Welcome to the SEND gateway

Welcome to the SEND gateway, the home of Whole School SEND - hosted by nasen. 

The SEND gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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The home of Whole School SEND

The Whole School SEND Consortium brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can achieve their potential at school.

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What Works?

Find out what works for children and young people with SEND, with research and resources structured around the four broad areas of need.

 

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The SEND Forums

The SEND Forums are three independent e-communities for those involved in the education of children and young people with SEND: The SENCO Forum, The SLD Forum and The SENDICT Forum

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Join for free

Join our growing community to help boost your professional portfolio and save you and your setting time and money.  As a member you will receive excellent support, tools, CPD opportunities and resources to help meet the needs of ALL pupils.

Premier SEND Support Package

We're proudly introducing our Premier SEND Support Package; our latest and most comprehensive, value for money service.

Enjoy the benefits of a single, annual subscription which offers whole setting support.

Benefit from our key services all packed into one amazing, annual subscription for only £500 + VAT

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nasen's SEND Support Services

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Publication Subscription

This service will provide you with hard copies of our sector-leading bi-monthly magazine, ‘nasen Connect’, and access to all three of nasen’s well-established and respected academic journals.

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Annual Webinar Pass

This pass provides access to all of nasen’s CPDL webinars, of which we are committed to delivering at least 70 throughout the year. Unable to attend the live event? We will send you details on how to access the recordings, to make sure you never miss out!

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Modular CPD Programme

nasen's new modular CPD programme, linked to the nasen Recognised Teacher/Practitioner of SEND award, provides a comprehensive introduction to SEND and effective support for children and young people.

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SENCO Support Service

A comprehensive information support hub designed for SENCOs. Our online hub is organised into useful topics to help resolve all of your SEND queries. Can’t find what you’re looking for online? You’ll be able to reach out directly to our Education Team.

International Membership

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International Membership

We are constantly striving to work alongside international projects to strengthen the work we undertake with professionals and help support with research, training and resources. For our international colleagues, nasen membership is available for £50 a year.

The latest from the SEND Gateway

Sharing Good Practice: Partnership Between Specialist and Mainstream Settings

Online
25 Jan 2022
FREE

This series will explore how partnerships between Specialist and Mainstream settings can be developed and used to benefit both and support all students with SEND.

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SEND in Mainstream for Early Career Teachers and Beyond

Online
27 Jan 2022
FREE
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Presented in partnership with Unity Schools Partnership, this series will support early career teachers to effectively meet the needs of all SEND learners in the classroom.

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Leading CPD for Inclusive SEND Provision

Online
03 Feb 2022
FREE

This series of three webinars will explore evidence-informed, effective strategies that SENDCos and school leaders can use to build a culture of professional growth - one that permeates the entire school community and secures the best outcomes for all.

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New to the SENCO Role: Understanding the role of the SENCO within a context of distributed leadership

Online
10 Feb 2022
FREE

This three-part webinar series, aimed specifically at new-in-post SENCOs, will be an opportunity to understand the roles and responsibilities of the SENCO and to develop the role of the SENCO as a strategic leader.

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Perfecting Preparation for Adulthood

Online
10 Feb 2022
FREE
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This series aims to demystify the Preparation for Adulthood agenda, making it accessible to classroom teachers and school leaders in all school types and phases.

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Using the Engagement Model in Mainstream

Online
16 Feb 2022
FREE

The session will provide an introduction to the Engagement Model, a reinforcement of the principles behind the model and look at how it is implemented in a mainstream setting.

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Webinar: Beyond the School Gates: Exploring Opportunity and Aspiration into FE and Beyond

  • Webcasts
  • 20 Jan 2022
Free
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The webinar series will focus on aspiration, provision and opportunities from KS4 through to FE and beyond. The series will explore curriculum, PfA and long term outcomes, transitions & connectivity across the system to best support students and families.

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Webinar: SEND in Mainstream for Early Career Teachers and Beyond

  • Webcasts
  • 14 Jan 2022
Free
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This three-part webinar series will support teachers to develop their ability to effectively meet the needs of all SEND learners in your classroom, using the 5 Key Recommendations from the EEF’s SEN Support in Mainstream Schools Guidance Report.

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Webinar: Introduction to the Teacher Handbook: SEND

  • Webcasts
  • 06 Jan 2022
Free
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In this webinar, lead authors Katherine Walsh and Amelie Thompson will take participants through Whole School SEND's latest resource, the Teacher Handbook: SEND.

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Teacher Handbook: SEND

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
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Teacher identity and inclusion

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
Permeating Themes
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Identity
Inclusion

Identity narratives for inclusion.

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Complex Scenario Hannah

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
Complex Scenarios

A case study about supporting Hannah to work independently.

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Teaching is a lifetime of learning

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
Wider Resources
Learning

To a great extent, good teaching for pupils with SEND, is good teaching for all.

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Complex Scenario Tomas

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
Complex Scenarios

Supporting engagement and social development.

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Adopting an inclusive approach to pedagogy

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
Adaptive Teaching
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Research

“Which one research paper, study or blog post on SEND and inclusion should everybody read?”

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Self-assessment of needs and reasonable adjustment plan

  • General
  • 14 Dec 2021
Free
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Strategy

This plan is owned by you. It should enable you to share your strategies for managing your learning needs with those around you, but it is your decision to share it and cannot be shared by others without your express permission.