking Head - Professional Development Groups Tim James Director of Inclusion

  • Webcasts
  • 04 Apr 2023
Free
PD Groups

A Director of Inclusion talks about the benefit to their learning in addition to improved outcomes in their school of being a member of the professional groups.

Talking Head - Teacher Handbook Zoe Nash SENCO

  • Webcasts
  • 04 Apr 2023
Free
School improvement for SEND
Teacher Handbook SEND

A SENCO talks about the benefits to her school of using the Teacher Handbook.

Live online networking sessions supporting resources

  • General
  • 27 Mar 2023
Free
Universal SEND Services
Online Units
Live Discussion

A bank of resources to support the Online networking sessions for Unit 1 -3

Webinar - SEND - Legacy of Leadership

  • Webcasts
  • 16 Mar 2023
Free
SCNWLON
Webinar
Universal needs
NPQ

In the final session in this series of three, we reflect on SEND at a strategic and executive level, in our sense-making and decision-making.

Primary school children sat on the carpet in group reading with a teacher holding out a book

Webinar: Reflective SEND Practice

  • Webcasts
  • 16 Mar 2023
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON
Webinar

In the final session in this series of six, we explore how to be a reflective classroom teacher for SEND.

Group of 3 primary school age children enthusiastically putting their hand up sat around a classroom desk, there are small plant trays, felt tip pens and paper on the table.

Webinar: How to develop a curriculum which is ambitious and accessible for all at each age and stage

  • Webcasts
  • 06 Mar 2023
Free
WSS past event
Universal Services

This webinar recording explores why it is important for all children to have access to an ambitious curriculum and how schools and colleges can ensure that their curriculum is ambitious and accessible.

Young child sitting on a chair with a teacher next to her both looking at an iPad

Ensuring equal access to public examinations for candidates with sensory impairments - NatSIP

  • General
  • 13 Feb 2023
Free
Consortium Partner resource

The implications of sensory impairment are well known to teachers of children and young people who are deaf, and/or have vision impairment (VI) and/or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI).

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Webinar: Distributed Leadership of SEND

  • Webcasts
  • 31 Jan 2023
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON
Webinar
NPQ

In the second session in this series of three, we explore deeper the vital role that consistent sense-making and decision-making plays in setting children and young people up for life outside and beyond school.

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Webinar: Teaching Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

  • Webcasts
  • 31 Jan 2023
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON
Webinar

In the fifth session in this series of six, we explores strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support children who consistently present with disruptive or withdrawn behaviour.

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Webinar: Inclusive Classroom Language

  • Webcasts
  • 19 Dec 2022
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON

In this fourth session of the series, participants explore strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Webinar - SEND: Foundations in Leadership

  • Webcasts
  • 02 Dec 2022
Free
SCNWLON
Webinar
Universal needs
NPQ

Aimed at school leaders doing NPQs in our region, this first session of three webinars reflects on sense-making and decision-making as it relates to learners with SEND, either providing or limiting access and opportunities for learning.

Male teacher supporting two primary school children in a lesson

Evelyn's Deaf Awareness Film - NatSIP

  • General
  • 01 Dec 2022
Free
Consortium Partner resource

Evelyn is 9 years old and tells us about herself and her friends at Riddings Junior School in Derbyshire.

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Webinar: Principles of Assessment and Metacognition

  • Webcasts
  • 21 Nov 2022
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON

This session explores how to accurately assess and narrate the steps of progress that learners with SEND make within whole class teaching.

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Webinar: Teaching children with Cognition and Learning needs

  • Webcasts
  • 07 Nov 2022
Free
Universal Services
SCNWLON

This session explores strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support children who have difficulties processing and retaining new information.