Resources and Links
Resources to support your special needs pedagogue
- The NASEN SEND Gateway an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- Progression Planners Our Progression Planners are being rolled out nationally and made available to all, on a free and open source basis
- EEF Toolkit The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
- Method Space a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods.
- the encyclopaedia of informal education exploring informal education, lifelong learning, social pedagogy and social action.
- Teachers Toolbox looks at teaching from an evidence based point of view through concise video overviews of key subjects, backed up by further reading, document downloads.
- Evidence-Based Teachers Network is open to anyone in the teaching profession interested in using evidence based methods either in their classroom or as a strategy for improving learning in their school or college.
- Teaching and Learning Research Programme TLRP was the UK’s largest ever educational research programme. It coordinated some 700 researchers in over 100 investments.
- Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) A suite of materials aimed to support teachers, teaching assistants & trainee teachers to increase their knowledge and skills in working with children & young people with a range of special educational needs (sen).
- Complex Needs Materials Training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties
- SSAT The SSAT works closely with schools to improve outcomes for children, enhance teacher quality, develop students as independent learners
- LAMB Resources Advanced training materials for autism; dyslexia; speech, language and communication; emotional, social and behavioural difficulties; moderate learning difficulties
- TES Special educational needs Forum Join hundreds of special needs practitioners in the TES Special Needs Group. Whether you work in a special needs school or you’re an SEN practitioner in mainstream you’ll find lesson ideas and inspiration here.
- Skills Test Find information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy.
- School Experience The DfE school experience programmes provide information and valuable support if you are interested in becoming a teacher and can help strengthen your application for initial teacher training.
- Lesson Study run by a group of education professionals who have extensive experience of promoting and developing Lesson Study in the UK.
- Nasen Primary School Training Resources A whole school approach to improving access, participation and achievement.
- Sign Bilingual Consortium website promoting and supporting bilingual deaf education in the UK. who believe in the use of British Sign Language and English equally to give the best to deaf children throughout their education and at all phases.
- The National Sensory Impaired Partnership (NatSIP) National Sensory Impairment Partnership is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment
- British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD)
- Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre DCAL brings together leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience.
- The Dyslexia SpLD Trust acts as the important communication channel between government, leading dyslexia organisations, parents, schools, colleges, teachers and the sector.
- Working Memory, by Barry Carpenter Responding to a need for more training for teachers of children with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties
- Research Dissemination, by Hazel Lawson, Tricia Nash and Brahm Norwich – Exeter University What trainees learn about teaching pupils with special educational needs / disabilities in their school based work
- Open Your Mind to the Teachings of Neuroscience, by Joseph Lee Although understanding how the brain works is starting to have an impact in the classroom, neuroscience remains an area of relative ignorance. This needs to change, Joseph Lee argues
- Neuroscience Should be Given Serious Thought, By Alex Tait & Margaret Mulholland
- Is dyscalculia as serious as dyslexia? Professor Brian Butterworth from University College London and Oxford University mathematics professor Marcus Du Sautoy debate if dyscalculia is a serious disorder. BBC Radio 4
- ITT – What’s Special, by Annie Grant The insights ITT students gain by working in a special school are invaluable, whether they go on to teach in special education or mainstream
- Dr Ben Goldacre: Building Evidence into Education Watch Dr Ben Goldacre set out how teachers in England have the chance to make teaching a truly evidence-based profession.
- Professional Uncertainty, Knowledge and Relationship in the Classroom. A psychosocial perspective, By Joseph Mintz. This book will be of key value to researchers and postgraduates in the fields of education studies, teacher thinking and research, psychoanalytically informed psychosocial studies, as well as to practitioners working in special educational needs/autism education.