As proud sponsors of nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs), Axcis are pleased to spread the news about exciting new resources which are aimed at securing the highest quality practice and provision for children with SEND in the early years sector.
About the resources
Created by the Department for Education, the new resources will continue to be hosted by nasen and are available on the SEND Gateway, an online portal hosting a bank of resources and best practice examples for SEND professionals.
Under the SEND Code of Practice (2015), all Early Years group settings are expected to identify a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (or SENCO) in order to manage the identification and support of children aged 0-5 with special educational needs and disabilities. Unlike in maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools), the EY SENCO does not have to be a qualified teacher; however, it is important that an Early Years SENCO is well trained and prepared so that they can carry out the role effectively.
Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi said:
“This government wants every child to have the support they need to unlock their potential, no matter what challenges they face. This is why we put in place new measures to improve the SEND training available to school staff, including tools developed through our work with organisations like nasen, to boost the profile of early years professionals working with children who have additional learning needs – building on a commitment set out in our Early Years Workforce Strategy.”
Chief Executive at nasen, Dr Adam Boddison said:
“By supporting early years settings to identify and meet the needs of children with SEND, we can help children to start school with the best possible chance of reaching their full potential. Early years professionals are well placed to work in partnership with children and their families from the outset, ensuring that effective support is in place in the formative years of their development.”
About the Axcis/nasen partnership
At Axcis, we are proud to have been partners with nasen for a number of years now. From supporting their annual flagship conference “nasen Live!” to sponsoring the development of online resources and initiatives, we are extremely proud to be associated this fantastic organisation and look forward to continuing this relationship for the foreseeable future.
As leaders in SEND recruitment, Axcis can help you if you are looking to recruit specialist teachers or support staff for your mainstream or alternative provision, so why not get in touch with your outstanding vacancies today? There is no charge for our service until we find you someone you’d like to hire, so there really is nothing to lose by giving us a try!
We would also love to hear from you if you are seeking a new teaching, support or school management role yourself – we have relationships with schools and alternative provisions across England and Wales and a huge list of vacancies which are updated daily, so why not take a look?