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Following a tendering process we’ve been accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) as a provider of the new National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). Real Training is offering NPQs at three levels – for Middle Leadership, Senior Leadership and Headship. These courses are suitable both for those currently in the relevant leadership role and those aspiring to move up into a leadership position. All three courses are designed by education practitioners and educational psychologists.
We would like to invite you to contribute a paper to the International Journal of Nurture in Education. The committee welcomes papers exploring themes related nurture in education, the effectiveness of nurture groups, whole-school approaches to nurture and related subjects. For further information, please access our website. Deadline for submission: 30 Sept 2017
New section of the SEND Gateway is now live: it will enable you to not only look for resources, information, providers and research, linked to the 8 areas of the SEND Review, but also share examples of your own effective practice.
Speech Link Multimedia Ltd. proudly opens its new online Shop. To celebrate its launch, it is offering a FREE poster set with every order of the complete resources bundle. High quality printed resources supporting speech and language development can be used by teachers, TAs, SENCos, practitioners and parents. Purchase the products online or request an invoice for schools. Prices range from £12.50 to £25 plus VAT. Access the shop here: https://shop.speechlink.info
Crossbow Education won their fourth major award last month at the GESS (Global Education Supplies and Solutions) awards in Dubai, where they received the accolade for SEN Supplier of the Year. Judges were impressed with the research base of Crossbow's resources, their excellent customer service record, and the value for money they offer. Crossbow have twice won BESA's Educational Supplier of the Year award, as well as the SEN product of the Year (for their visual stress resource collection).
The Dyspraxia Foundation is proud to have launched a website specifically for young people age 14-25. the site is overseen by our Youth panel and is a work in progress. This is to compliment the busy facebook social group for young people (which is monitored closely). The DF welcomes contributions which will be of interest to this age group.
Thi s is a blog written by Rosie who is a young woman with dyspraxia (and other SpLD). Rosie is a regular blogger for the Dyspraxia Foundation and offers readers an honest, sensitive and interesting insight into life with dyspraxia.
Rosie is a regular blogger for the Dyspraxia Foundation. She shares her stories as a young woman with dyspraxia (and dyslexia) and hopes that they will help to raise awareness about what the condition means. This is about being different and the sense of isolation that can bring and how she found her place to belong amongst others who really understood her.
There is a known teacher shortage in England and Wales at the moment. The government have responded by offering incentives such as bursaries and golden hellos to high quality graduates who wish to train as teachers in shortage subject areas. Unfortunately, there are no such incentives for those who wish to teach special educational needs - and this area is experiencing the same staffing shortage! Find out how Axcis is trying to help in this news piece.
Nasen supports national sight loss and disability charity, SeeAbility in call for regular sight tests in special schools
New research from SeeAbility, the national sight loss and disability charity, shows nearly four in ten (37%) pupils attending special schools have no history of eye tests.