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Guidance - All regions - 17 Sep 2020
This guide is intended to help teachers of children and young people with hearing impairment (H), visual impairment (VI) and multi-sensory impairment (MSI) to understand the key principles underpinning reasonable adjustments for public examinations and the main access arrangements that may be appropriate for candidates with sensory impairment.
Guidance - All regions - 10 Sep 2020
NDCS has just published a position paper on face masks and coverings in education. This emphasises the need to consider the impact on deaf children, where face masks/coverings are being used, and to take all reasonable adjustments necessary. It also highlights the need to ensure that Qualified Teachers of the Deaf are involved in any discussions around this, along with the family and child.
Guidance - All regions - 02 Sep 2020
An update of guidance about face coverings for deaf pupils in education settings published by BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf)
Guidance - All regions - 12 Aug 2020
In light of the planned wider re-opening of schools in the autumn, NDCS, working with the RNIB, BATOD and NatSIP have produced some guidance around the implications for children and young people with sensory impairment: www.natsip.org.uk/3783-meeting-the-needs-of-deaf-children-as-schools-reopen-new-guidance
Guidance - All regions - 13 Jul 2020
NDCS, working with NatSIP partner organisations have restructured their coronavirus blog for professionals to make it easier to find the information most relevant. The home page brings together all the different coronavirus blogs for professionals. The coronavirus blogs for families have also been restructured. RNIB, in collaboration with key partners, provide updates on their work and support offer to families and professionals.
All regions - 09 Jan 2020
Accountability, performance management and inspection: how to enable positive responses to diversity? is the January 2020 policy paper from the SEN Policy Research Forum.
Blog - All regions - 27 Sep 2019
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.
Blog - All regions - 19 Jun 2019
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.
School Best Practice - All regions - 12 Jun 2019
This document assists SENCOs with the process of providing evidence for EHCP and top-up applications
Guidance - All regions - 26 May 2019
An information sheet to clarify what students with dyspraxia.DCD are entitled to when sitting examinations.