News and opportunities from NatSIP

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP), is now half way through the contract with DfE (2017-18) as delivery partners for Sensory Impairment (SI) and there are a number of events coming up which might interest you, and families and colleagues you work with. As many of you know these events are very relevant to all SEND and our materials are easily adaptable to other disability groups. Resources on the NatSIP website are free to download:

Are we doing enough to inform students about the importance of looking after their hearing?

“It doesn’t matter to me if I lose my hearing when I’m old, by that time ‘they’ would have developed a cure for hearing loss” claimed a friend’s son recently when she pleaded with him to turn the music on his earphones down, ah the confidence of youth.

Do you want CPD on writing and public speaking about SEND?

Have you ever thought about publishing an article or speaking publicly? Maybe you want to build your network?

SEND Reviewer Training

To maximise the benefits of the SEND Review guide we offer a day long training session. The morning session focuses on how to prepare for the day of the review itself, approaches to gathering evidence on the day of the review and good practice in providing feedback and reporting. Following this, the afternoon session focuses on how to provide effective coaching for follow-up visits and support. We are proud to have trained a community of more than 350 SEND reviewers to date.

MAT SEND Leadership Programme

The MAT SEND Leadership Programme is designed to support those leading inclusion at a multischool level. It encourages knowledge sharing and collaboration across a group of leaders whilst equipping participants with the skills needed to implement inclusive practice and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

The MAT SEND Leadership programme will help participants gain the skills necessary to develop a leadership of SEND that is both strategic and inclusive, such as: