Acceptable Use Policy
The following sets out the criteria we will apply when deciding which submissions we will and will not accept from publishers/resource providers for resources to become available on the nasen site at sendgateway.org.uk (our site).
Submission of resources
Resources submitted to the SEND Gateway must meet the CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR RESOURCES SUBMITTED TO THE SEND GATEWAY and should meet the QUALITY ASSURANCE measures provided in this document.
CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR RESOURCES SUBMITTED TO THE SEND GATEWAY
Resources submitted to sendgateway.org.uk will:
- Be submitted as an individual resource, event or news item and not as a whole series or catalogue
- Be free to access at the launch of the SEND Gateway 21/05/2014. Resources that can be purchased from VCS organisations may be accepted from autumn 2014 onwards. Resources that can be purchased from other organisations may be accepted from Spring 2015 onwards.
- Be available on-line to download or to order
- Support learners aged 0 – 25
- Targeted at the SEND Gateway key Audience (see APPENDIX 1)
Resources that appear on sendgateway.org.uk will meet the following standards.
Resources submitted to the Sendgateway.org.uk will be expected to be of high quality, and comply with the following:
Evidence informed - Can provide evidence of how the resource is valued by the Key Audience by one of the following:
- The resource can be mapped to current policy and legislation such as SEN Code of Practice: 0 – 25, regulations and Children and Families Act 2014; OR
- The resource can be mapped to current research Eg. Sutton Trust Toolkit, NFER Using Evidence in the classroom
- The resource will have been peer reviewed
- Be relevant to the SEND Gateway key Audience, up-to-date and designed to improve outcomes for learners with SEND
Have been designed with accessibility in mind and therefore
- Comply with readability standards, while having regard to the audience
- Explain acronyms where used
- Are designed to work with access technologies and available in alternative formats where possible/requested/appropriate
- Have included learners, or practitioners with education related experience of special educational needs and disabilities, in the design, creation or delivery of the resource, except in relation to news items.
- Resources designed to support continuing professional development should generally reflect accepted or proven pedagogical methods or training and development principles unless clearly stated otherwise.
- The opportunity to submit details of resources that can be purchased will be available in the future and you will be contracted to provide details of resources that are not free of charge, in the autumn term.
- Resources will be linked to the SEND Gateway but not hosted on the Gateway and will remain in the ownership and responsibility of the resource provider. All Rights will remain with the resource provider.
RIGHTS IN PUBLISHED CONTENT
This clause explains your rights and obligations in relation to the content that you post on our websites and the terms of the licence which you grant us regarding that content. The licence does not change or transfer copyright or the intellectual property ownership to nasen. Copyright and intellectual property ownership remains with you after uploading content, if you are the copyright and intellectual property owner.
- The terms of this licence do not extend to the right to reproduce, copy, modify or adapt any of the content on our site. Any such rights will be dictated entirely by the policies of individual owners of the relevant intellectual property rights.
- All User-Uploaded Content copyright remains with the intellectual property owner and not nasen or sendgateway.org.uk. Nasen will never sell freely provided User-Uploaded Content.
- The SEND Gateway will collate resources; provide an easy to use function and present basic information about each resource to allow them to be accessed quickly and easily by busy school staff. Resources will be accessed via a direct link to the resource on the resource provider’s website.
- Ultimate responsibility for such resource rests with the resource provider and each resource provider will be required to sign a service level agreement.
- Details of resources will be uploaded to the SEND Gateway via remote pass worded access to the site’s CMS. The resource provider will be responsible uploading information to the CMS and details of the process will be provided prior to a service level agreement being issued.
- Resources will be moderated on submission to the SEND Gateway before being published and the following restrictions apply to any resources you submit.
- Nasen takes no responsibility whatsoever for third party websites or resources that our websites may link to and incurs no liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly in connection with any use or reliance on the content of any such site or resource.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Suspension and termination
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Changes to these criteria
We may revise at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
SEND Gateway key Audience
The senior management team of an institution setting, school, college or other learning/training providers, Head of Inclusion, Management Team
Early Years Practitioner:
Teacher, Nursery Nurse, Early Year’s practitioner
SENCO/Head of Learning Support:
The lead for SEND provision and coordinator in an institution setting Head of Inclusion/inclusion co-ordinator
Class teacher, tutor or lecturer
Teaching Assistant/SEND Support Staff:
Staff that support learners with special educational needs or disabilities under the direction of teachers and tutors
Subject leader or tutor