nasen, the leading SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) membership organisation for education professionals, and GL Assessment, the leading provider of formative assessments for UK schools, have today announced a joint partnership agreement, designed to promote good assessment practice for professionals involved in the delivery of education to children with SEN and other barriers to learning.
The partnership will include collaborating on professional development and training, research projects, and guidance on how assessments can be used to identify barriers to learning and some special educational needs that can be supported in the mainstream classroom.
Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of nasen, said: “Getting education right for children and young people with SEND is a crucial step in getting education right for everyone. Inclusive schools are able to effectively identify and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND, and so we are delighted to be working in partnership with GL Assessment to support schools across the UK.”
Greg Watson, Chief Executive of GL Assessment, said: “The role of the SENCo is particularly challenging today - increasingly complex needs, squeezed budgets, and a need for more comprehensive training, right from the start. The accurate identification of SEN needs to be built into a school’s overall approach to monitoring the development of all pupils, and we are delighted to be working with nasen in order to support schools as they approach assessment in this increasingly complicated landscape.”
nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992. They support thousands of practitioners, by providing relevant knowledge, training and resources required to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs.
Working with dedicated education professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current.
nasen is committed to providing an excellent range of professional development opportunities by offering the latest news and information, to support practitioners in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people.