The Gatsby benchmarks have prompted much discussion on a crucial aspect of education for young people with SEND – how prepared they are to enter the world of work. Simon Lawrence, ASDAN’s Head of Business Development and Communications, provides a list of engaging activities aimed at helping learners develop their employability skills.
Government guidance on sex, relationships and health education will soon be published and become statutory in September 2020. Mike Randall, Head of Curriculum Development at ASDAN, reflects on what this means for young people and how ASDAN will support schools to meet the requirements.
nasen has produced a suite of resources to support Early Years practitioners to work effectively with children with SEND. The resources include webcasts, miniguides, online training and CPD materials. They can be accessed via the nasen website.
At times, because of social naivety, lack of understanding of the world around them, cognitive differences, or a desire for friendship young people with dyspraxia/DCD (and other co-existing conditions) may find themselves brushing shoulders with the criminal justice system. It is a scary and unforgiving environment and this information is meant to help people to navigate the system and to suggest that teachers may like to open up discussion.
This is the Level 3 Early Years SENCO qualification specification published by the DfE. It is to be used to form the basis of L3 qualifications offered by awarding bodies; it forms the minimum criteria, and some awarding bodies will offer courses that cover more content.