Acquired Brain Injury part of new SEND guidance for teachers
27 March 2020
The Department for Education has funded a suite of introductory training videos for Newly Qualified Teachers to provide helpful pointers, techniques and advice on inclusive teaching strategies for specific SEND conditions.
The suite of videos covers Acquired Brain Injury, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, Speech, Language and Communication needs and Visual Impairment.
UKABIF is pleased to have worked with the Department for Education on this project through the National Acquired Brain Injury in Learning and Education Syndicate (NABLES).
Anne Heavey the national director of Whole School SEND said, “We know that many new teachers lack confidence when it comes to supporting pupils with SEND in their classes. We hope that these videos will help every teacher to ensure that every child in their care achieves and is happy at school. Every video emphasises the importance of really getting know the individual pupil and working in partnership with families, as well a drawing out practical advice and guidance. We are grateful to all the children, families, schools and specialists who made these films possible.”
Chloe Hayward, Executive Director of UKABIF said, “This project is just one of the many projects NABLES is focussing on to deliver the recommendations detailed in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ABI report ‘ABI and Neurorehabilitation – Time for Change’. We’re delighted to be able to collaborate with the Department for Education and look forward to seeing positive outcomes for children with brain injuries in the classroom.”
NABLES includes representatives from The Child Brain Injury Trust, The Children’s Trust, The Eden Dora Trust, Sheffield University, UKABIF, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Teaching Schools Council and the House of Lords. You can read more about their work here.
Notes for Editors
The videos have been created by Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) in collaboration with Whole School SEND.
Whole School SEND is a Consortium of schools, third sector organisations and individuals committed to improving outcomes and experiences for children and young people with SEND.
Whole School SEND is hosted by nasen.
Access all videos here: https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources/nqt-videos.html
For questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or NABLES@ukabif.org.uk