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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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WSS e-news July 2022

  • General
  • 13 Jul 2022
Free
WSS enews

Welcome to the last Whole School SEND update for this academic year. It's been another challenging year in education, so we hope you can relax and enjoy your well-deserved summer break. 

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Webinar: Is Ofsted a force for improving the education for all learners with SEND?

  • Webcasts
  • 29 Jun 2022
Free
WSS past event
Universal Services

Malcolm Reeve shares practical tools and templates to help schools reflect on SEND as they prepare for an Ofsted inspection.

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Ten Top Tips for Sports Coaches: Working with Children and Young People with ADHD

  • General
  • 10 Jun 2022
Free
Consortium Partner resource
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Youth Sports Trust and the ADHD Foundation explore some ideas to help make your club or team an inclusive place for children and young people with ADHD.

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The Inclusive Classroom: High Quality Teaching in every setting

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A programme to develop quality first teaching and inclusive practice to benefit pupils with SEND in reading.

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Talking Head - Professional Development Groups Erica Biddle SENCO

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A SENCO talks about the benefit to her learning in addition to improved outcomes in her school of being a member of the professional groups.

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Talking Head - Professional Development Groups Vicky Newman Headteacher

  • General
  • 01 Jun 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A headteacher talks about the benefits to her school of participating in the professional development group.

Access to SEND CPD and Expertise Research

  • General
  • 24 May 2022
Free
Research
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This research explores the experiences of the school workforce in relation to their access to, and experience of SEND CPD.

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Effective SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges. A guide for senior leaders in education settings

  • General
  • 19 May 2022
Free
Effective SEN Support

This guide summarises findings from a summary of published research, referred to as ‘what the evidence says’, and advice from experts and schools and colleges displaying promising practice, referred to as ‘what the sector says’.

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NatSIP resources

  • General
  • 09 May 2022
Free
Consortium Partner resource

Free resources on supporting candidates with sensory impairment from NatSIP

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SEND Development Pathways for the School Workforce: Guidance Document including self-study materials

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
Pathways Guidance Document

This is a ‘How to Guide’ to support both Pathway participants (school workforce), and their line managers, in using the SEND Development Pathways resources to support ongoing continuing professional development.

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SEND Development Pathways interactive PowerPoint

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  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
Pathways interactive Powerpoint

The SEND Development Pathways are largely based around free-to-access CPD resources (including those produced by Whole School SEND (WSS), consortium partners and other organisations).

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SEND Development Pathways for the School Workforce: Talking Head

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  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
Pathways interactive Powerpoint

This is a Talking Head video with Andy O'Brien, an Assistant Headteacher at Tor View School. In this video, Andy describes his career pathway from Specialist Teaching Assistant to Specialist Middle Leader.

SEND Development Pathways for the School Workforce: Reflective eLearning Journal

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
Pathways Guidance Document

The Reflective eLearning Journal is intended to support participants, and their line managers in the discipline of self-study.

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School improvement for SEND: Learning Cycle Template

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A diagram to use when identifying, implementing, and evaluating a school improvement project.

School improvement for SEND: Impact Tracker Template

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A template to use to support the process of tracking a school improvement project by identifying the intent, tracking the implementation and evaluating the impact.

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School improvement for SEND: Wider Reading

  • General
  • 31 Mar 2022
Free
School improvement for SEND

A resource was utilised by participants on the 2021 - 2022 Professional Development Groups project. These resources have not been produced or quality assured by Whole School SEND.

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WSS Special News Round-up March 2022

  • General
  • 29 Mar 2022
Free
WSS enews

Read nasen's responses to the Schools White Paper and the SEND Review Green Paper.

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Webinar: Introduction to the SEND Development Pathways

  • Webcasts
  • 15 Mar 2022
Free
WSS past event
Pathways Webinar

This webinar walks you through a new resource produced by Whole School SEND and Sea View Trust: the SEND Development Pathways.

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Webinar: Supporting Learners with Low-Incidence SEND

  • Webcasts
  • 10 Mar 2022
Free
WSS past event

This session looks at how practitioners can support children and young people with Sensory Impairment or Physical Disability through the use of assistive technology to ensure all learners are able to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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WSS e-news March 2022

  • General
  • 09 Mar 2022
Free
WSS enews

Highlights include the Youth Steering Group hosting Minister Will Quince and details of new resources coming soon: SEND Development Pathways, Review Guide for Colleges and Online Learning Modules.