Four new online Universal SEND Services CPD units added

Four new units have been added to the online Universal SEND Services CPD programme. They explore the following themes:

  • Understanding executive function – which looks at recognising key executive function skills and their impact on learning and behaviour, as well as the implementation of strategies and approaches to develop them.
  • Memory for learning – which explores the relationship between memory and learning, looking at how memory is used to hold in mind and manipulate information mentally over short periods of time and how information is encoded and stored in our long-term memory.
  • Developing skills for mathematics – which looks at the challenges learners may face and practical strategies for professionals to help them.
  • Person centred working – which looks at how person-centered approaches can be used to support learners with SEND to achieve their aspirations and prepare for adulthood.

The four new units join the thirteen already available, which have been accessed by almost 12,000 professionals, with consistently positive feedback. All are free to access on demand and take just 20 minutes to complete. Users can complete the units in any order they choose.

All units are complemented by live online networking sessions, which contextualise learning and feature the specialists involved in the development of the modules. For the new units, the sessions for colleagues in secondary and FE take place on the following dates:

  • Understanding executive function – 5 March 2024
  • Memory for learning – 29 February 2024
  • Developing skills for mathematics – 12 March 2024
  • Person centred working – 14 March 2024.

Details of all of the units and networking sessions are available on the Whole School SEND website.

The Universal SEND Services programme is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by nasen in strategic partnership with the Education and Training Foundation and the Autism Education Trust.