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Developmental Language Disorder Day

Research shows that many children with trouble learning at school or communicating with others have an undiagnosed condition called Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). On average two students in every class of 30 have a neurodevelopmental condition called Developmental Language Disorder or DLD. Friday, 15 of October is DLD Awareness Day and this year’s campaign is […]

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Free training- the Alcohol Trust

Talk about alcohol- SEND Interactive training – busting perceptions, providing helpful information and life skills to help keep young people safe around alcohol. Thursday, 14 October, 2021.3:30pm-4:45pm. Book alcohol education trust SEND tickets online. Secondary School training Thursday, 30 September, 20213:30pm-4:45pm Monday, 4 October, 20213:30pm-4:45pmBook alcohol education trust Secondary School tickets online.(Only one session needs […]

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Autism and education conference for professionals

Autism and education conference 11 November 2021 | online conference Book online. Hear the latest thinking at our Autism and education conference ( “We want education settings to provide better and more inclusive support so that autistic people are better able to achieve their potential.”− Department for Education, National strategy for autistic children, young people […]

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Programme to help young people with autism now open for bids

Schools in our area are being invited to bid to become part of a pilot programme set to improve support for youngsters with autism. The programme is part of a pilot in partnership with NHS England called ‘Autism in Schools’ and will include up to ten local schools. The aim is to provide an uplift […]

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NEL SENCo’s can engage with parents through workshops

Would you like to build parental engagement in children’s learning and development? Would you like to extend the skills of staff who work with children and young people with SEND? We can help! Join one or more of our free monthly curriculum workshops at Central Family Hub. There has never been a time when relationships […]

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Could you host a Changing Places toilet?

Toilet facilities that are open and inclusive to disabled people are an important step in making our communities more accessible, and now Government funding is being offered to create more of these facilities. Community groups, businesses and town and parish councils are being encouraged to bid through their Local Authority for funding to create more […]

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Could you run a children’s club during the summer holidays? Get in touch!

We’re looking for people to run activity clubs for children during the school holidays. In return, we can offer grants to cover the cost for the activities. The Holiday Activities and Food programme is aimed tackling so-called ‘unhealthy holidays’ by improving children’s physical health and nutrition during the school break. We want to work with […]

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Share your views on the effect of Covid-19 and lockdown on SEND

A new study has been launched to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns on children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). I am a parent The study involved parents of children with SEND and their children aged 5-15 years old. Tell us how the Covid-19 […]

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Whole School SEND Events Calendar

Discover the latest fully-funded CPDL events delivered by Whole School SEND. We offer CPDL on a wide range of topics, hosted by our regional lead teams and featuring a range of expert guest speakers. View events online. PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD FROM THE EARLIEST YEARSTues 8th Jun 16:00-18:00 The webinar looks at the recently updated ‘Preparing […]

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SENDIASS update to professional referral form

SENDIASS have updated their referral form that allows professionals to refer a parent/carer into the service. With the consent of a parent/carer of a child or a young person you can refer them into the service by completing a Professional’s Enquiry Form and emailing it to Visit the SENDAISS professionals page that provides information for professionals working […]

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Organisations sought to run children’s holiday activities

A programme of activities is being designed to help take the pressure off of parents during school holidays and help to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children. Local activity providers being sought to host free activities for school-age children, with funding available to sponsor sessions.   The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and […]

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Trainee ELSA School Support Staff meet face-to-face for the first time

Ten school support staff in North East Lincolnshire have met their course classmates for the first time after COVID-19 rules were relaxed. The 6-day course, which is run by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Educational Psychology team, trains school staff to become Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs). ELSAs support school students with special interventions to support […]

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St Andrews Hospice – Children’s Services Update

St Andrews Hospice have announced some exciting new plans for their children’s services. A programme of work will be undertaken to redesign the model of care, renew the skills available within the team, refresh and redecorate the unit and to undertake care reviews of every child. These steps will enable the team to respond to […]

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Supporting vulnerable and looked after children through Ramadan: Islamic guidance with social work and medical perspectives

Preface Ramadan is a very important month in the Islamic calendar. These guidelines provide ways in which the Ramadan experiences of children in care can be managed and enhanced. It is aimed at care professionals and care providers who are looking after these children. Ramadan is perceived and experienced in many different ways. It is […]

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Upcoming training to support students. The Engagement Model

The Engagement Model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study. It is an official training package from the Department for Education. Course dates:Session `1: Thursday 15th April 2021 9:00am – […]

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