Please have a look through the Publisher How To guide and the Frequently Asked Questions below.
If you require any further help or information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your query as quickly as possible.
Click on a question below to be taken to the corresponding answer:
Who is the SEND Gateway for?
Who can contribute to the Gateway?
Can I add resources now?
I’m a commercial provider of high quality learning and services – when can I be involved?
How easy is it to add my resources to the Gateway?
What are the advantages of registering with the site?
Is the Gateway just aimed at schools?
When should I add resources?
What information should I complete when submitting a new resource?
How does the resource tagging work?
Publish and release dates – what is the difference?
What to do when you encounter an error on the SEND Gateway?
All education professionals working with children and young people with SEND aged 0–25. The Gateway promotes multi-agency working and the development of personalised education solutions to make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people, their parents, carers and families.
Voluntary and community sector organisations have a huge role to play in providing resources via the Gateway, and nasen has worked with a number of them to provide access to selected free resources.
Now the Gateway is launched nasen invites other voluntary and community sector organisation to contact us so they can add their resources.
Longer term nasen are exploring options to include resources from all sectors. Anyone interested in contributing should register an interest through the site.
If you have resources that you feel would benefit professionals working with learners their families, children and young people with SEND, you can register an interest via the site. Nasen will then contact you about how you can add your resources.
Nasen is exploring the options to ensure the SEND Gateway becomes the one-stop-shop for all working with learners who have special educational needs and disabilities. Currently the site includes mainly resources provided by VCS organisations, but nasen is exploring options to broaden this over time. Anyone interested in being involved should register with the site now.
Registering your organisation with the Gateway is straight forward and will take minutes. The easy to use interface also makes adding a resource simple, although to ensuring visitors to the site have the most succinct and useful details of the resource, news item or training you provide can take longer.
As a visitor to the site you can search or browse for any of the resources without the need to register. However taking a few moments to register brings these added benefits:
- Resources, news and training are automatically displayed to match your preferences each time you log-in
- Browse the site and add resources as favourites, so you can easily access or review them at any time
- Subscribe to news updates
- Automatically receive regular SEND Gateway newsletters
- Feedback to a publisher on their resource
- Rate a resource.
Nasen is already exploring further benefits that could be provided as the site develops, and intends to implement these, based on feedback from SEND Gateway visitors, and the organisations that provide the resources.
The SEND Gateway is designed to showcase the best resources available to support educational professionals in all settings. As the numbers of organisation that register with the site submit their resources, we anticipate greater content being available for pre-school settings, post 16 and beyond.
Making this part of a routine will ensure your new resources are seen by a wider audience, extending the reach of your news stories, promoting the training and CPD that you offer and help achieve your organisational aims and objectives.
The ‘Summary’ appears in the list of search results, but visitors will read the text you place in the ‘Content description’ before they click on the link to either view or download the resource. Using key vocabulary in both the summary and content description helps users find you resource when they search
Adding too many tags may result in your resource appearing in search results not relating to your resource and visitors are likely to discard them as irrelevant – it does neither you or users any favours! Smarter tagging means only selecting the tags that relates to the content of your resource.
Publish date is the date when the resource was originally published, this date is shown alongside the title of your resource.
Release date is the date when you want the resource to appear on the site (particularly useful if you want to release news item, products, or details of events at some time in the future.
As we constantly work to improve the SEND Gateway we appreciate all feedback and help regarding errors. If you discover an error please do the following :
- Take a screenshot of the error
- Send the screenshot and a description of what you were doing when the error occured to email@example.com
Remember you can also submit news items, which can also be searched by regions, and details of training & events, which will be displayed on the Gateway calendar. Visitors can search by types of event.